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CEO Roundtable For Growth

Accessing Capital To Accelerate Growth

Wells Fargo – The Private Bank,

Akela Partners, and CEO Focus

are pleased to present the December 1, 2017

CEO Roundtable For Growth

Our CEO Roundtable For Growth program is for business owners who want to share best practice ideas and expand their professional networks. These are topic focused roundtable discussions, not lectures. Come prepared to share your knowledge and learn from your peers.

Roundtable Details

Do you have questions on the best way to fund your growth initiatives? Do you understand all the options available to a business like yours? Are you up to speed on the costs and benefits of debt vs equity vs alternative financing?

Managing the cost of capital is one of the most crucial functions for any CEO or business owner, but then the number of choices are great, we often stick with what we know. In this case, inaction can be very expensive!

Your invited to join your peers for a CEO Roundtable on:

  • Friday December 1, 2017 | 9:00am to 11:30am | Philadelphia PA | Grand Rapids MI
  • Topic for discussion: Accessing Capital To Accelerate Growth
  • Subject Matter Experts: Roel Hoekstra, Managing Partner at Akela Partners and Saundra Gibson, SVP at Wells Fargo – The Private Bank
  • Roel and Saundra will introduce the topic with a 20-minute overview on the types of capital available to fund growth along with the risks and costs of each
  • After the introduction, attendees will engage in a roundtable discussion based on their own experience with acquiring capital for their company.
  • We will explore capital options broadly, including debt, equity, and alternative financing options.
  • Registration is limited to 15 business owners in each location
  • Attendance is strictly limited to CEOs, Presidents, and business owners of small to mid-sized companies (broadly 10 to 200 employees)
  • Time will be set aside before and after the roundtable for networking with your peers and our sponsors

Growth is the lifeblood of all successful businesses,

and if you’re not growing you’re dying.

Who is this for?

Are you the CEO, President or Owner of a business that does between $1M and $50M in sales? Do you have between 5 and 200 employees?

Why participate?

Are you searching for opportunities to network with your peers and learn best practices from other CEOs who have “been there and done that”?

Focused event.

Are you sick of events that are filled with salespeople? This roundtable is only for business owners and CEOs. The peers you want to connect with.

Friday December 1, 2017 ROUNDTABLE:

Accessing Capital to Accelerate Growth

Understanding the capital journey

The risks and rewards of various capital sources

Options for non-traditional financing


Date: Friday December 1, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 11:30am (local time)


Cost: $95.00. Since seating is limited to just 15 attendees. We charge a nominal fee to minimize “no-shows”. If, after attending, you are unsatisfied with the roundtable program for any reason, we will give you your money back.

Questions? If you’d like to talk about our program, give us a call at 484-469-0053 or email

Registration is limited to a maximum of 15 participants per city.


Akela Partners

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