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

Ian Kline, CEO The Cadmus Group Professional Services  

Ian Kline, CEO

The Cadmus Group
Professional Services
 

Chris Cronin, CEO CBC Realty Investments Real Estate 

Chris Cronin, CEO

CBC Realty Investments
Real Estate 

Peter Tallas, CEO Charm Medical Supply Medical


Peter Tallas, CEO

Charm Medical Supply
Medical


Brian O'Donnell, CEO AW Chesterton Manufacturing   

Brian O'Donnell, CEO

AW Chesterton
Manufacturing 
 

Kathy Murphy, CEO Chi Solutions Inc. Professional Services

Kathy Murphy, CEO

Chi Solutions Inc.
Professional Services

Mark Hatton, CEO Core Security Software

Mark Hatton, CEO

Core Security
Software

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

Josh McCall, CEO Jack Morton Worldwide Professional Services

Josh McCall, CEO

Jack Morton Worldwide
Professional Services

Gordie Spater, CEO Kurgo eCommerce

Gordie Spater, CEO

Kurgo
eCommerce


Mark Kasdorf, CEO Intrepid Software Development




Mark Kasdorf, CEO

Intrepid
Software Development

Jim Giebutowski, CEO Marketing Messages Professional Services


Jim Giebutowski, CEO

Marketing Messages
Professional Services

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

Steve Davis, CEO Rue La La eCommerce


Steve Davis, CEO

Rue La La
eCommerce

Peter Bransfield, CEO Rypos Manufacturing


Peter Bransfield, CEO

Rypos
Manufacturing


Ken Lazarus, CEO Scout Exchange Software




Ken Lazarus, CEO

Scout Exchange
Software

Lora Kratchounova, CEO Scratch Marketing and Media Professional Services


Lora Kratchounova, CEO

Scratch Marketing and Media
Professional Services

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