The Chairmen’s RoundTable Welcomes Three New Mentors

New additions bring diverse backgrounds and deep knowledge to non-profit organization’s executive mentoring program.

San Diego, CA, March 24, 2015 --( The Chairmen’s RoundTable (CRT), a San Diego non-profit organization that provides pro-bono mentoring to the county’s businesses, announced today that three new mentors have joined in its mission.

Greg Gudorf, Thomas Ladt and Ira Sharp, have each committed to volunteering their time to support the CRT’s executive mentoring program.

“These three bring solid experience, especially in the area of successful turn-arounds, to our bench,” said Richard Earnest, CRT’s Chairman “We are lucky that San Diego is such an ideal place to live because we can attract high-quality working ‘retirees’ to our community and then engage them with us to build a better San Diego – one company at a time.”

With 22 issued patents in networked technology and consumer electronics, Greg Gudorf’s skills span retail, distribution, manufacturing and innovation development in leadership positions at Sony Electronics, Technicolor, General Instrument (Motorola) and Digeo-Moxi (a Paul Allen venture). He is a published author, speaker and consultant to start-ups, innovators and restarts.

Thomas Ladt is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned executive leader with a proven track record in start-up, turn around and growth companies. He is well-versed in the management of small and large complex organizations, operating in highly competitive markets such as healthcare, technology, services, food processing and real estate. Thomas has board and C-level experience with public, private, venture capital backed and family-owned companies.

Ira Sharp was a practicing attorney for nearly ten years in St. Louis, MO before moving to Washington DC to take over a struggling family business. He successfully turned the company around from bankruptcy to a highly profitable industry leader, running the company for 27 years until it was sold to a Fortune 1000 company. “As an attorney, I was hands-on with my clients,” said Ira. “I developed deep relationships and often found myself providing guidance on multiple aspects of their business. That was an aspect of my work I really enjoyed, and I see the CRT as an opportunity for me to return to my passion of mentoring and advising business owners.”

About Chairmen’s RoundTable
The Chairmen’s RoundTable is a non-profit volunteer organization composed of more than 40 current and former Chief Executive Officers, with extensive board experience and diverse industry backgrounds, and a broad base of sponsor organizations. CRT mentors provide businesses in San Diego County with invaluable advice 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 that are at a strategic crossroad and are looking to gain an outside perspective on key business issues. CRT serves 30 – 40 clients per year and to date, more than 400 local companies have benefited from CRT’s mentorship. For more information and to read about past client successes, please visit
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