Mission The CEO Roundtable will value your accomplishments, challenge your perspectives and support your drive to succeed.
Vision Better leaders. Better businesses. Better Lives.
Our membership is comprised of CEOs from fast growing Minnesota companies who want to share their ideas, experiences and insights. Roundtables include leaders who are interested in growing their companies by leveraging the knowledge of their peers. Many of our members have been featured in the media and are often singled out for their achievements and viewpoints as leading entrepreneurs.
Our groups average about 10 members each with a limit of 12. We’ve learned that this size is the right balance to deliver maximum insights with minimum clutter.
The CEO Roundtable was started in 2002 as a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to provide a safe/confidential haven for peer sharing amongst the leaders of Minnesota’s growing companies. We’re committed to helping one another succeed. We choose to be self-facilitated to keep dues affordable and accessible to CEOs seeking to tap the power of their peers.
- 54% of member’s companies are $2M – $10M in Revenue
- 29% of member’s companies are $11M – $50M in Revenue
- 17% of member’s companies are $51M+ in Revenue
The CEO Roundtable member companies provide products and services for a wide variety of industries including:
Agriculture/Mining / Construction, Building Services / Education / Finance, Insurance, Real Estate / IT Services / Manufacturing / Nonprofit / Professional Services / Publishing / Retail/Wholesale / Software
Our Board of Directors
Jeffrey Chanen - Chairman of the Board - President & CEO of The Maintenance Team, Inc
“I never thought a group of individual’s would care as much about my success as their own. I would have never achieved the results I have without my roundtable. It has been 18 years and every meeting keeps getting better!”
Jeff Chanen’s professional career began in property management working with both local and national real estate firms including The Shelard Companies, United Properties and RREEF. In 1997, he became President and CEO of The Maintenance Team, a provider of facilities consulting services, building technical services and mechanical services serving commercial property owners, managers and tenants. In 2001, he acquired sole ownership of this company and later launched Progressive Heating & Cooling HVAC, a subsidiary of The Maintenance Team. Jeff has earned his Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Real Property Administrator (RPA) designations. In 2014, Jeff co-founded Ardent Real Estate Advisors, a boutique consulting firm working with high net worth families that own real estate in their trusts and estates.Visit The Maintenance Team
John Long - CEO of Avionté“Being involved in The CEO Roundtable provides the opportunity to not only receive insight from other business leaders, but to also use my experiences to provide mentorship. It’s an invaluable opportunity that I’m excited to be a part of.”
About Avionté - Since its foundation in 2005, John Long has been the CEO of Avionté, which provides innovative recruiting and staffing software solutions to the HR industry. Avionté offers front- and back-office staffing software solutions with a strong focus on service and client relationships and is committed providing innovative staffing technology solutions that go beyond software by working to establish true and lasting partnerships, well beyond the sale.
Bob Freytag - President of Introworks, Inc.“To become a better leader, we need to surround ourselves with smart people we trust, who help point out our blind spots and who are ultimately there to support and challenge us. That’s what I’ve found at The CEO Roundtable and why it’s valuable.”
About Introworks - Introworks is a strategic B2B branding and marketing communications agency that specializes in launch(ing). We have guided hundreds of successful introductions over the last 20+ years and we’ve found that our launch process brings the rigor, focus and energy it takes to make success less random. We create insights that incite and change the game for our clients through the power of Catalytic Ideas.
Michael Miller - President, CEO Roundtable
"Gaining from the wisdom of other Roundtable CEOs every month has been the most efficient investment of time I could make in my business. Over the years we’ve shared experience and insights to help each other realize countless opportunities and avoid costly mistakes."
Michael has been a member of the CEO Roundtable himself for over 12 years. Previously Founder and CEO of Hound Dog Products – a national marketer of specialty lawn & garden tools – he sold the company in 2007 and has since that time been consulting small businesses. Michael became President of the CEO Roundtable in March of 2013.
Jenny Lindemeier - Member Services Coordinator, The CEO Roundtable“I get to see the comradery and growth The CEO Roundtable establishes in our members small groups and companies. It’s exciting to hear about the challenges they have overcome and opportunities gained individually because of their tables combined knowledge.” Jenny joined The CEO Roundtable in April of 2015 and continues to add value to both the organization and to our growing member list. As the organizations Administrative Assistant, she is consistently gathering resources and working for every roundtable to help their meetings go smoothly. She also completes most of the “behind the scenes” work to keep The CEO Roundtable running. On her wall is sign that reads “WIIFM”, which means “What’s in it for Members” - she lives by it every day.
Tom Prosser - CEO and Founder of Rainbow Treecare CompaniesBio coming Soon
Jack Lee - Executive Director of Voyageur Outward Bound SchoolBio coming soon.
Our Strategic Partners
The Strategic Partner Program was developed as a means of adding value to the Roundtable experience. These partnerships consist of one leader per identified industry who have demonstrated expertise in their field and experience working with seasoned entrepreneurs and growth-driven companies.
Our Strategic Partners provide our members immediate access to industry leaders who can provide insights into the critical issues our member companies face. Strategic Partners prepare presentations to address the “hot topics’ identified by our members and deliver either to individual Roundtables or to an open membership forum if the issue spans across the membership.