Ian Heller is the Chief Strategy Officer for Distribution Strategy Group. He has more than 35 years of experience in the wholesale distribution industry, and he writes and speaks extensively on technology, strategy, sales and marketing, and disruption.
Ian entered the distribution industry as a truck unloader at a Grainger branch while in college. He eventually became Vice President of Marketing there and has since held senior executive roles at GE Capital, Corporate Express, Newark Electronics, and HD Supply.
Ian holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was elected commencement
speaker by his classmates and won the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.
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YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER PODCAST WITH JIM ZELEM
Jim is a former VP of Operations who transitioned to be an effective leader that coached many successful teams. Jim started his career as a simple factory worker who held many positions such as Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer as he worked his way up to VP.
Jim’s strength is in process improvement. He quickly learned the value of teamwork when evaluating and implementing improvements. He strongly believes that experience is a great teacher as it helped him throughout his career. He is of the opinion that his experiences in leadership, process improvement, and teamwork can definitely help others. Jim has created this podcast to share these experiences and has opened a blog site for others to tell their story as well.
While doing these podcasts, Jim has discovered how the power of passion has fueled so many people. His podcasts now include stories of passion.
Jim has recently authored the book “Stepping Stones of Leadership” which lists some essential steps that he believes will guide you on becoming an effective leader. Every step is supported by stories of his own personal experiences. He is presently working on his next leadership book with more stepping stones to come…