About Us

Where Good CEOs Become 

Great CEOs

Inc. CEO Project is a community of talented and ambitious CEOs helping one another improve the performance of their companies and become their personal best. Founded more than a decade ago, we have coached hundreds of CEOs through our highly curated and accountable peer groups.

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Our Affiliation With

Inc. Magazine

In 2007, we formalized an alliance with Inc. Magazine, which shares our mission of helping companies grow.

The publication recognizes fastest-growing companies and communicates the stories and success principles of their leaders to benefit the broader community. Inc. CEO Project takes this mission to the next level. We equip our CEOs with a unique approach based on the Theory of Constraints that helps them focus on the right things, hold people accountable, and make better decisions.

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Unlike Other

CEO Peer Groups

While other CEO peer coaching organizations can be beneficial for networking and gaining leadership knowledge from speakers and presentations, Inc. CEO Project takes a different approach. 

We have a relentless focus on accountability and results; we’re backed by more than a dozen years of research on CEO effectiveness; and our advisors are experienced and trained to focus on the critical issues specific to our members’ organizations.

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Meet Our

Advisors

Our advisors are more than executive coaches. They’re qualified practitioners.

These are current or former CEOs who have run both multi-billion dollar public companies and entrepreneurial private businesses with success across a range of industries. And they’re ready to help you accelerate.

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Jim Schleckser

CEO & MANAGING PARTNER, INC CEO PROJECT
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 PLC, a global publicly traded telecommunications business. 

Jim is active with many non-profit organizations, including National Association of Corporate Directors, Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts of America and Youth With A Mission. He is currently on the boards of Defenders, Daniel Defense, and AltoVista.
Inc. CEO Project has been an affiliation of Inc. Magazine for nearly a decade through the relationship of Jim. He writes regularly for Inc.com, and speaks at the Inc. 5000 conference, Growco, and corporate events for companies like Intersystems, Roark Capital, SAP, American Airlines, CitiBank, Alibaba and Bank of America. They also published his book, Great CEOs Are Lazy. 
 
He holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He is an avid soccer player, sommelier, crossfitter, outdoorsman and reader. He resides in Potomac, MD. 

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Kirk Aubry

Member and Group Leader, Inc. CEO Project
Kirk has been affiliated with Inc. CEO Project for more than twenty years – first as a member, and later as a group leader. He is president and CEO of Savage, a leader in supply chain solutions with more than 3,000 team members in 200+ locations.  

Previously, Kirk started, ran, and sold his own fast-growing strategy and marketing consulting business. He also led the transformation of Fortune 150 Company, Textron, Inc., which resulted in the company more than tripling in value; and steered a billion dollar global automotive supplier back to profitability while the company was under the ownership of multiple private equity firms.
Regarded as an excellent business speaker and writer, Kirk has coached and advised thousands of people in organizations around the world. He has served on the boards of both public and private companies including Granite Broadcasting and Olon Industries, Inc. He has written a number of articles about growth and organizational change. Kirk holds a degree from University of Western Ontario and lives with his family in Park City, UT.
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Pam Singleton

Partner, Inc. CEO Project
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. 
While vice president of the CrossHill Financial Group, Pam fueled the growth of technology companies by raising debt and equity and providing financial/managerial advisory services to prepare companies for the fundraising process. Pam's operating experience ranges from chief financial officer of Digital Focus, a boutique IT services company, to vice president of sales, marketing and corporate development for a national provider of managed security systems. 

Pam holds a degree in English and business administration from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in International Business and Marketing from The George Washington University. She likes to explore new terrain throughout the world via foot, bike, sail, and ski. She resides in Great Falls, VA.
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Julie Walker

Partner, Inc. CEO Project
Prior to joining Inc. CEO Project, Julie was CEO of Shopper Events, a $300 million marketing agency with operations in US and Canada supporting Walmart, Sam’s Club, and more than 600 CPG clients. She led the business through several transitions, including the merger of three companies into one; portfolio expansion, explosive growth and first-ever price increase on largest division; introduction of adult beverage and fresh production services supported by expanded compliance department; investment in technology to automate consistent service and accountability across multi-unit operations; divestiture of a division to one of the two company owners; and loss of contract and office shutdown on smallest division. 

Julie also has extensive experience working for Procter & Gamble. Over the course of 24 years, she worked in various executive positions with functional expertise in brand management, shopper marketing, and customer business development before retiring to diversify her experience and move into the service sector. She’s an inspirational leader with passion for innovation, inclusive cultures, and executive courage.
Julie is a retail strategist for The Mom Complex, a member of the Executive Board for University of Arkansas Center for Retail Excellence, and member of the Walton Art Center Leadership Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University and resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas with her husband and four sons.
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Sid Yu

Partner, Inc. CEO Project
As a senior executive leader with Fortune 100, SMB and start-ups, Sid brings considerable expertise to driving growth agendas, competitive advantage and strategies, use of capital, shaping brands, creating product and service innovation and digital transformation, and addressing operational needs and organizational challenges. His experience crosses over multiple industries, such as consumer products, sports and entertainment, hospitality, and technology, and spans markets across North America and Asia-Pacific. 

Sid delivered significant results in environments of complexity and uncertainty including the restructuring of Nike Asia Pacific operations; leading the transformation and growth of Marriott's global full-service brands including J.W. Marriott, Marriott, and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, boutiques; creating a $2.4 billion funded entertainment start-up; and advising technology transformations in big data, SAAS, and biotech healthcare. Over the years, his roles have included chief operating officer, chief marketing and revenue officer, head of strategic planning, general manager, and president of a startup company.
Sid graduated from Purdue University in management and engineering. He resides in Los Angeles and is an avid foodie and soccer fan.
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Jim Parm

Partner, Inc. CEO Project
Prior to joining Inc. CEO Project, Jim was president of Inmarsat Solutions, the market-facing entity for Inmarsat PLC, a $1.4B London-based satellite communications company. Jim led the development and execution of Inmarsat’s global go-to-market strategy and oversaw the subsidiaries that serve the maritime, government, and various enterprise markets. 

Jim was also the president and CEO of Stratos, Inc., a $650M global satellite service company for which he oversaw strategic direction and global operations and led the company’s transformation from a regionally focused North American company to a global leader in satellite services with 500% growth in revenue. He also led strategy development and execution for Shell Offshore Services Company, a telecom startup that provides remote communication services to the energy industry.
Jim is a member of the Michigan Technological University President’s Advancement Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business. He resides in Gaithersburg, MD with his wife and son.
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Sharon McGuire

Member Specialist
Prior to joining Inc. CEO Project as a Member Specialist, Sharon worked for a decade for Chevron Corporation. She held positions in lubricant sales, research, alternate energy, and shareholders services. Sharon interfaces with our members at Inc. CEO Project to support their member experience.
Sharon graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and has an MBA from Fordham University with a dual concentration of Finance and International Business. Sharon volunteers for many local organizations, including Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts. She resides in Potomac, MD with her husband and four children. She loves outdoor activities and travel.
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