Guido DiGregorio joins Catapult Groups as Group Leader

DiGregorio will launch inaugural group in Silicon Valley

Las Vegas, NV, October 27, 2014 – Catapult Groups, a peer advisory firm for CEOs and business owners today announced Guido DiGregorio as Group Leader in the Palo Alto, California region. DiGregorio joined the firm on October 2, 2014. In his new role, DiGregorio will be responsible for building a peer group of 12-14 Chief Executives, company Presidents, and business Owners, each from non-competing industries, who will meet in monthly mastermind sessions to work on growth strategies, operational challenges, and results-oriented processes. In addition, Mr. DiGregorio will provide mentorship and executive coaching to his Catapult Groups members. This marks the inaugural group to be launched by Catapult Groups in Silicon Valley.

“Catapult Groups is excited to enter a market rich in talent, innovation and ingenuity,” stated Catapult Groups CEO Brad Mishlove. “I’m confident that Mr. DiGregorio’s decades of experience working in various cultural, political, social and competitive environments will prove to be unparalleled and unmatched among CEO mentors in the Silicon Valley. In an area abundant in high tech, Catapult Groups and Mr. DiGregorio look forward to providing a high-touch experience that will leave an impact for decades to come.”

Mr. DiGregorio brings over 30 years of experience, at the full P&L level of responsibility, to his role as Group Leader. He began his career with General Electric (GE) as a Graduate of both GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP) and the Technical Marketing Program (TMP). Throughout his nearly two decades with GE, Mr. DiGregorio held a variety of positions culminating with his role as General Manager – Industrial Controls Division, where he assumed P&L responsibilities for $135 million in worldwide sales.

In addition to his roles with GE, Mr. DiGregorio also has served in the capacity of President, CEO, or Chairman at both private and public firms where he successfully established or restored profitability and accelerated sales growth. He has generated over a billion dollars in investor profits.

Mr. DiGregorio holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Trine University and is a graduate of GE’s two-year Financial Management Program (FMP).

Brad Mishlove Announced as Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Speaker

Mishlove to speak at the CREW of Las Vegas October meeting

Las Vegas, NV, October 1, 2014 – Catapult Groups is excited to announce that Founder and CEO, Brad Mishlove, has been invited to speak at the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Las Vegas October 2014 meeting.

Mr. Mishlove’s presentation, “From Hunter to Hunted:  Best Practices in Closed-Loop Marketing” will focus on closing the loop on “no” and “not now” leads and turn them into “yes!” customers. According to Mishlove, “The benefits of closed-loop marketing are three-fold: To increase a company’s top line revenue, make sales more predictable, and establish a well-regarded brand.”

Brad Mishlove is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business and is a fourth generation entrepreneur. Having managed his own entities, including multi-million dollar concrete, landscape, and trucking firms, Mishlove formed Catapult Groups in 2011 to provide leadership training and business coaching to CEOs in a confidential and collaborative environment.

Currently in its tenth year of operation, CREW serves members of the Las Vegas real estate industry and organizes monthly luncheons, networking opportunities, and community service projects. The CREW meeting will be held on Thursday, October 9th at 11:30am at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar. Register online at www.crewlv.org or call 702-798-5156.

Catapult Groups is a peer advisory firm for CEOs, business owners, and entrepreneurs based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Catapult Groups members are CEOs, Presidents, business owners, managing partners and other high-level executives who meet once a month in groups of 12 – 14 members, each from non-competing industries, to share knowledge and challenge one another to make decisions that grow their business. Catapult Groups is led by CEO Brad Mishlove and has active groups in Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ.

Catapult Groups to Launch Quarterly Business Roundtable

One Hour Topics will focus on Issues Important to Local Business Owners  

 Las Vegas, NV, September 2, 2014 –Catapult Groups, a facilitated peer advisory firm for CEOs, company Presidents, and business owners today announced the launch of a quarterly roundtable for Las Vegas-area business owners. The series will kick-off on Wednesday, October 1st from 8am-9am at the TPC Summerlin with the topic, “Hey, CEO! Get Out of the Weeds and Grow Your Business”.

Led by Catapult Groups CEO, Brad Mishlove, this month’s topic will focus on defining the role of the CEO, delegating responsibilities to direct reports, and creating a vision for your organization. “As a business owner myself, I understand the need to get a fresh perspective and learn new ways of thinking about things,” said Mishlove, “Often times business owners know what to do, but not how to do it. The objective of the quarterly roundtable is to provide a prompt for new thoughts and ideas and to hear from leaders outside of your industry.”

