Jul 26, 2018
Pam Wasley is the CEO of Cerius Enterprises. She is a serial entrepreneur who has personally sold two companies and led a management buyout.
Pam serves on several private boards, and is a frequent national speaker and author on topics such as M&A, Startup Hacks, the Workforce of the Future and the Gig Economy for Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Week, and Fortune. She and her business partner recently wrote a book called “How I Fired My Boss and Made More Money: Insider Secrets from Successful Independent Executives.
Pam also has a weekly podcast herself called Cerius Business Today and is frequently a guest on other business podcasts around the world. Nicole: Welcome back, this is Nicole Holland and I am excited to have you here for another episode. I'm so excited to finally have her here on the show with me and introducing her to you, my listeners, so welcome Pam!
Pamela: Thank you Nicole. And yes, it's about time we actually had a podcast together. Let's start with a little bit more about what you're doing on a day to day basis. Great. So, Cerius has about 10,000 executives, interim executives across the United States and Canada today and we place them in part time, fractional interim temporary roles in companies and it doesn't mean that they have to be an interim COO. It can be a operations expert or a financial expert to go in and take care of a project that somebody needs or something they need that's very quick and can be done in about three or four months. It's been very helpful to companies today because they can actually get talent that can be very strategic, very, competitive. It makes them even more competitive in the marketplace. The reason for that is these people literally, they come in and within the first month they have produced results. They've increased sales, they have increased profitability, they've decreased your losses, they've increased your processes so that you're more efficient. I mean, they've done all these things starting the first month there with your company. It's been wonderful for companies to hire these people and they can use them when and where they need them. Maybe today I need a financial expert, tomorrow I need a marketing expert and maybe next year I'm going to need somebody in operations. Literally it's talent that you can use when and where you need it. Awesome. How to actually find that talent at or to get you to help them find that talent. So I think you have some various levels of that, right? Right. So if you're not sure what it is that you need, we have Cerius advisors and you can go there and we have the best of the best in the industry's functional areas that literally you can talk to. The first one is free. It gives, gives you a feel for the type of talent that we have. So you can ask them whatever questions you want to get a feel for what we offer. Okay, Yep. I think you can help me. Or maybe you find out that executive you're talking to is not exactly what you need because they've identified another issue that's even more prevalent in your business. At least it gives you somebody that can kind of walk you through this. Once you've made the determination, let's just say you do need a financial executive and that's who you're talking to. Well literally if you want to hire them, it's all done online. You can sign up. They can start tomorrow. I mean this is a very quick process for, for companies to find talent today, especially since it's. It's so hard to find talent and just. Your platform, you just can purchase 10 hours a month or I want five hours or something like that, is that right? Just pick the package you want and click online. Yes. For, for smaller companies who don't want to make a big investment, this is great for them because they can get answers to some of the issues that they're having and yes you can. You can buy a package 10 hours, 12 hours, 6 hours and you can call them.