We're here to support business leaders during COVID-19
These are the times that the Alliance of Chief Executives was built for.
We built our Alliance community to help leaders be more effective, confident and successful. During the dot.com bust in 2001 and the economic crash of 2008, the Alliance enabled CEOs and top executives to develop clear, actionable strategies and fresh approaches to navigate their organizations through those challenging times. Today, the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically affected every person and business on this planet, and during these unprecedented times, we can all make a real difference.
I am truly proud and inspired by the leaders of our Alliance community who are stepping up to lead their organizations through this crisis. Their impactful work is not only keeping our families, employees and communities safe, but also preserving the foundation of businesses and preparing for a future that will be unpredictable and different.
These are times when leadership matters most. Together, we’ll make it through this crisis and shape our future to be better than our past.
Paul Witkay, Founder & CEO
“I’ve been a member since 2015 and the Alliance has never been more valuable than during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you for being so responsive to the environment, being so attentive to emerging issues and giving us a strong sense of community during this time. You and your team deserve a pat on the back. You have done an incredible job under so much adversity.”
“I really appreciate the Alliance’s response to this crisis. The information flow, increased resources, topical meetings, and general attitude are really reassuring. And inspiring!”
“We’re all going through the same challenges and it’s great to learn there is more help than you realize - even in the hardest of times.”
“I really value the fresh perspectives from seeing how accomplished CEOs approach and think about this crisis. We should reflect back at the end of this crisis and see whether our thinking as a group was sound. It will define the "greatness" of this group.”
“When the COVID crisis struck, it was likely the most important meeting we had ever had. I think we all adjusted our strategies after this meeting.”
“Just a great group. Calm in the face of the storm. Really helpful to have outside council and expertise in these times of chaos. A little hard to find time in all the pandemonium, but clearly "worth it"!”
“Retaining the connectivity to Alliance members and our group is providing the thought partnership and support we need to get through this challenging time.”
“The Alliance team has been in the forefront during this crisis. I appreciate all they do.”
Alliance Leadership Forums
We have created weekly opportunities for leaders to engage with others and address their current situations with real-time information and actionable strategies.
Our Alliance Leadership Forums provide an opportunity to leverage the collective wisdom and best practices of our Alliance leaders, address the full breadth and depth of current threats and opportunities, and enable organizations to not only survive the current crisis, but be in a position to thrive in the near future. Click here to learn more about our virtual Leadership Forums.
April 29th Alliance “Return to Workplace” Strategy Forum:
Click here to view the presentation slides from our 4/29 Alliance “Return to Workplace” Strategy Forum. Leaders from world-class organizations shared critical considerations for RTW in the areas of: Health Issues (One Medical), Employee Issues (Lattice Semiconductor), and specific industries including Manufacturing (Flex), Construction (Webcor Builders) and Scientific Laboratories (Triple Ring Technologies). You can also listen to a recording of this forum here.
Keeping You Informed
- Check out the beneficial and timely resources shared by our Alliance members. Our Alliance of CEOs Resource Directory to Deal with COVID-19 is updated daily.
- Each week we survey our Alliance members to gain a snapshot of how the Coronavirus crisis is affecting their business. Our intent is to provide a quick and easy way to take the temperature of how Bay Area businesses are experiencing the Coronavirus crisis, and identify the depth of impact to our diverse economy, when business activity will begin to trend back up and when we might return to a new state of normal. Click here to view our weekly survey results.
Assisting Our Communities
Here we share some of the impactful initiatives our Alliance members offer to support others during the COVID-19 crisis.
Let’s Support Our Communities & Frontline Heroes!
Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria, led by Alliance member Peter Cooperstein, offers carry-out, curbside pickup and delivery of their Italian pastas, pizzas.
You can find their “Shelter in Place” specials here.
Alliance member Chris Vlahopouliotis of Daylight Foods offers stress free and socially distant shopping of pre-packed, restaurant-quality fresh produce, meats & groceries to those throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Click here and chose the home delivery window that works for you.
Alliance member Lori Bush, owner of OSO Sonoma, says they’re open daily from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm for takeout.
Their menu changes daily and is posted at OSO on Facebook.
Alliance member Steve Gonzales, owner of Postino in Lafayette, tells us that they’re open from 11:00 am to 8:00 am for takeout.
Go to: Postino All Day Menu.
Alliance member Obie Ostergard of Vine Dining, parent company of Left Bank, LB Steak, Meso and Camper restaurants, offers direct ordering for contact-less pick-up or FREE Santana Row delivery at LB Steak, Left Bank, MESO Restaurant, and soon the Mac'n Cheese Shop.
You can also order on DoorDash or UberEats. Vine Dining has been providing FREE employee meals to feed front line workers!
We’re Here For You
The Alliance of Chief Executives is a community of Bay Area CEOs and Top Executives who lead companies in virtually every industry from early-stage ventures to global public enterprises.
We are here to help all leaders, whether you are a current Alliance member or not, to help restore the SF Bay Area / California / US economy as soon as possible. Contact Us if you’d like to schedule a call to discuss your specific challenges and determine whether we might be able to offer some help.