Follow the Leaders
"The Council has provided access to leaders who are like minded and share the same passion as I do as a leader. We learn from each other and share experiences about our businesses and our personal lives. This gives me an outlet to learn, grow, and build new relationships."— Brian Leach, President, Unboxed Technology
Our members’ companies represent a wide variety of industries, more than $1 billion in revenue, and are among the fastest-growing companies in the nation.
There are many reasons to join the Virginia Council of CEOs. Here’s what our members (and fans) have to say.
“The support system within the Council is amazing. And I can sum it up by saying, if there’s a problem or a challenge that I’m facing, I can pick up the phone and get ahold of somebody immediately.”
– Henry Clifford, CEO and Co-founder, Livewire
The peer-to-peer roundtable experience gives you a place to share personal and professional challenges with other business owners who understand your pressures. It’s a safe haven. And, “it’s a pretty powerful thing.”
– Arlene Lee, CEO, R.E. Lee Companies (Charlottesville member)
Listen in as Council Membership and Sponsors explain why this event, and the Council, is so worthwhile.
“It’s hard as a CEO to share certain details about what you are going through. You can’t necessarily share it with your team. Your spouse is going to just worry. So it’s nice, the idea that, a group of people who are in the same situation and sense of confidentially. I’m very happy I found the Virginia Council of CEOs.”
– Jason Daniel, CEO, Tech Dynamism (Charlottesville member)
“The Roundtable experience is so positive. You get these wonderful minds and brains, (and hearts honestly) helping you figure out how to move things forward that you’ve been struggling with.”
– Ryann Lofchie, CEO, Frontier Project, LLC
“The Council has been my MBA, with all of the speakers and learning events. My Roundtable has been my sounding board and also provided me a lot of mentorship. I haven’t had a boss since my early 20’s, so this has been crucial for my personal development. It has pushed me to further grow my company and be a better leader.”
– Travis Hamilton, CEO, U-FAB Interiors
“I strive to be better than the day before. Surrounding myself with like-minded people helps me to be my best — as a leader, wife, mother, and person.”
– Jennifer Boyden, CEO, Heart Havens
“Having other business owners at your side as advisors, confidants, and friends is a pretty special thing. The support, idea sharing, and motivation I get from my Roundtable is irreplaceable.”
– Sonny Gupta, Partner, Daybreak IT Solutions
“If you’re considering getting involved with this group, do it! It’s really an awesome group of people, and the investment they make in terms of adding value for their members is second to none.”
– Brian Moran, New York Times best selling author (The 12 Week Year) and VACEOs Retreat guest speaker