Austen Jackson Launches New Vistage Group in the Atlanta Market

San Diego, October 9, 2012 – Vistage Chair Austen Jackson has recently launched his second Chief Executive Group in the Atlanta area. The Vistage Group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Jackson is part of nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 16,000 members in 15 countries, with well over 400 members in Atlanta alone.

Vistage Best Practice Chair Linda Gabbard applauded his success: “I have three words that define Austen, his Chair Practice, and the value he brings his members: Passion, Innovation, and Perseverance.”

Austen Jackson has successfully turned around businesses throughout his 35 year career as a CEO on two continents, 25 years being in the United States. He served as CEO/Managing Director with United Bottlers (Coca-Cola franchise), Delta Distribution and Food & Industrial Manufacturer. In 2010, he formed Rising Tide Group to provide interim management and build stockholder value by simultaneously building top and bottom lines. He received his MBA from the University of Cape Town, where he also received his BSc in Chemical Engineering.

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957, Vistage International, headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading peer advisory membership organization, serving more than 16,000 CEOs and senior executives in 15 countries. Vistage members participate in Chair-led advisory board peer groups, receive one-to-one coaching, learn from expert speakers, and interact among a global network of CEOs representing a broad range of industries. Its renowned Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been tracking CEO confidence and main street business issues since 2003.  

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