Private CEO Lunch
The Fairmont Royal York | 19th Floor, Salon 4
100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada
This private CEO Lunch is hosted by Al Varney, Group Leader, CEO Global Network and John Wilson, Founder & CEO, CEO Global Network.
There will be 16 CEOs attending.
Key Learnings and Best Practice Discussions will include:
Building & Leading the A Team
Developing a Culture of Accountability
12:00 Welcome & Introductions
12:15 Building & Leading the A Team
1:00 Developing a Culture of Accountability
1:45 Major Takeaways, Closing Comments & Wrap Up
Al Varney, Group Leader, CEO Global Network
Al has an outstanding global leadership track record and deep cross-functional experience, having held CEO and President positions with Xerox in Canada, the United States and Western Europe.
Most recently Al was the CEO of Xerox Canada, with full P&L responsibility and accountable for financial performance, sales results, growth plans and product and services offerings. During his tenure, Al enhanced Xerox Canada’s services portfolio by expanding digitization services, and managed profitability through a time of massive currency volatility.
Previously Al was President of North, South and Central Europe for Xerox—responsible for leading the growth of both profit and revenue in fourteen European countries. His 33-year career with Xerox also includes serving as Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Strategy and Sales Operations, President of US Channels Group and Senior Vice President of United States Large Enterprise Operations.
Throughout his career, Al has developed successful methodologies for building performance cultures, evaluating and maximizing leadership talent, and ensuring excellence in operational execution. CEOs who have the opportunity to work with Al will benefit from his exceptional general management and transformation skills and his broad perspective on how business success can be realized across different geographies and through different routes to market.
Al holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from McMaster University. He and his wife Theresa live in Toronto
John Wilson, Founder and CEO, CEO Global Network
John Wilson is an experienced entrepreneur, business owner, and leader. He has a proven track record of building nine-figure businesses, and is one of the world’s preeminent CEO mentors. With fifty years’ experience building shareholder value with companies such as W.R. Grace Inc., Ultramar Canada Ltd., Ultramar Inc., and TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada Ltd., John has demonstrated his ability to build and lead successful companies in both Canada and the United States.
John has also coached hundreds of high-performing CEOs and entrepreneurs to greater success and is the founder and CEO of CEO Global Network—an exclusive CEO peer group organization that creates opportunities for learning and development through monthly group meetings, targeted one-to-one mentoring, and focused learning events. He is driven by his belief that it is people that form the heart and soul of any organization and is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of CEO Global Network: “To significantly improve the success and lives of CEOs and executives, their families, and their companies.”
John is the author of the acclaimed business book GREAT CEOs and How They Are Made, The Seven Imperatives. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Excellence Canada and is an accomplished and sought-after speaker on the topics of Leading Fast Growth and The Seven Imperatives of Great CEOs.
Verne Harnish, author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and the founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc. describes John as the most caring person on the planet when it comes to CEO success. “John’s passion for helping CEOs is enormous and his imperatives come from over 40 years of experience both leading major organizations and mentoring leaders. I consider John one of the top five CEO organization leaders in the world—and the one with the biggest heart!”
This event is exclusively for CEO Global Network Members and Invited Guests. If you do not have an invitation and are interested in attending, please email Jen Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEO Global Network Member