Vistage Chair Bill Hammonds launches new private advisory board for chief executives in San Francisco

San Diego, June 1, 2015— Vistage Chair Bill Hammonds has recently launched a new chief executive group in the San Francisco, CA market. The new Vistage members will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Hammonds is part of a community of more than 800 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 21,000 members in 20 countries.

Vistage Regional Executive Craig Stevenson applauded his success: “Congratulations to Bill Hammonds on his CE Group launch in San Francisco. Bill’s determination, focus and wealth of connection in the SF market help to accelerate his movement into launching his first Vistage group. Bill is an extraordinary business person with a strong background in helping and supporting businesses owners and CEOs in growing personally and professionally. I am very honored to have Bill join the Vistage community and continue his journey.”

Bill started his professional career as a trial attorney and then became General Counsel for a Northern California based publicly held financial institution. Bill founded a successful financial institution in Florida which he took public and built into a business with $3B in annual sales, 500 employees and offices in 11 states. The company was acquired by a larger institution after 10 successful years. During the sales process, Bill was recruited to lead the reimagining and restructuring of a complex privately held company and turning it into a profitable multi-generation closely held business. He has served as Chairman of that company for the last 22 years. Bill has a Bachelor’s Degree from Reed College, a JD and Law Review, credentials from the University of San Francisco. In addition, he has made two trips through the Harvard Business School; once through the OPM program and once through the Families in Business program.

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 -- 21,000 strong in more than 20 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.

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