Great CEO Podcast

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Are you a CEO with company revenue greater than $20M? Do you have a story to tell? Join us for a Great CEO Podcast.

Meet Our Advisors

Jim Schleckser

Jim has extensive leadership experience with organizations in both public and private environments and across multiple industries. He has built, acquired, and led several companies, including international businesses with multiple operating business units. Prior to founding the The CEO Project, Jim was the president of Spirent Communications Service Assurance, a global publicly traded telecommunications business valued at $1.6 billion.

Jim is active with many non-profit organizations, including National Association of Corporate Directors, Boy Scouts of America and Youth With A Mission. He was previously Chair of Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area. He is currently on the boards of Daniel Defense, Transparent BPO, and AltoVista.

He has published two best selling books, “Great CEOs are Lazy” and “Professional Drinking: A Spirited Guide to Wine, Spirits and Confident Business Entertaining”.  His has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes and National Public Radio.  His ideas have been translated into 9 languages.  Jim is an engineer, an avid soccer player, a Certified sommelier, and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

Pam Singleton

For more than 20 years, Pam has built and scaled growth companies as an investor, investment banker and executive. Her collective experience enables her to drive business value for investors, management, employees, and clients by creating cohesive executive teams and helping them balance rapid revenue growth with sustainable long-term profitability. 

Pam’s background spans finance, business development, and executive development in the services, technology, and manufacturing industries. As managing director of a private investment firm, she invested capital and managed private companies in the portfolio, working with executives across business strategy, talent acquisition, financial management, sales and marketing, and operations.

Steven Pivnik

After 27 years as the founder and CEO and then Executive Chairman of an international technology company that grew to 200 employees and a successful exit event, I now find myself writing the next chapter of my career. I could not have made it to where I am today without the many advisors by my side, as is the case for most entrepreneurs like myself.
With AIP Advisory, Acresis, as well as The CEO Project, I am utilizing my unique experience of building and running a global business (as well as my insights from two failed previous attempts) to help other founders and leaders chart a successful pathway forward for their companies. Knowing what works, but more importantly, what doesn’t work, is instrumental to reaching your goals. I am confident that my network and I can provide you with the right tools.
My passion for adventure, new challenges, and exceeding goals transcends into my personal life where I enjoy Ironman distance triathlons, marathons, ultra-marathons, helicopter skiing, and mountaineering.