CEO Organization Testimonials | Atlanta, GA
Our CEO Organization has a 15 year heritage of mutual contribution which has provided our members with experiences that have resulted in many success stories. Our members talk about their experiences:
“Coming to the Brain Trust CEO Group has helped me immensely. It’s helping me grow my company. It’s helping me understand how easy it is to solve some of the issues around differentiation strategies, legalities, organizational structure, compensation, buyouts, exit strategy… all those things which are possibly in our future.
It’s helped me understand those things, because I’m around other people who’ve been there and done that. It’s the best time investment I make, absolutely, in anything I do, and I recommend it highly to anyone who is interested in improving and optimizing their business.”
Ken Robbins, Co-founder/President, ResponseMine Interactive
“It was very hard for me to pull the trigger on committing the time to the Brain Trust Meetings. I’m extremely busy, as all CEO’s are. However, I am delighted that I have allocated the time and made the leap. I discovered that being covered up had a component of being so consumed with fighting the battles with bows and arrows, that I was too busy to learn how to use laser guided missiles. The Brain Trust is a laser guided missile development think tank.”
Bob Lewis, CEO, Mobile Media Enterprises, LLC
“I read Bill’s book three times, and after 6 months of implementing his concepts I was able to reduce my head count from 200 to 150 people, reduce my inventory by 50%, increase my annualized inventory turn from 4 to 9 times, and increase my gross margins by 6 points.”
Kevin Melendy, President, Spectral Response, Inc.
Well as they say…all good things must come to an end. We are selling our Atlanta and Orlando Linen operations April 1, and soon afterward I will be moving to the Great Lakes State to continue the journey to execute our exit strategy. One of the things I will miss most in Atlanta is the Brain Trust – and most specifically, the people who take the time each month to meet. Thank You all for sharing your experiences, stories, challenges, trials, victories and lessons learned. I will always cherish your insights and friendship!
Tom & Bill, I have been blessed and fortunate to have each of you as Teacher and Coach. You left an indelible print by challenging, reflecting and modeling. You each have achieved monetary success over your careers but it pales in comparison to your Significance. By Significance, I mean the impact you had on others, your service to many, and your courage to be a center of influence to most. I hope you someday realize the number of people you have touched, how many smiles you have caused, how many tears you have eased, and how many careers you have impacted. Thanks for all the above.
When I look back to my first meeting in November 2012 it was clear that Tom and Bill had a mission to Inspire & Excite. Well done guys! But as important, they set the stage for – Good Fun with Good People…. who could ask for more?
I wish you all Success beyond your loftiest Dreams!
May God continue to Bless you all.Jim Krupansky, CEO, Southeast Linen Associates, Inc.
Mike Hoffman, Managing Partner, Hoffman & Associates (Law Firm)
Dirk DeVuyst, CEO, International Marble Industries, Inc.
- Great Speakers.
- Valuable insights that you can leverage in your own business.
- Good sounding board for ideas from other members.
- Great feedback and candor on challenges within your business.
- Outstanding cross section of businesses offer true out of the box thinking.
- Last but not least, Bill and Tom’s guidance and expertise.
What has made it especially worthwhile is the member interaction. The experience of the group and their approach to problem solving was especially valuable. Another benefit that I found was the openness of the group and their willingness to share their issues with the group and make non-judgmental suggestions.
Additionally, the one-on-one time that you spend with each member is also quite beneficial; a number of other members have commented accordingly.Tom Berger, Former CEO, 8 Venture Capital Backed Start-ups
Former Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
It’s helped me understand those things, because I’m around other people who’ve been there. It’s the best time investment I make, absolutely, in anything I do, is coming to a peer group like this.
So, I strongly advise that anybody who is trying to grow their company, take the time to find a peer group, and this is a great one, because the owner and the guy who founded it with the vision, runs it day to day.Ken Robbins, CEO, ResponseMine, Inc.
Excited would be an understatement on my part.Randi Drinkwater, CEO, Core Potential Marketing, LLC
The presentations and discussions have positively affected my management style and our marketing. The retreat and the connections have been very helpful. Thank you for bringing such a well planned program together.Ron Bushman, CEO, InfoRetail, Inc.
You introduced me to the Hedgehog concept that has provided a great deal of direction for my life. You helped me see that I could not do everything well, and that I needed to let go of some things.
I have the ability to make choices about what will be. As they say in Landmark, life is empty and meaningless. It is only by our choices that we “fill it up” with what our life will contain – the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful.
It is sad that so many times people have such a wonderful affect on our lives and yet we never take the time to let them know. Thank you.Gina Carr, CEO, Around Town Community Magazines