Axial and Vistage Launch Deal Network, Expand Strategic Partnership The Leading Network for Private Market Professionals and the Premier Membership Organization of CEO Peer Advisors Introduce Exclusive Deal Network for Transaction-Ready CEOs

New York and San Diego, Jan. 28, 2015 — Axial, the largest network of professionals who run, advise, finance, and acquire private companies, and Vistage International, the leading coaching and peer advisory network for CEOs and business executives, today announced Axial will be the founding partner of the Vistage Deal Network. The Deal Network will support Vistage CEOs with identifying business development and acquisition opportunities, finding capital partners, and pursuing a sale of their company.

The Deal Network, which will launch in the spring of 2015, will connect Vistage CEOs with Axial’s existing member network of 22,000 transaction professionals and CEOs. It will also provide educational content, custom events, and other tools and resources to help them close deals more successfully. As founding partner of the Deal Network, Axial will also have a place on the Network’s strategic Advisory Board.

“We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Vistage, which continues to innovate on its services and offerings for its members,” said Sam Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Axial, and member of the Deal Network Advisory Board. “Axial’s platform has helped thousands of CEOs grow, finance and sell their businesses more successfully, and we look forward to offering the same knowledge, tools and opportunities to members of the Deal Network.”

In addition to partnering on the Vistage Deal Network, Axial will be a national sponsor of Vistage Executive Summits, full-day education and networking events for Vistage members and guests. Axial will also continue to collaborate with Vistage to provide webinar content, speaking engagements, and other educational resources for the broader Vistage membership.

Steve Dobbins, Senior Vice President of Member Engagement for Vistage added, “As the leading business development platform for CEOs interested in growing, financing, or selling their business, Axial is the ideal partner for The Deal Network. Their expertise and resources will enable many Vistage members to take their business to the next level, and we are excited about this next chapter of our partnership with Axial.”

About Axial
Axial ( is the online network for professionals who run, advise, finance, and acquire private companies. Every week, over 200 private companies use Axial to confidentially initiate a financial transaction process. CEOs and transaction professionals join Axial to access advice and capital, build strategic relationships, and exchange opportunities. Headquartered in New York, NY, Axial is backed by First Round, Redpoint Ventures and Comcast Ventures.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions. Today, more than 45,000 members in 35 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families and communities. The results prove it: Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%, according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at Media Contact Katie McWeeney | Vistage 858.523.6875 |