Portland Metro Businesses

CEO Peer Advisory Boards

Enhancing Growth for Business Owners & CEOs.

Why Every CEO Needs a Peer Group

“People often say leadership is lonely, but it doesn’t always have to be if you have a strong community around you. My peer network has been tremendously helpful to me as we’ve navigated many of the same complex challenges.”

Chuck Robbins – Chairman & CEO of Cisco Systems (WSJ 1/2/2021)

Who you are:

A successful CEO who wants to continue to grow as a leader, dedicate more time to developing your business and management team, and accelerate achievement of sustainable growth in your business as a result.

What you need:

To connect with other leaders in your community so together you can share expertise, challenge one another to think critically and arrive at better outcomes. Join a powerful group of high-caliber executives who inspire and hold each other accountable, share their perspectives, and help each other become better leaders who make better decisions to achieve outstanding results.

CEO Peer Advisory Board Structure

The primary purpose of a CEO Peer Group is to dedicate time to the most important responsibility of a CEO’s job – working on the business. You can hire people to work in your business, but only the CEO can effectively work on the business – it is a responsibility that can not be delegated.

Meeting in a non-competitive, highly confidential, challenging, and supportive environment, along with educational workshops provided through Vistage and executive coaching from Bob Shingler – the structure provides a perfect opportunity to gain insights, refine your strategies, and take your focus as a leader to the next level.

Meeting Format: Monthly full-day meetings hosted by rotating Board members.

Education: Eight world-class speaker workshops as part of the monthly meeting schedule.

Executive Coaching: Monthly one-on-one coaching with Bob Shingler.

Online Resources: Access to the 26,000 Vistage global member network, user groups, highly relevant content & webinars.

Group Size: 16-18 Presidents, CEOs, and Business Owners

“I have now been a member of Vistage for one year. It has provided great value to myself and my company. Not only are you exposed to new ideas and concepts through the excellent guest speakers, but there is also great value in having a trusted peer group to discuss the trial and tribulations of running a company. Bob does an outstanding job as the Chair of the group. He truly cares about the success of its members and his deep experience in business is a very valuable resource to draw upon.”

Sven Melbo
TYR Wood Products, Inc.

“Bob Shingler, our Vistage Group Chair, assembled a dynamic diverse group that has provided me the unbiased support needed to make thoughtful decisions necessary to obtain exceptional outcomes.  Bob’s outstanding coaching and facilitation of our group has been a key to our members’ success.”

Paul Henningsen
Henningsen Cold Storage
(Sold to Lineage Logistics in July 2020)

“Since joining Vistage, I’ve found a group of peers, have access to cutting edge, relevant information, and I’ve gotten the right mix of encouragement and accountability that’s impossible to replicate elsewhere. It’s definitely made a positive impact on my personal life and my company’s well-being this past year.”

Andrew Kurkinen
Finnmark Property Services

“As owners, we typically do not have people holding us accountable to all aspects of running a successful business. With Vistage and specifically Bob Shingler and the group he has compiled, I have a brain trust of smart, dedicated, and focused executives that help me make wise decisions and then hold me to timely action.  My business has grown and is healthier inside and out because of this group.”

Tom Severson
Chief Executive Officer

“Bob and our Vistage group has helped me go from working in my business to working on my business.”

Mike Sharyan
Global Importing Group, Inc

“Bob’s guidance at our Vistage group meetings has helped create a safe space that I can be truly vulnerable while also being held accountable. This is helping drive change in my business and personal growth in my life.”

Laurie Thiel
RE/MAX Equity Group

“As a member of Bob’s Vistage CEO group, I have formed trusted friendships, gained insight from respected peers, and found strength from being part of a team where we are mutually invested in each other’s success.”

Jean Roque
President + Founder

How do you measure success?

Commit & Take your Business to the Next Level

Vistage member companies grow 2.2x faster than their industry peers.*

During the Great Recession of 2007 – 2009, Vistage member companies grew revenue 5.8% as compared to a 9.2% decline for the average small and midsize business.**

Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while nonmembers with comparable small and midsize businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%.***

The average growth of a member company in Bob Shingler’s CEO peer group in 2019 was 6% in revenue and 7% in employees. In 2020, these same companies grew their revenue by 15% while increasing their employment by another 7%. ****

*       2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data
**     Dun & Bradstreet, 2005 – 2009
***   Dun & Bradstreet data for U.S. companies with up to $1B in revenue.
**** KMJ Partners 2018 – 2020 data

Launch Yourself to a New Level of Success

Are You a Good Fit?

Bob Shingler leads high performing, highly selective CEO Peer Advisory Boards. Spots are reserved for Portland metro CEOs, executives, and business owners that have an undeniable drive for success and willingness to improve and grow as leaders.

To see if you will be a good fit, please reach out to Bob on our Contact Page.