The Chairmen’s Roundtable Partners with Entrepreneurs’ Organization

EO San Diego and CRT team up to support local business community

San Diego, CA, September 21, 2010 --( The Chairmen’s RoundTable (CRT), a San Diego-based, non profit volunteer organization that provides gratis mentoring and business advice to CEOs and Presidents of local, private businesses, announced a formal alliance with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) San Diego, the local chapter of a global network of business owners.

Under this agreement, CRT and EO San Diego will actively cross-promote each other’s capabilities and community outreach, with a common goal of strengthening the San Diego business community.

“As the ‘entrepreneurial hotspot’ in San Diego, EO is thrilled to announce a strategic alliance with the Chairmen’s RoundTable (CRT) to offer our members a well-defined mentoring experience that will transform their business,” said Rob Martinez, past president of EO San Diego and chair of the CRT program. “This is an incredible opportunity to get strategic advice from veteran CEOs to identify key issues, develop a work plan and provide assistance in the implementation."

EO San Diego immediately found support for the alliance from within its membership. According to Martinez, several EO San Diego members are moving forward in the CRT process and a wait list has already formed with more than 20 members expected to be involved within the next year. Ron Harrell of MyOffice is an EO member and a former CRT client: “Going through the CRT program was a very enlightening experience,” said Harrell. “Their process of the initial interview questions, ongoing consultation to prepare for my presentation to the entire group of CRT members, then the feedback of the members worked extremely well and allowed me to see a bigger view of where my company was and what was possible. I came out of the program with a clear picture of the critical next steps, have implemented them and have doubled the size of my business and am on a 30% growth pace this year. If I could go through the process again, I would gladly take them up on it!”

"In San Diego, we are fortunate to have a number of terrific organizations that lend support to almost every aspect of our business community. Besides the weather, it's one of the best things about living and operating here," said Jeff Campbell, Chairman of the CRT. "And we are truly excited about our new partnership with EO. There is a natural fit between us and I believe that, with an application of just a fraction of the creativity that exists within our two organizations, we may just add a little more firepower to this great local support system."

About Entrepreneurs’ Organization
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only – is a dynamic global network of more than 7,500 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 116 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 40 years old with annual revenues of US$18.4 million. For more information on EO, please visit or

About Chairmen’s RoundTable
The Chairmen’s RoundTable is a non-profit volunteer organization comprised of 45 current and former Chief Executive Officers with extensive board of directors experience and diverse industry backgrounds. CRT mentors provide businesses in San Diego County priceless business advice and mentorship without compensation, as a way of giving back to the community. CRT’s well-defined mentoring program is ideal for small to mid-sized companies at a strategic crossroads that are looking to gain an outside perspective on key business issues. To date, over 200 local companies have benefited from CRT’s mentorship. For more information and to read about past client successes, please visit

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