Vistage Chair Mike Karlsrud launches new Vistage Group in the Twin Cities

San Diego, October 18, 2016— Vistage Chair Mike Karlsrud recently launched a new chief executive group in the Twin Cities market. The new Vistage members will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Karlsrud is part of a community of more than 800 Chairs worldwide who lead local area groups, which total more than 22,000  members in 20  countries.

Mike said, “I am very much looking forward to getting to work – influencing the few that influence the many!”

Mike Karlsrud is President of The Karlsrud Company, former Regional Sales Manager of Vision-Ease Lens, and former VP of Sales at Fantom Optics. With 30 years of experience, he is a results driven, big-picture visionary. Mike is an experienced executive sales leader of entrepreneurial start-ups and established Fortune 100 brands with revenues from $1M to $1B. Mike has a Masters of Education in Human Resource Development from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

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