SOUNDING BOARD™

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Sounding Board™ is a member's only, c-suite group that meets six times a year.   Founded in 2008, Sounding Board provides intimate back-stage access to leaders of great organizations.  

As a member of The Sounding Board™, you'll be part of a powerful forum dedicated to addressing the core issues of running your company.  One-on-one coaching sessions are also included in your membership fee.  

Engaging, inspirational, practical, immediate value all sums up a typical Sounding Board™ visit. 

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1 Year = $2,500

Click HERE for a detailed Sounding Board™ Fact Sheet.

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PAST VISITS

Toni Pergolin
CEO, Bancroft
www.Bancroft.org

Nancy Wolf
CEO, Libertae
www.Libertae.org

Marty Conlon
CEO, AutoSource
www.Aswarranty.com

David Devan
President, Opera Company of Philadelphia
www.operaphila.org

Carl Ortell
CEO, Holman Enterprises
www.HolmanEnterprises.com

Maureen Pollock
CEO, Eagleville Hospital
www.Eagleville.org

Calvin Hollinger
CEO, Urban Outfitters
www.UrbanOutfitters.com

Peg Zminda
CEO & CFO, The Barnes Foundation
www.BarnesFoundation.org

Mary Ann Boccolini
CEO, Samaritan Hospice
www.Samaritannj.org

Nacho Abia
President / CEO, Olympus Corporation of Americas
www.Olympus.com

Steve Donahue
Head Coach 
Men's Basketball, University of Pennsylvania

www.pennathletics.com
Click HERE for insights into this visit.    

Father Peter Donohue
President, Villanova University
www.Villanova.edu

Dr. Jason Corosanite
Co-Founder, 
String Theory School
www.StringTheorySchools.com

Chris Marr
CEO, 
CubeSmart
www.CubeSmart.com

Kevin Castagnola
Executive Director / CEO

South Jersey Port Corporation
www.SouthJerseyPort.com

Dan Sheeran
CFO, Duane Morris
www.DuaneMorris.com

Nando Basal
Senior Director, External Project Leader
Janssen Pharmaceutical Co of J & J
www.JNJ.com

Jay Culotta
Treasurer, WAWA
www.WAWA.com

Jack Bogle, Founder

Vanguard
www.Vanguard.com

Connie Williams
Chairman of the Board

Philadelphia Museum of Art
www.PhilaMuseum.org

Hal Real
Founder, 
World Cafe Live
www.WorldCafeLive.com

Marcus O’Sullivan
Head Track Coach & Olympian, 
Villanova 
www.Villanova.com

David Benton
GM, 
The Rittenhouse Hotel
www.RittenhouseHotel.com

Todd Allen
General Manager, 
Wegmans
www.Wegmans.com 

Eric Balchunas
ETF Analyst, 
Bloomberg
www.Bloomberg.com

Dr. Rosalie Mirenda
President, 
Neumann University
www.Neumann.edu

Tom Burgoyne, #1 Ranked Mascot
The Phillies / The Phillie Phanatic
www.ThePhillies.com

Howard Ross
Founding Partner, 
LLR Partners
www.LLRPartners.com

Bill Doyle, President
Performance Research
www.PerformanceResearch.com

Tom Icavone
Partner, 
Art Guild
www.ArtGuildInc.com

Jill Ross
VP Market Director, The 
Beneficial Bank
www.TheBeneficialBank.com

Steve Van Vallin
Director of Learning, QVC

www.QVC.com

Mark Schroetel
General Manager, Bear Creek Mountain Resort

www.BCMountainresort.com

Jeff Wilush
CEO, Horizon House 

www.Hhinc.org

Alexander Bothwell
CEO, PrimePoint

www.PrimePoint.com

George Steinmetz
CEO, Matthews Paoli Ford

www.MatthewsPaoliFord.com

Dan Kelly
CEO, Polymer Solutions

www.PolymerSolutions.org

Mark Pennington
Partner, Gardner Fox

www.GardnerFox.com

Seth Auerbach
President, Komfort & Kare Home Health Center

www.KomfortKare.com

David Johnson
CEO, Johnson & Towers

www.JohnsonTowers.com

Insights from Sounding Board Meetings

- Making decisions about crossroads:  Look at the outcome you are interested in (where I can learn & be challenged) as it will expand your choices -- buying, selling, staying, sabbatical, merging,etc.

- Negotiating:  If you gotta have it, you are gonna lose.  Can’t wiggle and be viewed as strong. 

- Excellence: If you are interested in excellence, you need to have people playing at your level.

- Ownership:  Ownership guilt.  What’s best for you?  What’s best for your employees?

- Partner:  Consider partnering carefully.  Be sure the partner you are considering has complementary vs. competing skills.  (In short, they should be good at stuff you are not.)  Other options are to compensate really well without giving up ownership and/or offer deferred compensation.

- Marketing:  Get your message in front of the Customer seven times.

Quotes:

"Hire smart, nice people and tell them to hire smart, nice people."  Jack Bogle

“The concept of equity in a company is really kind of mythical.”  Dan Kelly

“What does your gut tell you?”  George Steinmetz

“It’s difficult to let go especially when we’ve been successful by holding on to it.”  Susan Saradakist

 

 

 

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