We are all so proud of our employee owners and how engaged they can be. But sometimes, there are things that can only be handled at the top. Our new Chief Executive Series is designed for those in our most important leadership roles and creates a forum where you can build a network of peers to consult well into the future.

Executive Level Information, In the Comfort of Your Peers

With 11 sessions and 3 roundtables for Chief Executives only, you will have the chance to learn from national experts about major hot topics such as trade wars and tariffs, capturing enterprise value through external affairs, and corporate citizenship. Our general session Keynote Speakers have also all agreed to conduct a private, hour long session as part of this series where you can further discuss their areas of expertise directly and how their expertise can be applied to employee owned companies. And don’t forget about the new Executive Lounge and Business center, where you can network throughout the conference and have a safe harbor to get away from the distractions.

Best of all, this new experience is entirely flexible and customizable – come to one and then go to other sessions as you wish...or attend them all and skip the rest of the conference. You’re the boss. No additional fees and no reservations are needed - just your name badge will be all that is necessary to take your seat at the table.

Round Table #2: Managing Unsolicited Offers

Your organization has performed so well that others are taking notice—and making unsolicited offers to buy the business. Now you are left to ponder questions such as: Do I need a new valuation of the company stock? How should the sale be structured and what are the ramifications of those options? What are my legal and ethical obligations to my employee owners? Gain insights from your fellow ESOP company chief executives in this free-flowing discussion.

Facilitator: Alex Moss

A skilled facilitator and President of Praxis Consulting, Alex Moss brings more than 30 years of experience and insights gleaned as an organizational performance consultant to employee owned businesses. He currently serves as a board member for two ESOP companies.

Round Table #1: Real World Repurchase Obligations

You have run your business well, your ESOP culture is established and successful, and you have excelled at engaging and retaining your employee owners. Now you face a challenge born of your success: As long-term employee owners leave the company and retire, you need to make resources available to buy back their shares. Gain insights and share ideas with your peers on how different ESOP companies respond to this challenge.

Facilitator: Victor Aspengren

A former ESOP company CEO and longtime consultant to ESOP companies, Victor Aspengren brings a unique combination of personal and client-based experiences to any conversation dealing with employee ownership and managing ESOPs.