PE-Backed Leadership Summit

The Game Has Changed—Here’s How to Win

PE-backed CEOs are living through one of the most brutal periods in memory. After years of lavish funding the brakes are on and so is the pressure. Underwater equity. Massive CEO turnover. Rising rates. Dead deals. Micromanaging sponsors. And a new wave of technology that promises even more powerful change and disruption. In this environment, you need an edge. We can help.

On October 1, 2024, we’ll convene an exclusive gathering of seasoned PE-backed CEOs and expert advisors with a single goal: To help you navigate the most treacherous period in the PE industry’s history.

How will you manage unrealistic sponsor expectations? How will you adapt the new wave of technology to grow against the headwinds—but avoid making bad, potentially deadly bets? What can we learn from CEOs who have gone through these cycles before? What will sponsors want to see in the months ahead? Most important: What are the big plays and opportunities out there to grab when others are faltering?

As CEOs and senior executives who have attended this event will tell you, Chief Executive Group’s annual PE-Backed Leadership Summit is the only event designed exclusively for the unique needs of a PE-backed leader in this difficult moment.

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

What do your investors want—what will they want—and can you help them navigate what’s to come?

How about your employees? Your customers? The markets?

And how will you keep your team on track amid all these disruptions—the most powerful series of dislocations in our lifetimes?


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 Field

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 – 11:10 am

11:30 – 12:15 pm

12:15 – 1:30 pm

1:30 – 2:15 pm

2:15 – 3:00 pm

3:20 – 4:05 pm

4:05 – 5:00 pm

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Standard Registration
Team of 2
Group Registration


Join us in New York.


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.