When you join a Forum Group, you are connected into an exclusive group of 12 to 15 Business Leaders from non-competing industries that meet one morning a month, skillfully guided by a Forum Leader that meticulously follows REF's exclusive methodology, each meeting is a journey from which you will emerge changed for the better.
Members have a clear objective: to unleash the group's Collective Intelligence to make better strategic decisions, to reach their next business, professional and personal goals, and receive the support of their peers in an environment of absolute confidentiality.
REF functions as a hub for Business Leaders. The Community extends beyond the Forum Group, as it connects you to over 2,500+ Entrepreneurs, Members, Forum Leaders, Partners, Ambassadors and Global Speakers with whom you can share best practices, connect and access opportunities in other markets.
We believe evolved and connected leaders are a positive force in the world. Forum Leaders are like alchemists, because they combine different profiles and experiences, which in the right proportions, generate Collective Intelligence and extraordinary results. The Forum Leader is responsible for creating a culture of openness, commitment and confidentiality. They will catalyze the collective intelligence of the group, foster meaningful relationships among members, and establish an environment of trust and confidentiality.
I'm an accomplished financial executive with extensive experience in business and strategic planning, capital structure management, domestic and international financing, risk management, treasury operations, investor relations, credit and collections, benefits administration, pension asset management and all accounting functions. I am also a versatile and hands-on professional with experience in building effective relationships with Boards of Directors, Wall Street investors, commercial and investment bankers and debt rating agencies. I am an active member of both the Financial Executives International and the National Association of Corporate Treasurers.
I bring over 40 years of leadership and management experience to REF. I’ve been the CEO/Owner of three separate companies and I’ve been the driving force in the turnaround of 12 separate companies with sales between $1 million and $50 million in manufacturing, service, and retail industries. Since 2001, I’ve created 18 different REF Groups in Northern Indiana, serving almost 130 business leaders. I also work with several CEOs and their management teams in Strategic Planning, Team Building and other management issues.
We are aware that there is always a next level and we accompany leaders according to their professional path and life cycle, offering them a proven methodology to achieve their goals and design an extraordinary life.Apply
Our Top Executive program is exclusively for CEOs, Presidents, Founders, Business Owners, and General Managers. A membership for those who champion their companies and change industries.
Our program for Key Executives is for key executives in their companies that are strong leaders but want to become more empowered in their roles, challenge the boundaries of their industry and always seek to be someone that enriches the team to which they belong.
A membership for managing founders or owners of businesses that disrupt industries, set trends and have a sharp eye for recognizing and seizing opportunity. An optimist and an innovator with a double-digit growth vision, we believe you will continue to thrive at your place among other top-tier entrepreneurs.
Through encouragement and candid conversations, my peer group has been instrumental in helping me through challenging personal and business issues. They have been an important part of my journey.
President & CEO
Clarion Medical Technologies
During my almost 5 years with REF, I have developed deep personal relationships with exceptional business leaders from a broad range of industries.
Executive Forums has been the space where I can bring crucial decisions to gain perspective and leverage professional and personal growth.
Founder and CEO
Being part of the Renaissance Executive Forums has given me access and community with the most amazing group of leaders and executives across the country.
Cal Pal Sheet Metal, Inc. and OC Metals, Inc.
I can’t speak more highly of my group and all of the things gained from REF. When joining REF back in 2019, I had no idea how many incredible members would become amazing mentors and great friends. The collaboration through idea sharing & suggestive problem solving, while resolving issues brought forth by members, has been instrumental in the success of our own businesses & organizations. Pairing that with the raw and personal moments that are shared amongst friends and you have the perfect recipe for something remarkable! I am very grateful to be a part of this and look forward to the future.
President & CEO
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana
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Renaissance Executive Forums is a global organization, founded in the USA 30 years ago. Its members are company CEOs and Presidents, by invitation only, who are assigned to Groups of 12 from non-competing businesses.
The Organization is in the process of expansion and we are looking for Partners, Forum Leaders, Members, Ambassadors and Global Speakers. Each of these roles involves different profiles, time commitments, compensation packages and benefits.
An exclusive group of 12 to 15 Business Leaders from non-competing industries that meet one morning a month, skillfully guided by a Forum Leader. Members of a Group meet confidentially, once a month to help each other make better decisions to reach their business and personal goals.
Basically, Group members present their most pressing challenges in an environment of full transparency, and the others tell them what they would do if they were in their shoes. The Group not only becomes a high-caliber advisory board, but also a Circle of Trust, where you share your professional and personal best practices, forge deep relationships, and feel comfortable showing who you are.
Meetings are tailored to each group’s composition and needs. The Forum’s structure is divided into 3 segments.
REF provides a unique space where members gain clarity to make their most important and challenging business, professional and personal decisions.
At REF we define evolution as "awareness and alignment". Awareness of the knowledge and major trends that every Business Leader must be conscious of in order to align their vision, strategy, and execution.
Our purpose is to accelerate the personal, professional, and business evolution of Business Leaders to become a positive force in the world.
REF is not just another networking event that barely scratches the surface. Our Value Proposition creates robust structures that dig deep and form trust-based meaningful relationships.
By being part of a Forum Group, members can bring their biggest challenges and dilemmas to address with their Group's Collective Intelligence. This Collective Intelligence is composed of diverse experiences and backgrounds of other proven Leaders, who will grant each other their undivided attention. They do not have any conflict of interest, and have only their peers' best interest in mind.