Client Spotlight

Words of Praise for CRT

Clients

All Access Services

CRT took the time to learn our business and help us move forward at All Access Rentals to become a better company. They listened to our issues, found ways to solve […]

All Access Services

Productive Learning & Leisure

There are a lot of people that need CRT’s mentorship, but they either don’t know it, let their egos stand in the way, or think they don’t have time for […]

Lindon Crow
Productive Learning & Leisure, LLC
President & Co-Founder

MOGL

CRT has some of the smartest leaders in San Diego. It should cost a small fortune to get an hour of serious scrutiny and advice about your business from this […]

Mogl

R.W. Smith & Company

Working with the CRT allowed us to clearly define and articulate our vision for the company in a living document that we can continue to use. I would recommend this […]

Allan Keck
RW Smith & Company
President

Red Door Interactive

Set your ego aside and open yourself up to the possibilities. Our problems and the corresponding solutions were right in front of us. We just needed an outside perspective to […]

Reid Carr
Red Door Interactive
President

Vektrex

You should take the opportunity to learn whenever it’s offered. This whole experience has been an incredibly valuable gift to our […]

Melissa Ford
Vektrex
CEO

Intellitouch

I found my experience with CRT to be […]

Jim Fallon
Intellitouch
President

Salient Networks

It is great to know that these successful entrepreneurs are giving back to San Diego through the process of helping others for simply the satisfaction of having done […]

Mac Clarke
Salient Networks
CEO

Seaforth Boat Rentals

Being in business for many years, I have read many business books, listened to many motivational speakers, and gone to lots of business seminars. Oftentimes, I was energized and motivated, […]

Seaforth Boat Rentals

Outsource Manufacturing

Talk to CRT if you want advice from over-qualified, unbiased people. But be willing to listen. If you’re not going to listen, don’t waste your time. I know it sounds […]

Ted Fogliani
Outsource Manufacturing
CEO

Allele Biotechnology

The time I spent with my CRT mentors was very rewarding. Their advice was invaluable and covered everything from guidance on fundamental management issues to the detailed terms of a […]

Lin Wang
Allele Biotechnology
Lin Wang

HK Plastics Engineeering

“This is an opportunity to engage some of the best business minds in the area. They have no hidden agenda but to help your company succeed. If given the chance, […]

Gerry Krippner
HK Plastics Engineering
CEO

TechFlow, Inc.

The Chairmen’s RoundTable is an incredible San Diego resource. Going through the mentoring process provided significant value and I feel very lucky to have been selected to be a part […]

Robert Baum
TechFlow, Inc.
Chairman (former CEO)

Ted Fogliani

The process the CRT members put us through opened our eyes enabling us to see an end result and then gave us the management skills to make the hard decisions […]

Ted Fogliani
Outsource Manufacturing
President

Objective Software Solutions

I would recommend the CRT experience to any entrepreneur who is given the […]

J. Douglas Winter
Objectiva Software Solutions
CEO

Outsource Manufacturing

These guys are like angels that dropped down from above. We will look back 10 years from now and realize our success came from the direction and guidance that the […]

Ted Fogliani
Outsource Manufacturing
President

Fish & Richardson

Participating in the CRT allows its members to give back to the community, and supporting the CRT is a way for Fish & Richardson to do the […]

Eddie Rodriguez
Fish & Richardson
Chair - Corporate Law Practice

Aqua Neering

I wanted to express my gratitude for all that CRT has done for Aquaneering. You have opened our thinking about how to run the company better in many ways, and […]

Aqua Neering

Productive Learning & Leisure

The CRT input was extremely valuable, but more valuable was the process they put the team through. You are forced to think differently, while reexamining parts of your business and […]

Lindon Crow
Productive Learning & Leisure, LLC
President & Co-Founder

Reid Carr

I joined CRT because I have valued all my mentors and supporters in the […]

Reid Carr
CRT / Red Door Interactive
Mentor / Former Client

Salient Networks

Working with CRT was the best business decision I have ever made. These are not a bunch of retired ‘good old boys’. These are successful executives who have a wealth […]

Mac Clarke
Salient Networks
CEO & Co-Founder

Mac Clarke

“Working with CRT was the best business decision I have ever made. These are not a bunch of retired ‘good old boys’. These are successful executives who have a wealth […]

