Oct 13 | Robert Verhoeff Shows CEO Club how to Hit the Jackpot! Mark Your Calendars…

Want to know how to strike a great bargain?  Then come hear Robert Verhoeff presentation at the CEO Club of Marin’s October breakfast meeting! Robert is president and owner of his own business for 22 years in Marin County. In his line of work, he constantly makes calculated estimates and strategy to get the best deal for both parties involved.  You will know his business, but you won’t know Robert.  Your job will be to help us identify his line of work, and his firm!  Remember “What’s My Line?”Robert Verhoeff headshot

Prior to his current unique passion, he worked as the VP of Finance for a device manufacturer and Audit Manager for the Big Four firm, PriceWaterhouse Coopers.   Robert graduated from California State University-Hayward in 1981, with a major in Business and Accounting. He is married, lives in Marin, and has twin daughters in high school and a 10-year old daughter.

The CEO Club of Marin welcomes Robert Verhoeff as our October speaker in the series, “What it’s like to be CEO of MY company!”

To register, visit our calendar page.

When:   Tuesday, October 13, 2015  |  7:30am – 9:00am

Where:  Il Fornaio – 223 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Expanding Your Horizon with a Mid-Sized Company

Our September CEO Club speaker was Robert Sher, author of Mighty Mid-Sized Companies

So, you want to lead your company from a small- to a mid-sized business?  Then I hope you heard Robert Sher’s presentation at the CEO Club of Marin’s September breakfast meeting!  Robert laid out the 7 Silent Growth Killers of Mid-Sized companies, and how to avoid them.

Robert Sher also provided a detailed visual presentation and gave each attendee a worksheet while quickly covering each Killer.  He then drilled down into two killers, #2- Strategy Tinkering at the Top, and #5 Operational Meltdowns, with the help of attendees.    Members of the CEO Club brought much experience at leading and managing small and midsized companies, and contributed to the conversation.  Everyone agreed with Roberts 7 killers, though not everyone could prevent them…based on comments provided!

In review, his 7 Silent Growth Killers are:

  1. Letting Time Slip-Slide Away;
  2. Strategy Tinkering at the Top
  3. Reckless Attempts at Growth
  4. Fumbled Strategic Acquisitions
  5. Operational Meltdown
  6. The Liquidity Crash
  7. Tolerating Dysfunctional Leaders

Robert’s book is available on Amazon.com here and he has a website and forum where you can continue the conversation here. Impress your board, investors, banker, and/or partners by being the first to memorize all seven!

Attendance at the meeting was again high, though reservations were low.  Please remember to RSVP via our new website to ensure enough food and seating for everyone (www.ceoclubofmarin.com).  Thank you from your organizer (me!).

Networking amongst attendees was energized, and we have new CEO members, vintage members, and recent members, as well as two guests from the school of Leadership and Management at Dominican, and a leading personality from the County of Marin who is building bonds between Marin and Sonoma companies.

The CEO Club of Marin thanks  Robert Sher for sharing with us as our September 2015 featured speaker!

Next Speaker: Dean Karnazes, Ultra Marathon Runner!

Next Speaker: Dean Karnazes, Ultra Marathon Runner!

Pencil the next CEO Club of Marin meeting into your calendar: March, 11th  at 7.30am at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael.

 Come get some breakfast, network, and be inspired by someone who ran a marathon in 127 degree conditions (photo: Dean competing in Death Valley’s Badwater UltraMarathon) and  minus 37 degrees (Antarctica Marathon).

Mr. Karnazes will discuss his career switch from corporate businessman to famous ultra-marathoner, and reveal for you five requirements for success in either discipline.

 See you March 11th!