The small and mid-size business sector creates 75 percent of new U.S. jobs and generates 50 percent of the nation’s revenues.
With more than 15,000 members worldwide, Vistage International provides unparalleled access to new business perspectives, innovative strategies and actionable ideas to chief executives and business leaders.
Jaime Hernandez, President
Vistage International started from very humble beginnings over five decades ago. One October morning in 1957, a Wisconsin businessman named Robert Nourse met with four fellow chief executives in the office of the Milwaukee Valve Company to test a simple, yet revolutionary idea—share their knowledge and experiences to help each other generate better results for their businesses.
Soon this group of businessmen was probing, asking questions and making suggestions. They challenged each other, working together to solve issues and grow. At that moment, TEC (The Executive Committee) and the first Executive Leadership Program was born.
Today, TEC is known as Vistage International and has global affiliates in 16 countries. Our Executive Leadership Program members meet in small peer advisory groups 11 times a year under the same guiding principles—to help one another become better leaders, make better decisions and achieve better results.
What’s more, Vistage members are connecting in ways Nourse never could have imagined: collaborating online around the world, tapping into a vast content library, and learning from hundreds of top industry speakers.
Why do Vistage members become more effective leaders and run more successful businesses than their competitors? Because Vistage offers executive leadership programs and business coaching benefits not available anywhere else. Our members have exclusive access to: