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 2020 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 2019.
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 Advisors is a full-service advisory firm that helps companies overcome challenges and find the straightest path to growth. Fahrenheit specializes in Business Strategy, Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Sales Transformation, Investment Banking and Executive Search & Recruiting. Our team of seasoned, C-level executives and consultants collaborate with management to define strategy, build roadmaps, execute initiatives and deliver measurable results. We serve clients across all industries focusing on emerging growth and middle-market companies, as well as nonprofit organizations and state agencies. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, the firm has an office in Phoenix, Arizona and additional resources in Charlottesville and Roanoke, Virginia, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Florida.
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.
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.
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.
Virginia Asset Management’s Corporate Advisory & Private Wealth Management Group has worked with closely-held companies for over 30 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 Counsel of CEOs’ members and sponsors and serving as a resource in those areas where we may be able to add value.
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!
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.
The Henrico EDA is charged with fostering a productive and profitable business climate in Henrico through active support of companies already residing in Henrico and outreach to those that would like to locate here.
A strong business base with high-quality jobs and new capital investment allows Henrico to offer top-tier services to both companies and residents at low cost. Typical areas of business assistance include locating real estate for expansion or construction; workforce recruitment and retention; market and labor data; identifying eligible tax credits, grants, and incentives; assistance on growing your exports; and connections to resources, programs, and people. Our mission is to help you find continued success here in Henrico. Not in Henrico? We can help with that too!
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.
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.
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
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®.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
Your Business, Your Family, Your Story. We inspire you to live your dreams, through a customized Financial Planning Process. Our combination of strategic guidance, clarifying questions, prudent decisions and purposeful stewardship are designed to enhance every area of your business and family wealth. We provide Leadership For Your Journey to help you create a lasting legacy that embraces your values, love of family, and commitment to your community. This is Your Story, we are the bridge to knowledgeable choices, comprehensive conversations and intelligent planning. A bridge that leads to the realization of your Dreams, now and for generations that follow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Wellspring Workforce, we empower organizations to recruit and retain talent. As recruiting consultants, our passion is to help you identify people who are a great fit for your company’s specific needs. We work with your team to build and execute recruiting processes unique to the growth that your company needs.
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