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Greater SF Bay Area Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in South San Francisco

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

7:15 am - 5:00 pm


Driving Dynamic Decisions

Executives are in the business of making decisions.ves2017-supportcircles-4 Difficult decisions. Big decisions.
Decisions no one else can make.

Many times, there are no clear-cut answers. But there ARE make-or-break consequences.

This is the world you live in. Own it.
Don’t just make a decision. Optimize it.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?
Helmed by event speakers who walk the talk, the Vistage Executive Summit is not for everyone. It is for you. Executive. Leader. Chief Problem-Solver. This event will provide you with the insights to make better decisions, helping you refine your instincts, improve your judgment, and expand your perspectives.

Every leader can define their tenure by a handful of decisions they made. This event has been re-engineered to enhance your leadership effectiveness, in these key areas:

Business optimization

Fortify your foundation with trusted perspectives, and original approaches to decision-making. 

Leadership enhancement

Sharpen your focus. Bolster your confidence. Define your style. Master the art of execution, to lead fearlessly.


Be empowered to lead with innovation and creativity. Speakers and peers push the conversation forward, helping you grow personally and professionally.


Immediately start making better decisions for your unique business. Leave equipped with actionable recommendations to translate inspiration into progress.

Why Attend :

Leadership is the art of execution. The Vistage Executive Summit will provide tangible tools to help you adeptly conquer challenges large, small, or seemingly incomprehensible (we have all been there) and make the decisions that get results. Watch and learn more about why your peers find value in attending Vistage Executive Summits.


South San Francisco Conference Center

Event Speakers

Breakout sessions

Network Breakfast Breakout | Family Business

Location/Time: | Salon IJ | 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Join us for breakfast and peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current challenges, roadblocks and opportunities around your family-owned or operated business. Members will have the chance to meet other family business members and address issues such as:
  • What is the biggest challenge facing your family business right now?
  • Where are you with succession planning and how is it going?
  • What type of family governance do you have in place?
  • How do you become more relevant to the generations in the business so you don’t have ‘third gen failure?’
Members are encouraged to bring their own challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Family Business Network.

Network Breakfast Breakout | Women in Leadership

Location/Time: | Baden Room A | 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Join us for breakfast and peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current challenges, roadblocks and opportunities facing today's women business leaders. Members will have the chance to meet other regional female members and address issues such as:
  • Have you encountered any challenges managing men? If so, how have you dealt with them?
  • What is your favorite piece of advice you've ever received?
  • Do you think there is a double standard for women CEOs who stumble?
Members are encouraged to bring their own challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Women in Leadership Network.

Network Breakfast Breakout | Technology

Location/Time: | Salon GH | 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Join us for breakfast and peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current technology challenges, roadblocks and opportunities. Members will have the chance to meet other technology industry members and address issues such as:
  • How has your company dealt with hiring and maintaining top talent in the competitive tech market?
  • What are your thoughts about diversity in the tech industry?
  • Do you have a current cybersecurity challenge?
Members are encouraged to bring their own challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Techonology Network.

Lunch Breakout | The 7 Cash Drivers: Business KPIs with the Greatest Impact on Financial Performance

Location/Time: | Baden A | 11:30 - 12:50 PM

Presenter: Eric McDermott, Managing Partner of Pacific Advisors, Vistage Speaker

Virtually every business leader is counting on their business to be a key component of their financial future. Far fewer leverage the 7 Cash Drivers, found right on their corporate financial statements, to directly impact business profit, cash flow, and enterprise value. Join us in this workshop to arm yourself with the same insights that private equity firms and banks use to assess a company, and use these 7 Cash Drivers to immediately take your financial performance to a whole new level! Learn more at http://pa.solutions/performance

Lunch Breakout | Outsourced Accounting Departments: No Longer “Alternative”

Location/Time: | Baden B | 11:30 - 12:50 PM

Presenter: Bill Gerber, AccountingDepartment.com, Co-Founder, Vistage Sponsor

Now is the time to stop thinking of outsourced accounting departments as an “alternative option”. As mainstream as internal departments, outsourced accounting departments are so much more than their historical stereotypes—and businesses that are moving to this model routinely find they are more competitive, strategic and agile. Learn why outsourcing isn’t “alternative” and how your company can leverage this knowledge to stay ahead of the competition.

Lunch Breakout | B2B Sales Lead Generation

Location/Time: | Salon IJ | 11:30 - 12:50 PM

Presenter: David Juris, Founder & President, Vistage Sponsor and Member

Join us for lunch and peer-to-peer conversations exploring the challenges of attracting and acquiring new clients. Hear the “psychology of cold calling” and examples of what it takes to reach Decision Makers and go from an “Interruption to a Substantive Meeting”. We’ll show you how to:
  • Cold Call Effectively
  • Generate more Meetings or Demonstrations
  • Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Increase Revenue

Lunch Breakout | Creating a Transferrable Business: A Roadmap for Business Owners

Location/Time: | Salon GH | 11:30 - 12:50 PM

Presenter: Presented by The Business Intelligence Institute (BII)

A business owner’s success is often measured by achievement across purpose, growth and succession. Are you on a pathway to ultimate achievement? Learn about the Business Intelligence Institute Six Step Process to achieve your owner goals.
  1. Establish Growth, Succession and Exit Goals
  2. Analyze Your Personal, Business and Market Readiness
  3. Discover the type of Owner You Are
  4. Explore the Succession Pathways
  5. Know the Value of your Exit/Business, then Harmonize your plan
  6. Execute the Plan and Protect Your Wealth
We encourage all Vistage members and guests to join us for a lunchtime presentation







South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd
South San Francisco, CA
Optimize the decisions you face and the processes that you use to make them.

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