Vistage expands to Portugal: Global CEO coaching and peer advisory organization further expands international reach

San Diego, CA (April 21, 2020) — Vistage has announced that it will now offer peer advisory groups to business leaders in Portugal. 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 27,000 Vistage members worldwide also have access to expert speakers, personalized coaching sessions, and international networking.  Under the guidance of their Chair – an accomplished former CEO dedicated to helping others grow – members leverage their peers’ wisdom, advice, and counsel to overcome challenges and seize new opportunities.

Vistage Portugal President Miguel Pardo Calvo said, “I’m excited to bring Vistage to business leaders in Portugal. Now more than ever CEOs need the support of other leaders to overcome challenges and discover new solutions. We’re here to connect the most successful executives so that — together — we can share expertise, challenge one another to think critically and arrive at better decisions. Through this ongoing collaboration, we build life-long leadership excellence that elevates companies, strengthens communities, delivers meaningful results and fosters sustainable growth.”

Miguel Pardo Calvo founded Totum Group Solutions and led the company for more than 25 years. An industrial engineer with a specialty in production, he has a background in business internationalization, commercial development, business strategy, and increased productivity. He holds his MBA from FGV (Brazil) and his EMBA from IE Business School (Spain). Calvo actively works with CEOs, directors and managers of medium and large multinational companies. As an active member of Vistage since 2004, Calvo has a solid understanding of the dynamics of Vistage groups. He continues to maintain a wide network of contacts with companies from different sectors both in LATAM and Europe.

Nick King, Vistage Chief International Officer said, “With members in more than 20 countries, we are proud to now bring the power of Vistage to business leaders in Portugal. Entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs are faced with unprecedented challenges at this time. We know that Vistage member companies outperform their peers, even more so when times are tough, and so this is the right time for us to be bringing the Vistage model to Portugal. In Miguel, we have found an excellent partner to launch the business. His experience as a Vistage member in Brazil, and his keen sense of our mission, values and purpose will help us develop quickly in this new market, and support CEOs, their businesses and their communities in Portugal.”

If you are interested in becoming a Chair or member in Vistage Portugal, please visit vistage.pt or email miguel.pardo@vistage.pt

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. For more than 60 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 27,000 members in 26 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 vistage.com.

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