Mac Clarke
Salient Networks
CEO & Co-Founder

Ranch & Coast Magazine

“I’m not sure we’d be where we are today without their (CRT) guidance… […]

Collette Murphy
Ranch & Coast Magazine
Principal

Allele Biotechnology

I have grown both professionally and personally from my CRT […]

Lin Wang
Allele Biotechnology
Co-CEO

ProfitLine

I have no doubt that working with CRT will be absolutely one of the best experiences you will have in your business […]

Rick Valencia
ProfitLine
CEO

JCI Metal Products

“The engagement with CRT provided a clear view of the metrics required to attain our goals – and it remains a beacon to guide us there. […]

Lorey Topham
JCI Metal Products
CEO

Salient Networks

By working with the CRT members, our company received priceless information. This kind of information would have cost us thousands of dollars if we had hired […]

Mac Clarke
Salient Networks
CEO

Allele Biotechnology

Working with CRT is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an […]

Lin Wang
Allele Biotechnology
Co-CEO

Ranch & Coast Magazine

“Working with the CRT gave us the focus we needed for continued success. […]

Collette Murphy
Ranch & Coast Magazine
Principal

Mentors

Wayne Meyer

I value CRT for the networking and feeling of accomplishment on successful… Read more “Wayne Meyer”

Wayne Meyer
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

John Reardon

I enjoy CRT because of the magic of independent advice – nowhere else can you get the plain unvarnished truth that isn’t overshadowed by personal aspirations or the desire for… Read more “John Reardon”

John Reardon
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Scott Krawitz

At CRT I enjoy the diversity of engagements, mentor network, sense of community and the opportunity to support activated and coachable entrepreneurs in reaching the next… Read more “Scott Krawitz”

Scott Krawitz
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Andy Fichthorn

I joined CRT to give back to our great business… Read more “Andy Fichthorn”

Andy Fichthorn
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Esther Rodriguez

CRT provides a constant learning experience about diverse businesses while applying proven business practices. It is very rewarding to help business owners realize their companies’… Read more “Esther Rodriguez”

Esther Rodriguez
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Shane Parkes

I am proud of the work we do as mentors, and I think Chairmen’s Roundtable is a worthy program that provides real value to business owners in San… Read more “Shane Parkes”

Shane Parkes
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Wayne Meyer

I joined CRT to provide assistance to businesses and young entrepreneurs by sharing experience and guidance. It’s a way of giving… Read more “Wayne Meyer”

Wayne Meyer
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Rod Bolton

I joined CRT because I enjoy coaching and seeing companies grow and… Read more “Rod Bolton”

Rod Bolton
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Andy Fichthorn

I value CRT for the diversity of our client base and the CRT eco-system of mentors, sponsors, partners, and… Read more “Andy Fichthorn”

Andy Fichthorn
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Terry Bruggeman

I joined CRT to give back to the… Read more “Terry Bruggeman”

Terry Bruggeman
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Chairman

Dan Hughes

I joined CRT because I love helping small businesses.… Read more “Dan Hughes”

Dan Hughes
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Jerry Morris

I joined CRT to help the community and be involved with entrepreneurs looking for help. To learn, and to engage with other CRT members, mentors, and… Read more “Jerry Morris”

Jerry Morris
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

John Reardon

I joined CRT for Personal Growth – by surrounding myself with the best of the best, I am amazed at what I can… Read more “John Reardon”

John Reardon
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Bill Lofft

CRT is a great team to with… Read more “Bill Lofft”

Bill Lofft
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Tom Dorosewicz

I joined CRT because I loved the idea of using all the experience I had to “give back” to the next generation of… Read more “Tom Dorosewicz”

Tom Dorosewicz
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Chairman

Alan Lerchbacker

I joined CRT to help companies… Read more “Alan Lerchbacker”

Alan Lerchbacker
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Hus Tigli

I value CRT because I love entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. I love to share my experience with… Read more “Hus Tigli”

Hus Tigli
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dennis Dillon

I value CRT because I really enjoy meeting different people and helping them solve whatever problems they may be… Read more “Dennis Dillon”

Dennis Dillon
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dave Watt

The value of CRT is the ability to have a positive impact on small businesses to help small business owners and their employees. It is a pleasure to be part… Read more “Dave Watt”

Dave Watt
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Bill Lofft

I joined CRT to support the local business… Read more “Bill Lofft”

