Jim Bechtel


Senior Director

Walking the walk for decades. And he’s not tired yet.

Hurricane season comes in early spring for accountants, and Jim has been weathering the storms for 30 seasons and counting. His client relationships stretch back 20 years or more, and he’s a fixture in the Columbus business community.

He knows that business is about more than hype—about more than slick presentations or fancy sales pitches. Ask Jim, and he’ll tell you that success in business is “not what you say, it’s what you do.”

A leader, teacher, trusted partner and guide, Jim is admired by clients and associates alike.

  • Miami University, B.S.
Supported By
Professional Associations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants


Community Activities
  • Conway Family Business Center
  • Entrepreneurship Institute (Past Board Member)
  • Kiwanis Club of Columbus Foundation (Board Member)


  • Scioto Country Club Board Member
  • Westminster-Thurber Retirement Community (Former Chaiman of the Board of Directors)
  • Harry C. Moores Foundation (Board Member)


Past Speaking Engagements
  • October 2014 – Expansion and Growth Strategies for Your Family Business
  • July 2009 – Crisis: What It Taught Us and How We Can Find Our Way Again


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