High-Growth CEO Peer Forum®

Solve Tough Challenges, Share Best Practices, Become a Better CEO

Whatever your experience level, the High-Growth CEO forum is designed to help you build a great high-growth company – from start-up through IPO and beyond. A proven, peer-advisory model for investor-backed CEOs, the High-Growth CEO Forums are quarterly, highly confidential and expert-led. We are proud of what our members have achieved over the years and invite you to learn more!

"Combine High-Growth CEO's insightful probing and leadership thinking with the feedback of some really smart CEOs and you've got a winning formula for success."

Gail Goodman, former CEO Constant Contact

High-Growth CEO Forum member from start-up through IPO and beyond

Forum Member Impact

  • $18+ Billion in market value
  • 25+ Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year®” awards
  • 50% listed among Deloitte’s Fast 50 and/or the Inc. 500

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Former and current members include CEOs from Acme Packet, Buildium, Constant Contact, Demandware, HubSpot, iRobot, Klayvio, LogMeIn, Mimecast, ObserveIT, Yodle and many more. Members often participate in the High-Growth CEO Forum from start-up through IPO and beyond!

Designed to Deliver High Impact to a Specific Kind of CEO

The High-Growth CEO Forum is for CEOs who are:

  1. Focused on building a great company.
  2. Aware their CEO role must continuously evolve with growth, eager to explore how and excited to learn from others.
  3. Interested in sharing unvarnished challenges and ideas with smart, trusted, peers in a confidential setting.
  4. Leading an investor-backed or fast-growth bootstrapped technology company.
  5. Facing critical growth challenges like how to best:
    • Develop and evolve the top team;
    • Implement the most effective organizational structures as the company grows;
    • Create an amazing culture;
    • Build a customer-centric organization;
    • Develop the plan and align the organization to deliver it;
    • Accomplish strategic transformation;
    • Manage the company’s runway and appropriately time fundraising;
    • Operate and create effective Boards.

The High-Growth CEO Forum will help you successfully scale your company and develop in your role – through every phase of the journey

Where is your company now on the Predictable Stages of Corporate Growth™? Whether you’re a first-time or fourth-time CEO, you know that leading an investor-backed, growth company means facing complex challenges at every stage.  From start-up to IPO and beyond, growth requires ongoing evolution and transformation.

Running Since 1999, The High-Growth CEO Forum is Time-Tested and Proven

  • The quarterly meeting provides an optimal cadence for stepping back and thinking strategically about the CEO role and the company’s challenges.
  • Grouping by stage ensures relevance of topics and challenges for all.
  • Continuity of subscription membership builds deeply trusted peer relationships and increasingly insightful feedback year over year.
  • Complete confidentiality enables conversations that can only be shared between fellow peer CEOs.
  • Expert forum leaders have a deep understanding of the CEO growth experience and make sure the most critical challenges and relevant best practices are surfaced and presented.
  • Proprietary leadership frameworks, books, the Profit Spiral – Planning for Growth®, High-Growth CEO Performance Evaluators™ and insights from hundreds of High-Growth CEO Forums are embedded into every meeting to help CEOs successfully build growth companies and avoid predictable pitfalls.
  • … and we have fun along the way!

"There is zero chance that we would have had the outcome we did at ObserveIT without all of the incredible help, advice and support I received from my High-Growth CEO Forum."

Mike McKee CEO, ObserveIT

Sold to ProofPoint for $225M, 2019

How to Join

  1. Contact us for an exploratory interview to determine fit
  2. If there is a fit, meet with a High-Growth CEO Forum leader
  3. Participate in one session as a trial member
  4. Mutually agree with current members to join