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 45,000 members in 35 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.

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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