Welcome to the CEO Club of Baltimore, a mutual board of advisors comprised of CEO club members who provide intensive consulting to you and your business, offering the opportunity to present your company’s greatest problems, concerns, and aspirations in a confidential settingLearn More
Chris McDonell, President of McDonell Consulting Group, a licensed Sandler Training center based in Towson, MD has over 30 years of experience in sales and executive leadership. McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training is a global training organization with a local focus partnering with businesses and individuals in a variety of industries to help them improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their sales, management, and organizational processes. Chris helped to establish national training platforms for multi-layered, decentralized organizations and led teams to determine optimum results in sales, human resource, operations, and leadership development training needs. He possesses a proven track record of success as keynote speaker, award-winning trainer and corporate coach, and brings added value to any company seeking organizational excellence.
Steve Taormino is a Keynote Speaker and the CEO of CC&A Strategic Media, a marketing and communications firm based in Baltimore Maryland. He has positioned his firm as a leading agency in marketing psychology and works with organizations throughout the United States, the UK, and Germany. He has been interviewed by major news networks regarding data protection and the privacy policies of Google and Facebook; he works with the Maryland Attorney General’s office as an expert witness in the areas of SEO and digital reputation; and was featured as a keynote speaker alongside Kathy Savitt, the Chief Marketing Office of Yahoo regarding digital marketing strategy and tactics. Steve is widely considered an expert in marketing and marketing/advertising/branding strategy, and technological integrations.
Jim Ries has grown an extensive network of experts, thought leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. As Director of Business Development at Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law, Jim increases the firm’s visibility, reach, and value by developing and managing educational outreach programs designed specifically to support this extensive network at every stage of their business and personal lives, including families who wish to protect and pass on their wealth. Additionally, Jim provides business development guidance to individual attorneys, as well as identifies and develops strategic partnerships and market opportunities. Jim also shares insights on emerging market, business, competitor and consumer trends to enable Offit Kurman to continually deliver on its commitment to being the perfect legal partner.
I have grown as a female CEO by regularly meeting with my peers exchanging advice and expertise. It is one of the smartest ROI decisions I have ever made as a business owner.
CEO Club is a tremendous resource to any executive that desires to build an organization. Over the years, the presenters have provided great educations and business advice that has helped my business. I’ve also been active in the Presidential Advisory Committee and found invaluable support and guidance from other business CEO’s. CEO Club is one of my greatest resources for running my business.
I have been a member of the Baltimore CEO Club for almost 18 years. During this time, I have tried, at each meeting, to learn one thing that I could use to help grow my business. I’m happy to report that because of the quality of the speakers and conversations that I’ve had with fellow members, I have been able to make this happen.
I have been a member of the CEO Club for 5 (not sure) years now. I have found it to be one of the best networking organizations to which I have been a member.
The format of monthly lunches, with a relatively small group of CEO’s and quality guest speakers, give you the opportunity to build a relationship with your peers and the speakers typically, leave you with new information valuable in the development of your business. I would highly recommend the CEO Club to anyone interested in building their business.
For more than a decade, the CEO Club of Baltimore has been an invaluable resource and has helped me spur growth, personally and professionally. The knowledge base of membership, coupled with their willingness to see those around them succeed, is unparalleled.