• Why We Do What We Do

    Learn more about why we do what we do

  • Our Motivation

    Why you need an advisor is the same reason why someone becomes one


    There is a level of performance - a belief in something greater - that can only be unlocked with passion. This is as true in business as it is in athletics - Passion can't be faked. Passion is easy to recognize, hard to harness and a key ingredient for success. If you are passionate about improving yourself or your business, Rafti Advisors can help.


    After accumulating a wealth of knowledge and experiences throughout a career, it would be a shame to park all of that value in the garage. For experience and knowledge to become wisdom - it must be shared - and that's what we do at Rafti Advisors.


    Developing the expertise to provide prescient counsel requires timing, empathy and the ability to put advice into the proper context. There are many experienced entrepreneurs and advisors, but few have the skill to find the correct analogy or tell the perfect story at the exact right time. Expertise is the combination of experience and skill - Rafti Advisors brings profound expertise to the table.


    A mentor was once asked, "How can I ever repay you for all you've done for me?" His response was the seminal inspiration for Rafti Advisors - "You could never repay me. I don't want you to repay me. When you have the opportunity to help someone as I have helped you... honor our friendship by helping them." Honor sparks courage, encourages selfless action, and inspires cultures that value a greater purpose.


    Leadership is at the heart of any successful endeavor. Passion brings energy. Wisdom provides guidance. Expertise fosters action. Honor inspires culture. Leadership is the glue that that binds these elements into a vision that people understand, adopt and support. Leadership is not merely a means to align people, motivate action or achieve results; leadership, done well, breeds leaders and sustainable futures. At Rafti Advisors, we provide support for leaders, leadership when necessary and a deep respect for the importance of leadership in our companies, culture and daily lives.

  • How We Help

    We support you, encourage you and guide you to be your best

  • Todd Krone

    CEO, Accelerated Ag Technologies

    "What I appreciate most is that Jim is not afraid to tell me the truth and reveal the hard things that we have to hear to be successful. Combined with the skills and experience he has from a career of building businesses - Jim is an invaluable resource."

    Patrick Emmons

    Founder, DragonSpears

    "Aside from being an entrepreneur's entrepreneur, Jim has a real passion for helping others. In the short time that I've known Jim, he has great insight and guidance and I have gotten a lot of value from his experience and his knowledge."

    Daryl Crockett

    CEO, ValidDatum

    "It's lonely at the top, and a CEO often needs to seek outside advice along the way. I highly recommend Jim as he is the perfect blend of sales coach and business strategist, therapist and task-master."

    Jake Sinna

    VP of Sales, National Flooring Equipment

    "Jim's calm nature and self awareness are a blessing for executives who retain his services. His ability to listen, ask questions and offer ideas help spark new and exciting perspectives for any organization."

    Eric Lazar

    Owner, SpeedPro Chicago Loop

    "Jim offered us the simple clarity and an executable plan we so desperately needed. Within a week of that first meeting, we had a renewed energy and began to see increased sales activity."

  • Who We Are

    Experience, wisdom and the ability to provide prescient counsel

    Jim Vaselopulos

    Jim Vaselopulos

    Founder and CEO

    Jim Vaselopulos is a C-level executive with a proven record as a rainmaker and new business development expert. With a reputation for principled leadership, strategic vision, and effective execution, Jim has built successful new enterprises and turned around underperforming organizations. Jim has been a consultant to many companies across nearly every industry. An entrepreneur at heart, Jim has started many companies, managed partnerships and participated in several well-orchestrated exits.


    As the founder of Rafti Advisors LLC, Jim helps early stage companies get off on the right foot, growth stage companies push through plateaus and mature companies with strategic shifts and complex challenges.


    Jim is a sought after executive coach focusing on leadership, business development, effective communications and professional development. He is a frequent speaker on leadership, sales, professionalism, networking and innovation. Jim volunteers regularly with veterans groups and business incubators.


    Jim is also co-host of The Leadership Podcast

  • What We Do



    Business Advisory Services

    Sales Strategy,

    Coaching & Training

    Leadership & Culture






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