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Friday, February 28, 2020 7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST

Event Overview

Lead the way together. 

You are the pioneers of your time. Innovating. Riding the wave of disruption. Being the disruptors. When you think you’ve found a foothold, things change. And yet — you still lead fearlessly.

You are here, because the best is not enough. You know what you’re capable of, and your peers support you. You are leading the way — together. With an impact that resonates from business, to community, to the world.

Diverse perspectives. Collective wisdom. Shared experience.

Your Vistage Executive Summit is a day to gather with peers who uniquely understand your triumphs and challenges. From cutting-edge speakers, to hot-button breakout sessions. It’s an opportunity to step away from the minutiae of the day-to-day to work on your business, rather than just in it.

Think of it as a synergy of the resources you leverage all year.

Lend your voice to a conversation incomplete without your insights.

Maybe, you’re feeling overwhelmed. Or, you fear being left behind. Though it can feel lonely at the top, know this — you are not in it alone. Roll up your sleeves and gain actionable new ideas to bring back to your team.

Your leadership journey is unique to you. Join your peers on this day, and consider the mountains you’ll move tomorrow.

Event Speakers

Steve Garguilo

Co-Founder, Action Surge

The science of taking action

How many times have you had an idea you were really passionate about? How many times have you waited for the perfect time to act on it? How many times has that idea vanished into thin air, because that "perfect" opportunity never came? No more. In this high-energy presentation from Steve Garguilo, you’ll explore how to start building action literacy as a key capability for yourself and your team. Dive deep into the neuroscience, psychology, physiology and sociology of action as you learn how to foster a culture of accountability and making things happen. Leave with an action plan, empowered to let no idea — big or small — pass you by again.

Connor Lokar2019

Program Economist, ITR Economics

Planning with optimism

The last two years have provided for many headlines. Did those headlines help — or hinder — your business? Presidential politics are fascinating. This presentation will explore their impact on the near-term economy, and what those politics will do to our forecast and your world. ITR Economics’ job is to determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy — you and your business. Join us to:

  • Discuss sectors of the economy that will provide the best opportunities in 2022 and into 2023.
  • Strategize for 3, 5 and 7-year planning.
  • Decipher and prepare for the 2020s.

Anne Petrik

Sr. Director of Research, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Decision factors to maximize recovery

The latest insights from Vistage research will help you understand the key factors you must consider as part of your decision-making in these uncertain times. Expand your perspectives and inform strategic decisions on how to best manage customers, talent, finances and operations, and ultimately ensure your business is well-positioned for future success.


Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

7:15 - 9:00 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

7:30 - 8:30 AM
Morning Breakout Sessions
  • Vistage Networks

8:30 - 8:50 AM
Networking | Marketplace

8:50 - 9:05 AM
General Session | Welcome Remarks

9:05 - 10:20 AM
Connor Lokar, Planning with optimism

10:20 – 10:35 AM
Member Spotlight | Impact Award

10:35 - 10:55 AM

10:55 - 11:25 AM
General Session | Networking Activity

11:25 - 12:00 PM
Anne Petrik, Vistage Research perspective: Preparing for prosperity

12:00 - 1:00 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  • Building value for a future exit
  • Trade Secrets, Trademarks, & Taxes: How to Safeguard Your Business in 2020
  • A simple strategy to live MUCH longer with a HIGHER quality of life

2:00 - 2:20 PM

2:20 - 2:35 PM
Member Spotlight | Lifetime Achievement Award

2:35 - 3:50 PM
Steve Garguilo, The science of taking action

3:50 - 4:00 PM
General Session | Closing Remarks

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Networking Reception

Breakout sessions

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Morning Breakout | Networking Breakout hosted by 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 Vistage Networks..

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Breakout | Building value for a future exit

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

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Breakout | Trade Secrets, Trademarks, & Taxes: How to Safeguard Your Business in 2020

Presenter: Ismail Amin , Founder/Owner, TALG and Matthew J. Winters, Partner, TALG

To help guide you through the myriad of issues facing business owners and executives in 2020, TALG Founder/Owner, Ismail Amin, and Tax & Estate Partner, Matthew Winters, are laying out significant ways to protect your business and save money this year.

  • Trade-Secret Protection: With the advent of data portability technology, cyber-breaches, and intellectual property theft, understanding the importance of mitigating trade secret theft risks is crucial. Learn easy-to-apply, best practices to safeguard your business from current possible threat.
  • Trademarks: Securing your trade or service name before the United States Patent and Trademark Office is critical for any business owner.
  • Taxes: Get customized tax mitigation strategies to minimize your business tax exposure.

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Breakout | A simple strategy to live MUCH longer with a HIGHER quality of life

Presenter: John Asher, CEO, Asher Longevity Institute

In this presentation, John Asher describes a clear roadmap for living MUCH longer with a very HIGH quality of life, potentially to 95 and longer. He will show the clinical proof behind the following protocols:

  • The four principle causes (at the cellular level) of aging and how to slow them down
  • The gold standard for bio-markers based on blood tests
  • Protocols for sleeping, eating and nurturing relationships for a healthier life
  • The supplements needed for a life free of significant disease
  • The adjuvant therapies (additional benefits) of a few prescription drugs that have significant longevity benefits
  • New recent discoveries based on biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence techniques that have the potential to reverse aging
In this program, members will walk away with a clear roadmap to live MUCH longer with a very HIGH quality of life. The roadmap will be based on multiple recent studies including clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and studies in small groups of people that have been featured in prestigious research organizations and in peer reviewed medical periodicals.



Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
11011 W Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV