#WeAllServe – Episode #40 with Jim Vaselopulos

Jim Vaselopulos is a C-level executive with a proven record as a rainmaker and new business development expert. With a reputation for principled leadership, strategic vision, and effective execution, Jim has built successful new enterprises and turned around underperforming organizations. Jim has been a consultant to many companies across nearly every industry. An entrepreneur at heart, Jim has started many companies, managed partnerships and participated in several well-orchestrated exits.
As the founder of Rafti Advisors, Jim helps early stage companies get off on the right foot, growth stage companies push through plateaus and mature companies with strategic shifts and complex challenges.
Jim teaches sales and professional development, is a frequent speaker on leadership and innovation and volunteers regularly with veterans groups and business incubators.
A graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Jim also earned his MBA at Marquette University. Jim is currently the co-host of The Leadership Podcast.
Join Angel L. Torres and I for episode #40 of #WeAllServe!

#WeAllServe – Episode #39 with Eric Lazar

Eric Lazar is a United States Marine Corps veteran as well as a highly accomplished professional with 30 years of combined experience in entrepreneurship, sales, leadership, custom marketing, client strategy and project execution in both traditional media and mobile realms. Mr. Lazar has lived in Chicago since 1999, hailing from Port Jefferson, New York, the son of a Jr High School Principal and secondary school teacher. In 1986, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he was accepted into the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterrey, California and trained as an Arabic translator. He went on to further schooling in Dam Neck, Virginia where he became an Intelligence Analyst. He spent the majority of his enlistment serving in an Intelligence Specialist capacity with both a Combat Engineer Battalion and Electronic Warfare Squadron gaining an expertise in South East Asian affairs; he was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1994. Eric’s professional career is broad and varied, while mainly operating in a sales leadership capacity within the advertising and marketing fields, he has had ‘bouts’ with entrepreneurship and is now into his third owned start-up venture as a franchisee within the SpeedPro Imaging organization.

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