The founder of the 40 year old not-for-profit
Chief Executive Officers Clubs (CEO Clubs), Joe Mancuso
is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur. CEO Clubs International is
composed of CEO’s running businesses with about $20,000,000
of average annual sales. The club has over 15,000 current
Mancuso is a popular speaker and
participants have paid over $150,000,000 to hear the
talks and workshops conducted or arranged by Joseph
Most recently, Joe has traveled to
China; fifteen times in eight years and brought with
him on the trips over 500 diverse CEOs. Today the Clubs
have chapters in China/India/Dubai/and Greece.
Mancuso is undoubtedly best known
as an author. His books and tapes have been heard or
read by more small business people than those of any
other management author, according to Simon & Schuster.
He has edited or written twenty-six books, and currently
ten books are classified as backlist books, which sell
about the same quantity every year. In addition,
Joe has authored numerous magazine articles and booklets;
in such a diverse magazines as Playboy, Penthouse, Success,
Harvard Business Review, The Journal of Marketing and
The Journal of Small Business. His materials about business
plan preparation have outsold all other authors combined.
Joe holds an Electrical Engineering
degree from WPI and an MBA from the Harvard Business
School. His Doctorate is from Boston University in Educational
Administration. He was the Chairman of the Management
Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
in Massachusetts before launching CEO Clubs International
in 1977. He lives in Manhattan, with his wife and business
partner, Karla, their two children Max and May. His
three married daughters have given him six grandchildren.
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The Chief Executive Officers
Club International, Inc. (CEO Clubs International)
is a nonprofit 501-c-3 organization which
creates a nurturing environment for CEOs
dedicated to improving the quality and profitability
of their enterprises through shared experience
and personal growth. They were founded by
Dr. Joseph Mancuso in 1977 as he left the
chairmanship of the management Department
of WPI in Worcester, Ma. Joe believed there
should be a better way to learn than sitting
in classrooms reading books and taking notes
We say we help one another
grow our businesses by "Making money
and having fun, while we are learning."
"It's ok to be independent,
but there is no reason to be alone."
Comprised of chapters
in the U.S., India, South Africa, Greece,
and China, CEO Clubs International is a
35-year-old nonprofit, by-invitation-only
membership association. Members must be
CEOs of businesses which have above $2,000,000
in annual sales. Our average club member
has $20,000,000 in annual sales.
The clubs chapters each
meet eight times a year for a half-day luncheon
program. A member of one chapter is a member
of all chapters and their bio and photo
are password protected on the website. The
morning is spent in roundtables and a speaker
usually concludes the program. Other meetings
are also scheduled with no speaker, or with
site visits or with members from other countries.
Over the past three decades,
CEO Clubs International have attracted many
national figures such as: Ted Turner, Herb
Kelleher, Peter Grace, T. Boone Pickens,
Wally Amos, Zig Ziglar, Fred Smith, Richard
DeVos, Royal Little, Edson De Castro, Steve
Forbes, Victor Kiam, David Neeleman, Pat
McGovern, Michael Bloomberg, and Donald
Trump, Peter Peterson, just to name a few
who have addressed the Clubs. All of these
past luncheon talks are free to download
in our TALKS section. Be sure to listen
to the talks by Frank "The Conman"
Abagnale and Bill "The Unknown Billionaire"
Bartmann. They are tied with the better
known, Ted Turner, as most popular.
We also count among our
lifetime members the founders of America
Online, Jim Kimsey and Steve Case.
Each chapter also holds
social sessions where we visit the NY Stock
and NASDAQ exchange, the Federal Reserve
Bank, Universal Studios and the Getty Museum,
or enjoy dinner parties or boat cruises.
We frequently arrange business trips between
our members in different countries, especially
China. Membership is by invitation and prospective
members are encouraged to attend a CEO Club
meeting as a guest.
Please read about our
Presidential Advisory Councils
(PAC) where a dozen members act as a mutual
Board of Advisors for one another.
Joe Mancuso Article, Pakistan Magazine,
"Evolve", August 2016
PAC And Super PAC
(Presidential Advisory Councils)
A PAC (Presidential Advisory Council)
is a group of about a dozen CEO members who serve as
a board of advisors for one another - A "mastermind"
About 400 CEO Club members participate
in a PAC. PAC members must be members of the CEO Club.
PAC members must sign mutual confidentiality agreements,
agree to share detailed financial information, and agree
not to miss more than two consecutive meetings. They
also must be in control of their company and need to
have a minimum of 25 employees with at least $2 million
in annual sales.
Sounding out issues or decisions
with a knowledgeable, yet not directly involved, peer
group can significantly improve the odds of success.
The group focuses on the host company's
biggest problem or opportunities. The council then offers
solutions and advice. A mastermind occurs at the end
of each session as each member shares their ideas to
aid the host. This is audio-taped for the host to utilize
as a reference. Confidentiality agreements are signed
due to the sharing of financial information. Meetings
include recaps and current developments by the council
A PAC meets eight times annually,
at each member's business. Each meeting usually goes
from 10am to 5pm.
The Super PAC is for larger companies
and operates on an international basis. Minimum company
size is $10 million in annual sales. Super PACs meet
for three-day weekends three times a year. Annual fees
are $10,000 for two people. All Super PAC members receive
all the benefits of a full CEO Club member.
Here to visit our PAC section for information on