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As President and CEO, Jim has positioned Lane Technology Solutions as the top provider of managed services, cloud services and cybersecurity in the Orlando, Florida market. He has a proven track record for assessing clients’ needs and formulating strategies to best meet those needs, as well as educating clients on upcoming trends and business technology challenges. 

Jim’s vision aims to provide the best service to meet all their clients technology needs. In a world of rapidly evolving technological innovation and challengesthey base their business success on theiclients’ success. 

In January 2013 he applied for and was awarded a GI bill grant to re-train in the field of IT. He completed the certification program and received full time employment in January 2014 with Asystech, Inc. He was then promoted to COO in January of 2017 and purchased the company by July 2019. These are really impressive accomplishments! 

Jim’s success in developing partnerships with local colleges has allowed Lane Technology Solutions to invest in the education of young IT professionals by employing interns. Through this program, students get the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences and build a resume while still working towards their degrees and certifications. Jim serves on the advisory board for the Orange Technical College as well. 

Jim joined the U.S. Air Force while in his early 20’s and was stationed in England when he lost a son not long after the baby was born. Being far from home and managing his and his family’s grief, he continued to meet the demands of military life. That experience opened his support for fellow servicemen and servicewomen along with their families.  “Most military families are far from their loved ones — moms, dads and siblings, not to mention extended family members,” he said. “As civilians, we sometimes forget about those enormous sacrifices from military families. It is important to lift them up and recognize their contributions to our country.”  

In his spare time, he enjoys studying mid-century modern architecture, traveling to small towns across the country and classic muscle cars.  

Jim Lane a-ha momentJim attended JULO Strategy’s CEO Mindset course to learn how to delegate tasks so he can make more time for himself to focus on client retention and leading the overall business operations… to become the true CEO. A big a-ha moment for him was learning he cannot be the ‘everything’ of the company. He must ask for what he wants and for the help he needsWe are excited to see what the future holds for you, Jim as you continue on with JULO Strategy. 

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida

Curtis Kelley The Culture Marauders PodcastWho loves a good podcast? Look no further than Curtis Kelley, Co-Owner of The Culture Marauders LLC. They are a crew of friends and family with diverse backgrounds and a passion for life. They draw on their experiences to connect to different cultures, take away the best they have to offer, and bring it back to the masses with the intent to enlighten and entertain. Curtis started The Culture Marauders Podcast in Sept 2019 after being encouraged by his wife to leverage his military experience into creating a podcast (wives obviously know best! ????).

Unsure what “culture marauding” is? Read more here: What is “The Culture Marauders”

Curtis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but grew up around the world as a military brat. He is a 20-year military veteran with combat experience that has earned him The Bronze Star Medal for Leadership in Combat.  Curtis possesses a B.A. in Logistics Management and an M.A. in Organizational Management. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida where he is a devoted father of 3 and husband to his wife Corinna for 13 years.

Curtis loves good music, food, traveling, sports, movies, cooking, hanging out with his family, good rum (who doesn’t!), and getting out and immersing himself in different cultures.

He has met 3 Secretaries of Defense (William Cohen, Donald Rumsfeld, and Ashton Carter), Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and President Barack Obama. He has an uncanny ability of meeting famous people in random places so next time you are wanting to meet the celebrity of your dreams, this guy is your wingman!

Curtis attended our CEO Mindset™ course to gain the tools to become an effective, respected business leader, better manager, and CEO for his business.Curtis Kelley The Culture Marauders a-ha moment

After completing the course, he realized he was taking on too much in the operation of the business and lost focus of what his role was. “It made me take a deeper look into what I want to accomplish with my business and what resources I’ll need to do so.”

We are excited to see what the future holds for you Curtis, and look forward to your success!

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida

Lissa JamesIf you love a damn fine cup of coffee then look no further than Gleeful Monkey CBD coffee. Lissa started this health and wellness brand at the beginning of 2020 and business has been taking off since. Offering quality products infused with CBD that you can enjoy daily, (psst, the CBD honey is a top favorite among customers), your well-being is a priority for Lissa.

As the CEO of a woman-owned business, and after a long career in Corporate Technology where she was often the only woman in the room, Lissa says she is all in for Women in Leadership and very committed to enabling and empowering women in business! 

Not sure what CBD is? Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a product that’s derived from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. Now, before you say, “WHAT THE!” CBD oil doesn’t create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication which is caused by another cannabinoid, known as THC. In fact, there are several studies that have shown that CBD oil relives anxiety and chronic pain, can help with seizures and neurodegenerative disorders, reduce inflammation (looking at you acne), and has even been tested in certain studies to show decline in cancer cell growth.

Lissa’s motto is focused on quality and believes that what you put in your body creates quality of life. At the end of the day, she wants to infuse your world with GLEE! Life should not be boring AND it should taste good! Health and wellness is something very important to her. She has climbed the base camp of Mt. Everest and ridden her bike across Europe! She’s also a member of the Bradentucky Roller Derby Team under the alias: Violet Slamurai. Safe to say, don’t get on her bad side!

Lissa James - Gleeful Monkey Value of You A-ha momentLissa joined the JULO Strategy CEO Mindset™ course to continue doing the work necessary to grow her mindset, gain experience, and get perspective to be a strong, effective leader. This six week cohort strengthened her ability to delegate, document processes and procedures, and take action to all areas of her business.

Not only did she complete Phase I and II of the CEO Mindset™ program – she is currently taking the Phase II class again and in her own words “After having completed CEO Mindset™ Part I and understanding the value it imparted in my life and business, Part II was a no-brainer. I am someone who believes that a coach will ALWAYS be necessary, there is always more to learn – and for me right now there is A LOT to learn and implement. The guidance in this course has been crucial and extremely valuable.”

Lissa James - Gleeful Monkey - Covid19 A-ha moment

We love the Gleeful Monkey CBD Coffee, and that you are getting the most out of our program Lissa. We cannot wait to see your business thrive!


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