Meet the Founder – About Jon Arima

Followers are focused on problems. Leaders are focused on solutions. At Arima Business Solutions, we are dedicated to infusing small businesses with solution-based strategies. The goal is simple: Create high-quality partnerships, one caring relationship at a time.

Jon S. Arima — President and CEO


Jon Arima is the President and CEO of Arima Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS), a management consulting firm in Woodland Hills, CA.  With over 20 years in Finance, primarily as a CFO, Jon worked as General and Advanced Accountant, Sr Accounting Manager, Finance Director, Corporate Controller, Treasurer, and Senior VP of Strategy and Operations.  With a Fortune 500 underpinning, Jon transitioned to entrepreneur, business owner, and fractional CFO to become the premier small business problem solver. With a BS in Accounting Practice & Theory from Cal State Northridge, Jon has obtained the CPA, CMA and NASD Registered Series 27 Financial Operations credentials.  In addition, Jon is a Certified  QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

An executive and leader, Jon built teams and led operational efficiencies, oversaw corporate expansions and the opening of new branch locations, recruited senior corporate talent, and completed numerous business integrations, profit improvement, and growth funding initiatives.

Jon continues to validate his financial acumen as a consulting CFO across multiple industries.  An expert in cash-strapped environments, business turnarounds and next level growth strategies, small businesses he consults with show increased cash flow and a stronger bottom line.  Jon’s core strengths include raising capital, controllership and GAAP accounting, financial audits and due diligence, business turnarounds, next level growth strategies, profitability, and cash flow projections.

Jon currently sits on the Board of Directors for four organizations.  Jon is a founding Board Executive and Steering Committee member of the CFO Leadership Council (Los Angeles Chapter), Board Director and Member-at-Large for Gruber Systems, Inc., a heavy machinery and mold manufacturer in Valencia, CA, is serving a second term on the Board of the Northridge Chamber of Commerce and, most recently, was elected Board Director and M&A Auditor for Imperium Holding Corporation, a diversified holding company in Orange County and Beverly Hills.

Jon’s hobbies include watching college football—especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers—listening to all forms of stand-up comedy, playing with his two small dogs Goofy and Mia, and reading and sharing online articles on personal development and leadership.