Vistage Chair Mike de Windt launches new executive coaching group for chief executives in Cleveland, OH

San Diego (June 4, 2020) – Vistage Chair Mike de Windt recently launched a new chief executive group in the Cleveland, Ohio market. Founded in 1957, Vistage brings together exclusive groups of high-performing CEOs through a proven leadership experience that delivers results both personally and professionally. When leaders come together in their confidential monthly Vistage private advisory board meetings, they gain the perspective, clarity and support to help them become better leaders and accelerate their company’s growth. More than 45,000 Vistage members worldwide also have access to expert speakers, personalized coaching sessions, and international networking.

De Windt said, “I want to thank my founding members for putting trust in my ability to deliver on Vistage’s mission of helping high-integrity leaders make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.  I look forward to the journey ahead and playing a supporting role in helping my members to achieve their professional and personal goals.”

De Windt was a Founder & CEO of Gates Group Capital Partners a Cleveland-based private equity firm. Founded in 2002 with over $300 million of capital under management, GGCP made investments in middle market businesses within the transportation industry in North America. Prior to co-founding GGCP, Mike was the Founder and President of Grand River Industries, a private investment firm with a focus on industrial middle market investments.

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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