Vistage Chair Mark Balsiger launches new private advisory board for chief executives in Portland

San Diego, April 23, 2015— Vistage Chair Mark Balsiger has recently launched a new chief executive group in the Portland, OR market. The new Vistage members will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Balsiger is part of a community of more than 800 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 21,000 members in 17 countries.

Vistage Regional Executive Craig Stevenson applauded his success: “Congratulations Mark on your very successful and swift launch of your first CEO group in Portland, OR. Your experience in Vistage as a member along with your focus on your members and the experience they will gain has made for a fantastic start to your Vistage Chair journey. Welcome to the community. We are very glad you are here.”

Mark is an innovative and results driven leader with over 30 years’ experience in Brand Development at Retail, Wholesale and Distribution. He is experienced in driving product, process and customer service improvements while building partnerships with key business decision makers. Mark has a proven record of consistently achieving targeted sales and profitability objectives in small, medium and large Companies and has extensive experience and success in leadership training and people development. Mark earned a BA in Economics from the University of Washington.

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 17 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 Dun & Bradstreet study. Learn more at vistage.com.

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