Jim Klunk is a senior vice president at Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. (www.macquarie.com/us/capital_advisers/index.htm) and leads the firm's North American plastics industry team. The Macquarie Group Ltd. is a diversified, global financial services organization based in Sydney, Australia.
Listed on the Australian stock exchange, Macquarie Group (www.macquarie.com) has a staff of 13,000 professionals in over 60 countries throughout the world. The company operates as a merchant bank with full-service investment banking capabilities combined with a funds management business. Macquarie has more than US$40 billion of equity capital currently under management across more than 30 listed and non-listed funds.
Based in Detroit, Klunk has more than 12 years of experience in leading both advisory and principal investing projects for the firm. As such, he specializes in working with plastics processors, automotive suppliers, mold makers and related plastics industry clients.
He has assisted both internal and third-party companies with acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, capital sourcing and various forms of strategic planning. Prior to joining Macquarie, Klunk worked for four years as a financial manager for a Fortune 1000 company and as a treasury analyst for General Motors Corp. He received his MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan's School of Business Administration and holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Miami University in Ohio.