THE CEO COLLECTIVE


OUR PEER GROUPS INCLUDE BOSTON'S BEST CEOS

Members of our network are carefully selected for their experience, strategic acumen, their proven record of success, promise of future success, and importantly, their “humble confidence.”  We seek CEOs of growth companies who are executing meaningful change and action, whose strategic issues push their peers’ thinking and sharpen their CEO skill sets. They are achievers, risk-takers, bold visionaries and enlightened leaders who inspire and challenge one another every day to reach their fullest potential. 


HOW CEO COLLECTIVES ARE FORMED

Each CEO Collective has its own unique characteristics, and CEO placement into a group is something we take very seriously. 


THROUGH A RIGOROUS SCREENING PROCESS, OUR STRATEGIC FACILITATORS ASSESS:

  • Your business: its track record, prospects for growth, and key strategic challenges
  • Your long-term goals and how you define success
  • Your leadership style and the degree to which you have achieved “CEO leverage”
  • Your areas of expertise, and, correspondingly, your areas for development

Only with this knowledge in-hand do we recommend an existing CEO Collective, or seek to match several CEOs from our waiting list to form a new Collective.


EACH COLLECTIVE REPRESENTS A SELECTIVELY CURATED GROUP OF CEOS

Each group of CEOs is chosen for their complementary skills, businesses, and personalities. Directed by a Strategic Facilitator, Collectives meet regularly in a highly structured environment that focuses on individual preparedness; an agenda comprised solely of strategic challenges; and a methodology that enables efficient, pointed insight. These are no networking groups – CEO Collectives drive results and accountability in a way no ordinary peer group can.

CEO Collective Meetings are where members receive the stimulation, insights and reinforcements to make big steps. Well prepared for and tightly facilitated, what strikes everyone most is the transparency and candor that infuses the room. Behind the doors, you will have the security of learning business’ greatest lessons from experienced and respected leaders with no ulterior motives. 


WHAT'S IN A MEETING

Each meeting of your CEO Collective should be one of your most valuable business days. Members are individually prepared through 1:1 time with their Strategic Facilitator, during which you’ll review your CEO Scorecard, discuss progress against your strategic goals, and together identify an area that could benefit from the feedback of your peers via an executive summary business case. Business case and CEO Scorecard in-hand, members convene for a day of working “on the business,” managed for efficiency and effectiveness by the Strategic Facilitator. All Strategic Facilitators demand:

PREPAREDNESS. 

Every CEO is thoroughly prepared to present and contribute.

ATTENDANCE. 

Built on the concept of active reciprocity and investment in your fellow CEOs’ success, attendance is never an issue. Every member of the Collective is present for every meeting, always.

ACCOUNTABILITY. 

Members begin each meeting by updating fellow CEOs on how they put their feedback to work since their last meeting. Presenting members close each meeting by communicating what they intent to act on based on their peers’ input.

DIRECTNESS. 

Our members have valuable experience and wisdom, and are encouraged to tell it like it is. They tell other CEOs the blunt truth when nobody else will, truly providing feedback you can’t get anywhere else.

CONFIDENTIALITY. 

The success of the Collectives relies on complete confidentiality and the ability to discuss the most sensitive issues openly. For that reason, all members sign a confidentiality agreement and adhere to strict standards.


CEO Collective Members

Here is a sampling of some of the stellar companies we work with:


  Mark Goldsten, CEO    2020  Software Soulutions

Mark Goldsten, CEO

2020
Software Soulutions

  Beran Peter, CEO    Associated Environmental Systems   Manufacturing

Beran Peter, CEO

Associated Environmental Systems 
Manufacturing

  Dave Lancaster, CEO    Atco / Lanair  Aviation      

Dave Lancaster, CEO

Atco / Lanair
Aviation

 

 

   Ann Webster, President    Aquent  Prefessional Services


Ann Webster, President

Aquent
Prefessional Services


  Greg Flynn, President    Brainshark  Software

Greg Flynn, President

Brainshark
Software

  Chris Cronin, CEO    CBC Realty Investments  Real Estate 

Chris Cronin, CEO

CBC Realty Investments
Real Estate 


  Brian O'Donnell, CEO    AW Chesterton  Manufacturing   

Brian O'Donnell, CEO

AW Chesterton
Manufacturing 
 

  Kevin Quinn, CEO    Dacon   Commerical Construction

Kevin Quinn, CEO

Dacon 
Commerical Construction


        Dave MacKeen, CEO    Eliassen Group  Professional Services

 

 

Dave MacKeen, CEO

Eliassen Group
Professional Services

  David Cohen, CEO    Firestone Financial  Financial Services

David Cohen, CEO

Firestone Financial
Financial Services

  Gordie Spater, CEO    Kurgo  eCommerce

Gordie Spater, CEO

Kurgo
eCommerce


     Mark Kasdorf, CEO    Intrepid  Software Development




Mark Kasdorf, CEO

Intrepid
Software Development

   Ted Nelson, CEO    Mechanica  Professional Servies


Ted Nelson, CEO

Mechanica
Professional Servies

        Mike Dreese, CEO    Newbury Comics  Retail and eCommerce 

 

 

Mike Dreese, CEO

Newbury Comics
Retail and eCommerce 


    Jeff Hiscox, CEO    Newmarket International  Software



Jeff Hiscox, CEO

Newmarket International
Software

   Steve Scott, CEO    Retirement Solution Group  Professional Services


Steve Scott, CEO

Retirement Solution Group
Professional Services

   Peter Bransfield, CEO    Rypos  Manufacturing


Peter Bransfield, CEO

Rypos
Manufacturing


     Ken Lazarus, CEO    Scout Exchange  Software




Ken Lazarus, CEO

Scout Exchange
Software

    Chris Pisapia, CEO    Verndale  Professional Services



Chris Pisapia, CEO

Verndale
Professional Services

    Jon Abbott, CEO    WGBH  Non-Profit Media



Jon Abbott, CEO

WGBH
Non-Profit Media