Jim Jarrells: Values-Driven CEO Leadership

Episode 17

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Jeff Bond

As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner of People First Elevation Team, Jeff leads media strategies for global clients, enhancing content marketing, companywide meeting experiences, conferences, and cross-cultural training. With over 20 years of experience in media, technology, and marketing, Jeff founded Chat With Leaders Media in 2021 to elevate purpose-driven businesses in the marketplace. His core values are Partnership, Inclusion, and Empowerment. Jeff also co-hosts "The People Experience Pulse," a podcast that explores leadership strategies in People, Employee, and Human Experience (PX/EX/HX). Off the clock, he is a devoted husband, father of three, and active citizen in Atlanta, GA.

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Currently serving as CEO & Chief Consultant – J&D CONSULTING, LLC. Jim C. Jarrells is an accomplished entrepreneur whose common-sense approach and analytical instincts have inspired effectual change and notable results for a wide array of organizations. Whether leading a company as CEO, working with corporate giants, or advising other entrepreneurial leaders, Mr. Jarrells excels in strategic development, asset and resource management, operational advancement, and applying technology in the appropriate situations. He applies down to earth, hands-on analysis in every situation. Jim’s uniquely articulate management style has led companies to achieve better prosperity.

Mr. Jarrells is a proven professional with expertise in revitalizing organizations, building corporate equity, and impacting organizational efficiency. He is known to be an effective leader by delivering structure to organizational chaos. As a respected leader with a clear, insightful direction, Jim has achieved noteworthy results throughout his career. During his tenure with the U.S. Air Force, Jim was honored with several military awards to include two Commendation Medals, three Achievement Medals, and one Meritorious Service medal. Jim is also the recipient of the U.S. Air Force Service Medal for his faithful leadership and service during the Persian Gulf War.

Jim is a compassionate and inspirational mentor who believes that high achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. His most recent accomplishments include leading an Atlanta-based IT consulting company as CEO, achieving double-digit growth for an Orlando, Florida healthcare company, and successfully designing an IT integration strategy for a 260 location healthcare company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia as part of a billion-dollar acquisition.

His earlier accomplishments include a corporate restructuring of the Exstream Software technology platforms which contributed to client confidence by offering consistent innovation of document management products and services. During their 8-year expansion period, Exstream’s corporate footprint grew exponentially worldwide. Jim’s efforts not only increased annual high growth percentages but added a level of profitability that prompted an immense capital injection from a major outside investor. The injection ultimately contributed to the sale of Exstream Software to the largest technology company in the world, Hewlett-Packard.

As an entrepreneur, Jim has exhibited a keen ability to lead and expand technology and business-focused organizations. His style of management is complemented by his robust competitive spirit and keen business acumen. Mr. Jarrells’ strengths include strategic vision coupled with tactical planning and team leadership.

As a man of faith, Jim’s personal credo reflects his approach to his work and his personal life: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13.

An alumnus of Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, Jim holds a degree in Business with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems. He is a lifelong learner who continually stays connected with current industry trends through various network affiliations, training, seminars, and self-study. Jim is proud to be a group member record holder for the Guinness Book of World Records and holds a U.S. Patent for a cloud-based, radiology utility application, called GenesisVault.

Chat Highlights

  1. Responsibility of responding to the pandemic as a CEO and preparing for the new normal.
  2. What are the concerns and questions you are hearing from the business leaders you serve regarding their technology and business continuity moving forward?
  3. Your core values are centered around faith, family, community service, customer service, and trust. Why are these defined core values are so integral to the success of your company and your responsibilities as a leader to ensure they’re lived out?
  4. Why is being “bold” and open about your faith so outside of the norm in business in today’s world?
  5. Jim shares his call to action for leaders to stay calm and look up – listen for more inspiring words.
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