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Jim Merrilees

vice chairman of The Alta Group

Jim Merrilees is vice chairman of The Alta Group. In collaboration with the advisory’s practice leaders, Merrilees advises on ways clients can enhance operational efficiency in their organizations and add value in equipment finance markets.

Posts by Jim Merrilees

Independents Surviving and Thriving in an Uncertain Economy

The pandemic-induced economic disruptions that spawned stubbornly high inflation, supply- chain bottlenecks and inventory shortages created by manufacturing shutdowns have receded somewhat, much to the relief of the equipment finance industry. However, they have left behind a lingering inflation that... read more

Equipment Financing Firms Must Change or Face Prolonged Hiring Struggles

The Alta Group’s new vice chairman, Jim Merrilees, has noticed a major trend during his first six months consulting in the equipment finance industry: an inability or reluctance of many firms to innovate to attract talent during the current labor... read more

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