Follow the Leaders
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 2017 Sponsorship Package.
Members! Seek out the expertise of our sponsors for your Roundtable or your business. Download our Sponsor Presentation Topics catalog for ideas.
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.
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.
The Fahrenheit Group is a business advisory and professional services firm that helps growth-oriented organizations overcome their most challenging hurdles to success. Fahrenheit focuses in four practice areas – Accounting and Finance, Business Advisory, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, including interim, fractional, project consulting and direct hire services. We leverage the extensive knowledge of our team to understand our clients’ true needs and implement practical solutions. Our team of seasoned, C-level executives and consultants collaborate with management to define strategy, build road maps to execute and deliver measurable results. We serve clients across all industries focusing on emerging growth, family-owned and private equity backed portfolio companies. Fahrenheit has offices located in Richmond, VA, Raleigh-Durham, NC and Phoenix, AZ.
Our MISSION is to be the leading non-partisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, civic and judicial arenas at the state and federal level to be a force for long-term economic growth in the Commonwealth.
Our VISION is to be the voice of the Virginia business community and the most influential business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth.
Commonwealth Commercial Partners, LLC is a leading full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Richmond, VA with offices in Hampton Roads, Nashville, TN, Jacksonville, FL, Tampa, FL, Greensboro, NC, Raleigh/Durham, NC, Charlotte, NC and Reading, PA. Founded in 1996, the firm provides expertise to office, industrial, retail, hospitality, rural and urban land and investment clients. Supported by proprietary systems that provide consistent, proactive solutions, the team delivers a broad range of services to support the needs of large institutional, regional and local clients.
At Xenith Bank, our primary goal is to provide the best possible banking experience by partnering with our customers to help them meet their business and financial objectives. We are focused on the Virginia business, real estate and private banking communities, as well as select retail markets. Our experienced relationship managers have an average of over 20 years of banking experience with local credit decision support. Our bank culture encourages freedom of thought, collaboration and decisiveness. This powerful combination creates a platform for success for our clients, employees and investors.
Dixon Hughes Goodman. We are an innovative team of CPAs and Advisors that guides growing companies like yours through every stage of business. We help our clients make strategic financial decisions to drive the success of their business, and deliver ideas that improve their bottom line. Along with traditional tax and audit services, DHG offers value-added services such as tax incentive reviews, lease-versus-buy analysis, wealth planning, and pre-acquisition consulting.
Your DHG Richmond team, backed by the resources of a Top 20 national CPA firm, will partner with you to make the most of your opportunities while anticipating and mitigating your risks. We are “small” enough to provide you with responsive, proactive, fee-friendly service, and also “large” enough to offer the leading-edge advice of credentialed professionals in your industry.
How can we help you move your business forward?
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.
Park Sterling Bank is a regional, community-focused financial services company with more than $3.1 billion in total assets and 57 banking offices stretching across Virginia, the Carolinas and into Georgia. Our commitment is to be large enough to help customers achieve their financial aspirations and yet small enough to care that they do. Our culture emphasizes listening, understanding and personalizing our customers’ banking experiences with answers they can bank on.
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 identify 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.
At Adams, Jenkins and Cheatham, our CPAs and consultants are “simplifying the road to success” for our clients. We do this by seeking to build long-term relationships with the people and companies we serve enabling us to offer them financial solutions, value-added expertise and innovative opportunities. Our desire is to go beyond the ordinary audit and tax services by making it our mission for clients to recognize their current and future business goals. Let us join you on your business’ road to success!
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.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.0 billion of real estate assets under management.
Increasing leadership ability & capacity is what we do … it is the role we have dedicated ourselves to play in making our world better.
We help our clients (from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies) catch their limit! Here are just a few examples of how we guide leaders to achieve measurable, sustainable results:
Become a better leader and grow more leaders … we’ll be your guide.
7 Hills Advisors is a uniquely qualified, locally owned, Independent Commercial Real Estate and Advisory firm focusing exclusively on Corporate/User and Tenant Representation. With over 80 years experience in the RVA Commercial Real Estate market, your assignment benefits from leveraging our relationships with community leaders, owners, brokers and allied professionals.
We are the only Central Virginia CRE firm not representing professional landlords for leasing, management or asset management nor develop or own an interest in properties being considered. This completely removes any potential conflict of interest and allows us to focus solely on you, our client. Collectively, our partners average 20 years experience and have completed over 1000 assignments.
