Vistage expands international reach with the addition of Nick King

San Diego, March 12, 2015—Vistage International has named Nick King as its new senior vice president, International. King is responsible for Vistage’s international growth strategy by assessing new markets and expanding existing markets, including subsidiaries in the U.K./Ireland and Mexico, and licensees in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Malaysia, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.

King’s priority will be to unite best practices from around the world, leveraging Vistage’s rich learning and development curriculum, and brand to create innovative programs for CEOs and senior executives globally. King will work closely with our international partners and subsidiaries to cultivate a global community of Chairs and over 45,000 members focused on achieving more than they ever imagined possible.

Leon Shapiro, CEO of Vistage said, “Nick is an accomplished senior executive with a proven track record of innovation and results on the international stage. He has worked and lived in a number of countries and has a demonstrated strength in managing international businesses with sensitivity and skill. I am excited to have someone as talented as Nick as part of my executive leadership team”

King has a background in strategy, marketing and leading diverse and high performing leadership teams. King recently completed a strategic engagement with Tesco PLC, the U.K.’s largest supermarket group. Prior to Tesco, King was VP of Product with Getty Images, where he led product management and development. As President of International at Nielsen Entertainment he oversaw multiple product and service launches, including entry into several new markets.

“I’m delighted to be joining Vistage and to be a part of the global community,” said King. “I look forward to being part of a great team, and helping it reach new heights.”

King graduated from Oxford University with an M.A. in English Language and Literature and earned his MBA at INSEAD. He is a member of the Worcester College Society Advisory Council and serves as a business advisor and mentor to a number of small businesses.

With this hire, King rounds out the Vistage executive team of:

  • Leon Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer
  • Brian Casazza, Chief Information Officer
  • Kathleen Delaney, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Larry Hawks, Executive Vice President, Field Operations
  • Michael Molina, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • M. Beau Paradowski, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
  • Teigue Thomas, Chief Legal Officer
  • Kathleen Warren, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

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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