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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 Inc. 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.
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.
William is a seasoned CEO with two decades of company leadership and expertise in building and restoring market share in complex and competitive businesses within automotive and manufacturing settings.
Prior to joining Inc. CEO Project, William was the CEO of Leadec Corporation, a private equity owned, market leading provider of technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries. William led the strategic direction of the North American $325 million division of the global $1.2 billion enterprise.
William was also the Global CEO of Dürr Ecoclean GmbH a $475 million enterprise and subsidiary of the $4.5 billion, German mechanical and plant engineering firm, Dürr AG. He was responsible for the management of nine global subsidiary operations within Western and Eastern Europe, North America, Brazil, China, India and Asia. During his tenure he led a global restructuring initiative to integrate all the global subsidiaries into a single entity, driving significant profit improvements.