Sounding Board™ is a premier forum where Senior Leaders gather for inspiration, ideas and peer support.  Founded in 2008, Sounding Board is member's only, C-suite group whose primary purpose is to gather best practices from genuine, high-performing business leaders who have a track record of success. 

Unique to Sounding Board™ are in-person, back-stage access to great leaders and extraordinary organizations.  Engaging, inspirational, practical, immediate value - all sums up a Sounding Board™ visit.  

As a member of The Sounding Board™, you'll be part of a powerful, confidential forum dedicated to addressing the core issues of running your company.  

Sounding Board™ meets six times a year at various offices and venues throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.   Informal gathering also happen a few times a year.  

Four, one-hour coaching sessions, along with a comprehensive Myers-Briggs Typological Assessment, are included with your membership fee.     


1 Year = $3,500

Click HERE for a detailed Sounding Board™ Fact Sheet.

Click HERE to join.


Tine Hansen-Turton
CEO/President Woods Services

Daryl Brewster
CEO/President:  Nabisco, Krispy Kreme, CECP

Eric Chapman

Chuck Cahn
Mayor of Cherry Hill, NJ

Toni Pergolin
CEO, Bancroft

Nancy Wolf
CEO, Libertae

Marty Conlon
CEO, AutoSource

David Devan
President, Opera Company of Philadelphia

Carl Ortell
CEO, Holman Enterprises

Maureen Pollock
CEO, Eagleville Hospital

Calvin Hollinger
CEO, Urban Outfitters

Peg Zminda
CEO & CFO, The Barnes Foundation

Mary Ann Boccolini
CEO, Samaritan Hospice

Nacho Abia
President / CEO, Olympus Corporation of Americas

Steve Donahue
Head Coach 
Men's Basketball, University of Pennsylvania
Click HERE for insights into this visit.    

Father Peter Donohue
President, Villanova University

Dr. Jason Corosanite
String Theory School

Chris Marr

Kevin Castagnola
Executive Director / CEO

South Jersey Port Corporation

Dan Sheeran
CFO, Duane Morris

Nando Basal
Senior Director, External Project Leader
Janssen Pharmaceutical Co of J & J

Jay Culotta
Treasurer, WAWA

Jack Bogle, Founder


Connie Williams
Chairman of the Board

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Hal Real
World Cafe Live

Marcus O’Sullivan
Head Track Coach & Olympian, 

David Benton
The Rittenhouse Hotel

Todd Allen
General Manager, 

Eric Balchunas
ETF Analyst, 

Dr. Rosalie Mirenda
Neumann University

Tom Burgoyne, #1 Ranked Mascot
The Phillies / The Phillie Phanatic

Howard Ross
Founding Partner, 
LLR Partners

Bill Doyle, President
Performance Research

Tom Icavone
Art Guild

Jill Ross
VP Market Director, The 
Beneficial Bank

Steve Van Vallin
Director of Learning, QVC

Mark Schroetel
General Manager, Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Jeff Wilush
CEO, Horizon House

Alexander Bothwell
CEO, PrimePoint

George Steinmetz
CEO, Matthews Paoli Ford

Dan Kelly
CEO, Polymer Solutions

Mark Pennington
Partner, Gardner Fox

Seth Auerbach
President, Komfort & Kare Home Health Center

David Johnson
CEO, Johnson & Towers

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.


"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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