What We Do
Since 2004, we have led more than 150 senior executive roundtable meetings. Participants in our executive peer networks have included general counsel, operating executives, and experienced directors representing dozens of large public company and mutual fund boards, and investment professionals from many of the world’s most successful private equity firms.
We take our work seriously, but we are also fun, creative, and positive. Our job is not to advise on technical topics, but rather to apply our expertise to help executives enjoy the insights and relationships they need to succeed.
We’re about networks, not networking. Trust, not transactions. And conversations, not conferences. Executives don’t just attend events; rather, they belong to select groups whose members meet several times a year for discussions they can’t have anywhere else. And, unlike some firms that cater primarily to entrepreneurs and small business owners, we design our networks around the needs of executives, and the firms who serve them.
We provide a range of executive peer network convening approaches. Every SkyBridge network is unique, designed to address sponsors’ and members’ specific challenges and opportunities. However, our networks all draw on core principles that enhance trust and build vibrant executive communities. These include:
- Limited group size, with membership by invitation only
- Regular cadence, with meetings scheduled around members’ availability
- Agendas developed with member input to address relevant topics
- Focus on active discussion, not passive presentations or briefings
- Clear confidentiality principles to ensure candor
For more than 14 years, SkyBridge leaders have convened executive peer networks in the United States, Canada and Europe. Typically sponsored by one or more third parties, these groups meet several times a year to share experiences and explore topics of common interest. Important issues cannot be resolved in a single meeting, and our work is designed to foster open, trusting relationships that lead to genuine candor and insight over time.
SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
“The meeting was very informative, as well as well-organized and well-run. It is valuable to me to have this network. It is a forum to interact with peers who are energized by the same issues I am, and who face many of the same challenges as I do; it makes me feel less like I am on an island!”
“I came into today with a fair amount of skepticism and low expectations. Well I hope I am a better lawyer than a predictor of meetings. I thought today was terrific. I personally got a lot out of it. Really enjoyed meeting so many people from other firms, made some new friends and had a lot of fun doing it. I certainly feel differently about some things and enlightened about some others. My only regret is that I didn’t take more notes so I could take what I heard and learned back to my team without butchering it in translation.”
“I have found [the network to be] quite helpful, not only to discuss issues of common interest, but also to develop personal friendships which enable me to call my counterparts at various firms.”
“Thanks a lot for managing a great event. I was surprised just how skeptical so many of the attendees were that it would be a success. Together we proved them wrong, and boy would I have had a problem without you! Thanks for your partnership.”
“… it has been amazing to be able to share without holding back and know that you would be supportive, but also not let the parts I have a skewed perception on go by un-analyzed (read as ‘call me on my [BS]’), and have the benefit of your insight, experience and life’s work studying organizational working relationships to help me find a path.”
“I have enjoyed every meeting I attended and must tell you that the quality and professionalism of those meetings were exceptional.”