The next roundtable discussion will be June 19th, from 8:15am to 10:15am.

The Board of Veteran CEOs

Experience, Guidance, Leadership


When you're the CEO, to whom do you speak about your most pressing challenges? If you are the leader and expected to have all the answers, what additional resources do you need to navigate through uncertainty? The Board of Veteran CEOs was created to solve these problems.


The Board of Veteran CEOs was created to serve as a confidant to CEOs of midsize to large companies. The resource we provide is exclusive access to retired CEOs who have walked in your shoes and grown their enterprise to Fortune 1000 status and beyond.

Some of the retired CEOs who serve as Advisory Members have led companies like Dun & Bradstreet, Ben & Jerry’s, Dunkin' Donuts and Harrah’s Hotel & Casinos. In addition, some of our Advisory Members are current CEOs of Fortune 500s, including companies such as NCR and AC Nielsen.

Access to the Advisory Members takes the form of roundtable discussions, one-on-one telephone conversations, and private face-to-face meetings.

The roundtable discussions occur every other month. They are held over a two-hour breakfast between an intimate group of 6 – 8 sitting CEOs and 1-3 Advisory Members. Participation in these meetings requires a personal invitation, no exceptions.

This forum allows for more productive and inclusive deliberation by keeping topics relevant to the sitting CEOs in attendance. During the discussion, real time CEO challenges are analyzed by Advisory Members with 40+ years of management experience. Ultimately, the breakfasts are designed to give you the opportunity to learn more about each Advisory Member’s industry experience, skills, and competencies.

From the Breakfast, qualified CEOs choose which Advisory Member best matches their circumstances for the one-on-one dialogues. In these confidential phone conversations, you have the Advisory Member’s undivided attention to discuss your issues in greater depth.

The face-to-face meetings are a treasured experience, coveted by so many leaders of today. In a pristine environment provided by the Board, you are placed in the unshared presence of the Advisory Member of your choice and immersed in the source of rich wisdom that spans decades. This knowledge transference can last up to half a day.

The Board of Veteran CEOs is not a presentation or panel discussion. It is a working meeting for CEOs only. Worlds away from the daily chaos, opportunistic solicitors, and media, you can walk away with practical solutions that can be utilized the moment you return to the office.

As the Chairman of The Board of Veteran CEOs, my charge remains, to build a platform where CEOs can discuss in a small group their most essential CEO concerns in a frank and confidential exchange. I am more committed than ever to deliver on this charge, and am excited about this upcoming forum. I look forward to seeing you at the next Board of Veteran CEOsą forum on June 19th, to be held over breakfast at:

Akerman Senterfitt LLP
666 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
In Manhattan from 8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Networking from: 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Please RSVP at: 888-471-3660.

Kind regards,

Ted Santos