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Stewart Group Associates

Website:

www.stewartgroupassociates.com

Summary:

Stewart Group Associates serves the networking needs of senior executives and helps executives find new professional roles.

Membership:

The group consists of approximately 400 senior level executives. Most are CXO-level people; about half are employed, about half are in transition. The group is 100% virtual; it does not have meetings.

Minimum requirements for entry are: CEO, COO, President title with P&L responsibility for at least $10 million in revenue. CFO, CIO, CMO, CTO, etc. and VP level candidates have worked for companies in the $150 million revenue range. All candidates should have attained an annual base compensation in the $175,000 range. Candidates submit resumes; complete information worksheets, and are interviewed by phone. Candidates begin the process by emailing a resume and requesting membership.

Members are located in North America, Western Europe, Australia, Japan, etc. Members include CEOs, Presidents, COOs, GMs, and Managing Director level executives. Other senior level titles include CFO, CIO, CTO, CMO, GM, VP Operations, VP Sales/Marketing, VP/HR, VP/Finance, etc.

Launched:

January 2003

Founder:

Jim Stewart, Founder and CEO. Stewart’s experience includes serving as CEO for durable goods manufacturing companies in the automotive, appliance, and building products industries. His most recent role was as President and CEO of a $20 million revenue custom injection molding business.

Corporate Overview:

Stewart Group Associates is 100% owned by Jim Stewart.

Fees:

Basic membership: $150 for the first year and $75 annual renewal

Services include:

– Job Leads

Established Networking Process

Consulting/Interim/Contract Opportunities

Acquisition Funding

Relationship Building

Description:

SGA is a virtual networking group for senior level executives. The network serves as a conduit between executives and private equity groups, search professionals, consultants, and hiring authorities. The group is committed to sharing job leads, career information, and referrals that are related to job search and career development. The primary benefit of membership is the opportunity to network with other CXO and senior management level executives willing to share information on the “hidden job market” and introductions to people they know. A secondary benefit is the opportunity to build relationships with equity investors, search professionals, and consultants.

Notes:

All communication is centralized through Jim Stewart. This is obviously a non-scaleable model. However, it has the advantage of creating a more intimate feel in the group.

Recommendation:

If you meet the barriers for entry, you may want to consider joining this group. As a general principle, the harder a group is to enter, the more valuable it is. The Stewart Group is consistent with that principle.

Disclosures:

David Teten is a member of Stewart Group Associates.

Contact:

Jim Stewart

Dallas, Texas

Office: (972) 934-3869

jmstewart49 at sbcglobal.net