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

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

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

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

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

CEO Issue Processing

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

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

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

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

Bill Hopf

Jacksonville

William H. Hopf has been a Vistage Florida Chair since 1989 and is the inaugural recipient of the 2012 Red Scott Award for the Florida chair who best exemplifies the spirit of Vistage. He currently chairs a CE group in Jacksonville, Florida. Bill has over fifty-three years of practical leadership assignments, over 14,500 hours of leadership and strategic coaching, as well as direct interaction with more than 160 business owners.

Linda Pfister

Orlando

Linda has over 25 years of executive leadership and management experience, ranging from staff and line management to senior executive. She currently leads peer groups of CEOs, business owners, and key executives in Orlando, Florida.

Georganne Goldblum

Ft. Lauderdale

Georganne Goldblum has been successfully coaching senior executives to outperform their goals and their competition since 2002. She chairs two CEO groups and a Key Executive group in Palm Beach, Florida and Broward County, and has been recognized as the Top Producing Florida chair in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Georganne was also honored as one of the top 25 most influential business women in South Florida in 2013.

Kathy Anthony

Pensacola/Ft. Worth

Kathy Anthony is a business advisor with a passion for creating successful business and leadership transformations exclusive with owners of small to mid-sized companies. Located in Northwest Florida, Kathy serves as the Chair of two Executive Leadership Groups with Vistage Florida.

States Hines

Palm Beach

States Hines has been a Chairman and facilitator of Vistage Florida since 1989, and currently chairs a Chief Executive group in the Martin, Dade and Palm Beach area.

Rolfe Arnhym

Tampa

Rolfe Arnhym is President and CEO of Arnhym and Associates, a Tampa, Florida based Management Consulting firm specializing in business development, marketing, community relations and leadership development. He has been a Vistage Chairman for over 10 years and currently chairs two Key Leaders groups and one Chief Executive group in the Tampa Bay area.

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

Members Know Industry Challenges Differ but Solutions Can be Similar

Adam Skolnik - Irrigation Components International, Inc.

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!

Aaron Davis - Hillsborough Title

Aaron Davis started in the title business from the ground up – literally. At age nine, he was pulling staples out of the carpet at Hillsborough Title, his mother’s title agency.

Thirty years later, he’s running one of the nation’s largest independent title agencies with 200 employees, five in-house attorneys, new headquarters under construction in Plant City, and revenues nearing $20 million.

Jim & Mike Grogan - MBI Direct Mail

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.”

Isaac Martinez - Market Traders Institute

The truth of the matter, says Isaac Martinez, COO of Market Traders Institute, is that sophisticated software and 24/5 data and news feeds make it possible for anyone – from bankers and business leaders to housewives and truck drivers – to make money on foreign exchange markets.

The issue then becomes information overload, which is where MTI can make a difference. “Our proprietary trading software (Ultimate Charting Software)can help traders decipher the flood of information that overwhelms the average traders, allowing them to make better trading decisions,” he said.

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.

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