Jan Strode, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO Advisors, founded the company two decades ago.

Prior to creating the firm, Strode was Executive Vice President for Great American Bank, where she ran media relations, marketing and advertising; Chief Administrative Officer & Vice President, Jenny Craig International, where she headed up corporate communications, IT and product development (from concept to marketplace), as well as publishing; Vice Chairman, Franklin Advertising Division, where, under her supervision, the company increased its billings from 3 million to 40 million; and Vice President, Director of Consumer Affairs, Firestone Tires, where, as the first woman to join the C-suite management team, she handled all government affairs issues, including testifying before the U.S. Senate on the largest product recall in the country before Tylenol. She was also the founder of two wellness companies (listed on NASDAQ), as well as a creator of a publishing company, which has sold over one million books.