We are a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the skills of chief executives of mid-market companies who are navigating major shifts in their business or marketplace. We help these CEOs rapidly elevate their game and lead their companies to the next level and beyond.
We work with the senior-most executive at companies or divisions with revenue ranging from $20 million to $300 million that are facing significant opportunities and challenges. Our clients are very talented CEOs who nonetheless feel they are still learning their craft, realize their company's performance depends on improving their own performance and want to enhance their skills rapidly and on the job.
Our CEO clients typically work in one of three types of companies:
- Closely Held or Family firms in which the CEO is often the owner/operator.
- Externally Funded firms (venture capital, private equity or public) whose CEOs are often the entrepreneur who launched the business
- Professional Services firms (law, accounting, IT services, etc.) whose CEOs rose through the ranks by advising clients and now find themselves managing dozens or hundreds of professionals.
We work with CEOs whose marketplaces are undergoing change and whose internal organizations have become more complex to manage. They turn to us to raise their skills in three areas: business acumen (competitive analysis, planning, M&A, financial structuring, etc.), leadership acumen (maintaining a high performing team, getting key stakeholders "on the same page") and interpersonal acumen (listening, emotional intelligence, and relationship management). We help them act with confidence to make critical decisions and lead their organizations.
Unlike consulting firms that are brought in to solve company problems, we are former CEOs of mid-market companies who equip CEOs with the skills to address those problems. And while executive coaches largely help CEOs improve their interpersonal skills, we develop business acumen and leadership acumen in addition to interpersonal acumen. Lastly, where university programs teach CEOs in classrooms, we bring the education to our CEO clients so they can learn their new skills on the job to solve pressing issues.
As a result, our CEO clients are far better able to help their companies meet their growth targets; solve both current and future challenges; gain confidence as leaders; raise the game of their leadership teams; and make them more accountable for results.