Vistage Chair Brian Oken launches new private advisory board for chief executives in Los Angeles

San Diego, January 12, 2015— Vistage Chair Brian Oken has recently launched a new chief executive group in the Los Angeles, CA market. The new Vistage members, joining a community of more than 560 local CEOs, executives and business owners, will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Oken is part of a community of more than 400 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 21,000 members in 20 countries.

Vistage Regional Executive Jason Bateman applauded his success: “Brian Oken is a well-respected member of our LA VCG and Chair Community. Brian has a rich history of over 20 years as a CEO and advisor to CEOs helping grow numerous organizations. On top of that experience, he was a 17-year member of Vistage, having Steve Elson as his Chair the last 10 years. That CEO and Vistage member experience has groomed him well for launching, growing and running Vistage groups. Brian is very empathetic, carefrontational, assertive and a great listener, which make him a superb facilitator, coach and Chair! This is Brian’s second CE group and second group overall in 3 years. I am excited to see Brian’s continued contributions as a Chair as his groups grow and we are thankful for having him as a Pacific Region Chair. Congratulations Brian!”

Brian Oken is a CEO with over 20 years’ experience leading and managing public and private companies driving strategic and financial success. He is a strong and decisive executive with a proven track record of establishing strategic vision, sustained competitive advantages, highly effective leadership teams and excellent financial results. He has successfully led turnarounds, is effective in union and non-union workplaces and created great company cultures.

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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