Peer-to-Peer Advisory Boards for Business Leaders

The Company You Keep Drives Growth & Success

Vistage Groups in the Brandywine Valley Accepting Applications

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5 Essential Ways Peers Drive Leadership Success

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Why Vistage

Better Leaders. Better Decisions. Better Results.

Being a CEO/Owner or senior executive of small or mid-sized company is challenging. Honest and empathetic advice is hard to find.

Vistage provides the think tank every leader needs to succeed.

Motivated leaders learn how to better themselves through private peer advisory groups guided by expert executive coaches. This learning environment includes a peer advisory board, one-on-one consults, featured speakers, and business improvement workshops.

With Vistage, leaders learn new skills and have more choices to react to professional and personal challenges with greater success.

It is the company we keep that drives our success & growth

Read stories of how different business leaders employ their peers to become better leaders and solve complex challenges in their organizations.

Fill out the form & you will receive a free copy of “The Power of Peers” from Vistage Chair, Jim Lucas.

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Vistage Brandywine Valley

Ranked in the Top 5% of 550+ Vistage Group Practices

Sometimes it’s lonely at the top

Every business owner and CEO needs a board of advisors and peers that can help them see the forest through the trees.

Vistage Brandywine Valley enables leaders from private and family owned companies, public companies, and non profits to come together and learn strategies that improve their leadership and business.

Vistage offers 5 levels of leadership programs:

  • CEO/Owner
  • Small Business
  • Key Executive
  • Trusted Advisors
  • Vistage Inside
Vistage Brandywine Valley Group meets with featured speaker Jason Lavin
Jason Lavin, of GoldenComm, leads his world class marketing workshop to C-suite and marketing leadership to Delaware-based Vistage Group 3450.
Jim Lucas, Vistage Brandywine Valley Chair
Jim Lucas, Vistage Brandywine Valley Chair

Meet Jim Lucas, Vistage Chair

I help members reach their personal & professional dreams

As founder of four Vistage Brandywine Valley groups, I facilitate and coach senior business leaders stretching from southern Chester County to Delaware.

Facilitate monthly meetings for peer-to-peer advisory boards

Curate world class speakers for workshops

One-to-one coaching for personalized problem solving

More About Jim

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Over 12 years, Jim has coached 114 business executives as the founder of Vistage Brandywine Valley.

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Vistage Brandywine Valley includes 57 CEOs/Owners and Senior Executives with $1.6 Billion in revenue and 4,123 employees.

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Jim has 43 years business experience in sales, finance management, operations, and consulting.

Vistage Brandywine Valley Groups

About CE 3112

The CEO/Owner program consists of C-Suite executives.
Members gain an instant sounding board with fresh perspectives
on how to grow their business, face tough challenges,
and satisfy their customers.

Average Tenure: 5.8 years

Member Benefits:

  • All day meetings every month & 2 speakers every quarter
  • An all day meeting with all Vistage members in the region
  • 1.5-hour coaching sessions every month
  • Access to the Vistage website resources
  • Connect with over 600 Vistage members in the Tri-State Region and 18,000+ worldwide

Representing over $1 billion in total revenue &
5,000+ employees

Members

Thomas Embley
Air Convey
Manufacturer Waste Removal

Scott Welch
Mohawk USA
Electrical Manufacturing

Thomas Beane
Beane Associates
Financial Consulting

John Willey
Peninsula Oil
HVAC, Plumbing

Raymond Bree
Diamond State Financial Group
Financial Consulting

Robert Prybutok
Polymer Technologies
Sound & Thermal Insulation

Fred Hertrich
Hertrich
Automobile Dealership

Frankie Vassallo
Fusco Management Company
Property Management

Joe Cunane
Guardian Environmental Services
Construction

Carl Slocomb
Slocomb Windows
Windows & Doors

Glenn Clark
Rockwood Insurance
Insurance

Jack Zhou
B&W Tek
Optical & Laser Technology

Peter Kurzyna
Hillside Custom
Custom Manufacturer

Joel Pierson
Brandywine Technology
Outsourced IT Staffing

Beverly Stewart
Back To Basics Learning Dynamics
Educational Services

About CE 3450

The CEO/Owner program consists of C-Suite executives.
Members gain an instant sounding board with fresh perspectives
on how to grow their business, face tough challenges,
and satisfy their customers.

