Networking with Your Peers

By joining one of our Peer Groups, you and your leadership team can network with senior leadership to have frank discussions on industry issues in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment.
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Discuss business challenges and share best practices

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Compare experiences and discuss real time-industry trends

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Learn how other similar businesses operate and scale up

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Gain objective accountability and enhanced motivation

Which Group is Right for You?

Exotek is facilitating role-based groups to match you with peers that face similar goals and challenges, so you can discuss real strategies and solutions. In Gino Wickman’s book called Traction®, he states that there are three major functions in any business and those three functions make every organization run, regardless of whether it’s a start-up business or the largest company in the world. If any of the three major functions are weak, your organization is not as effective.

Sales/Marketing – accountable for generating leads and meeting revenue targets

Finance – accountable for budgeting, reporting, HR, IT, and office management

Operations – accountable for engineering, production, and service

Visionary – as the name implies, focuses outwardly on your market, customers, and product/service offerings

Integrator – focuses internally on harmonizing your company operations

The VISIONARY is the creative person with the big ideas and solves the ‘big’ problems and is typically the owner, co-owner, or founder in a small to mid-size company. The INTEGRATOR is the person who harmoniously integrates the major business functions. When those major functions are strong and you have strong people accountable for each, great healthy friction and tension will occur between them. The integrator blends that friction into greater energy for the company as a whole.

Given the importance of these roles in a system integration organization, Exotek has formed peer groups for each role, so you can share information, discuss their experiences, and formulate effective strategies to fulfill their roles effectively.

Dave Patterson, Grantek Systems Integration, Inc.

Grantek has been extremely fortunate to be associated with an Exotek led peer group. Exotek facilitates this group of 9 CEO’s. Exotek’s industry knowledge and business experience has proven valuable as the group discusses various business challenges and exciting new opportunities. If you and your company are open to sharing your experiences and want to gain insight from a group of like-minded executives, these peer groups are for you. I have been involved with various peer groups over my business career and I can clearly state that the Exotek led group is by far my best experience.

Dave Patterson
Owner, Grantek Systems Integration Inc.
Ken OMalley, aeSolutions

We are a new member company to the peer group having joined a year ago. I have been impressed with the high-value sharing of ideas from knowledgeable and successful people with direct experience in our industry. It seems like we’re all focused on overcoming the same challenges, so the discussions are directly and immediately applicable to our business. If you get a chance to join one of these groups, I would highly recommend it.

Ken O'Malley
PE, CFSE, President
David Blaida, Matrix Technologies, Inc.

Matrix Technologies has been part of a peer group for several years.  As one of the shorter tenure leaders within the group, I have found great value in discussing the experiences, knowledge and forethought brought by the other executives. The key to the success of the group is the willingness to share and to help each other, all for the betterment of our industry.  If you come to the group with the right mindset, it will certainly help you grow as a leader and as a company.

David Blaida
P.E., CEO/President, Matrix Technologies, Inc.
PC Romano, Avid Solutions

I have been a member of an Exotek-led CEO peer group for many years, and have found tremendous value in it. We also have several of our people in some of the other functional peer groups. One great side benefit has been the relationships that have grown between the peer group companies, which in turn leads to collaboration on client projects. We’ve shared resources with most of the companies in our group, and I’d strongly encourage other CSIA companies to consider participating in facilitator-led peer groups.

PC Romano
President, Avid Solutions
Frank B. Riordan, DMC, Inc.

I have been a member of an Exotek Peer Group since the start of 2014. Our group consists of 8 executives from a diverse set of companies and our meetings. The value from the group has been significant – in the time I’ve been a member, my company has more than tripled in size and has gone from two offices to eight. Having a sounding board of peers who understand my business has been invaluable. I would highly recommend an Exotek Peer Group for anyone looking to improve & grow their business.

Frank B. Riordan
President, DMC, Inc.
Jeff Miller, Interstates Control Systems

Interstates has been involved in peer groups for many years and if you are not currently a part of one I can personally vouch for how much value they will bring to your organization! We also have been using the Traction model in our organization for a few years and have found it to be very effective at helping our leader team focus on the right things and get things into execution. Thanks Exotek for offering this value to our CSIA organization!

Jeff Miller
Director of Project Management, Interstates Control Systems
Stacey Rodvelt, Bachelor Controls, Inc.

I look forward to our Exotek peer group discussions. It is always refreshing to hear new ideas and perspectives on issues we face every day. I am thoroughly impressed by the knowledge and experience of everyone in our group and their willingness to help others learn and grow.

Stacey Rodvelt
Controller, Bachelor Controls, Inc.
Tom Wright, Syscon Automation Group

We have had some great discussions in our Exotek Peer Group. It’s such a treat to meet with like-minded leaders in our same space. Exotek is doing a great job keeping us on subject and engaged. Highly recommended.

Tom Wright
President, Syscon Automation Group
Daniel Lee, Global Process Automation

Our meetings with Exotek and other like-minded members are always appreciated and well received.  Our meetings allow for the group to discuss pertinent topics that we are facing and discuss possible solutions for all within our group.  I highly recommend joining such a group!

Daniel Lee
President and CEO, Global Process Automation
Darren Jones

Thanks for running another great meeting. You’re a master at corralling topics and keeping conversations relevant and moving forward while engaging all attendees. I must say that it has been a breath of fresh air to have dialog and insight both with you and the peer group members.

Darren Jones
DMC, Inc.​

Yes, I’m Interested in Joining a Peer Group

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Top 10 Reasons to Join a Peer Group
Top 10 Reasons to Join a Peer Group
Leadership Roundtable FAQ
Leadership Roundtable FAQ
Are You a Visionary or an Integrator?
Are You a Visionary or an Integrator?
What Peers Say about Exotek Groups
What Peers Say about Exotek Groups