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 45,000 members in 35 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 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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