Jim Canfield of CEO Tools, a former Vistage chief learning officer, will use his years of experience guiding CEOs to deliver his "CEO Tool Kit" to our executives.
As managing director of CEO Tools, Jim has years of academic and practical executive management experience. Throughout his career, Jim has focused on empowering CEOs and senior leaders to improve their businesses and their leadership skills through leadership development, executive coaching, business mentoring and peer-to-peer sharing.
Prior to joining Aprio and CEO Tools, Jim served as CEO of Renaissance Executive Forums, a leading membership organization for CEOs. He also worked with Vistage, the world’s largest CEO organization, as chief learning officer and VP of West Coast operations. He facilitated CEO groups in Memphis, for which he won a “Chair Excellence” award. Jim has over 20 years of experience as an executive coach, and has facilitated strategic planning initiatives for CEOs and executives globally.
Jim is a graduate of the Fogleman School of Business at the University of Memphis and the Rhodes College Institute for Executive Leadership. After graduating from the Institute for Executive Leadership, he was the leader of the Institute at Rhodes for almost a decade.
Under Jim’s leadership, CEO Tools will continue to evolve its offerings to include new books in the CEO Tools series, expanded online tools, executive leadership coaching, and speeches and presentations on critical topics for growing businesses.