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Chief Outsiders Announces Sponsorship of Houston Vistage Executive Summit

Strategic Marketing Consulting Firm and Houston Fast 100 Winner is Vistage National Sponsor of this Year’s Event with Theme “Leading with 2020 Vision”


Houston, TX – May 8, 2015 – Chief Outsiders, LLC, the nation’s leading strategic marketing firm comprised solely of C-level marketing executives and one of the Inc. Magazine’s 600 fastest growing privately held companies in the US, continues its national sponsorship of Vistage International with the Houston Vistage Executive Summit on Tuesday, May 12 hosted at the JW Marriott Houston from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is the one event in a series of Vistage Executive Summits to be sponsored by Chief Outsiders across the nation.

Michael Feign, CEO of MainStreet America and a former client of Chief Outsiders, will be speaking on how innovation depends upon a deep understanding of customer needs and behaviors. “This has been the top CEO event in Houston for years running. It’s sponsors like Chief Outsiders that help make it special, because they bring fresh ideas, the market perspective and keen management skills to help get things done for the clients they service. I know this firsthand.”

The event is uniquely relevant to CEOs of growth and mid-sized companies who are provided the opportunity to learn not only from the impressive line-up of speakers, but also from each other. Art Saxby, CEO at Chief Outsiders, said, “I am always impressed by the quality of thinking that develops when a group of people with different perspectives focus on solving a problem. Because I have personally reaped the benefits of learning from other CEOs in my Vistage group and have enjoyed applying what I’ve learned to other businesses, Chief Outsiders has about half of our CMOs in groups around the country and has selected to be one of only six national Vistage sponsors.”

Vistage International has lined up this all-star list of speakers who support the “Leading with 2020 Vision” theme and will deliver valuable information to the CEOs and executive teams in attendance that can be applied to improve and grow their businesses.

About Chief Outsiders

Chief Outsiders, LLC, an "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, helps grow mid-sized companies from coast-to-coast with more than 40 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) who have held positions of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies. These individuals' breadth of experience makes it possible for Chief Outsiders to put the right skill set on a leadership team of any company for a fraction of the cost of a full time executive. Unlike other strategic marketing and management consulting firms, Chief Outsiders works with company leadership teams to develop and implement market based growth plans. Chief Outsiders believes delivering a world-class marketing strategy on its own creates little value and that the real value is created by helping the organization implement the growth vision.

Because of its market based growth plans, leadership and experienced team, Chief Outsiders was recently listed by Inc Magazine as one of the 600 fastest growing privately held companies in the US (in the top 10 in Houston) and recognized for the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100. Businesses seeking Chief Outsiders as a premier source include: ErgoGenesis, Five Stone Tax, Summa Technologies, and Riverside Company portfolio companies OnCourse Learning, and IDoc, Source Capital portfolio companies such as Abutec, and Merrill Lynch Specialties Group portfolio companies such as EarthColor.

CONTACT: Sterling Wilkinson, 817-771-2997,