Joined DeSilva+Phillips in 2016.
Jim Zielinski is a Senior Advisor of DeSilva + Phillips where he specializes in events and b2b media. He has co-advised on a number of the firm’s M&A transactions. Since 2005, Jim has been a consultant to events and b2b media companies where he has had various financial advisory assignments on such projects as evaluating operating performance, new product launch business planning, financial reporting, valuation, and benchmarking.
For ten years, from 1996 to 2005, Jim was Chief Financial Officer of Hanley Wood, LLC, a business to business information company headquartered in Washington, DC. He led two transformational financial transactions involving Hanley Wood – the majority equity acquisition of the firm by Veronis Suhler Stevenson in 1999 and the final sale of the business to JP Morgan Equity Partners in 2005. Jim has been a director of Hanley Wood, LLC, Virgo Publishing, LLC; MedTech Media; and Athletic Business Media. He currently is a director of Winsight Media.
Before becoming Chief Financial Officer for Hanley Wood, LLC, Jim had a long career in investment banking and commercial banking with Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. and Bankers Trust Company. He has extensive acquisition financing experience.
Jim Zielinski is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has an MBA from Columbia University.