Chicago business community welcomes Mark Shapiro’s newest Vistage chief executive group

San Diego, April 6, 2015— Vistage Chair Mark Shapiro has announced the formation of his newest chief executive group in the Chicago area. Shapiro will help his group members get results using a proprietary issue processing method to tackle their most challenging business questions. More than 21,000 executives, business owners and CEOs around the world rely on local area groups to get the most out of their businesses.

Vistage Regional Executive Rob Knauer applauded his success: “Mark Shapiro is a person of quiet intensity and confidence. He seems to see opportunity in every challenge, and finds a route through, around, or over every obstacle that stands in the way of accomplishing his goal. Mark’s approach to his Vistage work is an interesting combination of focus, adaptability, and an acute desire to be constantly challenging himself to improve and grow. This is Mark’s second CE group and he is quickly establishing himself as one of the future leaders among his very accomplished colleagues of Chicago Chair community. Mark’s new members can confidently look forward to a terrific group and coaching leader development experience. Great job Mark…we appreciate all that you do! ”

Mark Shapiro has over 30 years business experience that includes roles in marketing management, President, Corporate Strategist, Consultant and CEO. He has worked for large cap and small cap companies, public and private ownership, and in domestic and international geographies. His accomplishments include driving profitable growth in both mature and growth industries, as well as leading cultural change in support of the business mission. Mark has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA from Union College, Schenectady, NY.

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 vistage.com. Media Contact Katie McWeeney | Vistage 858.523.6875 | katie.mcweeney@vistage.com