Chair

Vistage Chairs™ are seasoned CEO's, top consultants and effective business coaches hand-picked from a cross-section of industries for their keen insight and commitment to help executives build better businesses and improve their lives.

Vistage New York's Chair is Jerry Cahn, Ph.D., J.D., who is the Chairman of the Presentation Excellence Group. A more detailed description of his background and the relationship with Vistage New York and other affiliates is available on that website and LinkedIn.

Trained as a psychologist and attorney, with an expertise in business strategy, management, sales and communications, Jerry is a trusted advisor and mentor who helps business leaders solve challenges that affect their ability to create successful, self-sustaining companies and lead rewarding lives. Dr. Cahn's professional background includes:

  • Turning around an almost bankrupt public healthcare provider, raising its stock 10-fold in 18 months.
  • Founding and leading Brilliant Image, a leading presentation graphics provider which for 15 years serviced 5000+ of the most demanding clients (e.g., investment bankers, VCs, and Fortune 500 leaders) on a 24/7 basis.
  • ounding and leading a strategic leader and business-development resource center- (Presentation Excellence Group) whose affiliates provide executive coaching, mentoring, investor/public relations and other strategic management and communication services.
A sought-after conference speaker and webinar leader, he also teaches a management courses at CUNY's Baruch College, including: Business Strategy, and Entrepreneurial Communications: Negotiations and Sales, as well as the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.