Work on Your Business with CEOs, Executives and Owners Just Like You

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Since 1957, Vistage has made a difference by bringing together groups of successful executives across a broad array of industries. The goal: more success. Each group is designed to help members help each other improve their businesses and their lives.

Our Professionally Facilitated Advisory Peer Groups Dig Deep on Challenging and Important Issues

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Vistage groups meet once a month to solve problems, evaluate opportunities and work on an assortment of strategic and operational issues. They are confidential forums of experienced executives who rely on each other for wisdom and counsel.

And Then It Happens

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Through these expertly facilitated discussions, What to do? becomes What to do. Perspective is achieved, a definitive plan of action is determined. In subsequent meetings, progress is checked and accountability ensured. Are you ready for the challenge?

Our Chairs, Many of Whom are Former CEOs, Expertly Guide Our Peer Groups

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Put up to 16 high performing business executives in a room and the potential is enormous. The role of a Vistage Chair is to question answers, not simply answer questions, so the core of an issue is exposed, clarity is achieved, and a forward path is charged.

World-Class Facilitators Make a World of Difference

Our Chairs are always learning

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All Vistage Chairs participate in executive development programs to hone their skills through collaboration in our extensive Chair network.                                          

Chairs provide one to one business coaching

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Each month the Chair and their members have a private, one to one coaching session designed to help identify the most important needs and opportunities for their business.

Chairs form groups and facilitate meetings

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Chairs build advisory groups by personally identifying, engaging and developing members. They invest time and energy into creating productive meetings and relationships.

Chairs keep members ahead of the game

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The difference with Vistage Chairs is education is ever-evolving. From industry trends to negotiating tactics, Chairs ensure Members are always in the know.

Meet a Few of Our Chairs

TJ Kelly

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Jacksonville

Terrance “TJ” Kelly has been a Vistage Chairman since 1988, he currently chairs a Chief Executive and Key Leader Vistage groups in the Jacksonville area.

Barbara Monti

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Naples/SW Florida

Barbara Monti has nearly 25 years of experience as a business owner and entrepreneur and has been a Vistage Chair since 1996. She started the first Vistage group in Southwest Florida and is one of the longest serving Chairs.

Bill Edgar

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Gainesville/Ocala

Bill Edgar is Chairman and Facilitator of Vistage CEO and Key Executive groups in Marion and Alachua Counties since 2011. He also serves as a Trustee for the College of Central Florida.

Russ Van Zandt

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Tampa

Russ Van Zandt is a Medical Device Industry executive with over 20 years of domestic and international experience as President or CEO, focusing on cardiac rhythm management, cardiovascular, general surgery, urology and respiratory care. He currently chairs a Chief Executive Vistage group in the Tamp Bay Area.

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Working with Their Peer Advisory Groups, Members Get Answers and Take Action

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Members Know Industry Challenges Differ but Solutions Can be Similar

Adam Skolnik - Irrigation Components International, Inc.

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Adam describes himself as a “poster boy” for Vistage. Through the various career moves he maintained his membership in the group even when it required him to pay his dues personally. He plans his travel and business schedule around his Vistage Meeting schedule, rarely missing a meeting. And, he frequently tells his Chair, Linda Pfister, and his fellow members that he can’t imagine life without them and Vistage. And, they can’t imagine the group without him!

Jim & Mike Grogan - MBI Direct Mail

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Jim Grogan, founder and CEO of MBI Direct Mail and his son, Mike Grogan, Vice President both took a critical situation to their groups and returned with a new organizational structure. They both said “It’s a decision that would never have been made without the power of two Vistage Groups who provided their best thinking for our future.”

Let’s Start a Dialogue

Vistage Florida is an affiliate of Vistage International - the world’s leading Chief Executive Organization. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Vistage Florida has approximately 800 members in in upwards to 70 groups across the state, including CEO Groups and Key Leader Groups.

Vistage Florida is an invitation-only group open to successful CEOs, business owners, presidents and key executives. Vistage Florida utilizes peer review and educational opportunities to increase effectiveness and enhance the lives of business leaders and their organizations. Eligibility is determined by company size, competitor/vendor relationships, and the specific wants and needs of the group and company.

  • You are a CEO, executive or business owner.
  • You are committed to raising the standard for your business.
  • Your company is established and open to innovative thinking.

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