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Vistage CEO Breakfast

Hosted in Houston Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CST

Event Overview

Measuring Success as CEO

A Vistage member event

Chief Executive Officer. It’s one of the most coveted titles, yet it’s one of the most misunderstood. As CEO, you’re responsible for the success of the company. Operations, marketing, strategy, finance, HR, sales, PR… you may delegate, but ultimately, you are accountable.

Consider two critical questions:

    1. 1. How are you measuring your own success?
    1. 2. Are you making time for imperatives that cannot be delegated?

Join us for breakfast, and hear the unique stories of how fellow Vistage CEOs addressed and answered these questions. Be empowered to more effectively:

  • Set strategy.
  • Establish company culture — and walk the talk.
  • Build and lead your senior executive team.
  • Allocate capital to company priorities.

Gain new insights to bring back to your company. Connect with fellow members from the Houston area who understand the joys and challenges that come from being a CEO. Leave prepared to perform at a higher level.

Featured panelists:

  • Dennis Don, Co-CEO & President, Bamberger Polymers
  • Ken Parekh, Founder, Chairman & CEO, AMSYS Group
  • Kyle Schroeder, President & CEO, OFI Testing Equipment, Inc.

Space is limited. Open to Vistage members and Chairs only.

Questions? Contact Event Planner, Rachel Celizic

Event Speakers

Linda Lorelle

Moderator, CEO & Executive Producer, Lorelle Media
These days the Stanford graduate is an entrepreneur, running her multimedia production company, Lorelle Media. Through original reporting and short and long-form documentaries, Lorelle Media takes corporate video production to another level, creating compelling, original content for clients who understand that communicating their message starts with owning their story. Linda also uses the art of storytelling to coach CEOs and executives who want to brush up on their presentation skills, either one-on-on or in a workshop format. As a Principal in the communications and public affairs firm, Outreach Strategists, clients look to Linda and her partners for all aspects of strategic and crisis communications, public affairs, media training and making connections that lead to business results. Linda is also a highly sought keynote speaker, emcee and panel moderator who can masterfully navigate any topic of discussion. As co-founders of the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund, Linda and her husband, Lou Gregory, have awarded $4 million+ in college scholarships over the last 26 years to more than 300 Houston area students. In 2017, the LLSF entered into a groundbreaking partnership with UpSkill Houston, a workforce initiative of the Greater Houston Partnership.

Dennis Don

Co-CEO & President, Bamberger Polymers
Dennis Don is Co-CEO and President of Bamberger Polymers, a leading global distributor of plastic resins. Bamberger Polymers sees sales of $750 million and delivers over one billion pounds of bulk and packaged resin each year to more than 60 countries. Dennis graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Economics and has worked for Bamberger Polymers for more than 45 years. He is a husband, father, recent granddad and a Vistage and Toastmasters member.

Kyle Schroeder

President & CEO, OFI Testing Equipment, Inc.
Kyle is a firm believer that you must know your customer very well to design a great business model that helps them succeed. During his time as President, OFI has implemented Lean Manufacturing principles and they have implemented quality and environmental systems that are ISO Certified. OFITE has worked hard to extend their customer service emphasis around the world by developing a network of distributors in 18 countries that provide customer service in their particular regions. Kyle and his wife Tracie have two grown sons living and working in San Antonio and Austin, respectively. He spent many years as a youth sports coach, most notably in baseball. Kyle and Tracie enjoy following the Texas Longhorns and Houston Astros together with their boys. They also enjoy snow skiing, country music, and spending as many weekends as possible on Lake Travis together with family and friends.

Khalid (Ken) Parekh

Founder, Chairman & CEO, AMSYS Group
As a result of his success, Parekh has been awarded numerous accolades including Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 twice, Fast 100, the HBJ Leadership Award, INC 500/5000, Fast Tech 50, and several Ingram Micro awards including the Rainmaker, Professional Services, and National Provider awards. He also has been featured in several media outlets including Houston Business Journal, Indo American News, Biz Journals, Texas Business Radio, among others. Always striving to create positive change, Parekh recently founded his own charitable organization, Zariya, to provide children in impoverished communities with tools that lay out the foundation for educational and personal development. In his spare time, Parekh serves as the CIO of an investment firm and is also the chairman of a healthcare smart solutions provider. Parekh’s wide range of experiences have now led him to his latest endeavor, AMCHART, a patient-driven electronic healthcare record system backed by blockchain. AMCHART is poised to be the latest powerhouse in blockchain development and healthcare, potentially changing the way the world accesses patient and provider records forever.


The Junior League of Houston

7:30 AM
Registration | Breakfast

7:50 AM
Welcome | Introduction

8:05 AM
CEO Panel with Linda Lorelle, Dennis Don, Kyle Schroeder and Ken Parekh

9:00 AM
Panel Q & A

9:15 AM

9:30 AM
Event concludes


The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX
Executives are in the business of making decisions.