Bill Lofft
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dave Kramer

I value the thrill of helping business owners grow and the friendship of other the… Read more “Dave Kramer”

Dave Kramer
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Sponsor

Chuck Dunning

The value of CRT is the depth of involvement with clients and the exchange of ideas with such a talented and diversified group of… Read more “Chuck Dunning”

Chuck Dunning
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Jeff Campbell

Most of the jobs in the U.S. are created by small to mid-sized businesses. CRT helps those businesses thrive and grow. So this is important work for the country. It… Read more “Jeff Campbell”

Jeff Campbell
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Chairman

Steve Mendell

There is great satisfaction in helping others to… Read more “Steve Mendell”

Steve Mendell
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Hus Tigli

I joined CRT to give the benefit of my white hair to… Read more “Hus Tigli”

Hus Tigli
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dan Gatti

The experiences of mentoring companies and the satisfaction of being responsible for Client Acquisition has been… Read more “Dan Gatti”

Dan Gatti
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dennis Dillon

I joined CRT to help… Read more “Dennis Dillon”

Dennis Dillon
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Alan Lerchbacker

I value working with other great professionals at… Read more “Alan Lerchbacker”

Alan Lerchbacker
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Jerry Morris

I have enjoyed the cases I have worked on thus far and have been told that CRT mentor-ship is helpful. I have learned a lot in the… Read more “Jerry Morris”

Jerry Morris
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dave Watt

I joined CRT because I enjoyed the experience of founding, growing and selling a small business and is looking to give back in order to help other small business owners… Read more “Dave Watt”

Dave Watt
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

J. Mark Waxman

I joined CRT to provide my experience to businesses seeking to succeed in their… Read more “J. Mark Waxman”

J. Mark Waxman
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Paul Dijkstra

The value of CRT to me are new assignments, meeting new people and business challenges, connect with other mentors and sponsors, see results of mentoring… Read more “Paul Dijkstra”

Paul Dijkstra
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Chuck Dunning

I joined CRT because in retirement I wanted to keep active in the business community with both new relationships and challenging projects. I taught in the College of Extended Studies… Read more “Chuck Dunning”

Chuck Dunning
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Reid Carr

I joined CRT because I have valued all my mentors and supporters in the… Read more “Reid Carr”

Reid Carr
CRT / Red Door Interactive
Mentor / Former Client

Michael Berthelot

I joined CRT to use my experience to help other companies and to learn new industries and… Read more “Michael Berthelot”

Michael Berthelot
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Ginny Beneke

It is very rewarding to help San Diego CEOs become more successful. I also enjoy the interaction with, and learning from, our impressive clients and CRT… Read more “Ginny Beneke”

Ginny Beneke
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and Chair

Steve Mendell

I joined CRT to help create opportunities for others that otherwise might not have… Read more “Steve Mendell”

Steve Mendell
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Reid Carr

The breadth of business challenges is always… Read more “Reid Carr”

Reid Carr
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

J Mark Waxman

I value CRT for the other mentors and the companies we have the opportunity to… Read more “J Mark Waxman”

J Mark Waxman
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Shane Parkes

I joined CRT because I wanted the opportunity to give back to the San Diego business community and to help small business owners strive to achieve their goals. I also… Read more “Shane Parkes”

Shane Parkes
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dan Gatti

I joined the CRT to help companies in San Diego realize their goals and connect with other companies to help them… Read more “Dan Gatti”

Dan Gatti
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Esther Rodriguez

I joined CRT to stay engaged in San Diego business activities after retiring from corporate life, and contribute to private businesses in the… Read more “Esther Rodriguez”

Esther Rodriguez
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Matt Lehrer

I joined CRT because I have discovered over the years that one of my unique abilities (a combination of skills, passion and creation of positive energy) is to mentor. CRT… Read more “Matt Lehrer”

Matt Lehrer
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Terry Bruggeman

The value of CRT to me are the wonderful talented… Read more “Terry Bruggeman”

Terry Bruggeman
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Chairman

Jeff Campbell

I was invited to a meeting by David Duval in 2005. Was very impressed by what CRT did and joined at that… Read more “Jeff Campbell”

Jeff Campbell
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Chair

John Riley

I joined CRT to give back to the community by helping businesses… Read more “John Riley”

