We are a global community of the most respected future, current and former Chief Executive Officers:

  • Our Members are senior leaders with great potential, leading organizations from a broad range of industries – they are ready to take on more, possibly next steps to CEO and board roles. By design, the community consists of about half female or diversity leaders.
  • Our CEO Mentors represent the top business leaders of our time – former Chief Executive Officers from public organizations of $5B to $100B+. Mentors are globally recognized leaders, have walked the leadership path, and know the skills and capabilities required to grow and advance. They are ready to share their perspectives and support Members on their leadership journey.

Be the change you want to see.



CNEXT connects our Members to a curated group of industry peers and to our network of the most respected former CEOs to increase Member leadership impact and future opportunities.

Members gain valuable insights, learnings, and effective action frameworks from personalized access to the CNEXT network of more than 100 successful former public company CEOs – and build authentic and intimate new relationships with their peers.

Industries Include:

Consumer, Industrial, Healthcare, Technology, Finance, Private Equity, Others TBA



Participation is by invitation only.

Members are identified based on experience and demonstrated future potential, with nominations often directly from their CEO, Board, or our broader CEO community. The structure is intended to maximize value and be an efficient use of the executives’ time:

  • Each forum is intimate by design – Limited to 15 peer executive members 
  • Each group is supported by 4-5 former CEOs
  • Additional opportunities for opt-in Member-Led discussions on topics relevant to the group
  • Facilitated access to our global community

Better. Faster. Smarter.


Increased confidence in your leadership and future opportunities through:

  • Enhanced toolbox of frameworks and principles
  • Network of peers – relied upon for solid counsel
  • Shared learning – leapfrog via others experience
  • Access to support of CNEXT CEO Advisors

Support taking the next step in your career:

  • Increased impact within your organization
  • Increased exposure to those with influence on Board selection
  • Participation in a Global business leadership community


Jack Stahl          

Former Chair & CEO, Revlon
Former Global President, The Coca-Cola Company 


A.G. Lafley    

Former Chair & CEO, Proctor and Gamble


Rose Marie Bravo

Former Chair & CEO, Burberry


John Lundgren 

Former Chair & CEO, Stanley Black & Decker   


Steve Sadove

Former Chair & CEO, Saks

Klaus Kleinfeld

Former Chair & CEO, Siemens,
Former Chair & CEO, Arconic


Helena Foulkes

Former Chair & CEO, Hudson’s Bay Company


Pat Russo

Former Chair & CEO, Lucent/Alcatel


David Steiner

Former Chair & CEO, Waste Management


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Slide Economic Recession/Contraction CEO EXPERIENCE:


Individual mentoring by successful, experienced CEO’s with relevant perspectives and insights for navigating the complexity of the global corporate world and your business. CNEXT Advisors provide Situational, Timely, Action-Oriented Advice in the form of principles, frameworks, and approaches for effective leadership and for creating impact that will continue to advance your business and career.


  • Guidance in framing the right questions to accelerate problem solving and creation of opportunities
  • Gained confidence in your own decision-making and leadership
  • Perspective on taking the next step forward

CEO Advisory Sessions:

  • Discuss your Advisory needs and challenges
  • Match with appropriate CEO Advisors
  • Single Event OR Annual Retainer


Rick is a visionary entrepreneur in the executive networking & development space, having founded and led World 50 and G100 Next Generation Leadership, pioneering several of the most successful business models in the industry. He has founded/co-founded 5 companies which collectively have achieved a valuation of more than $1B. He is also a bestselling author. 

Jack is the former Chief Executive Officer of Revlon and former global President and COO of the Coca-Cola Company. He has served on more than a dozen corporate boards and is one of the most sought after CEO coaches/advisors in the US.

Wayne is Executive Chairman of Chief Executive Group and CEO of Chief Executive Network.  He is also the Chairman of Bongarde Media and served as the Chairman of Pyramid Research until its sale to United Business Media. Previously, he served as CEO of Kennedy Information, which grew dramatically and was sold to The Bureau of National Affairs. He was also the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vizium, a marketing services company which was successfully sold to Aegis. Prior to his entrepreneurial efforts, Wayne was a consultant with Bain & Company and Monitor Company in Boston, London, Milan and California.

Marshall Cooper is CEO of Chief Executive Group, which owns Chief Executive and Corporate Board Member magazines, among other businesses. Previously, Marshall served as President of Kennedy Information, which grew 650% in five years under his tenure. Prior to his entrepreneurial work, Marshall led merger and acquisition and strategy work for K-III Communications (now Primedia) and The New York Times Company. He has also served as editor of President Bush’s primary briefing, The Daily White House News Summary, and worked for the Department of State at the American Embassy in Helsinki.


If you are interested in a confidential conversation about CNEXT and our services:
» Email Inquiries@C-NEXT.com


If you are a former public company Chief Executive Officer with an interest in our exclusive community:
» Email Executive@C-NEXT.com