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Kevin Minton


Kevin possesses vast experience and a proven track record of guiding companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. Kevin's background and expertise includes:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Strategic Sales Management
  • Complex Negotiations
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Business Planning and Performance Improvement
  • Operations, P&L Management
  • Market Entry Strategies
  • Product Development & Distribution

As CEO of Chief Executive Boards, Kevin excels in guiding CEOs and business owners with finding answers and developing solutions that deliver business and personal value.

Robin Taylor
Manager, Member Services

With a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, Robin oversees client services, manages special events, handles public relations and ensures CEBI runs smoothly. If you have a need or a special request Robin is there to take care of it.

David Rippe
Consultant and Facilitator

David Rippe is a key consultant for CEBI. He is the founder and president of the Trusted Advisors Guild and Celestia International, a strategic marketing communications and creative services firm.

David has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in increased sales for his clients. Some of these clients include IBM, Wendy's, Microsoft, Sony, Navigant, Xerox, Kendle International, Ingram, 3Com, Cisco, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Break the Cycle, Inner-City Teaching Corps, and many more.


Kent McKown
Consultant and Coach

With over 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial leadership experience, Kent has led several growth and transitional stage companies through start-up, high-growth, turnaround, restructuring and strategic transactions/exits.  His roles have included CEO, COO and CFO as well as board advisor, consultant and coach.  

His experience includes (but is not limited to) value growth and acceleration, strategic planning and execution, mergers and acquisitions, exit planning, and professional management implementation.    

Kent is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), a Certified Merger & Acquisitions Advisor (CM&AA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Richard Douglas
Security Adviser and Facilitator

Richard Douglas, CPP, is the former General Manager of Corporate Security and Fire protection for the U.S. Steel Corporation’s global operations. Specific operations included cyber security, uniformed guard services, ex-patriot protection, emergency response, emergency medical services, intelligence, investigations, and international, federal, state and local asset protection compliance.

As the leader of U.S. Steel’s integrated security and fire protection capabilities, Mr. Douglas has developed a unique perspective from both hands-on experience and multi-discipline accreditation’s. 

Ron Wiley

Ron is the founder and former owner of Chief Executive Boards International. He specializes in helping business owners, presidents, and CEOs deal with the unique needs of chief executives. Ron has extensive experience in business education and training having provided training for thousands of individuals for more than 20 years. He has consulted with hundreds of companies and organizations including the US Department of Labor, US Office of Education, Federal Aviation Agency, and the US Marshals Service. 

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