John Riley
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Ginny Beneke

I joined CRT as a way to give back to the San Diego… Read more “Ginny Beneke”

Ginny Beneke
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and Chair

John Riley

One of the values of CRT is the network of mentors is fantastic and I continue to learn from the group during every meeting and client… Read more “John Riley”

John Riley
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Rod Bolton

Love challenge and accomplishment. Can accomplish this through the companies I have… Read more “Rod Bolton”

Rod Bolton
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Tom Dorosewicz

CRT is a room with the best of the best in San… Read more “Tom Dorosewicz”

Tom Dorosewicz
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Paul Thiel

The value of CRT to me is I have the opportunity to meet and work with lots of interesting and active… Read more “Paul Thiel”

Paul Thiel
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Chairman

Paul Dijkstra

Now that I am retired, CRT is a great way to stay engaged, help businesses and people to succeed and meet interesting new… Read more “Paul Dijkstra”

Paul Dijkstra
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Scott Krawitz

Having enjoyed a rich and diverse professional journey including both small business ownership and large corporate leadership I am excited to give back by providing a healthy combination of ask… Read more “Scott Krawitz”

Scott Krawitz
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dan Hughes

The value of CRT is coaching and mentoring small business owners resulting in significant value… Read more “Dan Hughes”

Dan Hughes
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Matthew Lehrer

CRT allows me to continue to learn, to continue to give and to continue to… Read more “Matthew Lehrer”

Matthew Lehrer
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Michael Berthelot

I enjoy the sense of satisfaction in making a contribution to someone else’s… Read more “Michael Berthelot”

Michael Berthelot
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor

Dave Kramer

I joined CRT because it’s by far the best advisory resource for growing, privately owned businesses in San… Read more “Dave Kramer”

Dave Kramer
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Sponsor

Sponsors / Supporters

Jack Kelly

I joined CRT to understand the needs of emerging… Read more “Jack Kelly”

Jack Kelly
Optimum Comp Advantage, Inc.
CRT Sponsor

Dave Kramer

I joined CRT because it’s by far the best advisory resource for growing, privately owned businesses in San… Read more “Dave Kramer”

Dave Kramer
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Sponsor

Cal State University San Marcos

To me the value of CRT is that they assist companies in driving to success.… Read more “Cal State University San Marcos”

Jim Hamerly, Former Dean
CSU San Marcos

REBL Marketing

I value what coaching and mentoring can do to help a business grow. I believe in the CRT… Read more “REBL Marketing”

Reb Risty
REBL Marketing
CRT Sponsor

Jim Hamerly

I joined CRT to assist early stage firms in driving to… Read more “Jim Hamerly”

Jim Hamerly, Former Dean
Cal State University San Marcos
CRT Partner

Fish & Richardson

The Chairmen’s RoundTable provides an incredible service to local… Read more “Fish & Richardson”

Eddie Rodriguez
Fish & Richardson
Chair - Corporate Law Practice

Fish & Richardson

Participating in the CRT allows its members to give back to the community, and supporting the CRT is a way for Fish & Richardson to do the… Read more “Fish & Richardson”

Eddie Rodriguez
Fish & Richardson
Chair - Corporate Law Practice

Endeavor Bank

The mission serves my clients, and fellow EO members well. I see it as a good resource for our business community and am happy to support… Read more “Endeavor Bank”

Dan Yates
Endeavor Bank

Dave Kramer

I value the thrill of helping business owners grow and the friendship of other the… Read more “Dave Kramer”

Dave Kramer
Chairmen's RoundTable
Mentor and former Sponsor

Claiborne Advisors, Inc.

It’s a rare privilege to offer what CRT brings to our firm’s clients and others…insights from the most experienced collection of business people in San… Read more “Claiborne Advisors, Inc.”

David Duval
Claiborne Advisors, Inc.
Principal

Claiborne Advisors, Inc.

Our firm’s clients value the opportunity at CRT to mine the best collection of experienced business people available for mentoring in all of San… Read more “Claiborne Advisors, Inc.”

David Duval
Claiborne Advisors, Inc.
Principal

Next Level Business Coaching

I joined CRT to give back and contribute to the success of local companies. To network and be referred into companies who want to learn more about… Read more “Next Level Business Coaching”

Ray Adler, CEO
Next Level Business Coaching
CRT Sponsor