Pamela S. Harper is the Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc. (BAI), a strategic growth advisory firm based in Glen Rock, NJ. Throughout her life, Pam has established a track record of finding the hidden opportunities in every situation, and taking bold action to turn them into game-changing success.
For more than 20 years, she has used these talents to enable visionary leaders to take advantage of every opportunity along their journey, and get big results faster. This has led to hundreds of millions of dollars of value in both top and bottom line growth. Clients have included CEOs, boards, and senior executives in entrepreneurial, mid-market and Fortune 500 companies across more than 30 industries.
Pam regularly shares her insights as co-host of the weekly professionally produced audio podcast series Growth Igniters Radio with Pam Harper and Scott Harper®. Guests have included award-winning CEOs and authors of best-selling business books.
Pam has been quoted in and/or featured in prominent business media including Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur, and major newspapers around the world. Her articles have been featured in media including CEO.com, Chief Executive Magazine, and CEO World. She has also been featured as a regular guest on business radio and podcast programs including The Small Business Advocate Show with Jim Blasingame.
Pam’s commitment to community service includes leadership positions with a variety of non-profit organizations. From 2009 to 2017, she served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New Jersey, for which she founded and chaired prominent events. This included spearheading ACG NJ’s annual signature event: The ACG NJ Corporate Growth Conference and Awards, which has been covered by major media. She served for three years on the Board of Trustees for The Commission on Accreditation for Homecare, Inc. Pam is also a member of the Society for Advancement of Consulting® (SAC).
Prior to founding BAI, Pam skyrocketed into the ranks of management by taking a progressive series of newly created organizational development positions with entrepreneurial, middle market, and major multinational corporations across industries undergoing dramatic change and growth.
These experiences, along with her consulting led her to author the critically acclaimed book, Preventing Strategic Gridlock® (Cameo Publications, 2003). The book has been featured as a textbook in several business schools around the world. She graduated with honors from Northwestern University, and is featured in Who’s Who of American Women and in Who’s Who in America.
Among Pam’s off-hour claims: Singing and performing in Comic Opera (where she met Scott), becoming a yellow belt in Aiki Jiu-Jitsu, and having a great sense of direction − which has been enormously helpful when traveling to cities in 5 continents. She also enjoys caring for her pets and sharing stories, games, and great meals with family and friends.