Jim is a Partner in The CEO Project. Before his current role, Jim was President of Inmarsat Solutions, the $1.4 billion a year market facing entity for Inmarsat PLC, a London based satellite communications company. As President, Mr. Parm lead the development and execution of Inmarsat’s global go to market strategy and oversaw the subsidiaries that serve the Maritime, Government and various enterprise markets.
Prior to joining Inmarsat, Mr. Parm was President and Chief Executive Officer of Stratos, where he oversaw the strategic direction and global operations of the $650M global satellite service company from 2003 to 2010. During this time, Mr. Parm led the transformation of Stratos from a regionally focused North American company to a global leader in satellite services. That transformation drove revenue growth of over 500%, both organically and through acquisitions.
Preceding his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Parm served for three years as Stratos’ Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Stratos, Mr. Parm was President and Chief Executive Officer of Shell Offshore Services Company where he led strategy development and execution for the telecom startup, which provided remote communications services to the energy industry.
Mr. Parm is a member of the Michigan Technological University President’s Advancement Council. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business. He currently resides in Gaitherburg, MD with his wife and son.