Billie Tucker started her own consulting firm, CEO Service Bureau, in November 2001 after watching 9/11 and realizing life could suddenly change and her dream of becoming an entrepreneur might never happen. CEO Service Bureau is a strategic planning, executive coaching, and marketing strategy firm.
She is also presently assisting in another new start-up firm, Zipline Strategies, LLC. This firm was birthed because of her investment in Zipline, a new application using video-based financial services. Zipline Strategies will use this app as a modern tool in the world of influencer marketing and sales. The mission will be to use Modern Marketing Tools with Old School Cool Wisdom.
Billie is the founder of Eye On Jacksonville. Eye is a website platform formed to keep an “eye” on local government to Encourage Accountability and Integrity and Expose Corruption and Cronyism.
She has worked with CEOs/Executives for more than 30 years and was the Chief Operating Officer of Vistage Florida, a think tank for CEOs. She has earned a reputation for her keen understanding of the motivations, challenges, and goals of people and became a life-long student and teacher of leadership principles.
She craved anything leadership related and enjoyed being around the world of CEOs. She watched as they made decisions; pondered how they would make payroll when cash flow was tight; and appreciated how they created career opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people. Because of her experiences, she has emerged as a key resource for the media and others who want to understand important insights about executives, management teams and board dynamics.
In 2008, Billie became discouraged as she watched some of her clients struggle with the political-economic impacts on their businesses. The same CEOs who mortgaged their home and charged up their credit cards to make ends meet to build a business and keep others working, now watched as their government bailed out the big banks who had mismanaged their resources. She cringed as most of her clients laid off employees for the first time and she vowed she would help them… somehow…someway.
That somehow…someway showed up in the Tea Party Movement in America. She formed one of the largest tea party group’s in America (more than 9,000 members strong) and helped bring attention to America’s debt problem, out of control spending, over taxation and regulation strangulation on companies.
With her background in working with CEOs and her influence in the political and leadership world, Billie has continued her dream to help CEOs navigate these troubling waters that permeate the world of capitalism in America.
She has been an active participant in the media as a guest on CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, Bott Family Network Radio and co-hosts a political/financial radio show in the Northeast Florida market entitled, Smart Money.
She was the first speaker at the House of Representatives Tea Party Caucus inaugural event and was invited by Heritage Foundation to speak at their prestigious annual Heritage Resource Bank, and on their National, Security Panel live broadcasts.
She spoke at the Congressional Republican House Retreat in Pennsylvania in 2012. She was also the co-host and co-producer of the CNN Tea Party Express Debate in the 2012 Presidential Election.
She is a firm believer that America needs more entrepreneurs and more opportunities for people to use their God-given talents and passions to better themselves, their communities and America.
Her favorite quote has become her mission to help CEOs succeed:
“Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Thomas Edison