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2019 Triangle Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Raleigh Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CDT

Event Overview

Change is happening faster than ever.
Make sure you have every advantage.

In our fast-paced world of high-speed technology, few businesses can afford a lax approach to change. High-performing companies are quick, nimble and ready to pounce. They incorporate progressive practices, the latest resources and timely information. They can see around the curves and past their blind spots. They’re not the followers. They are the pacesetters.

And they do not get there on their own.

Join your greater Vistage family and peers to rev up the energy
and kick up your drive at this year’s Vistage Executive Summit.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?

A powerful event that brings together your peers and Chairs from across the region for a day of learning, inspiration and connection. It’s a day designed to put you on the fast track to more effective leadership, increased performance and better results.

You can count on:

You’ll come away with keen insights, broadened perspectives, practical tips to implement immediately, and mind racing possibilities.

Event Speakers

Alex Chausovsky

Director of Speaking Services, ITR Economics

Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

Make the right decisions, at the right time. This engaging, informative presentation will provide ITR's views of what to expect from the economy in 2019 and beyond, covering such topics as industry and consumer trends, business-to-business activity, tax reform, trade, inflation, interest rates and more.

Learn a method by which your company can take advantage of its own data, to make better-informed decisions based on the economic environment. Using rate-of-change calculations, find out how to identify where you are in your business cycle, and which key leading indicators should guide your business strategy. Leave with:

  • Clear, practical, actionable advice based on the current economic environment.
  • Understanding of the impact of government policy on the economy.
  • Inflation and interest rate expectations.

Scott Mautz

Founder, Profound Performance

The leadership secret of today’s high-performing organizations

Perks, promotions and pay. These aren’t what motivates today’s workforce (increasingly influenced by Millennials/Gen Z). On the contrary, it’s meaning that motivates employees, and does so on a sustaining basis. Research shows, meaning-rich organizations get results like no other. This presentation from Scott Mautz will explore “The Markers of Meaning,” specific conditions you can foster to create meaning in and at work to feed learning and personal growth, inspire self-esteem, grant autonomy, and craft an environment of authenticity. Leave with practical tools you can put in practice immediately.

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Vistage Research perspective: Preparing for prosperity

As the economic slowdown moderates, now is the time for CEOs to prepare for the next wave of growth. Learn what the latest data from Vistage reveals about top-performing CEOs' big decisions, major investments and the critical decision factors that fuel growth and will prepare their organization to capitalize on the rising business cycle in the year ahead.


Hilton Raleigh North Hills

7:00 - 9:00 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

7:30 - 8:30 AM
Morning Sessions
  • Level-up your team – The quickest way to accelerate your business
  • Challenge the assumptions about what’s possible in your organization
  • General Vistage Networks

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM

    9:00 - 9:30 AM
    General Session | Networking Activity

    9:30 - 10:00 AM
    Joe Galvin CEO decision factors: 2019 and beyond

    10:00 – 10:20 AM
    Member Awards Spotlight

    10:20 - 10:50 AM

    10:50 - 12:05 PM
    Alex Chausovsky Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

    12:05 - 1:35 PM
    Lunch | Afternoon Sessions
  • Preparing today to exit your business in the future

  • 1:35 - 2:50 PM
    Scott Mautz The leadership secret of today’s high-performing organizations

    2:50 - 3:00 PM
    Summary Remarks

    3:00 - 4:00 PM

    Breakout sessions

    7:30 - 8:30 AM

    Morning Session | Meet the community networking session hosted by Vistage Networks

    Start your morning creating valuable connections and gleaning insights from local business leaders. You’ll discuss a variety of pressing business topics in a fast-moving discussion with peers who speak your language. This is an opportunity to quickly solve challenges and expand your network. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome.

    Start the conversation: Join the Networks.

    7:30 - 8:30 AM

    Morning Session | Level-up your team – The quickest way to accelerate your business

    Presenter: Ben Goetz , Certified EOS Implementer, Goetz Traction

    Get ready to Level-Up your team to accelerate your business. Join us for an interactive workshop designed to challenge the performance of your people. In less than 45 minutes, you’ll gain both insight and motivation to take action to raise the level of your team. Our experience and successful implementations have proven to us that the quickest way to getting more of what you want from your business is by surrounding yourself with great people.

    7:30 - 8:30 AM

    Morning Session | Challenge the assumptions about what’s possible in your organization

    Presenter: Skip Woody , Area Executive VP, Health & Welfare Consulting

    Better is something all companies strive for. But how do you get there? Gallagher’s latest Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis has uncovered insights on how leading organizations are winning the war for talent, and you can learn from their success. These employers have arrived at a winning formula for attracting, rewarding and retaining the right talent, and ultimately retiring them at the right time — helping to minimize turnover and unlock cost efficiencies. Join us as we explore what high performing employers have in common in building a better workplace. Hear directly from our experts on how your organization can implement strategies that create a competitive advantage as a workplace that simply works better.

    12:05 - 1:35 PM

    Afternoon Session | Preparing today to exit your business in the future

    Presenter: Dave Heymann , Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor, Generational Group

    Years from now, most business owners will be dismayed to learn all of the things that they should have been doing to build value in their business. Far too often, business owners don’t prepare an exit strategy until they are ready to exit and that is too late to learn how to build value. What is the value of the business today and what should owners be doing to increase that value over time? Should I sell in the future or seek a strategic partner now to give me the resources to build the business in the future? Is the value in the future going to be in my P&L or my intangible assets? Dave Heymann, Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor with Generational Group will answer these questions and more:

    • What are the best options OTHER than selling
    • How value is REALLY determined in a business
    • How to enhance the value of your company LONG before exiting



    Hilton Raleigh North Hills
    3415 Wake Forest Road
    Raleigh, NC
    Get on the fast track to better decisions, quicker results and increased success.