Jerry Folz Launches New Vistage Group in the Chicago Market

San Diego, July 27, 2011 – Vistage Chair Jerry Folz has recently launched a new Trusted Advisor group in Chicago. Folz’s new Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help in critical situations. Folz is one of nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 15,000 members in 15 countries.

Chicago Area Vistage Chair Steve Larrick applauded Folz’s success: “Jerry has worked as hard as anyone I have coached in getting his groups launched. He will be a great Chair for small businesses since he started and grew several himself.”

Jerry Folz is a business advisor with a passion for creating successful business and leadership transformations with owners of small to mid-sized companies. His background includes experience in sales and marketing for IBM General Systems Division; owner of North Suburban home services – both companies that were started from scratch and grew consistently and profitably. He also purchased Cedar Components, a pre-finished exterior siding/trim provider for commercial, new home and remodeling markets, out of bankruptcy and was able to triple first year sales in less than five years. Jerry holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University, an MA in Sports Management from Ohio State University and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business.

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957, Vistage International , headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading chief executive organization, serving more than 15,000 members in 15 countries.  Vistage member CEOs 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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