Follow the Leaders
VACEOs is a not-for-profit organization. Simply stated, the generous support of these sponsors allows us to serve CEOs of small and mid-sized businesses. With their help, we’ve been able to serve our Members since 2000.
Because Virginia Council of CEOs partners annually with a limited number of corporate sponsors, they have the opportunity to build relationships and become trusted colleagues within our CEO community making it a win-win for all.
The Virginia Council of CEOs engages sponsors in order to:
Interested in joining our community?
Fahrenheit Advisors is a full-service business advisory firm that helps companies overcome challenges and find the straightest path to growth. Fahrenheit’s five practice areas are Business Advisory, Finance and Accounting, Human Capital, Sales Transformations, and Executive Search & Recruiting. Our team of seasoned, C-level executives and talented consultants collaborate with management to define strategy, build roadmaps, execute initiatives, and deliver measurable results. We serve clients across all industries, growth-oriented companies, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, the firm has additional resources in Charlottesville, Virginia Beach, and Roanoke, Virginia, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Phoenix, Arizona.
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.
In the community banking world, success is based on people! That is certainly the case at Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. We know that with our experienced and engaged teammates, we promote a positive culture, attract valuable customers, and ultimately have great success. The more value our bank provides, the more our community and clients will benefit. We are committed to building on Blue Ridge Bank and legacy VCB’s 80-year history now serving across the Commonwealth of Virginia from Luray, Harrisonburg, and Winchester to the Northern Neck and greater Hampton Roads market, including Virginia Beach 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. Our local bankers and management team make all decisions to deliver banking with local knowledge and a sense of urgency. It is genuinely “Uncommon Banking” from Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.
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 $2 million to $100 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.
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.
A CEO’s most important job is capital allocation. Warren Buffett refers to capital allocation as the ‘what will they do with the cash factor’ when evaluating a business. Decisions made with surplus cash – inside and outside the company – will largely determine your outcomes. Irongate Capital Advisors, LLC. has worked with closely-held companies for over 26 years. As a private business owner, your ‘corporate planning’ and ‘personal planning’ are interconnected. Our financial planning and investment management expertise is focused on this ‘intersection.’ We work closely with your tax, legal, banking, and corporate finance advisors to help support & drive your business’s growth, your employees’ financial wellness, and your family’s economic independence.
We look forward to learning from the Virginia Council of CEOs’ Members and Sponsors and serving as a resource in those areas where we may be able to add value.
PartnerMD is the leader in concierge primary care and executive health from Baltimore to Atlanta and including our headquarters in Richmond. A subsidiary of Markel Ventures, we have been partnering with employers of all sizes and individual patients for 16 years providing the best in executive physicals, primary care and health coaching for a proactive preventative approach to keeping companies and patients at their peak performance now and years to come.
With five-star VIP service combined with the most advanced medicine, our corporate clients and their executives enjoy the most customized advanced physicals, 24/7/365 access to physician care with little to no waiting, plus unlimited access to personal health coaching. We partner with each employer to customize a program focused on increasing your employee retention and improving the health of your top talent. Then we work with each executive to help them choose the right physician and to customize their annual physical based on personal preferences, current health, plus personal and family medical history.
At PartnerMD, you’re never alone on your path to lifelong health. Learn more about our corporate and executive health services. Start your partnership with your new personal physician today and get ready to experience the difference of how health care was meant to be.
Accent Professional Recruiting is a national-recruiting firm that recognizes the power of people in making business dreams come true. Brooke Bolton Hall, President and Owner of Accent Professional Recruiting, leads a team of talented recruiters all dedicated to finding game-changing matches between candidates and client positions. Whether we’re supporting clients or candidates, success starts with building a relationship and getting to know your individual needs, expectations and unique circumstances.
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!
Alpha Wealth Advisors, LLC is a wealth management firm serving individuals, families and small businesses. Our ability to deliver clear and easily understood solutions is the primary reason our client relationships average more than 20 years. In an industry that is trending toward commoditization, we set ourselves apart from our peers by providing white glove service: establishing realistic investment objectives that align with client goals and developing a tailored solution unique to each client. Our clients’ missions and objectives are not off-the-shelf and their investment program should not be either. At the core of this process, we invoke our experience, and state-of-the-art tools to understand and measure risks and devise strategies to mitigate them. We have long-standing relationships with leading economists and investment managers: our ongoing due diligence is fundamental in developing investing context, high-quality relevant information and financial advice in a dynamic environment. As :fiduciaries working with individuals and families or with the retirement plans of small businesses, Alpha Wealth Advisors, LLC is singularly attentive to the needs of our clients as their situations evolve over time.
Atlantic Union Bank, located in Virginia and beyond, offers a wide range of financial solutions including checking accounts, savings accounts, business loans and more. Bank online or visit one of our conveniently located branches or ATMs today.
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.
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.
