About Vistage

Helping leaders succeed in business and in life.

Helping first-time CEOs make great decisions that benefit their companies, families, and communities.

Vistage is the world’s largest executive coaching organisation for small and midsize businesses. For more than 60 years we’ve been helping CEOs, business owners and key executives solve their toughest challenges through a comprehensive approach to success. At the heart of our proven formula is confidential peer advisory groups and executive coaching sessions.


HISTORY: in 2012, Nathan Farrugia wanted to expand his business connections and joined the Academy for Chief Executives, a UK-based peer-to-peer network for CEOS and business leaders. Then the CEO of Inspire, Nathan Farrugia found a kindred spirit in Peter Yeoman, a Gibraltar-based chair and owner of the Vistage Gibraltar branch. Using the lessons learned from Peter Yeoman, and the peer group connections, Nathan Farrugia left Inspire in 2015 to set up his own business, and purchased the Vistage franchise from Peter Yeoman. In 2018, Vistage Worldwide purchased the Academy for Chief Executives in order to increase their global presence. Inspired by the move, Nathan Farrugia rebranded the Vistage franchise and set about increasing its presence in Malta. Since then, membership under his leadership has increased tenfold, and the Maltese Vistage community has continued to champion interconnectivity and guidance among CEOs and business leaders.

Nathan and his team are driving the growth of VISTAGE in the UAE, starting with CE groups in Dubai with founding Chairs Simon Lewis, John Nolan and Marisa Kamall. The goal of the business is to build a community of like-minded people who can rely on each other for support, growth and accountability. We are looking forward to engaging with the English Speaking community in the UAE and bringing thought leaders from around the world to your doorstep.


The Vistage story: 60 years of cultivating success

It started simply enough: Businessman Bob Nourse brought together several Milwaukee-area executives in 1957 to help each other solve their businesses challenges. He made sure they were from non-competing industries and kept conversations confidential. He also brought in business experts to share their insights.
Nourse’s formula spurred such remarkable success that it wasn’t long before his Midwestern business became a thriving international company with 45,000 members in 35 countries.
The past 60 years have seen Vistage grow and evolve to serve our increasingly diverse and sophisticated member businesses. But we always stay true to Bob Nourse’s vision: to help high-integrity leaders make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

Vistage powers performance

Vistage member companies grew 2.2 times faster than average small and medium-sized U.S. businesses, according to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data.

Mark Marmo

CEO, Deep Well Services

Mark and his team were able to turn around a business that had been written down to $0 and sell it for $63 million to investors of their choosing.

“Mark and his team were able to turn around a business that had been written down to $0 and sell it for $63 million to investors of their choosing.”

Mark Marmo

CEO, Deep Well Services

Our Global Members

Vistage members represent nearly every industry across a range of small to large businesses around the world. This diversity is key to furnishing advisory boards of members from non-competing industries, and providing you with relevant expertise, regardless of your industry or company size.

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Find out why our members rely on their peer advisory groups to help them make critical decisions, face their greatest challenges and explore their biggest opportunities.