Jim Bailey has joined the Linden corporate headquarters office of Turtle & Hughes as regional credit manager responsible for the company’s large New York region. Turtle & Hughes ranks among the nation's top 20 electrical distribution companies with offices nationwide.
“Attracting proven and respected financial talent such as Jim is a great win for Turtle & Hughes,” said Kevin Doyle, COO at Turtle & Hughes “We are confident that his strong experience and personal commitment to excellence will add value to both our customers and our employees.”
Before joining Turtle & Hughes, Bailey worked for one year as finance manager at the largest non-union plumbing contractor in New York City. Prior to that, he served for 20 years at Ferguson Enterprises, a global distribution company. He started in the company's Las Vegas branch as a credit manager immediately after receiving his graduate degree. In 2013, after serving in various positions, he was named regional credit manager of the Northeast region — Ferguson's largest region with $1.4 billion in annual revenues. In this position, Bailey managed eight credit departments and a staff of 32 credit associates. He was also recognized as corporate best-in-class for his credit KPIs.
A resident of Howell, New Jersey, Bailey graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor's degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration. He is a Certified Credit Executive, completing an executive program at Dartmouth University.