Actionable Business Intelligence for CEOs

In addition to the proprietary research used for Chief Executive magazine editorial features, including the CEO Confidence Index, annual rankings of the Best & Worst States for Business and the CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, we conduct survey-based research throughout the year to gather firsthand accounts from CEOs on top-of-mind issues.


CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies

With data collected from thousands of U.S. companies, the CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies showcases more than 140,000 data points – including values by industry, ownership type and company size. The report will help you to structure the right combination of salary, bonus, benefits, perks and equity incentives to attract top talent and retain the talent you have. The report provides information (both real dollar values and percentage of total compensation) on base salary, bonus and equity rewards, benefits and perquisites.

Get Faster: How to Be Deal Ready in 2023

The mergers-and-acquisitions industry should expect a busier 2023 than conventional wisdom might suggest with the prospect of an economic downturn, and this means companies on both sides of the equation shouldn’t just sit back on their haunches. In this whitepaper from Chief Executive and Datasite learn how to navigate a busier than expected M&A market.

High-Performance Decision Making: A New Framework for CEOs

Nothing about the way business is changing has altered the basic geometry of decision making: The buck stops at the apex of the corporate pyramid, where the CEO alone abides. In this whitepaper from Chief Executive and Transcend dives into how to leverage decision making to move your business forward.

Maximizing M&A Value

Technology has become central to all business operations today. Lack of adaptability in systems and processes, just like dated technology and skills gaps, can be costly for companies trying to compete with the high rate of disruption across industries. A recent survey from Chief Executive, conducted in partnership with Elliott Davis, finds technology remains one of the most undervalued aspects in M&A transactions. 

Future Focus: Envisioning the Possibilities Ahead

Attempting to plan for the future can feel futile in an era characterized by tremendous change. Yet, today’s leaders are charged with doing just that. Political, economic, societal and business forces are converging to disrupt accepted norms and upend traditional ways of working and operating. 



Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

We are in a period of rapid change. Customer needs, technologies, competitors and internal capabilities require companies to review and update their strategies for the new realities. In this workshop, strategy experts Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison will show you a systematic approach to strategic planning to help you refine or redefine your business strategy and approach including:

  • Learn what you need to know to develop an effective strategic plan. Put the right players on the strategic planning team.
  • Develop strategies that leverage your company’s unique position in the marketplace. Lift your management team beyond “business as usual” thought processes and activities.
  • Translate your strategies into action. Achieve your vision for success and generate superior financial results.
  • Identify exactly what you need to do now to position your company for future success.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.