A CEO NEWSLETTER - December 2015
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As we approach goal setting and planning for the new year, The Raffoni Group team asks CEO members hard, somewhat personal questions we think few people ask. Asking the tough questions and answering them honestly takes maturity. You ready?

CEO Collective Member News

Congratulations to these three CEOs who successfully navigated the acquisition/liquidity process. Jobs well done!


David Cohen, CEO of Firestone Financial, acquired by Berkshire Bank

Read about it. >


Mark Hatton, CEO of Core Security, acquired by Courion

Read about it. >


Jim Bourdon, CEO and Founder of AMS, acquired by CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) Read about it. >


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Kudos to Dave MacKeen, CEO of Eliassen, as his company was chosen as one of Boston's best places to work by Boston Globe Magazine. 

Also, congrats to Eliassen on their new hire of EVP Greg Coir. Read about it. >

The year is coming to a close. Your offsite is over, the new goals are set, and the budget is finally done. Now it's time to execute!

CEOs, before you head into the new year with your leadership team and plan in place, reflect on the topics below to be fully locked and loaded for a successful year of business.