become a trusted colleague
The Virginia Council of CEOs partners annually with a limited number of corporate sponsors. Our sponsors have the opportunity to build relationships and become trusted colleagues within our CEO community.
To inquire about sponsorship contact Executive Director Scot McRoberts at 804-360-2644 or download the sponsorship program packet.
University of Richmond Robins School of Business – Academic Sponsor
As one of the nation’s top business schools, the Robins School of Business provides rigorous and relevant educational experiences through undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs. Our Executive Education division provides consulting, coaching, facilitation and training to organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Our tailored programs, which can occur on campus or at your location, target specific performance areas and help your organization design strategies to achieve key objectives. Our emphasis on practical and applied experiences helps foster meaningful professional growth among participants.
Fahrenheit Finance is a consulting firm leveraging a unique talent model and approach to helping our clients solve challenges and take advantage of opportunities. Within Fahrenheit Finance, we have defined four divisions; Project & Consulting, Fractional Financial Management, Restructuring & Litigation Support and Executive Search & Staffing. We bring together the diverse set of skills and common philosophies of our founders and the seasoned corporate executives on our team. Our skills are built around real world experiences and our team consists of former Big 4 public accounting professionals, experienced emerging growth and middle market CFO’s, Fortune 500 executives, restructuring and litigation support experts and executive search and staffing industry experts who have created a powerful pool of leveraged talent. "The power of people when you need them.
offers expertise in the areas of business mergers and acquisitions, sale, valuation and equity recapitalizations. We also provide financial advisory services including business planning for start-ups, strategic growth consulting and succession/exit planning. Our insight into deal structure from a business perspective can provide significant value to our clients who are pursuing business transactions either now or in the future. We are unique in that we combine decades of transaction-related experience and professionalism with hands-on attention to detail for those small to mid-cap privately-held businesses having revenues of $1 million to $50 million*. Our total team of experienced advisors offers you professional, competent and confidential attention that may not be available to you by the larger investment banking firms.
For 20 years, Warren Whitney has helped take closely-held companies to the next level by providing experienced management executives on contract. Time commitments are flexible to meet the specific needs of companies experiencing change – growth, personnel turnover or strategy change, for example. We recommend a strategy, then we implement it. Each of our professionals has deep knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, or technology. We become a part of your team, and we take responsibility. -- Strategic vision focused on tangible results.
CBRE Keiter At Keiter, we are more than accountants - we are your opportunity advisors. We understand that you depend on us to identify, communicate and help shape the financial decisions that determine the success of your business. Whether performing an audit examination or developing a business plan for a start-up, we are always focused on providing fresh insights and creating new opportunities to help your business grow. Most importantly, we take the time to truly learn about you and your business. To be effective, we approach your business as a unique entity, enabling us to indentify strategies that work for how you run your business today and where you want it to go tomorrow. Contact us to discuss how our insights and services can help you shape the success of your business.
Union First Market Bank
Union First Market Bank, Virginia’s premiere community bank, provides a more innovative style of personal and business banking through a broad array of products and services. Services such as trust and asset management are also available. Through our affiliates, we offer non-banking services—investments, insurance, and mortgage.
Experienced bankers and advisors are available to assist families and businesses through customized relationships.
For the nearest branch, call the Customer Service Center (800) 990-4828 or go online.
Cherry Bekaert LLP
For over 60 years, Cherry Bekaert LLP has provided high-quality financial, tax, and management services to a diverse and successful client base. The Firm is uniquely positioned to provide quality, cost-effective and practical advice to our clients. We specialize in privately owned businesses, and provide an array of services for emerging companies, start-up firms, and successful individuals.
Cherry Bekaert offers the extensive service opportunities normally associated with national firms, coupled with the personal relationship, value-based fee structure, and service continuity of a local firm.
First Capital Bank
First Capital Bank remains a great banking option for small businesses in Central Virginia. After all, we are a small business as well! With First Capital Bank, you have direct access to all decision makers, whether it’s a teammate in one of our seven area branches or management or operational support at our Innsbrook Corporate Headquarters. Given that we face many of the same challenges, you will find a bank that understands the needs and desires of the growing small business and provides financial products and services in a way we believe an entrepreneur will appreciate. With this small business commonality, our association with the Virginia Council of CEO’s not only allows us to be a grateful sponsor but also a dedicated contributor to the overall mission of the organization.
CBRE | Richmond | Commercial Brokerage
CBRE | Richmond has been a local leader in providing comprehensive commercial real estate services to the region and to our clients since our establishment in 1983. As an affiliate of CBRE, the world’s premier, full-service real estate services company, the office staffs more than 100 employees, including 36 real estate sales professionals. Our industry-leading platform provides unparalleled service to meet any client requirement from acquisition financing and real estate portfolio management to leasing commercial office space and investment sales. In 2011, the Richmond office completed 352 lease transactions encompassing 3.27 million square feet totaling $190 million, and 41 sales transaction valuing $91 million.
Richmond is one of CBRE’s offices in the Mid-Atlantic region, which also includes offices in Norfolk, Newport News, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg, Virginia; and Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina. These offices work together to deliver services that produce the best business results for our clients.
Our real estate professionals serve the diverse needs of property owners, investors, corporate clients, institutions and tenants. We are committed to helping our clients foresee the landscape ahead and seize real estate opportunities that directly match their needs.
Jones Lang LaSalle
We are in business to create and deliver real value for clients, shareholders and our own people in a complex world that is constantly changing.
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.6 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately $38 billion of assets under management.
Inc. Navigator helps you to
maximize the potential of your business by making team alignment and
accountability a routine. Over 500 companies have used our online tools to
successfully navigate growth and No Man's Land (the adolescent stage of business).
MG LAW has been helping businesses and individuals in the Richmond community with their legal needs for over 20 years. We take a common sense approach to legal representation, and believe in offering creative solutions based on integrity and professionalism. We listen. We communicate. We deliver results.
College Company, LLC
Our mission at College Company is to deliver great design in a professional and creative environment. From maximizing budgets, to understanding the competition, we approach each project with a puzzle-solving strategy... listening is key.
Established in 1998 and certified by VDMBE (Virginia Department Minority Business Enterprise) as a Woman owned business, our specialties include corporate branding and identity, print and web design. Our team of designers, web-developers, photographers, printers and copywriters are the best in the business and will deliver beyond your expectations.
Curtis & Company
Since 1996, Curtis & Company has developed comprehensive and creative marketing strategies and executed them across a wide variety of print and online media. We become your strategic partner by managing all of your advertising and print related needs. Graphic design, photography, and printing are the core of what we do. We are proud of our success, building name and brand recognition for companies large and small. Talk to us about your objectives and discover the difference the right marketing plan can make for your business.
Commonwealth Public Relations
Commonwealth Public Relations is a full-service public relations and marketing communications agency, headquartered in Richmond, VA. The agency serves a local, regional and national client base through a network of experienced, independent PR practitioners, who are known for their strategic communications and creative ideas.
The agency is able to meet a range of client needs from strategy development and research, to the execution of day-to-day tactical communications and marketing practices. Professional services include public relations, media relations, social media, crisis communications, grassroots community relations, branding, media training, and much more.
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