It can be surprisingly
lonely at the top

Paradox of leadership

It can be surprisingly lonely at the top™. As the leader of a growing second-stage company, there are some issues and pressures you may be reluctant to share with your staff, such as personal guarantees, payroll, compliance and eventual succession and exit planning. If you’ve ever felt this isolation as a business leader, rest assured, you’re not alone.
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Your OWNERSHIP JOURNEY

Every business owner has their own personal journey with their business. CEO Nexus will meet you where you at on your journey and provide the resources and context to help accomplish your goals. Central to our program is the roundtable experience, which will help you look at your business from a holistic perspective.
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Our “Why”

We believe second-stage business owners are the economic superheroes of the American free enterprise system. They create a disproportionate number of net new, sustainable jobs and generate the wealth that funds our communities. CEO Nexus was founded with a single focus – to serve CEOs leading growth-oriented, second-stage businesses as they navigate the opportunities and challenges of achieving their goals.

OUR “HOW”

We serve CEOs and executive teams leading growth-oriented, second-stage businesses by providing a peer-based learning program designed to help companies continue to prosper and build intrinsic, long-term value. Our monthly roundtables provide leaders a confidential space to discuss real business issues and practice just-in-time learning. We’re committed to helping business leaders make better decisions faster and with greater confidence.

WHAT WE DO

  • CEO Roundtable meetings
  • CEO Forums
  • CEO Webinars
  • CEO Referral Network
  • Annual Member Conference
  • Member Resource Center (MRC)

POWER OF PEER LEARNING

Imagine the opportunity to vet new ideas and trouble shoot issues with other like-minded business leaders. CEO peer groups or mastermind groups can serve as a sounding board, providing you more resources to solve problems. The CEO Nexus Roundtable program is designed specifically for CEOs leading growth-oriented, second-stage businesses.

CONTENT MODEL

As an owner and a business leader, you must consistently evaluate each function of your business. Our roundtable discussions highlight the CEO Nexus Content Model, which emphasizes the four essential elements common to all businesses – leadership, operations, sales and finance. By focusing on these underlining functions, our program will help you fulfill Your Ownership Journey™.

Roundtable Framework

What would your business be like without you? When you look at the key functions of a business the way an investor or buyer looks from the outside in on your business, you get a clearer picture of the functions that need attention. The Roundtable Framework™ Assessment is a self-assessment that gives owners a visual guide on business functions, producing a picture of strengths and weaknesses.

SPECIAL OFFER

Sign up now to receive our propriety Roundtable Framework™ - Scorecard, a self-assessment designed to help you understand the next steps needed to prepare your company for continued growth.

EVENTS & SPOTLIGHT

CEO Nexus actively provides relevant content, hosts webinars and facilitates other networking and learning opportunities. Keep reading to see our latest updates and events.

CEO Social – 09.16.21

CEO Social: A Client Appreciation & Networking Event — Please join us for happy hour on Thursday, September 16th and meet other CEOs leading second stage growth companies. No presentations, just an opportunity to chat and connect with your peers. Register early to secure your space at the event!

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The “Great Resignation”

For better or for worse, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the way businesses run. One of the latest trends influenced by the pandemic is the “Great Resignation.” People are more likely than ever to consider leaving their current job in favor of something new. Recent research from a variety of sources…

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CNBI – 08.19.21 Wright, Johnson, T. Nardini, D. Nardini

CEO Forum – August 2021   Leadership & Business Growth Series   Thursday, August 19, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm CDT (1pm – 2:15pm EDT) Zoom Video Conference Speakers:     Jeff Wright, Managing Director/Principal of Corporate Finance Associates, Minneapolis      Christian Johnson, founder of Spyhouse Coffee Roasters (business sold 2021)      Tom Nardini, President and Co-Owner of Nardini Fire […]

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CEO Workshop – 07.07.21 Recap

CEO Nexus continued our Summer Networking Series with the Add Rocket Fuel to Your Business EOS workshop in Melbourne, serving members in roundtable groups on the east coast…

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CEO Networking – 06.17.21 Recap

CEO Networking Event After more than a year of Zoom sessions and digital conferences, CEO Nexus was pleased to co-host an in-person CEO networking event with Rollins College Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship (CFAE). Attendees included members from roundtable groups across our statewide network – Jacksonville, Melbourne, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota. Not only were […]

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CNBI – 06.17.21 Howard Root

CEO Forum – June 2021   Leadership & Business Growth Series   Thursday, June 17, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT (1pm – 2pm EDT) Zoom Video Conference Speaker:     Howard Root, Founder and Retired CEO of Vascular Solutions, Inc. Zoom details will be sent to participants the day before the event. Howard Root Howard Root is […]

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CEO Networking Event – 06.17.21

CEO Networking Event   Thursday, June 17, 2021 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT By Invitation Only (non-transferable):    CEOs of growth-oriented Second-Stage companies (10-150 employees) Your Network is Shrinking According to the ASA and a Recent HBR article* The Impact of COVID-19 Continues to Affect Business Owners Join Us 06.17.21 to Fight-back and Rebuild […]

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Webinar – 05.13.21 EAO

A Fireside Chat with Frank DiBello      Regional Aerospace Growth             Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET Online Webinar Speaker:     Frank DiBello – Space Florida The Entrepreneurs Alliance of Orlando presents A Fireside Chat Webinar with Frank DiBello, Space Florida. The Entrepreneurs Alliance of Orlando (EAO) is a non-profit organization […]

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Testimonials – Member Feedback

“What began as a skeptical experience has turned into an environment that’s very trusting and endearing for me. They’re not going to judge me, but instead give me valuable feedback.”

Harold Boyett │ President / CEO, Blue Streak Couriers
Jacksonville, FL

“As an entrepreneur of a small business I didn’t have that sounding board to run ideas past, until now. I look so forward to our monthly meetings to share like problems, but more so, I always leave the meeting with a resolution.”

Claire Evans │ President / CIC, amaZulu, Inc.
Clermont, FL

5 REASONS TO JOIN

As a business owner, it can be surprisingly lonely at the top, but you don’t have to go at it alone. CEO Nexus offers a new and expanded perspective on your role as an owner and leader.

How to Get Started

If you’re ready to take the first step in joining the CEO Nexus Roundtable program, click the apply now button below. Do you have additional questions about the program or process? Click the learn more button below.

About CEO Nexus

CEO Nexus provides leaders of second-stage businesses with practical tools and techniques designed specifically to address their stage and help them along their Ownership Journey™. 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. CEO Nexus offers 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.

CEO Roundtables

Solve your toughest business problems in small, facilitated groups of your peers—other owners, CEOs and presidents.
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CEO Forums

Cut through growth issues with one-on-one guidance from successful CEOs of established third-stage and fourth-stage companies.
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CEO Webinars

Learn important business insights and receive valuable information on current, relevant topics in convenient webinars.
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CEO Referral Network

Connect with like-minded, second-stage business leaders located across Florida and other regions of the U.S.
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Annual Conference

Connect in-person with your CEO peers and learn best practices from a large variety of experts during our two-day, annual event.
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Member Resource Center

Get easy, convenient access to CEO Nexus’ full library of content, resources and assessments on our private digital platform.
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