At the recent CEO Nexus conference, Denver Stutler, CEO of U.S. Submergent Technologies, was honored as Connector of the Year. Each year, we recognize members for their contribution to other members in the program and the communities we serve.

This year, Denver stood out for his efforts connecting a fellow CEO member with someone from his network. One connection may not seem like much – but that essential introduction helped thousands of families across Florida when they needed it most.

Here is what happened: Nicole McMurray, Regional Vice President of AppleOne and CEO Nexus C-Suite roundtable member, was having trouble navigating the complexity of state government and reached out for help. CEO Nexus introduced her to Denver, a member of the Sarasota roundtable group, who then used his connections to open the right door.

Because of Denver’s timely introduction, he helped Nicole and AppleOne, a staffing and recruiting firm, fill more than 3,000 jobs around the state of Florida at a time of extreme economic uncertainty. This critical connection supported countless families at a trying time and simultaneously helped Nicole’s business continue to grow and thrive during the pandemic.

Nicole’s journey with an assist from Denver is another example of the “six degrees of separation” principle in action and the power of being a member of a network of CEO peers. This story amplifies that CEO Nexus network is bigger than your roundtable and shows that small actions can significantly impact your business and those in your sphere of influence.

Thank you to Denver and Nicole for making a difference!

About U.S. Submergent Technologies
The U.S. Submergent Technologies leadership team has over 100+ years experience in water infrastructure, solid/liquid waste and recycling, sustainability, operations management, and project management. Our experts are pleased to provide exceptional customer service to our clients and potential clients.

About CEO Nexus
CEO Nexus is committed to serving business owners and executive teams leading growth-oriented, second-stage businesses. Our facilitated peer roundtable program utilizes the CEO Nexus Content Model, which focuses on leadership, sales, operations, and finance. The program is structured to enhance Your Ownership Journey™.