Chief Executive CONNECT

Leverage the knowledge and experience of fellow CEOs

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Advice is cheap.
Experience and trust are priceless.

Developed by Chief Executive Group, Chief Executive CONNECT is an affordable, easily accessible way to leverage your time and resources by learning from CEO colleagues as committed to excellence as you are, and who have tackled the challenges and opportunities you’re facing. 

No click-bait. No gimmicks. No selling. Just vetted CEOs looking to help each other in an expertly facilitated platform crafted to your needs. When you become a member of Chief Executive CONNECT, you join a confidential, user-friendly online group of high-performance CEOs looking to support each other. 

Get unbiased answers quickly

Chief Executive CONNECT’s online forum is a vendor-free, confidential online space to pose questions and get honest answers fast.   

Want the name of a reliable external accounting firm with expertise across borders, or benchmark the terms (and rate) proposed by your bank? Need honest user feedback on a new technology platform you’re thinking of implementing, data on severance terms or a consultant with experience in designing effective sales compensation programs? 

Whether in its multiple topical or industry-specific groups, Chief Executive CONNECT’s online forum has your answers—uniquely free of vendor spin and consultants’ self interests. 

Make more decisions based on data

Being CEO requires you to frequently act with imperfect information. Chief Executive CONNECT tilts the odds, providing  specific ways to obtain the benchmarks or best practices you need from peers: 

  • Quick question, allows you to receive a handful of anecdotal answers quickly to your key question 
  • Connect KPIs, give you monthly nuggets based on formal research from Chief Executive Research. 

Profit from the hard-won experience of peers

Chief Executive CONNECT empowers you to reach outside your company—to like-minded CEOs looking to learn from each other—without leaving your desk. See what your peers are thinking about, enabling you to see ahead of the next curve. 

Independent, apolitical, and action-oriented, Chief Executive CONNECT is the place to connect for mutual support and knowledge-sharing without the noise, hype, judgement and distractions of social media, consultants…or even employees.

Tap into the world’s leading management thinkers

Membership also includes complimentary access to Chief Executive Group’s quarterly Masterclass series, where you will benefit from in-depth analysis and insights of business leadership issues you might not have considered on your own. 


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Chief Executive CONNECT provides you with real-world solutions, referrals, best practices and more.

Illustrative Member Discussions:

Confidential CEO Forums

Full access to online discussion groups for like-minded CEOs to solve mutual problems in a convenient, efficient way. Communities of interest are organized by topic, industry, interest and more (i.e. corporate culture, M&A, tech, manufacturing, PE-backed, family business, etc.).

Key KPIs & Benchmarks

Insightful key stats to help you run your business. Monthly benchmarks include departmental metrics that range from Finance, Marketing, Sales, HR and more. Examples include price increase benchmarks, accounting staff utilization data and annual compensation change norms.

Exclusive invitations and discounts to Chief Executive events

Chief Executive’s live events are invaluable for staying current with evolving best practices and emerging trends. Benefit from the wisdom of world-class speakers and grow your network with peers who are as committed to excellence as you are. Gain pragmatic, real-world advice that you can only get from top CEOs and acclaimed experts.

VIP access to online Masterclasses

Quarterly Masterclasses tackle the burning issue of the day, whether how to get value from new tech like A.I., pricing strategies in period of inflation or how to effectively manage a hybrid work environment. Sometimes provocative, often brilliant and always rooted in real-world experience, you will benefit from the wisdom of world-leading thinkers and doers—the same experts whom enterprise CEOs pay hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to consult with.

Chief Executive magazine

The go-to publication for CEOs, written by CEOs for CEOs. Chief Executive CONNECT membership includes an annual subscription, delivered in print and online quarterly.

CEO Briefing

The latest business, economic, tech and political developments. CEO Briefing has become the “must-read,” quick-hit eNewsletter delivered to your Inbox 3x/week.

Join Chief Executive CONNECT Today

Leverage the knowledge and experience of fellow CEOs – become a member of Chief Executive CONNECT and join a community of high-performance CEOs dedicated to mutual support.

Chief Executive CONNECT
One-Year Membership
$1295$995Get started with 3-month free trial*

*Risk-free start. No charges until trial period ends. Cancel anytime.

Please note: Chief Executive CONNECT exists as a community by and for CEOs committed to confidentiality, mutual support, and dedication to excellence. As such, we reserve the right to enforce our Code of Conduct and limit membership to top decision makers holding the CEO, President, Owner, Managing Director or Managing Partner titles at our discretion.

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Chief Executive CONNECT is a confidential, community of high-performance CEOs dedicated to mutual support. To nurture and protect the community, you agree to the following simple guidelines: 

  1. Respect and Professionalism: Always engage in a respectful and professional manner. Offensive or inappropriate content will be removed.
  2. Privacy: Keep others’ information private. Don’t share or post personal information about someone else without their permission. Abide by the Chatham House Rules: members are free to use information from discussions, but may not reveal who made any particular comment.
  3. No Selling or Spam: This is a place for knowledge exchange, not advertising. Please avoid promoting products or services.
  4. Give Credit: Share your own insights or give credit where it’s due. Do not post copyrighted materials without permission.
  5. Moderation: Our team may edit or remove content and may restrict or ban users who violate these guidelines. 
  6. Disclaimer: While we encourage valuable exchange, remember that advice or tips shared here might not be suitable for every situation. Use your own judgment and consider consulting with a professional before making major decisions based on information from this community. 
  7. Changes: We may update these guidelines from time to time. Continued use of the community means you agree to those updates. 

Thank you for being a valuable member of our community! Let’s keep this a constructive and helpful space for all. 

Chief Executive Group LLC reserves the right to terminate membership for violation of this Code of Conduct, Community Norms or at its sole discretion. If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to [email protected]. 


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.