Average Tenure: 2.6 years

Members Benefits:

  • All day meetings every month & 2 speakers every quarter
  • An all-day meeting with all Vistage members in the region
  • 1.5-hour coaching sessions every month
  • Access to the Vistage website resources
  • Connect with over 600 Vistage members in the Tri-State Region and 20,000+ worldwide

Representing over $750 million in total revenue &
3,000+ employees

Members

Matt Lange
Interstate Aerials
Construction Equipment Rentals

Chris Baker
George & Lynch
Construction Services

Bill Touey
Touey & Company
Financial Consulting

Cheryl Ecton
Elite Building Services
Property Maintenance

Scott Wistar
Wistar Equipment
Construction Equipment Rentals

Rick Sommer
Intellitec Solutions
ERP, CRM Solutions & Consulting

Tony D’Amico
To-Jo Mushrooms
Mushroom Farming, Distribution

Greg Sawka
Bancroft Construction Company
Construction Services

Chris Hertrich
Hertrich
Automobile Dealership

Will Snook
Traffic Safety Store
Traffic Safety Supplies

Michael Peet
ModernControls
Automated HVAC Services

Sujit Singh
Arkieva
Supply-chain Software

Joel Frank
Lamb McErlane
Legal Services

Caroline Dickerson
Commonwealth Trust Company
Financial & Legal Services

Roxanne Higgins
ISM
Education Management

John Boykin
BH Insurance
Insurance

Kris Smith
Integra
Health Insurance Management

Stephen Julian
Eastern States
Construction Services

About Key 9036

The Executive/Owner program consists of  COO’s of larger companies, owners of smaller companies, and Key Executives of other Vistage companies. Members gain an instant sounding board with fresh perspectives on how to grow their business, face tough challenges, and satisfy their customers.

Average Tenure: 4.6 years

Members benefits:

  • All day meetings every month & 2 speakers every quarter
  • An all day meeting with all Vistage members in the region
  • Access to the Vistage website resources
  • Connect with over 600 Vistage members in the Tri-State Region and 18,000+ worldwide

Representing over $400 million in total revenue &
2,000+ employees

Members

Jarred Prybutok
Polymer Technologies
Sound & Thermal Insulation

Robert Sparre
Dorset Connects
IT Services

Pamela Kinley
Seiberlich Train Energy Services
Energy, HVAC Services

Mark Olazagasti
Info Solutions IT Services
IT Services

Andrew Levinson
Schagringas Heating & Air
HVAC Services

Joseph D’Amico
To-Jo Mushrooms
Mushroom Farming, Distribution

Jeffrey Thommes
Beane Associates
Financial Consulting

Adam Muhlenhaupt
Muhlenhaupt & Company
Business Development

Jennifer McKenzie
Assurance Media
Audiovisual Solutions

Kim Brumbaugh
Brumbaugh Wealth Management
Wealth Management

Mark Devine
ACS International
IT Security & Solutions

John DiGregorio
Wistar Equipment
Construction Equipment Rentals

Brian Lange
Interstate Aerials
Construction Equipment Rentals

Deirdre Smith
Duffield Associates
Environmental Engineering

Brandon Grizzel
BH Insurance
Insurance

About TA 1298

The Trusted Advisor program consists of professional service providers working with C-Suite executives. Members gain an instant sounding board with fresh perspectives on how to grow their business, face tough challenges, and satisfy their customers.

Average Tenure: 3.2 years

Members Benefits:

  • Half-day meetings every month
  • 2 all-day regional meetings with speakers
  • Present to other Vistage members and generate business opportunities
  • Access to the Vistage website resources
  • Connect with over 600 Vistage members in the Tri-State Region

Members

Christopher Farias
Eastern Business Software
CRM

Michael Gidlewski
Achievement Unlimited
Leadership Consulting

Mike Hilbert
Sales Solutions Incorporated
Outsourced Sales Services

Mary LaSota
Lasota Law
Estate Planning

Charlie Poznek
Relational Capital Group
CRM

Medio Waldt
Miller Heiman Group
Sales Training Solutions

Daniel Krewson
Multifunding Business Loan Advisors
Loan Advising

Bill Morrow
Sales Xceleration
Outsourced Sales Solutions

Hendrik-Jan Francke
Bright Orange Thread
Digital Marketing

Steve Van Valin
Culturology
Workplace Consulting

Gerry Lantz
Stories That Work
Brand Story Telling

Steve Rickel
MyOfficeOps
Back Office Accounting

David Whitwell
B2B CFO
Outsourced CFO

Scott Kaminsky
Wells Fargo Advisors
Financial Services

Vistage Fundamental #12

Know Your Group Members

Get to know your fellow members’ intimately, both their business and their personal lives.

Devote 5 minutes during each group meeting to get to know something personal about another member. When being the host, share intimate details about your business and personal life.

Take 4 minutes to dig deeper about Fundamental #12 “Know Your Group Members”

Vistage Trusted Advisor Member Steve Van Valin tells us “I think I need to challenge myself, and maybe you do too, about this idea of having a great divide where ‘whatever happens at home stays at home.’ ‘Whatever happens at work stays at work.’ Because aren’t we really one whole person? What happens at these places affects our entire lives.”

Check out our other Fundamentals

About Vistage Fundamentals

We call it The Vistage Way.

Vistage is a unique organization designed to help members become better leaders, make better decisions, and get better results. The 14 “Fundamentals” outline the core behaviors that, when practiced consistently, create a truly extraordinary Vistage group, and with it, truly extraordinary leaders.