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While other CEO peer coaching organizations may 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 650+ hours of CEO interviews; and our advisors are experienced and trained to focus on the critical issues specific to our members’ organizations. 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.

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, 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 Defenders, Daniel Defense, and AltoVista.

Jim is an engineer, an avid soccer player, a Certified sommelier, and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

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.

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.

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.

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. Sid has led as CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer, Head of Strategic Planning, and multiple start-up founder.

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.

Rick Campfield

Partner, INC. CEO Project
Rick Campfield is an accomplished leader, intrapreneur, expert witness, and board member with more than 32 years of demonstrated success spanning numerous industries. During his career, Rick has led just about every function within a business including sales, marketing, operations, engineering, IT, customer service, finance, and human resources. This experience has given him a unique, execution-focused perspective that he brought to a global solar company as their CEO and led them to revenue growth of 300%.   
Prior to joining Inc. CEO Project, Rick founded Cadence Development, a consulting firm focused on organizational health and has held the roles of COO with US Digital and HTG Inc., General Manager for Siemens, Director North America at Johnson Controls. VP General Manager with a Schneider VAR, and VP Sales & Marketing at Evergreen International. 

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.
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