Q&A With Jim Lasher, Chief Financial Officer

Name:  Jim Lasher

Title: CFO

Years at Elevation: Since the beginning... On year No. 12. 

Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio

Hobbies & Interests: Guitar, diehard Cleveland sports fan

Childhood Ambition: Baseball player

Best advice you’ve ever received? If you’re not going to do it right, then don’t do it.

Favorite quote:  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

First job: Arthur Andersen &Co.

Pet peeves: Inconsiderateness

Favorite book/movie: Book: “1984,” George Orwell.  Movie: “Field of Dreams.”

Favorite local restaurant: Ginko, Cleveland, Ohio


What do you enjoy most about your work? The staff and the vast variety of projects and events.

First significant memory at Elevation: Meeting the entire staff for the first time in Charlotte in 2003. I was the only employee who did not come over from IMG and was the new kid.

What led you to the accounting profession? Loved sports stats growing up. Accounting fit right in.

Advice for aspiring accounting professionals: Take as many entrepreneurial courses as possible to get a well-rounded and high-level view of running a business. Get networking early.