CEO Nexus provides business leaders—owners, CEOs and presidents practical tools and techniques designed specifically for second-stage companies. Based on the principles of peer learning, these resources are further focused to address the particular challenges entrepreneurs face as leaders and final decision-makers. They include a more productive means of accessing second-stage peers, third and fourth-stage mentors, and selected professionals with expertise in areas vital to the success of growing companies.
We offer a suite of three related and reinforcing services: CEO Roundtables, CEO Forums, and the CEO Referral Network. Our roundtable process, created by the Edward Lowe Foundation, consists of professionally facilitated monthly problem-solving meetings of 10 to 15 qualified, non-competing, second-stage CEOs. The CEO Forums offers second-stage CEOs access to the counsel and experience of select third and fourth-stage CEOs. The CEO Referral Network provides CEO participants with virtual access to a broader set of their peers, mentors and subject experts as challenges arise between regularly scheduled roundtable sessions.
A feature critical to the success of CEO participants is the “CEO-centric” nature of the services. These services are dedicated to supporting second-stage CEOs in growing their companies. Mentors, subject experts, professional services firms and other contributors are selected not only for their expertise but also for their commitment to serving second-stage companies. Respect for the CEO-driven nature of this environment is essential and required.