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 Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members -- [mbr-count] strong in more than [cntry-count] countries -- gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at three times the rate of the average U.S. company, according to a 2015 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at Media Contact Katie McWeeney | Vistage 858.523.6875 |