Our Vistage Groups

Vistage International

Through a unique and long affiliation, Boston Business Group offers clients entry into Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO development organization.

Founded over 60 years ago, Vistage comprises nearly 45,000 members covering 30 countries, including nearly 400 members in the greater Boston region.

A Dun & Bradstreet study showed Vistage member companies grew 2.3 times faster than average small-midsize businesses. Through peer relationships, executive coaching and training, and enrichment opportunities, Vistage membership creates better, more effective leaders and stronger companies.

Vistage group members meet together privately and in small groups on a monthly basis, led by the group Chair. The close, confidential peer-to-peer environment enables CEOs, senior key executives, and small business owners to advance competitively, grow profits, and build stronger organizations. Together, they tackle leadership and business challenges, from hiring effectively and learning how to delegate to buying out a partner, training and retention.

BBG’s Phillip Thomas chairs three local Vistage leadership development groups in the greater Boston area including southern New Hampshire. These groups represent nearly 40 separate companies, thus providing a broad range of business perspectives and insight. Previously, he served as a senior executive for Vistage corporate, where he achieved record membership growth for Vistage regions within the Eastern U.S.

As the Group Chair, Phillip asks important questions, maintains an environment of action and accountability, and most importantly, builds a high level of trust in the group. Trust and respect are the actionable values that have enabled his groups to thrive over the years. Members feel confident openly sharing because they know they will be met with acceptance, respect, and confidentiality.

If you are a business leader involved in running a company with revenues between $3M to $300M, interested in pursuing continual personal learning, and can commit to consistent participation within a group of your peers, please reach out to discuss whether one of our Vistage groups could be the next step up for you.

There are currently openings in Phillip’s groups as they continue to diversify with leaders from additional high-tech manufacturing, legal, accounting, medical devices, marketing, aerospace, real estate, and other organizations. We invite diversity in leadership, drawing from a wide range of CEOs in gender, nationalities, and backgrounds.

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Vistage: A CEO’s proven system for better decisions and better results.


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