Vistage All-City Event is a Launch Pad for Central Texas CEOs

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Chief Outsiders Joined Community of CEOs at Annual Vistage Event on June 10, 2013.

Vistage International: World's largest CEO membership organization
As chairs, we create a safe, open and honest environment to discuss the un-discussable.

More than 180 chief executive officers and business owners from central Texas gathered at the Austin Convention Center on June 10th for the annual Vistage Central Texas All-City Event.

“Vistage provides a unique forum for CEOs. They receive powerful and actionable strategic insight to grow and manage their businesses in a confidential but accountable environment,” said Art Saxby, founder and principal of Chief Outsiders. “Their CEO peer groups and boards are best-in-class and international in scope. This All-City meeting brings the whole mid-market CEO community together for a meaningful and productive day.”

“Our mission is to make CEOs and their teams more successful,” said Ed Stillman, Vistage Chair and Central Texas All-City Event executive-in-charge. “Vistage injects proven approaches into our member companies via our monthly CEO peer group board meetings, one-to-one coaching, nationally acclaimed speakers and third party strategic service providers. As chairs, we create a safe, open and honest environment to discuss the un-discussable. With over sixteen thousand members internationally, we’re having a positive impact on the greater Austin and San Antonio businesses as well as impacting the global economy.”

This year, attending CEOs heard Vistage International Keynote Speaker Keith McFarland, author of “Bounce” and “The Breakthrough Company”. McFarland was a #1 Wall Street Journal & New York Times book bestseller and his talk resonated with 180 owners, presidents and CEOs when he spoke about the importance of Strategy, People and Execution. McFarland believes the business owner is moving so fast that a 90-day plan must become strategic, because if owners wait a year, they could be out of business.

About Vistage:

Vistage International was founded in 1957 to help executives make better decisions, achieve better results, and enhance their lives. Still operating under these same principles, Vistage has grown to over 16,000 members in 16 countries, becoming one of the world’s leading chief executive organizations. To our members, our four values - Trust, Caring, Challenge and Growth enable them to move from good to great companies. For more information on Vistage, please visit or in Central Texas contact Ed Stillman at

About Chief Outsiders:

Chief Outsiders, headquartered in Houston, TX, is unique among strategic marketing consulting firms, taking growth and mid-sized companies to the next level with outsourced CMO services. Unlike most marketing consulting firms, Chief Outsiders believes that delivering a world class marketing strategy creates very little value. The value is created by helping the organization implement the growth vision.

With regional offices across the country from California to Boston, Chief Outsiders has been a premier source for marketing expertise, execution and leadership for companies such as Blickman, Golden Paints, Salient Systems, College Plus!, Healthy Connections, O’Rourke Petroleum, E|Spaces, Construction Connection, Melmedtronics, Spring Medical Systems, iDoc, Auto Load Logic, Bethyl Labs, Certified Steak and Seafood, AbsolutData and i2C. For more information, please visit or contact Pete Hayes at

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