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 through Virginia and all over the U.S.
RCM&D is ranked among the top privately held insurance advisory firms in the United Sates with a strong focus throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Our dedicated professional practices provide strategic solutions and consulting for risk management, insurance and employee benefits. We provide highly decisive and responsive service to clients in a full range of industries. Our innovative approach and comprehensive array of solutions go far beyond what you can expect from a traditional broker. With more than 130 years of history and experience, we have shown our steady leadership and unwavering commitment to the highest level of client satisfaction. www.rcmd.com
Our capabilities: Strong. Deep. Focused on you.
PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we’re sure to have the products, knowledge, and resources necessary for financial success.
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®.
At Wells Fargo Private Bank we champion the art and science of wealth management, so our clients can trust their financial assets are managed in the way they want their wealth to impact their legacy, community and interests they are passionate about.
The Private Bank provides high net worth individuals and families exceptional, team-based service rooted in the strength of our intellectual and emotional capital. And, when a relationship requires service that offers even more dedicated time and family office focus, we provide a powerful bespoke experience.
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.
> Executive Coaching
> Team Coaching
> Leadership Team Development
> Keynote speaking
> Communication Assessments
> 360 Feedback Assessments
> Strategic Consulting
> Growth Planning
> Operations Enhancement
> Change Management Support
> Organizational Effectiveness Planning
Control Y is a consulting and coaching company that helps organizations create a culture where diverse teams thrive.
Many organizations establish diversity goals but struggle to understand the culture, policies, and practices that get in the way of growing diverse teams. So their short-term hiring gains don’t yield the long-term business benefits of diversity.
We help you create a culture where diverse teams thrive. The result? More profitable, productive teams and a happier, more innovative culture.
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.
Employee Benefits of Virginia is a full service employee benefit advisory with a special focus on employers with less than 100 employees. These organizations have been impacted greatly by the complexities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but have fewer choices when it comes to highly qualified employee benefit guidance. Many times these businesses have been left to go it alone by their current brokers when it comes to very complicated decisions. Our role is to simplify the employee benefit analysis and management experience for our clients. We strive to uncover employee benefit solutions which best meet our client’s needs. In addition, we aggressively work to deliver the highest value options possible which meet their strategic objectives. This is all accomplished by taking a high touch and engaged consultative approach with extremely knowledgeable staff.
Running a small business can be frustrating, exhausting, and many times you feel like you’re just making it up as you go along. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Eure Consulting aims to create No Surprise Leaders who don’t have to rely on guesswork to run their small businesses.
No Surprise Leaders are confident, intentional, and have clarity about all aspects of their companies. They know exactly what their company does best, who they’ve got on their team and where they’re going from here.
Our 3 step process can help you take the guesswork out of running your small business and make you a No Surprise Leader too.
Sandler Training in Richmond helps sales professionals take control of the selling process, helping leaders identify and remove blind spots and bottlenecks, and helping professionals increase their effectiveness. Robin Green’s unique approach to sales and leadership has helped companies from a variety of industries sell more – and sell more easily. Whether it’s growing margins, increasing selling opportunities, developing a common sales language, or helping sales managers grow and develop their skills, Sandler Training in Richmond has the expertise and experience to help take companies to the next level.
VR Business Sales of Richmond assist owners of privately held companies navigate the path to a successful sale of their business. We are an independently owned and operated office of VR Business Brokers which has been helping business owners sell their businesses since 1979. With a proven and professional process, we understand how important it is to get the deal done confidentially, at the best price and in a timely manner.
Williams Mullen delivers comprehensive legal services and innovative solutions to a broad range of industries. Our lawyers provide seasoned guidance; first working to understand our client’s individual businesses and goals, then providing solutions that mirror those priorities and needs. The benefit of choosing Williams Mullen is our deep bench of approximately 240 lawyers. In addition to providing a full-range of corporate and litigation services, working as a team enables us to effectively draw upon the firm’s resources in specialty areas as needed, including tax planning and executive compensation, real estate, intellectual property and employment, among others. We pride ourselves on our ability to help clients manage legal and business risks in a timely and cost-effective fashion.
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.
Corporate videography and photography services
TachLock Video incorporates a thorough background in brand development, advertising and marketing management to maximize clients’ video and photography objectives.
Approaching video production from this marketing perspective, Glenn focuses upon the message and how it impacts an audience and motivates them to take action. Glenn and his team offer clear marketing guidance throughout each production to maximize opportunity and bottom line results.
TLV’s mission is to truly help companies accomplish anything – be it to increase sales, educate customers, humanize the overall brand or communicate internally with their employees, having fun all the while.
> What we do, and brand videos
> Promotional, and sales videos
> Testimonial videos
> Social media videos
> How-to videos
> Human resources videos
> Headshot photography
> Website photography
> Food and product photography
Glenn Lock 434-249-5506