CEO Insights – Interview Series – Jim Treleaven

Welcome to the CEO Insights™ Interview Series by the Chief Executives Council – featuring experienced executives from a variety of organizations and industries. The fast-paced interview format focuses on “secrets to success” and will bring valuable learning, career advice and big ideas to both aspiring and seasoned corporate executives.

This interview features Jim Treleaven, President/CEO of Via Strategy Group (VSG), a consulting firm that advises CEOs, Boards of Directors, and other C-level executives on growth and turnaround strategies, M&A transactions, and also serves interim C-level roles. Jim is a Professor at the University of Illinois – Chicago. His successful career includes CEO roles at both public and private technology companies ranging in size from $40 to $500 million. Most recently he was President and CEO of Catalyst International, a NASDAQ listed supply chain software company. He also served as CEO of Global CommerceZone and Visual Intelligence Corp. He served as Managing Partner at Battelle Venture Partners.

Jim received his BS Degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in Management Information/Decision Sciences from Case. He is co-author of the book, X-Formation, Transforming Business Through Interim Executive Leadership. He is a frequent speaker on subjects ranging from AI and STEM education to Collegiate Sports. Jim currently serves on the Board of the Chicago Engineers Foundation (President). He serves on the Advisory Boards of three graduate Business Schools, the Chief Executives Council Advisory Board, and as a Director on the Boards of several private companies.

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Jim Treleaven