Life as a business leader can be complex. You make daily business decisions that affect the ongoing development of your company and your employees. You juggle commitments made to family and other personal interests. Understanding the challenges you face, and how they are interconnected, can lead to better strategies for driving business growth, efficiency and personal success. For companies, wealthy individuals and families with complex wealth management needs, U.S. Trust offers innovative and customized financial solutions to help meet unique business, lifestyle, family and philanthropic goals. A coordinated team backed by more than 200 years of experience and the resources of one of the world’s largest financial institutions works with each client to apply deep wealth management expertise and financial acumen. We deliver across a comprehensive range of capabilities, including: Customized Credit and Banking, Investment Management, Legacy and Philanthropy, Wealth Structuring, and Family Office services.
LeClairRyan is preferred, full-service provider of high-end counsel to businesses of all sizes, offering clients the talents of approximately 350 attorneys resident in 25 offices nationwide, six of which are located throughout Virginia. In every matter we handle – from corporate and transactional to litigation and advocacy services – we are our clients’ business partner and trusted advisor. Through this role, we help our clients achieve their business objectives while managing and minimizing their legal risks, difficulties and expenses. We consistently achieve symmetry with our clients by providing high-quality, predictable and cost-effective legal services.
Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Marriott & Co. is a premier, independent boutique investment banking firm focused on advising closely held private companies across a wide variety of industries. The firm provides merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services primarily to family-held businesses and entrepreneurial business owners in the middle market. Marriott & Co.’s unique entrepreneurial culture enables the firm to tailor its services to meet the needs of its clients, and the firm’s professionals have an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing these companies and their owners today. By delivering senior banker attention, a high-touch approach to client service and best-in-class process execution to every assignment it undertakes, Marriott & Co. has established a long track record of closing successful transactions for clients throughout Virginia and all over the U.S.
Businesses throughout Virginia and beyond have turned to Spotts Fain for legal representation and advice since 1988.
From trials to transactions, business law to bankruptcy, intellectual property to employment law, we offer a broad range of legal and consulting services to local, regional and national businesses. Spotts Fain, Lawyers with Your Business in Mind®.
Endeavor Capital, LLC is a Richmond based financial planning firm committed to helping ensure that their clients achieve greater financial freedom. We serve our clients with the highest level of integrity and ensure that their business and personal affairs are in order. We help them create a lasting legacy that embraces their value system, love of family, and commitment to their community.
Cornerstone Valuation, LLC (and its predecessor Cornerstone Financial Management, Inc.) has been providing quality, supportable business valuation services to attorneys, accounting firms, financial advisors, private equity firms, executives and business owners for over 25 years. We specialize in valuing closely-held, private businesses and their respective interests. Cornerstone Valuation brings unparalleled expertise to a full range of business valuation needs including, among others: gift and estate tax reporting, litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, shareholder/partner buyouts, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOPs), and financial distress/workout situations.
Eckert Seaman’s Labor & Employment Group works closely with its clients’ human resources and management professionals to strategize and implement effective and efficient solutions to the time-sensitive issues that confront employers of all sizes across a variety of industries. It’s attorneys take a proactive approach to identify and minimize the potential for costly litigation through counseling, workplace training, and creating practical and effective policies. If litigation becomes necessary, the firm’s attorneys have a track record of successful outcomes. The firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team works closely with the employment attorneys to help guide businesses through executive compensation, ERISA, HIPAA and ACA matters. The firm has a network of 14 offices including Richmond, Virginia, where there is a strong practice focus on Virginia business.
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.
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 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.
Marketing is critical to the growth of your company. Don’t give responsibility of this vital function to a junior-level staffer when you can access the experience of a senior executive with a proven track record of success. How? Pinch Hit Partners uses a fractional executive model to help CEOs of small and mid-sized companies develop and execute on their growth strategies. Pinch Hitters work on a temporary or part-time basis to develop marketing plans, select agencies and other vendors, mentor employees and track results. Pinch Hitters are former Chief Marketing Officers and VPs of Marketing with experience working cross-functionally to implement solutions that touch all areas of the business such as customer service, information technology and human resources.
Pinch Hit Partners was founded by Mark Cipolletti, one of Richmond’s leading marketing executives and former head of marketing and communications for Allianz Global Assistance, Connexions Loyalty and Sheltering Arms Physical Rehab Centers.