Jim Obendorf

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial / Administrative Officer

Jim joined The Trust for Public Land in 2019 having most recently served as the Chief Operating & Chief Financial Officer at Habitat for Humanity’s largest California affiliate.   Prior to his non-profit stint, Jim held executive level finance and operational leadership roles in both large and small, for-profit organizations including IBM, American President Companies and Southern Pacific. Jim brings extensive experience in the areas of P&L / general management, operations, strategic planning, business development, process reengineering, and systems implementations across diverse industries. In addition, Jim brings specialized experience in public offerings, strategic partnerships, structured debt financing, private equity placements, corporate development, business analysis mergers and acquisitions, project management, and financial and budget controls.

Jim’s educational/professional activities: Named 2015 San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit CFO of the Year; Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies, INSEAD International MBA Program, Singapore; Co-Lecturer, Corporate Finance, San Jose State University; MBA Finance, San Jose State University; BA Economics, San Jose State University; Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Jim resides with his family in Piedmont California.   Jim’s outdoor passions include cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing and fly fishing.