New chief executive peer advisory group launched in Los Angeles by Vistage Chair Fred Carpenter

San Diego, January 26, 2014— Vistage Chair Fred Carpenter has announced the formation of the newest chief executive group, for owners and CEOs in Los Angeles, CA. As one of more than 400 Vistage Chairs in the US, Carpenter will help his group members get results using a proprietary issue processing method to tackle their most challenging business questions. More than 21,000 executives, business owners and CEOs around the world rely on local area groups to get the most out of their businesses.

Vistage Regional Executive Jason Bateman applauded his success: “Fred Carpenter is a great contributing member of our LA VCG and Chair Community. Fred has a strong pedigree of over 25 years as a CEO leading a variety of companies. In addition to his CEO experience he was a 20 year member of Vistage having Chair Emeritus, Pete Lakey as his Chair. That CEO and Vistage member experience is the secret sauce that has slingshot Fred’s quick success in launching, growing and running now 3 Vistage groups. Fred is very strategic, inquisitive, giving and caring which make him a superb facilitator, coach and Chair! This is Fred’s third group and second CE group in less than 3 years! I am excited to see Fred’s continued contributions as a Chair as his groups grow and we are thankful for having him as a Pacific Region Chair. Congratulations Fred!”

Fred Carpenter has over 25 years of experience in successfully managing companies as a C-level executive. Included in his portfolio of experience are real estate, technology, financial, and educational businesses. His career has included the start-up, acquisition, and harvesting of several business. In addition, he has spent the last several years working with companies experiencing turnaround opportunities. Carpenter has a BS in Business and a MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

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Founded in 1957, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led private advisory board meetings. More than 21,000 members in 16 countries also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers, and our global network of business leaders.

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