We're here to support business leaders during COVID-19

Founder’s Message

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


Alliance Leadership Forums

We have created 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.

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 frequently.

  • We routinely 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 survey results.

Assisting Our Communities

Let’s Support Our Communities & Frontline Heroes!

Here we share some of the impactful initiatives our Alliance members offer to support others during the COVID-19 crisis. You can also visit SaveRestaurants.com/take-action and ask Congress to pass the RESTAURANTS Act, establishing the $120B Independent Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria, led by Alliance member Peter Cooperstein, offers carry-out, curbside pickup and delivery of their Italian pastas and pizzas.

You can find their specials here.

Daylight Foods, led by Alliance member Chris Vlahopouliotis, is working with farmers, growers and non-profits to help feed the hungry. If you’d like to contribute, you can purchase a pre-packed food box full of fresh produce, dairy and protein that will be shipped to a local non-profit on your behalf.

Order today at donations.daylightfoods.com.

Alliance member Lori Bush, owner of OSO Sonoma, says they’re open daily at 11:30 am.

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 11:30 am to 8:00 pm for takeout.

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. 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.