• B.A. Finance, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • MBA Finance, Columbia Business School, New York, NY


  • Two-time finalist “Best CFO of the Year” Award by Houston’s Business Journal

James E. Kauderer

Chief Financial Officer


As Chief Financial Officer at Arc Building Partners, Jim brings more than 25 years of experience in managing finances and financial strategy. Jim brings skills in overseeing all treasury management, business planning and development, financial reporting and analysis, investment/acquisition evaluation, capital management and tax initiatives. With a wealth of experience in the financial sector, Jim’s skills encompass a variety of financial disciplines. His focused, organized and team-oriented approach brings forth an ability to excel at Arc Building Partners, optimizing the development and evolution of the team and company.


With over two decades of leadership experience, Jim brings a vast knowledge in financial reporting and strategy to Arc. A veteran in leading teams in the financial industry, Jim specializes in analysis and strategic financial planning.

A graduate of Columbia Business School, Jim began his career as a research analyst in New York City’s financial district before taking his first management role as a corporate finance manager with Benton Oil & Gas in Carpinteria, California.

Throughout his cross-country career, Jim gained experience in capital management and planning strategic equity investments before becoming the Chief Financial Officer at OTC Global Holdings in Houston, Texas. There, Jim led his team in financial management, business planning, financial reporting and analysis, investment evaluation, capital management, treasury management, audit, tax planning and reporting needs for an international, institutional energy commodity brokerage firm with revenues of greater than $150 million.

As Chief Financial Officer at Arc Building Partners, Jim brings a fresh perspective to the executive team, with plans to deliver actionable information that will help the team define and refine its strategic goals-allowing Arc to succeed at its maximum level in the coming years. Jim brings a deeper understanding in managing Arc’s financial policies and procedures, and brings an added strength to the team at Arc’s leadership level. With experience in all levels of the financial industry, Jim oversees a team of staff accountants and assists in delivering the highest quality of work to all of Arc’s partners and clients.