The roundtable will be held at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134. Attendees will be registered to win a 90 minute business consultation with Mr. Mishlove. The eventis open to the public and reservations must be made in advance. Admission to the event is free. For more information, or to register, contact Linda Dohnal at 702-534-5555, ext. 200 or register at www.catapultgroups.com/events.

About Brad Mishlove

Brad Mishlove is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business and is a fourth generation entrepreneur. Having managed his own entities, including multi-million dollar concrete, landscape, and trucking firms, Mishlove formed Catapult Groups in 2011 to provide leadership training and business coaching to CEOs in a confidential and collaborative environment.

Catapult Groups to Host Member/Guest Luncheon in Phoenix

Event will introduce potential members to the concept of a CEO mastermind group

Phoenix, AZ, August 19, 2014 –Catapult Groups, a peer advisory firm for CEOs, business owners, and entrepreneurs will host a Member/Guest Luncheon on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 10:30am-noon.

The ninety-minute luncheon will be led by Phoenix-based Group Leader, Fred Kroin, and is designed to showcase the benefits of belonging to an executive peer advisory group. The event is open to CEOs, company Presidents, Managing Partners, and business owners who are: seeking to profitably handle rapid growth, preparing for an equity event, preparing for succession, or looking for a network of like-minded executives who are facing similar strategic and operational challenges. Lunch will be provided and guests are invited to stay for the afternoon presentation by Jason Lavin, an SEO/SEM specialist.

The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in North Scottsdale: 17010 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.Reservations must be made in advance. Admission to the event is free. For more information, or to register, contact Ashleigh Henry at 855-752-8624 ext. 205, visit our website at www.catapultgroups.com/events or email rsvp@catapultgroups.com.

Fred Kroin brings over thirty years of experience in Operations, Sales Management, and Information Technology to his role as Group Leader. Kroin has led management teams through start-up, growth management and turnaround challenges yielding substantially improved bottom-line results. Prior to joining Catapult Groups, he was a strategy consultant and facilitator of executive leadership development workshops.

Catapult Groups is a peer advisory firm for CEOs, business owners, and entrepreneurs based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Catapult Groups members are CEOs, business owners, managing partners and other high-level executives who meet once a month in groups of 12 – 14 members, each from non-competing industries, to share knowledge and challenge one another to make decisions that grow their business.

Catapult Groups Releases Results of Q3 Entrepreneurial Index

Index Reveals that Optimism Persists Among Business Leaders

Las Vegas, NV, August 5, 2014 –Catapult Groups, a peer advisory firm for CEOs and business owners based in Las Vegas, today announced the results the third quarter Entrepreneurial Index. The Catapult Groups Entrepreneurial Index measures the perspective of business owners on anticipated revenue growth, job creation, capital investments and commercial financing, as well as their impression of the overall business climate. The Q3 2014 Index was conducted through online surveys between June 16 – July 7, 2014.

Participants in the Q3 Index include CEOs, business owners and entrepreneurs representing small and mid-sized businesses ranging from $3 million to $45 million in annual growth. The types of firms range from digital media/IT/marketing to manufacturing, electrical wholesale and finance. Other participant industries include consulting, education, religious, print distribution and construction/engineering.

Revenues: 100 percent of survey respondents expect revenues to expand. This is remarkable insofar as concerns among most American businesses persist about potential minimum wage increases, nagging unemployment and other economic issues.

Hiring: 70 percent of survey participants plan to hire more employees in the coming quarter (30 percent say their employment levels will remain the same). This represents a striking increase of 20 percent from the Q2 2014 Entrepreneurial Index.

Business climate: 70 percent of respondents believe the overall business climate in the U.S. continues to improve. 25 percent say the climate will stay the same, while 5 percent expect it to decline. This shows a favorable increase of 16 percent responding to the same question in the Q2 2014 Index.

Capital investment: 70 percent of survey participants expect to make further capital investments in their companies (30 percent say they will not). In the Q2 2014 Index, 54 percent of those surveyed said they would make capital investments in their businesses.

Financing: 65 percent of those surveyed say they do not plan to finance their business through a loan from a commercial bank, a drop of 11 percent from the Q2 2014 Index.

The results of the survey suggest that CEOs, business owners and other entrepreneurs remain stubbornly optimistic about their businesses and that the American economy continues its slow rebound from the steep decline that began in 2008.

“Clearly we’re in a growth cycle and confidence is skewed in that direction,” said Brad Mishlove, CEO of Catapult Groups. “With that growth, we need growth capital and we’re seeing more lending coming into the marketplace.”