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Managing Partner

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Jay Boyle is the Founding and Managing Partner for ECFO Services. Responsible for the overall direction and strategic management of the firm, he takes an active role and interest in all the services and projectsin the ECFO service offering.Jay has over 30 years of hands-on experience in startups and firms in transition in the USA and China.He has held positions in start-up, general management, finance, production, sales and marketing across a wide range of industries.

Jay came to China as a manager for Dura-Line Corp,the world’s largest telecom pipe provider and a portfolio company of Jordan Industries, a Chicago-based private equity fund. While at Dura-Line, Jay was responsible for startup and then managing their China greenfield manufacturing operation.Jay has been working in Asia since 1996.

Since ECFO’s founding in 2001, Jay has provided ongoing advisory to over 80 companies on their China launch and growth plans through his oversight of ECFO’s turn-key accounting back office, dealing with issues including IFRS / US GAAP compliance strategy, corporate structuring, financial controls, costing, budgeting and financial strategy. Jay has led ECFO in its work on over 40 transactions in Asia, including buy-side acquisitions, sell-side private placements and turnaround management in foreign-invested JVs and global companies’ China 

Jay holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management,He also holds a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York at Fort Schuyler and a US Merchant Mariner’s Third Mate’s Unlimited Oceans Tonnage License.

Jay is president of the Shanghai Chapter of the Thunderbird Alumni Association.He is on the board of Directors on the Shanghai Chapter of the Association for CorporateGrowth, and a member ofthe Certified Fraud Examiners and the American and Canadian Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai. A long-term resident in Asia, Jay is fluent in Mandarin.



  • “A Different Toolbox for M&A Due Diligence in China.” Thunderbird International Business Review Vol. 52, No. 1 January/February 2010
  • “Keeping the Lights on: Saving Costs by Adjusting Standard Costing Strategies.” CanCham eMag. p8. Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 2009. Author.

Blog posts:
  • “Keeping the Lights On (Part 2): Maximizing Cash Flows.” 2009.

  • “’The Price is… Right?’ M&A Valuation in China.” 2009.

  • Video interview on Financial Due Diligence.