Executive Summits hosts one of the largest executive best practices organizations globally, having helped over 3,500 member companies covering 20 functional groups listed below. Each group provides the world's top business leaders in that function the ability to gather monthly and exchange best practices to drive the performance of their companies and hear from top thought leaders on the most pressing issues confronting their industry and role.

Best Practices Groups that Meet Monthly.

  • CFO Summit 
  • CIO Summit
  • CMO Summit 
  • COO/Operations Summit 
  • Corporate Counsel Summit 
  • Corporate Development Summit
  • Customer Service Summit 
  • HR Summit
  • Product Development Summit
  • Project Management Summit
  • PR Summit
  • Procurement Summit 
  • Quality Management Summit 
  • Risk Management Summit 
  • Safety Management Summit 
  • Sales Summit 
  • Supply Chain Summit 
  • Training Summit 

What Are the Groups?

Executive Summits is an elite group of top executives who meet monthly by teleconference to focus on excellence. We share top ideas, best practices, and are committed to each other's success.

Meeting Format.

Monthly meetings (one-hour teleconferences) provide a powerful forum in which thought leaders can exchange what is working, what is not, strategies and ideas in a confidential environment with a dedicated group of other leaders whose only agenda is to help each other outperform.


To join Executive Summits you must either be one of the top executives at the corporate or divisional level (common titles include EVP, SVP, VP, Dir) or be a possible contender to eventually ascend into one of these top positions.


As a member, you will benefit from the following:
  • Participate in monthly meetings, and access the recordings and slides if you miss them.
  • Access to recordings and presentation slides for all previous years' meetings.
  • Exchange what is working, what is not, strategies and top ideas.
  • Build a powerful network of top execs committed to each other' success.
  • Learn how to Outperform from other respected leaders who outperform.
  • Exchange best practices with an elite Who's Who peer group.
  • Solve key business challenges with ideas and solutions others have found.
  • Executive guidance from other thought leaders to drive corporate performance.
  • Ideas to develop your team and transform your area to drive profitable growth.
  • Receive counsel from other respected leaders on your pending decisions, new tactics, and strategies.
  • Benefits your entire team. Monthly Keynotes for you and up to 5 of your staff by teleconference (included).
  • On-site best practices exchange visits between members are also encouraged and done frequently.
  • On your schedule. We record all meetings so if tied up you can access them whenever convenient.


Over 3,500 companies have joined/participated to date:

  • A.D. Stokes
  • A.O. Smith
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Aaron's
  • Abacus Solutions
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abbott Vascular Devices
  • Absecon Mills
  • Acacia Research Corporation
  • Accelerated Payment Technologies
  • Access Bank
  • Accolo
  • Accor North America
  • Accordant, A CVS Caremark Company
  • AccuQuote
  • Accuray
  • Ace Relocation Systems
  • Acquisition Solutions
  • Acroprint Time Recorder
  • ACS
  • ACS Solutions
  • Action Sports Advertising
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Acuity Brands
  • Acxiom
  • AdBrite
  • ADC Telecommunications
  • Addax Petroleum
  • Adecco
  • ADEPT Solutions Global
  • Adhost internet
  • Adidas Group
  • Adify
  • Aditya Birla Minacs
  • ADM Corn Processing
  • Adobe Systems
  • ADP
  • ADP Employease
  • Adplex
  • ADRA International
  • ADT Security Services
  • Advance Payroll Funding
  • Advance Precision
  • Advanced Drainage Systems
  • Advanced Home Care
  • Advanced Medical Imaging
  • Advantec
  • Adventist Healthcare
  • Advisors Asset Management
  • Aegis Media Americas
  • Aegon
  • Aerogrow International
  • Aeropres
  • AFC Enterprises (Popeyes)
  • Affymetrix
  • Afilias
  • Aflac
  • AFN
  • AFP Advanced Food Products
  • AFS Technologies
  • AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
  • Aggreko
  • AGI
  • AGIA Insurance Services
  • Agilent
  • Aging Wisely
  • AgraQuest
  • Agrium
  • AgVantis
  • AHS
  • AIA
  • Aidells Sausage Company
  • AIHA
  • AIMM Technologies
  • Air Transat
  • Air2Web
  • Airband Communications
  • Airdrome Holdings
  • Airtex Products
  • AirTran Airways
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Alaska Railroad Corporation
  • Albridge Solutions
  • Alcoa
  • Alea Group
  • Alexza Pharmaceuticals
  • Align Technology
  • Al-Jon Manufacturing
  • Alkermes
  • All Children's Hospital
  • Allegheny Technologies
  • Allegro Microsystems
  • Allergan
  • Alliant Techsystems
  • Allianz Life Insurance
  • Allied Aerospace Industries
  • Allied Waste Industries
  • Allied Waste
  • AlliedBarton Security
  • Alpine Access
  • Altadis
  • Altamed Health Services
  • AltecLansing Tecnologies
  • Altria
  • AM Castle & Co.
  • AMB Property
  • Ambassador
  • Amcor
  • Amdocs
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Century Investments
  • American Medical Systems
  • American Red Cross
  • American Seafoods Group
  • American Stock Exchange
  • AmeriCredit
  • AmeriGas
  • AmeriPride Services
  • Ameristart Jet Charter
  • Amerisure Mutual Insurance
  • AMF Bowling Centers
  • AMN Healthcare Services
  • Analog Devices
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • ANTs Software
  • Apangea Learning
  • APC
  • Apex Systems
  • APHL
  • ApolloMD
  • Ascensus
  • Ashland
  • ASI
  • Aspect Software
  • Asplundh
  • Assurant
  • AstraZeneca
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Audiovox Corporation
  • Autodesk
  • Avaya
  • Avery Dennison
  • AVID
  • Avis Budget Group
  • Avon Products
  • AXA Equitable

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- Dennis Deering, VP, Diebold, Inc.

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- Ed Smith, SVP, Equifax

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- Larry Quinlan, Deloitte

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