San Diego, Oct. 1, 2015 – In celebration of reaching 20,000 members, Vistage Worldwide, a global organization that assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, has announced a new collaboration with Endeavor, a non-profit organization that mentors high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Later this month, Vistage will make a donation to Endeavor, to support the shared goal of guiding entrepreneurs, business leaders and CEOs worldwide.
Endeavor provides scale-up entrepreneurs in the U.S., Latin America, South Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia with the resources to succeed, including mentorship, talent programs and access to investment. In addition to its donation, Vistage plans on working directly with Endeavor in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the network of experienced Chairs will work closely with a select group of international Endeavor entrepreneurs who have come to the region to accelerate the growth of their businesses.
“We are thrilled to begin working with Endeavor and support their efforts to transform global economies through education, mentor and entrepreneurship programs,” said Leon Shapiro, CEO of Vistage Worldwide. “Our network of 22,000 members will work with Endeavor’s entrepreneurs to encourage their work in creating quality jobs and inspiring future generations.”
Vistage’s network of 22,000 members represents more than 800 industries and 1,800 cities around the world. Members meet monthly in a peer advisory group, designed to help members help each other work on their most pressing business issues and achieve excellent results. A 2015 analysis by Dun & Bradstreet revealed that companies that joined Vistage over the past five years grew at three times the rate of average U.S. companies.
“Because of our shared belief that leaders cannot succeed alone and the impressive caliber of Vistage’s members, our relationship with the Vistage community is exciting and promises great successes for our high impact entrepreneurs,” said David Wachtel, SVP Marketing & Partnerships. “We are honored to partner and collaborate with Vistage.
About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Founded in 1957, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led private advisory board meetings. More than 22,000 members in 16 countries also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers, and our global network of business leaders.
Hailed by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman as “the best anti-poverty program of all,” Endeavor is leading the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 40,000 entrepreneurs and selected more than a thousand individuals leading over 700 high-impact companies.
With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, these high-impact entrepreneurs:
- Createdover 500,000 jobs
- Generated $7.6 billion in revenues in 2014
- Inspire future generations to innovate and take risks
Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 22 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the U.S.