Vistage Chair Charles Furman launches new private advisory board for businesses in San Diego, CA

San Diego, June 22, 2015— Vistage Chair Charles Furman has recently launched a new CEO group in the San Diego, 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. Furman is part of a community of more than 800 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 45,000 members in 35 countries.

Vistage Regional Executive Lesley Sarkesian applauded his success: “I am thrilled to announce Charles Furman who is our #15 Chair to launch the 15th CE group in San Diego. There is one word to describe Charles and that is amazing! He has gone through a remarkable period: from graduating FOVC1-3 while completing and recovering from open heart surgery, to launching his CE group. Truly an amazing journey and we are proud and honored to welcome him into our San Diego Chair Community.”

Charles Furman has held various executive, C-suite, and board-level positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors, and is now a Certified Executive Business Coach and OD/OE Consultant. He has managed operations, information technology, human resources, and organizational development functions for numerous companies. Charles has a BS in Organizational Development and a MS in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, CA.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their greatest challenges through confidential peer groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions. Today, more than 45,000 members in 35 countries rely on Vistage to help make better decisions for their companies, families and communities. The results prove it: Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%, according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at

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