Vistage Member Success Stories
Vistage works, and the proof is in the professional successes and personal achievements of our members. These CEOs and business owners demonstrate time and again the meaning of the Vistage platform: a powerful competitive edge, strong and sustainable growth, smarter decision-making, extraordinary business results.
Our members hail from diverse industries and geographies, yet they share a common experience when interacting with Vistage Chairs, peer advisory groups and our global network. They find a powerful community who equips and inspires them to grow their businesses — and themselves.
Take a moment to meet some of our Vistage members
CEO, Great Clips
Vistage worked with Rhoda to rapidly increase the number of Great Clips franchises while maintaining company-wide brand standards.
Owner, The Fricks Company
Greg’s Vistage group helped him convince his father that he was ready to grow the family business.
“One of the benefits of Vistage is the ability to have a diverse group with no competing interests. We might ask each other difficult questions, but that is so we can offer help and all think deeply about what we need.”
CEO Regent Atlantic Wealth Management
Curt Vander Meer
CEO and Majority Owner, Endangered Species Chocolate
Curt wanted to increase profits — not just for his business, but for the endangered wildlife they protect.
CEO, Sandstorm Design
As Sandy’s Chicago-based design firm grew, so did its internal conflicts and her need for advice from CEOs who’d been there before.
“Everyone I’ve recommended to join Vistage can benchmark our joining Vistage as the beginning of marked improvements in each of our companies’ profitability and upward trends. Now, not being in Vistage would be risky.”
CEO, Tin Pot Creamery
A pastry chef with a life-long ice-cream obsession serves Super Bowl sundaes.
President & CEO, arc
Brad learned that helping underserved youth and sustainable business can go hand-in-hand.
“Vistage builds leaders. It is impactful, and we get better every month with every meeting. For me, and so many others, it has been the difference that makes a difference.”
– Jefferey Dudan
President, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing
Vistage helped Charles beat the California drought and create a workplace that appealed to millennial workers.
CEO, Seattle Fish Company
When James inherited the Seattle Fish Company, he had big shoes to fill. With Vistage, he doubled his family’s century-old business in size.
President and CEO, Wheaton Bank and Trust Co.
Mergers can create employee turmoil. With her Vistage group, Pamela developed a leadership strategy and workplace culture to win over her new employees.
“Seven years ago I took over my family’s chemical manufacturing business and found it teetering on the edge of operational and financial collapse. Today we are a strong, vibrant and profitable company. This turnaround would not have been possible without the support, advice and training provided by my Vistage Chair and group members. We literally owe Vistage our life!”
– Kate Donahue
President, Hampford Research
President and CEO, Blue Microphones
John Maier had always been a doer. His Vistage group encouraged him to focus on big picture decisions, with big results.
President, SPEAR Physical Therapy
With Vistage, Dan gained the leadership skills and marketing strategy to outmaneuver his competition and grow three-fold.