My business owner member annual revenues range from $5 million to $80 million with member employment from 15 to 500.  To see if you are a good fit for us and if we are a good fit for you, please contact me. We’ll know in 20 minutes if we should get to know, like and trust each other.

Red Griswold August 2021 – 4 year member 
Vistage has continued to be a positive part of my life. Not ideal during COVID with remote meetings, etc., but still a solid positive for me. Happy to give you some of my thoughts.
My top added value is accountability. That comes from fellow members, as well as my chair. When I process an issue and we all chew it up and come up with some potential next steps, I am asked about it at the next meeting and some sort of action is expected/required. Without a Vistage group, it would be likely for me to kick the issue down the path and address it months later (if ever).
My second top added value is my chair’s emphasis on future planning (whether looking month-to-month, quarter-to-quarter or looking at those huge goals 3, 5 and 10 years out). I always had a tendency to keep my head down to tackle each day’s “emergencies” and not take the time to zoom out and lay out my goals/plans, etc.
The most significant issue I processed was the decision to hire a staff lawyer. In a sense, it was the hiring of my “replacement.” I had been stumbling/delaying over that decision for months (maybe years). After processing the issue (over a couple Vistage meetings), I finally made that hire 2 years ago and it has likely been the single most important driver of my company’s growth trajectory and completely changed my role in the company (from task-man to vision-man).


Cindy Richter, CEO Vanguard Fire Systems – 12 year member

“I’m a very financial-oriented CEO,” says Cindy. “If I put in $1, I want to get $1.50 back. Participating in Vistage is a big investment for our small business. It’s paying off ten-fold. We’ve been in the Aggie 100 multiple times and on the Austin Business Journal fastest growing best places to work lists and Vistage is one reason we’re there. The members in my Vistage group are tough, educated and experienced. They challenge me at every meeting. With the group’s Chair, they encourage me to make the decisions that will take our business to the next level. That’s where we want to go.”




Setting Record with New Tools, Accountability
Larry Bloomquist, President/CEO Mechanical Reps, Inc:

“Vistage speakers are top-notch, the resources are outstanding and the Chair and group hold me to a higher level of accountability. We’re using new financial tools to track progress now. In a down economy, we hired three people and freed up 25% of my time to work “on” the business, instead of “in” it. Our strategies are working. We just closed a record year.”