The Chairmen’s RoundTable Celebrates Twenty Years Serving San Diego

Non-profit organization has mentored the leaders of over 500 local companies

San Diego, CA, November 06, 2017 --( The Chairmen’s RoundTable (CRT), a San Diego non-profit organization that provides pro-bono mentoring to CEOs of private businesses in the Greater San Diego area, announced today that they celebrated 20 years of mentorship last week in a private gathering of CRT mentors, sponsors and special guests.

The CRT mentorship process has generated many inspiring success stories. A number of examples have been documented as case studies on the CRT website. “I know I speak for all CRT mentors past and present when I say it has been an honor and a privilege to work with the many outstanding local business leaders that have taken advantage of our mentorship program over the years,” said Paul Thiel, Chairman of the CRT. “Mentorship is truly a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Our greater hope is that the cumulative effect of mentoring one company at a time has had a positive impact on San Diego's regional economy. We like to think we have and continue to make a difference.”

According to a survey of past CRT mentees conducted recently by Cal State San Marcos graduate students, no one reported dissatisfaction over their experience with the mentorship process and over half claimed to be “very satisfied.” Sixty percent of the respondents said the program exceeded their expectations and everyone agreed their mentors were qualified with 85% rating their mentors as “very qualified.”

The CRT was founded in 1997 by a small group with the same mission that the much larger organization currently pursues – to help local businesses grow and prosper. Over the past decade, more than 100 current and former CEOs have served as CRT mentors. The organization also includes outstanding local sponsor companies that provide generous support through both funding of CRT operations and referrals of local companies to be mentored by CRT.

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 and partner organizations. CRT mentors provide invaluable advice without compensation to CEOs of private businesses in the Greater San Diego area as a way of giving back to the community. CRT’s well-defined mentoring program is ideal for privately-owned 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 around 30 clients per year and to date, over 500 local companies have benefited from CRT’s mentorship. For more information and to read about past client successes, please visit
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