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Jim Hoggatt is the Founder and CEO of ExecHQ™ and a member of its Executive Team.

Jim has over 30 years of experience, which includes seven years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, twelve years as the CFO for a large, publicly-traded education company, seven years as founder and CEO of a real estate development and residential construction company, and eight years as a full-time or consulting CFO for small to mid-tier companies in Phoenix and Kansas City.  

Industry experience includes real estate, construction, e-commerce, specialty services, advertising agencies, not-for-profits, manufacturing, educational institutions and services, executive CFO services, cyber-security, 3PLs, warehousing, and distribution.  

How We Help Our Clients:

​We help organizations of all sizes identify and fix complex business problems. Many organizations are now facing serious issues including:

  • Dealing with the effects of the Coronavirus on both a business and personal level.
  • Loss of key executives and employees through layoffs, retirement, or just needing to step out to deal with family or health-related issues.
  • CEOs and Business owners cannot effectively wear multiple hats that were previously being worn by their team.
  • In some cases, dramatic declines in the value of their organization caused by uncertainty, lower revenues and profits, and/or instability in their leadership.
  • Having enough cash and working capital.

​Other organizations are facing unique opportunities and we’re helping them to prepare to acquire, grow, and take advantage of other new opportunities.

We help organizations (from startups to Fortune 1000) by coming in and doing a thorough assessment of issues, needs, and opportunities…and many times we can do this at no cost to you. We then work with you and your team to formulate and implement a path to success.

I work with Jim as an ExecHQ Principal. With Jim’s leadership, the organization is effective and growing. He is creating tremendous value for our combined clients through values, training and commitment to excellence. Good work, and thank you Jim.

Richard Heiniger

Why I started ExecHQ:

I started ExecHQ (at that time known as CEO Solutions Partners) in March 2019. This was about 10 months after the death of my mom and my mother-in-mother and shortly after being able to settle their estates.

2018 was a year when our families were consumed with taking care of these two fine Christian ladies before their passing.  However, at the end of 2018, my earnings for that year were a disappointment for my firm where I had been a Senior Partner for about 5 years.  As many of you know and may have experienced, it is hard to be there and make profits for your organization when family or other more important matters arise.

When I announced my retirement from my former firm in February 2019, it took some by surprise and it angered one individual in particular.

My dream in starting ExecHQ was to create a family-first environment where our executive consultants:

  • Are entrepreneurial; empowered and given the tools and resources to do what is best for their clients.
  • Are the kind of individuals who are more concerned about listening, learning, identifying issues, and helping people than doing cold calls, handing out four-color brochures, and trying to sell you something you don’t need.
  • Are treated as valued human beings that can openly put their families first.
  • Have unique skills and incredible expertise as high-level executives, with experience in the following roles:​​​​
    • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)​
    • Chief Operating Officers (COOs)
    • Chief Innovation Officers (CInO)
    • Chief Financial Officers (CFO)
    • Chief Information and/or Technology Officers (CIO/CTO)
    • Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs)
    • Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs)
    • Chief Revenue Officers (CROs)
    • Chief Growth Officers (CGOs)
    • And the list goes on…

​Since our beginning in March 2019, we have become one of the fastest-growing CxO consulting firms in North America, having added 135 executive consultants in our first 18 months as a firm. As of today we have 45 strategic alliance partner firms and are part of a well-respected alliance that includes another 200+ firms throughout the U.S.

Occasionally people will ask me about the one angry person. This gentleman has been on a mission since February 2019 to spread false information and derogatory remarks about me. After numerous attempts to resolve this, my wife and I were finally forced to defend ourselves. In July 2019, this gentleman backed off from his false claims and we were able to reach an amicable out-of-court settlement at a nominal cost. His suit was dismissed, but it appears that he hasn’t dismissed it. I have forgiven this gentleman for the past false accusations and attacks and for his continuing attacks after the settlement.

In our current world where people seem to attack one another…relentlessly making false or misguided accusations…I believe that if we focus on the truth and doing what is right, then that is the best solution.  There will always be critics and hecklers along our paths as we try to do the best we can….but my plan is to not let them distract us from doing good things and, instead, look for the good in all people (even the critics and the hecklers). Please join me in praying and wishing that good blessings will fall on this one gentleman, his family and his business and that some day in the future, he will find peace.

I want to thank all of my current and former partners and business associates who have rallied to my side to encourage and/or help us build ExecHQ into a great firm…doing great things for our clients and our executive consultants!  Thanks always to my wife of 40+ years, my mom Dorothy and my wife’s mother Ruth, and the rest of our family for their love and encouragement (and Chloe, our rescue chihuahua)!

Grace and peace!

Jim is an exceptional visionary with an uncanny capability for efficiency, seamless implementation, and staying focused on the most important strategic priorities. Looking for ways to streamline & automate is native to his expertise; giving him the bandwidth and freedom to keep moving the needle forward. And while his results indicate an extremely high drive, his interpersonal style is warm, curious, flexible, and authentic.

Laura Juarez