Jim Balas, CoreLogic (US)
chief financial officer
Jim Balas is the chief financial officer of CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider. He is responsible for overseeing the financial reporting, accounting, tax, treasury, capital allocation, risk management as well as the corporate finance functions including financial planning and analysis and business finance teams. Balas also plays a key role in strategic initiatives including mergers and acquisitions and the company’s transformation and productivity programs. Additionally, he oversees long-term tax planning, cost management policies, control, and reporting operations. Balas initially joined CoreLogic in March of 2011, as senior vice president, controller, and principal accounting officer. In 2012, his role expanded to include oversight of finance. Prior to joining the company, Balas held a variety of senior finance leadership positions at several publicly traded companies after a successful 10-year career at Ernst & Young and Capgemini. Balas, who also won in last year’s Mortgage Global 100, is a CPA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.