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 2019 sponsorship contact Executive Director Scot McRoberts at 804-360-2644. You can also download the 2019 Sponsorship Program here.
Sponsors are important resources for our members, and often share their knowledge at Roundtable and Forum meetings. See what they can deliver in our VACEOs Sponsor Topics catalog.
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.
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.
In the community banking world, success is based on people! That is certainly the case at Virginia Commonwealth Bank where we know that with our experienced and engaged teammates, we promote a positive culture, attracting valuable customers, who will ultimately have great success. The more value our bank provides, the more our community and clients will benefit. We have committed to building on VCB’s 80-year history serving Central Virginia and the Northern Neck as a true community bank headquartered in Richmond with experienced, locally-established bankers and state-of-the art products delivered with a true community bank spirit and approach. All decisions are made by our local bankers and management team to deliver banking with local knowledge and a sense of urgency. It’s truly “Uncommon Banking” from Virginia Commonwealth Bank!
Since 1989, 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.
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?
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!
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.
We’re committed to helping you succeed! Since 1986, Insperity® CEO Paul Sarvadi envisioned making business owners’ lives easier by taking HR and administrative burdens off their plates. So he decided to start a company with little more than 600 square feet of space and one telephone. Since then, Insperity has grown as a result of helping clients reach their goals.
Our business model is simple: We’re dedicated to helping businesses succeed by taking care of the things that could be distracting you from the bigger picture. We do this by helping you control expenses, minimize risk exposure and maximize your opportunities for revenue generation.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the third quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $59.0 billion of real estate under asset management.
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.
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.
South State Bank has been serving the financial needs of our customers and communities since 1934. By staying true to our values of relationship banking, we’ve become one of the fastest growing regional banks in the South.
While our capabilities continue to evolve, our approach remains the same: taking the time to make things just right so that our communities thrive and our customers realize financial success.
We bring joy to work! At The Change Decision, we live in-between the space of temporary change and lasting outcomes. This is where joy is often lost. We believe this is where you can create it. Our purpose is helping organizations strategically lead their teams during transformational shifts. We know (because we’ve seen it happen) that with the right process and engagement, you and your employees will not only achieve your goals – you’ll create a culture shift that truly engages your team in ways you never imagined.
Our expertise includes complex decision-making, strategic visioning/planning/implementation, organizational change management and team engagement. Our approach is creative, unexpected and specifically suited to each leader and their people.
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.
Union Bank & Trust, 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.
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.
Avenue 8 is a boutique coaching and advisory practice specializing in executive transformation, leadership development, and strategic operations consulting. We’ve been in your shoes: responsible for P&Ls and people and everything in between. We understand your challenges and deliver leadership solutions that actually work, not just sound good in theory. Lost your mojo? Feel like you’re alone? We’re in your corner and can help.
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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.
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.
Headquartered and expanding in Virginia, Lumos Networks is the leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving Carrier, Enterprise and Data Center customers, offering end-to-end connectivity in 26 markets in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Kentucky. With a fiber network of 10,907 fiber route miles and 503,616 total fiber strand miles, Lumos Networks connects 1,306 unique Fiber to the Cell sites, 1,663 total FTTC connections, 2,125 on-net buildings and over 3,400 total on-net locations. The Company also connects 43 total data centers (3 located in Richmond), including five data centers acquired from DC74, two acquired from Clarity Communications and seven company owned co-location facilities.
We are the fastest growing fiber provider in Virginia, and our new dense fiber network provides the network solutions, fast internet speeds, provider diversity, network scaleability and network reliability Richmond has been asking and waiting for. Our local Richmond based team provides you with custom network solutions and ongoing support so you, your business, and your team can be more productive.
Lumos Networks. Your Network. Your Way.
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®.
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.
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.
Think is a Richmond-based Creative Agency that opened its doors in 2009 with a heavy focus on brand strategy and art direction. Our work is all about developing new ways to communicate with the world and nourish growing brands. It has less to do with pitching our own artsy ideas and much more to do with hearing each client’s specific goals. Together, we build a plan that resonates with their audience. We provide all of the tools that a business needs to grow, including full-blown identity systems with a compelling logo, tagline, and brand standards. We also produce a ton of print collateral, signage, websites, and digital media to support ongoing brand awareness. We know each new relationship brings new obstacles and surprises, but we don’t make excuses. We find creative solutions that work.