Subjects We Study


Our last research project culminated in publishing Mighty Mid-Sized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers (Bibliomotion, Boston, MA September 2014). We based the book on research findings from over 100 interviews (as well as our own experience).

We are interested in all subjects related to the management, leadership and growth of midsized businesses (from $10M to $1B). In particular, we are interested in discovering leading practices employed by midsized business leaders.

Any midsized business with an interesting success or a knotty problem may be an interesting interview for us. Outside-the-box management strategies that have worked (or failed) can be illuminating too.

Companies that participate in the research effort will be entitled to a private post-research briefing with Robert to share the details of the research and key findings. With written permission from the people we interview, success stories may be a part of published articles.

The interviews are confidential. Any articles/publishing from the interviews will be approved and fact checked by the subject prior to publication. Case studies may be disguised if preferred.

The learnings from of the research work is delivered in several places. Most immediate is on my column. Here is one example of that. Deeper articles come out several times a year in my newsletter. We are always working on the next book, and research may find itself there.

We never accept money for what we write, nor do we interview and write articles as PR. Of course, when we find great lessons that will be instructive to our readers and clients, we like to illustrate them with named case studies, and in some cases, that is useful to those companies that are highlighted.

CEO to CEO, Inc. improves the skills of the leadership team of mid-market companies who are navigating major shifts in their business or marketplace. We help these CEOs and their top teams 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 from about $20 million to $500 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.

Robert Sher, Founding Principal of the firm, is a columnist on and has published nearly 200 articles about mid-market business leadership and has written a book titled The Feel of the Deal: How I Built my Business Through Acquisitions. As an operating CEO, he successfully acquired and integrated four companies.

If you are or were part of senior management in a mid-market firm (revenues 10M to 1B) and encountered some or all of these issues, please contact us and be a part of our research. All discussions are confidential. Phone: 925-829-8190, E-mail:

About Robert Sher

Robert Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. He was chief executive of Bentley Publishing Group from 1984 to 2006 and steered the firm to become a leading player in its industry (decorative art publishing).

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