Testimonials

“I have had the great fortune of being mentored by Larry. He is a clear, driven individual who sees the whole playing field and knows where to direct the plays. He always asks insightful questions designed to get you to think through the problem you may be facing and then as a great sounding board helps you arrive at a solution that works for you. He has a calming effect when he is in the room and provides remarkable vision every time he speaks. I look forward to my continuing relationship with Larry as mentor, coach and friend.” January 31, 2012

Joe Takai, Managing Director, XYZ Graphics, Los Angeles

“Larry was my Key Executive Group chair throughout my seven year tenure in Vistage. He is an astute businessman and an exceptional coach and mentor. He knows when to listen, when to advise and when to challenge. I grew as a leader and an individual under Larry’s coaching. I highly recommend Larry Cassidy.” December 1, 2011

Kathy Ware, VP R&D and QA, Two Chefs on a Roll

“It is with great pleasure that I share my recommendation for Larry Cassidy. Larry is an outstanding group facilitator, guiding and directing meetings to achieve objectives. Larry’s extensive knowledge of the business world as well as the current economic climate make him an asset to any Advisory Board or Board of Director position. Larry’s vast experience with Vistage International further broadens his base of experience and expertise. In addition, he is an outstanding personal/business coach as well as mentor. The three words that best describe Larry are: Integrity ~ Professionalism ~ Results.
I highly recommend Larry Cassidy and the Cassidy Group

Ray Damiano
President, Damiano Consulting
ray@raydamiano.com” October 28, 2011

Ray Damiano, President/CEO, Frankel/Publicis Dialog

“Larry Cassidy is an excellent mentor and advisor. I have worked with Larry as a CEO coach for over the past 8 years. As a mentor, Larry is extremely resourceful and has excellent suggestions for how to improve as a business leader and person. And as a friend, Larry is someone to be trusted with intimate concerns and challenges.

Larry is always willing to tell the truth and has the courage to challenge me and others with tough questions.

Larry has multiple decades of experience as a leader and Coach and I recommend him to anyone who is willing to grow and improve.” October 25, 2011

Carl Heaton, CEO, American Capital Group LLC

“Larry was my TEC/(Vistage) chair throughout my 14 year tenure. I have continued to confer with Larry since leaving TEC. He has excellent insight and the capacity to see through issues to the core; whether they are business or personal. He is effective in advising both tactically and strategically. Larry has provided me with excellent guidance and support over the years I have known and worked with him. I can recommend him without reservation.” October 17, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Keith Swayne 

“An outstanding leader, coach, strategic thinker and business mind. Larry challenged me to look at issues differently in order to resolve problems or grow the business. Larry is one of the best Vistage Chair in the country and any member of Vistage would be lucky to have him as Chair, coach and advisor. I grew as a person and as a leader because of Larry.”October 16, 2011

Ric Alvarez, President & CEO & Director, Juanitas Foods

“Larry is a wonderful Vistage Chair and consultant who has been influential in the shaping of a positive future for the business of Orange Lutheran High School. His advice is sound, and his expertise broad.” October 16, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Gregg Pinick

“Larry greastest attribute for me personally is holding me accountable for the take aways from our Vistage meetings that I wanted to implement in our company.” October 16, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Bill Curtis

“Larry is an out-of-the box thinker that challenges his clients to think in a different way as well. Larry is a wonderful person and is passionate about helping people achieve greater results.” October 7, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Kahni Bizub

“I’ve known Larry for well over a decade and I consider him to be one of the smartest, most insightful and intuitive business consultant, coach, mentor, board member and facilitator that I have ever met. His keen insight, based on his extensive experience and wisdom, has not only helped me grow our business but has added so much to my personal life. I have known many CEOs and key executives that Larry has worked with and they all share similar accolades. He has a way of getting you to address an issue without ever feeling defensive. One of his methods is to give you 60 seconds to share the issue, challenge or opportunity. Then he takes the information and reframes it based on his experience, your tolerance and helps to guide you into a solution that is workable and makes sense. How he does it is one of the many mysteries of the universe! If anyone ever has any questions about working with Larry, please feel free to contact me.” October 7, 2011

Dana Borowka, CEO, Lighthouse Consulting Services, LLC

“Larry is a very capable mentor. His many years of experience working with Type A, alpha-executives, male and female, have honed his leadership and interpersonal skills. Larry offers encouragement and constructive criticism while simultaneously challenging you to be your best. He motivated me to get my MBA…In my 50’s! Larry’s also a great business strategist. His exposure to diverse manufacturing and service industries provides him with a perspective not often encountered. Larry is a great resource for improving your business’s results.” October 7, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Stan Gibbs

“I have had the pleasure of working with Larry for over 10 years. In his capacity as my Vistage Chairman, Larry has worked with me through several businesses. His broad experience base allows him to offer solid advice on a wide range of topics and industries. He is a confidant and a person with sound judgement and high integrity. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to know when to listen and when to offer suggestions. I can’t think of a time when his recommendation has not been right on point, he is that good. I strongly recommend Larry Cassidy as he will make you personally and professionally better.” October 6, 2011

Jeff Goh, CEO, KJG Enterprises

“As Vistage Chair, Larry provides a third party view to business strategy, leadership methodology and economic perception. His insight removes the limitations we function with in our own business and personal environments.” October 6, 2011

David Keefe, Owner, Trilogy Plumbing, Inc

“Larry has been my Vistage chair for several years. During that time, he has personally helped me through several difficult business issues. He is an excellent communicator, has a sharp mind and is dedicated to helping people. He would be an excellent business coach, planning facilitator and an outstanding contributor on an Advisory Board.” October 6, 2011

Richard Mattern, President/CEO reporting to Chairman of the Board, Raymond Handling Solutions

“As a CEO Advisor, Coach and Vistage (TEC) Chair there is none finer than Larry Cassidy. The insights, advice and guidance he has given me these past several years has been invaluable and I continue to rely on his counsel. Having worked with an extensive range of CEO Group, Forum and Round Table Chairs / Facilitators over the past 30 plus years I can attest that Larry is among the finest I’ve worked with. I can not endorse his strategic insights and value strongly enough.” September 23, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Dr. Pete Johnson

“The service category and Top Attributes selections do not define or approximate the value Larry has brought to me and those he transforms daily. His experience, intellect, and heart are unparalleled in my experience and I wish everyone the opportunity to spend 90 minutes with him.” December 13, 2007

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Paul Ramirez