PHOENIX - CEO Solutions Partners™ is pleased to announce that Juergen "Baron" Lukas is now a Principal in the CEO Solutions Alliance™ and a member of CEO Solutions Partners'™ Executive Team.
Speaking on behalf of the firm, its CEO Jim Hoggatt said, "Baron is an accomplished business executive, board member, advisor, coach and retired Marine Corps Colonel with 39 years of leadership, management, teaching, coaching, and mentoring experience. His professional career spans a diverse spectrum of positions: fighter pilot, instructor, strategist, intelligence officer, professor, commander, and finally, business executive, entrepreneur, board member, and advisor. Baron has experience as a CEO/COO, in corporate governance, strategy and leadership development, business optimization, and executive coaching services. Baron also serves on the Board of Advisors for CanaFarma Corporation. An international company based in New York City, transitioning from private to public ownership in the coming months. Baron’s long history of successful business and military leadership positions gives him a unique perspective that blends the best practices of both worlds. We are pleased to have Baron on our Chief Executives on Demand™ team to provide a wide variety of CxO Solutions™ to our clients."
A native of Germany, Baron is bilingual (English and German) and holds two master’s degrees. Baron is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area.
Upon retirement from the military in 2007, Baron joined Western Commerce Group as Managing Director. Western Commerce Group is a regional M&A investment banking, private equity, wealth management, and consulting group based in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2008, Baron was asked to join HSC as its COO. HSC is a privately held oilfield, industrial, and mining supply, services, and manufacturing company with more than 20 locations nationwide. Baron stayed with HSC until August of 2014, when he founded Vital Strategies Management Consulting. Vital Strategies was an advisory, management consulting, coaching, and keynote speaking firm specializing in helping businesses, financial institutions, leadership teams, and executives improve performance and achieve their goals. Because of his professional engagement as a consultant for ELS, Baron was asked to join their leadership team as CEO in April of 2016. Based in Abilene, Texas, ELS is a sales, distribution, engineering, and service company that has been the premier distributor of the nanoActiv® family of advanced nanoparticle technologies for the oil and gas industry, designed to improve production in new and existing oil and gas wells.
Baron spent 27 years as a commissioned officer and fighter pilot in the U.S. Marines. He served in numerous command, operational, training, staff, and intelligence positions. These included command of an F/A-18 and KC-130 aircraft group, two graduate level teaching positions (specializing in leadership and ethics, strategic planning, and operational art), a diplomatic and intelligence position (focused on the states of the former Soviet Union and the Balkan region during the conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo), an aircraft mishap investigator, and a TOPGUN trained flight and tactics instructor. He also served as one of the Marine Corps’ primary mission planners and strike leaders for Operation Desert Storm, flying the F/A-18 Hornet.
About CEO Solutions Partners™
CEO Solutions™ is a consulting firm based in Phoenix, Arizona that provides CxO Solutions™ (solutions requiring extensive experience as a CFO, CMO, COO, CEO, etc.) for organizations, ranging in size from startups to Fortune 1000 companies, through its Chief Executives on Demand™ consultants. CEO Solutions™ also partners with key corporations and firms that are based in North America (our Strategic Alliance Partner Firms) to provide additional information, advice, products and services to its clients on as-needed basis.
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