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JB Henriksen

May 15, 2020

JB Henriksen, MBA, CPA is a partner in the firm Advanced CFO. Mr. Henriksen has served as the outsourced CFO of numerous businesses, several with medical related products and services. He has served as the Acting CFO for several high growth companies in the wholesale, retail, technology and medical space. Most recently JB worked with DiscGenics, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing regenerative cell-based therapies that alleviate pain and restore function in patients with degenerative diseases of the spine. Utah SIMS (Surgical Intervention and Medical Simulation) Center, that will build a world class training facility in Salt Lake City while offering training on all kinds of surgery. This facility will be the first of many world-wide facilities.
JB graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Accounting and later received his MBA from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. After graduating, JB earned his CPA license while working for Deloitte, one of the Big 4 accounting firms. He left public accounting and worked with several high growth companies as a controller and a CFO. One company, PriceSavers grew from a $200 million revenue company to over $1 billion in revenue. During that time, JB helped lead the leveraged buyout of the company working with Goldman Sachs and then the eventual sale of the company.
A licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), JB has taught for the Utah Association of CPAs for years. He has been an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University for over 20 years and as an associate professor at the University of Utah for 8 years. He serves as a member of the Board of the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in the MountainWest Capital Network. He also serves as the Treasurer for several not for profit entities such as BioUtah, Utah’s life science association group and UAMMI, a government funded entity looking to bring manufacturing companies to the State of Utah. . JB is an active member of the Salt Lake City Angels and the Utah entrepreneurial community. He is a frequent speaker on finance, accounting and entrepreneurship and has worked with many companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as helping to raise debt and equity capital from various sources. JB and Janet Henriksen have been married for over 40 years and have three children and ten grandchildren. They enjoy just about any activity outdoors.