FOR INVESTORSHelp Your Portfolio CEOs Successfully Scale Their Companies Through the Predictable Stages of Corporate Growth.

Venture-capital firms and other investors have discovered the many ways their portfolio CEOs can benefit from working with Catlin & Cookman Group. 

In addition to our standard offerings, we work with investors to custom-design programs to help their portfolio CEOs meet a range of critical business challenges. Topics include: Planning for Growth, Building CEO Effectiveness, and Building the Executive Team as Leaders of Growth®. We also design and facilitate topical roundtables, annual CEO summits, and other CEO-focused events.

Offerings can be tailored for groups of peer CEOs as well as for individual CEOs and their management teams.

“If you have an ambition to improve yourself and believe being a CEO is a career you want to do for a long time, then I urge you to take advantage of Catlin & Cookman Group’s programs and resources.”

Venture Firms Backing Our Clients

Our companies are backed by well-known VCs across the country, many of whom are aware of and have recommended participation in the High-Growth CEO Forum and our other services to their portfolio CEOs.

  • Atlas Ventures
  • Bain Capital Ventures
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Charles River Ventures
  • Draper Fischer Jurvetson
  • Edison Ventures
  • Fairhaven Capital Partners
  • Flybridge Venture Capital
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • GSV Capital
  • Highland Capital Partners
  • Matrix Partners
  • NextView Ventures
  • North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Polaris Partners
  • Sigma Partners
  • Spark Capital
  • River Cities Capital
Bottom-Line Impact

Forum membership has had a measurable bottom-line impact for CEOs, their companies, and their investors. Since 1999, member companies have:

Generated over $7 Billion in market value through 16 sell-side M&A events and 4 IPOs. Highlights are:

Andy Ory, Acme Packet 
2013 sale to Oracle for @ $2 Billion
Tom Ebling, Demandware
2012 IPO raised more than $80 Million
Dave Wangler, TMW Systems, Inc.
2012 sale to Trimble Navigation for $335 Million
Diane Hessan, Communispace
2011 sale to Omnicom
Russ Wilcox, E Ink
2010 sale to Prime View International for $445 Million
John Rizzi, e-Dialog
2008 sale to GSI Commerce for $157 Million
Gail Goodman, Constant Contact
2007 IPO raised more than $107 Million
Janet Kraus, Circles
2007 sale to Sodexho for 12x EBITDA
Colin Angle, iRobot
2005 IPO raised more than $75 Million
Jeffrey Beir, eRoom
2002 sale to Documentum
Dan Schimmel, OneSource
1999 IPO raised more than $40 Million

Received more than 12 Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year®” awards

Over 50% of CEO Forum members listed among Deloitte’s Fast 50 and/or the Inc. 500

Standard Offerings for High-Growth, Investor-Backed Companies

Our highly targeted programs have won accolades from CEOs who’ve used the expertise they’ve learned there to successfully grow their companies.