Jim Bazet, Partner

Jim Bazet’s 30 years’ experience as a turnaround and restructuring professional includes roles as senior engagement manager, key financial advisor, CRO, CEO and COO. He also served on various boards of directors to design and execute strategic initiatives. His successful engagements involved both private and public companies spanning a wide range of industries.

While his focus has been primarily North America, he has served clients and led companies in Europe and Asia with activities and projects in sixty countries. As such, his knowledge of cultural, business and growth opportunities are excellent.

Mr. Bazet’s consulting and executive roles include:

  • Transportation Executive for Shell Oil (U.S. $10 billion)
  • CRO for manufacturer of custom design electrical panels for offshore oil & gas facilities ($ 100 million)
  • CFO for panel provider to oil & gas industry ($40 million)
  • V.P General Manager for oil and gas retail distributor ($100 million)
  • CFO for consumer lighting company with over 20 locations ($75 million)
  • Vice President & Engagement Manager for Buccino & Associates turnaround firm ($50 million)
  • President & CEO of global telecommunications equipment distributor ($80 m)
  • COO of manufacturer/distributor of power tools and lawn & garden ($1.2 billion)
  • Engagement manager & lead advisor to large soft drink bottler ($250 million)
  • Key Restructuring Advisor to the European division of the nation’s largest floor care company. Divested six operations and repatriated funds to U.S. ($250 million)
  • CRO for high tech integrated circuit design and manufacturer ($ 35million)
  • Led at more than 15 successful turnarounds & 12 M&A events

A published author and recognized speaker, Mr. Bazet has been featured in such publications as Time, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and Crain’s Business. In 2002 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and later inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Mr. Bazet is a member and former director of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly CEA. He is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).

 

Contact Information

E-mail: jim.bazet@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1 (773) 251-9208
LinkedIn | VCard


Industries

  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial
  • Restaurant
  • Food & Bottling
  • Transportation
  • Oil & Gas Distribution

Education

B.S., Nicholls State University

Jim Bazet, Partner

Contact Information

E-mail: jim.bazet@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1 (773) 251-9208
LinkedIn | VCard


Industries

  • Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial
  • Restaurant
  • Food & Bottling
  • Transportation
  • Oil & Gas Distribution

Jim Bazet’s 30 years’ experience as a turnaround and restructuring professional includes roles as senior engagement manager, key financial advisor, CRO, CEO and COO. He also served on various boards of directors to design and execute strategic initiatives. His successful engagements involved both private and public companies spanning a wide range of industries.

While his focus has been primarily North America, he has served clients and led companies in Europe and Asia with activities and projects in sixty countries. As such, his knowledge of cultural, business and growth opportunities are excellent.

Mr. Bazet’s consulting and executive roles include:

  • Transportation Executive for Shell Oil (U.S. $10 billion)
  • CRO for manufacturer of custom design electrical panels for offshore oil & gas facilities ($ 100 million)
  • CFO for panel provider to oil & gas industry ($40 million)
  • V.P General Manager for oil and gas retail distributor ($100 million)
  • CFO for consumer lighting company with over 20 locations ($75 million)
  • Vice President & Engagement Manager for Buccino & Associates turnaround firm ($50 million)
  • President & CEO of global telecommunications equipment distributor ($80 m)
  • COO of manufacturer/distributor of power tools and lawn & garden ($1.2 billion)
  • Engagement manager & lead advisor to large soft drink bottler ($250 million)
  • Key Restructuring Advisor to the European division of the nation’s largest floor care company. Divested six operations and repatriated funds to U.S. ($250 million)
  • CRO for high tech integrated circuit design and manufacturer ($ 35million)
  • Led at more than 15 successful turnarounds & 12 M&A events

A published author and recognized speaker, Mr. Bazet has been featured in such publications as Time, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and Crain’s Business. In 2002 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and later inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Mr. Bazet is a member and former director of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly CEA. He is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).

 


Education

B.S., Nicholls State University