The Power in Vistage Peer Advisory Groups for CEOs

In today’s world of volatility, uncertainty,  and complexity, running a company as a CEO can be challenging. Some answers you just can’t Google. When your livelihood, the lives of your employees and your reputation are on the line, making the best decision is vital.  This is the exact reason why a peer advisory group, such as Vistage, can directly benefit you. Vistage puts you with your peers so that you can unbiased feedback, improve your judgment and make better decisions in today’s rapidly changing environment.

Five year Vistage NYC member Andrew Singer, who’s the CEO of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, LLP located in Manhattan, NY, states that, “I learn something new to help me run our firm at every meeting,” and that his greatest take-away has been, “The direct impact of great culture on the bottom line.”

The common consensus among peer group members is that the return on investment is worth every penny spent. Both in their time, as well as their money. A Dun & Bradstreet survey shared that companies who had joined a Vistage peer group over the past five years grew 2.2 times faster than average U.S. companies. This is absolutely astounding results for CEOs of mid-size companies that have revenues between $10m – 100m annually.

Ami Kassar, CEO of MultiFunding LLC, states, “I used to be a big believer in the power of random interactions to help find those “Big Aha” moments. But since I joined a Vistage Peer Group about 18 months ago, I now believe that taking the time and discipline to be in a Peer Group will greatly increase your likelihood of these moments.” Ami goes on to say, “In a Peer Group you commit to spending time every month with a group of non-competing CEO’s and entrepreneurs to work through your issues and collaborate on different ideas. It’s time to work “on your business” instead of “in your business”. And if you let down your guard and listen and contribute some of my greatest “Big Aha” moments have come from these sessions.”

CEOs that join peer groups, typically are looking for confidentiality, feedback, knowledge, and a professional to facilitate the conversation and accountability. Vistage peer advisory groups more than take care of all these requests. Not everyone is a good fit for a CEO peer group though because it needs to be a priority to get the most value. Best results are had when a commitment to show up every month, to actively engage in conversation, and to keep an open mind to learning new ways to run your business is practiced. With Vistage, you’re truly going to get back, what you put in.

Vistage membership benefits include:

  • Exclusive peer advisory board: Informed perspectives, no agendas. Confidentially discuss your most pressing business concerns with an elite group of 16-18 business leaders from non-competing industries.
  • Triads: Meet with two other CEOs each month with your chair to work on any issue, challenge, or opportunity. Reap the benefit of their experience and practice the skills to develop your leadership to the next level.
  • World-class speakers: Ignite inspiration. Learn from thought leaders who challenge your thinking and offer innovative approaches to developing your business and yourself.
  • Trusted community: Network smarter, not harder. Connect to subject-matter experts across the world on demand. Search by industry, function or geography. Get reliable advice and find a trusted referral.

Vistage has over 60 years of honing what works best and has proven to propel businesses to the next level.1

If you’re a CEO, executive or business owner that’s committed to raising the standard for your business, you may be a good fit to join our invitation-only Vistage NYC membership organization. Please use the contact information below to reach out to us.

Mark Taylor
Vistage Master Chair
New York, NY

Phone: 212-867-5849

Established, innovative thinking CEOs that are open to learning are always welcome.