Here's what some of our members have to say

"Participating in Chief Executive Forum is like having a board of advisors, a
team of business coaches, and knowledgeable mentors all in one place without any
strings attached. CEF has been an important supplement to my management team. It
has helped me deal with internal issues, providing a sanity check, by leveraging the
experiences of other group members."

Bob Sullivan, President & CEO, The Wireless Source, Bloomfield Hills
(Global Distributor of New, Used, and Remanufactured Wireless Phones)

"CEO Exchange helps deal with the reality that it is lonely at the top.
It's a forum in which we can discuss issues that cannot be discussed openly and frankly
within our organizations. The breadth of members' experiences allows for unique
insights that could not be obtained at a reasonable cost, or at any cost, elsewhere."

Dave Frescoln, Chief Executive Officer, Flint Ink Corp., Ann Arbor
(Ink Manufacturer)

"After relocating to the Detroit area several years ago I quickly saw that
networking was a key element of success in this business community. Chief Executive
Forum has provided an important link into that community, and it offers an opportunity
to interact with some of the most successful business leaders in the Detroit area."
 

Hugh McBride, President & CEO, Ancor, Troy
(Data Processing/Continuity Programs)

"CEO Exchange is a great place to bring ideas and issues for discussion.
It is the one place a CEO can get honest and reliable feedback on management situations.
Everyone in the group has a unique opinion on each issue and their perspective is
invaluable to me."

George Hofman, President & CEO, JAC Products, Pontiac
(Manufacturer of Roof & Luggage Racks)

"Chief Executive Forum is a place for members to express our unique selves and
our business opportunities and threats - only to find that we are neither so isolated
nor so unique. However, when we express ourselves we put separation between who we
are and what our issues are. This allows us the opportunity to identify and deal with
these issues in a far more powerful way."

Thom Barry, President, T F Barry Co., Plymouth
(Mechanical Contracting, Engineering & Construction)

"In an environment as challenging and fast paced as we experience, I have found
CEO Exchange to be the one place I can discuss every day challenges and issues and
gain the experiences of so many other chief executives. As others in the group, along
with myself, discuss items of importance, we can use the experiences of the group to
explore risks, challenges, and possible alternatives. Most important is that this
group offers a non-intrusive and confidential environment to bring up most anything."

Kevin Alder, President & COO, Akebono Corp., Farmington Hills
(Manufacturer of Brake Components)

"As a member of Chief Executive Forum for the past 10 years I cannot recall a
single meeting that I didn't walk away with an idea, interesting perspective, or
brilliant recommendation that provided meaningful insight into running my business
more effectively. It's very valuable to be able to access the experiences and
knowledge of a small group of other chief executives in helping solve very complex
business problems."

Mark Ratliff, President, Virtual Services, Inc., Madison Heights
(Computer Services)

"My experience with CEO Exchange has been extremely beneficial. I am able to
meet with peers on a regular basis and discuss very sensitive and confidential issues
without concern for undesired disclosure. I recommend CEO Exchange to any individual
that has a need for CEO level networking and confidential exchange."

Joe Anderson, Chairman & CEO, TAG Holdings, Troy
(Automotive Supplier)

 

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