James E. Skinner
James E. Skinner was the Vice Chairman of Neiman Marcus Group (NMG), a $4 billion luxury fashion retailer, until his retirement in 2016. Jim had also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for NMG between 2010 and 2015. During his 15 years with NMG, Jim has had responsibilities for numerous areas including: finance, accounting, strategy, business development, distribution and logistics, real estate and construction, investor relations, legal, and information technology.
Prior to NMG, Jim was with CompUSA, a $6 billion pioneer in computer retailing. Jim held various positions at CompUSA, including executive vice president and chief financial officer. Jim joined CompUSA shortly before the initial public offering and left after the sale of the company in 2000. Jim began his career with EY, an international professional services firm, where he served for sixteen years, including the last four years as a partner.
Jim is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Texas.
Jim also serves on the Board of Directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate (NYSE: ACRE). Jim has previously served on the board of Fossil Group (NASDAQ: FOSL), and Acamar Partners (NASDAQ: ACAM). Jim has experience serving as Chairman of Audit, Compensation, Finance, and Governance/Nominations Committees Jim is also on the Advisory Board of RevTech, an incubator/accelerator focused on retail technology.