| Board Member
True Media Foundation :: Jerry Pradier
is a nationally and internationally accredited Business Optimization Expert and author of Financial Success: Ten Shortcuts to a Profitable Business.
own company, the Progressive Business Development Network, LLC
, through which he
mentors owners of businesses across the Western Slope of Colorado.
He is also an executive coach who works with C-level executives in transition across the country, helping them to increase their effectiveness as business leaders.
Additionally, Jerry is the President of Progressive Business Investment Network, LLCas a real estate investor with holdings across the country.
He is also the President of the Problem Solution Center, LLC, through which he provides mediation services across Colorado.
From November 2010 through November 2011, Jerry assumed the position of CEO at EnviroTextiles, LLC.
As CEO, Jerry guides the strategic direction of the multi-national importer, exporter and developer of natural hemp fabrics and natural fiber textiles in the US and worldwide with offices in the US, China, and an operating location in Mexico.
Jerry Pradier spent 28 years as an officer in the US Air Force as a bomber pilot and as a personnel specialist, strategic planning expert, and senior training and education expert rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
During this same period, he
founded four successful and profitable private businesses, all of which were subsequently disbanded due to frequent official moves.
After his retirement from the Air Force, Pradier was recruited to reorganize a private security company-the 55th ranked security company in the United States--and subsequently became the company's Chief Information Officer.
Continuing his career in the private sector, he has held positions as Corporate Manager and Special Assistant to the CEO before founding his current business enterprise, the Progressive Business Development Network, which focuses on providing practical management expertise to solve recurring management problems.
Pradier holds masters degrees in Management from Troy State University, European Division, specializing in Marketing and Personnel Management; in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Albany; a certification in Organizational Development from the Air Force's Leadership and Management Development Center; and, a certification in Leadership Development from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
In 2007 he
received certification as a mediator through the Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution of Colorado State University
As of 2011, he is a certified life coach and certified NLP practitioner through the American University of NLP.
In 2005, he became certified as a peer coach to newly accredited Executives.
During this same year, he was appointed to Colorado's Small Business Council to serve as a resource to the Governor and the General Assembly on statewide business issues, and serve as a business advocate and, in 2007, he accepted an appointment to the Colorado Workforce Investment Board.
coaching and mentoring experience led to his
accreditation as an executive coach and the founding of Progressive Executive Development Network.
Pradier is a renowned business trainer and author who presents workshops and seminars for various non-profit and governmental organizations across western Colorado on a wide range of business topics.
trains and certifies counselors and instructors for the Institute for Civic Achievement