driving value in 2025

The only event specifically designed
for CEOs of PE-backed companies.

In a business environment that is constantly shifting, learn how other PE-backed CEOs are managing pricing, leveraging technology, growing margins, preparing for expedited or elongated exits, and more, all while they build lasting value.

With Fed rate cuts still stalled, the global economy uncertain, and a volatile presidential election ahead of us, preparing for 2025 will be challenging for PE-backed companies.

On October 1, 2024, Chief Executive will once again bring together CEOs of PE-backed companies to discuss the unique challenges and topics you’re facing:

  • Developing and managing your governance setup
  • Restructuing you and your executive team’s compensation amidst lengthened hold periods
  • Handling acquisition strategies that have been thrown into chaos by higher interest rates
  • Heightened scrutiny from your sponsors who have found more time on their hands with new deals on pause
  • How you should be adding AI into your strategy in a meaningful and smart way

We continue to be in an uncertain moment, and there’s no one answer to your many questions. But coming together with some of the most inventive, experienced executives in the business can help you make the most of this moment.

How do you capture the advantages of emerging technologies and integrate them at PE-speed?

What strategies will enable you to capitalize on lower capital costs for expansion and innovation?

How can you develop actionable strategies that align with sponsor expectations and market opportunities?

Where can you refine your operations to maximize returns in a buoyant market?


Bob Nardelli

Founder, XLR-8, LLC; Former CEO, Cerberus Operations Advisory Company; Former CEO and Chairman, Chrysler Corporation; Former President and CEO, The Home Depot

Mark Fields

Senior Advisor, TPG; Board Member, Qualcomm, Inc., Hertz Global Holdings, Tanium; Former CEO and President, Ford Motor Company


9:30 – 10:30 am

10:30 – 11:15 am

11:35 – 12:20 pm

12:20 – 1:30 pm

1:40 – 2:10 pm

2:10 – 3:00 pm

3:00 – 4:00 pm

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Standard Registration
Team of 2
Group Registration


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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.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

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.