James Grabski, MBA
CFO, Pence Companies
Jim Grabski is currently theChief Financial Officer for Pence Companies, a Northwest based generalcontracting group that works throughout the western United States. In additionto overall responsibility for Pence Company's financial functions, Jim isresponsible for treasury, budgeting and forecasting, risk management, andeconomic strategy for several entities. Prior to joining Pence Companies in 2017,he spent 6 years as CFO for Greenberry Industrial, an industrial contractor,and was the Western Region Vice President of Finance for JE Dunn ConstructionCompany, a national general contractor, spending for 14 years with the firm. Inthe 9 years before entering the construction industry, Jim was the DealerPrincipal and General Manager, for the Northwest's sole Toyota IndustrialEquipment enterprise, which gives him unique insight into the constructionequipment business.
He is a Past President of CFMA's Portland Chapter and hasbeen recognized with its Founder's, President's and General Member of the Yearaward and was a 2016 finalist for CFMA National's Debra Hahn Memorial Award. Hewas a finalist in 2013 for the Portland Business Journal's CFO of the Yearaward. Jim is a frequent speaker and presenter for CFMA on both a local andnational basis and is a co-creator of CFMA's nationally recognized "A 360°View of Your WIP" and "Work in Progress: A Deep Dive an AdvancedPerspective of WIP" programs.