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2019 Sacramento Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in McClellan Park Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. PDT

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

Connor Lokar2017

Program Economist, 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.

Anne Petrik

Sr. Director of Research, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

CEO decision factors: 2019 and beyond

Growing concerns of a slowing economy, compounded by unstable trade and tariff policies, have caused more small and midsize businesses to scale back investment and hiring plans. Yet the latest research conducted by Vistage of nearly 1,500 CEOs also reveals that expectations for business prospects remain strong; 64% of CEOs expect increased revenues and 54% expect increased profits in the year ahead. Join Anne Petrik, Sr. Director of Research for Vistage in this session that explores the seven factors SMB CEOs must consider when making critical decisions in a volatile business climate.


McClellan Conference Center

7:15 - 7:45 AM
Check-in | Breakfast

7:45 - 8:45 AM
Morning Sessions
  • Family Business Network
  • Construction Network
  • Dynamex: An employment law bombshell for many California businesses

  • 8:45 - 9:15 AM

    9:15 - 9:45 AM
    General Session | Networking Activity

    9:45 - 10:15 AM
    Anne Petrik CEO decision factors: 2019 and beyond

    10:15 – 10:35 AM
    Member Excellence Awards Spotlight

    10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

    11:05 - 12:05 PM
    Scott Mautz The leadership secret of today’s high-performing organizations

    12:05 - 1:35 PM
    Lunch | Afternoon Sessions
  • Talent optimization: A new discipline for solving your people problems
  • How to maximize the sale of your business
  • Recognizing leadership blind spots

  • 1:35 - 3:05 PM
    Connor Lokar Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-making

    3:05 - 3:15 PM
    Summary Remarks

    3:15 - 4:15 PM

    Breakout sessions

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Dynamex: An employment law bombshell for many California businesses

    Presenter: Sheila Lamb Carroll , Principal Attorney, Carroll & Associates

    California employers have a new challenge with the redefinition of subcontractors vs. employees. Find out if your business is compliant as this landmark decision takes legal shape.

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Construction Network

    No one understands your industry better than a peer who is also in it. Join us for an interactive morning networking session to meet other leaders in the local construction industry. Make new, strategic connections and share insights about what impacts your business. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Start the conversation now: Join the Construction Network.

    7:45 - 8:45 AM

    Morning Session | Family Business Network

    Family businesses are incredibly gratifying — and challenging. Join like-minded family business leaders from around the region who understand the ins and outs of family businesses. Make valuable new connections and share insights. Breakfast provided. All attendees welcome. Start the conversation now: Join the Family Business Network.

    12:05 - 1:35 PM

    Afternoon Session | Recognizing leadership blind spots

    Presenter: Sandra M. Reed, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    In this session we present the findings of a global employee study conducted by Dale Carnegie. The study identified specific areas where leaders are falling short – we call these “leadership blind spots”. Join us as we identify the leadership attributes that are critical to organizational performance and find out what your leaders may be missing- and what you can do about it. Attendees will:
    • Identify which leadership trends from our research may be impacting your organization
    • Learn how your leaders can drive employee retention and satisfaction
    • Uncover common leadership blind spots that may be undermining your corporate culture
    • Start to identify your organization’s leadership performance gaps

    12:05 - 1:35 PM

    Afternoon Session | Talent optimization: A new discipline for solving your people problems

    Presenter: John Bowser, Director, Performance PI

    If an organization isn’t achieving its desired business results, the “why” boils down to this: They have a people problem. Join a Predictive Index Certified Partner for a lively session about how to align business strategy and people strategy by leveraging psychometrics. You’ll be able to bring back these creative solutions to support your teams and help your businesses thrive.

    12:05 - 1:35 PM

    Afternoon Session | How to maximize the sale of your business

    Presenter: Robert Hild, Chairman and CEO, ACT Capital Advisors

    You are in control of your business and its ultimate success. Success can be measured in a number of ways, not all of them are financial. In the end, every owner wants to maximize their exit. Bob Hild, Chairman and CEO of ACT Capital Advisors, a national M&A advisory firm, will present what today’s buyers are looking for in an acquisition target. In this Session, Bob will cover the following – and more:
    • What creates value from the buyer’s perspective.
    • How a properly run M&A process can add value.
    • Different deal structures that can maximize your exit.
    • Non-financial considerations can be more important.



    McClellan Conference Center
    5411 Luce Ave
    McClellan Park, CA
    Get on the fast track to better decisions, quicker results and increased success.