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.

VI-NY serves some local NYC Vistage groups. Jerry Cahn, Ph.D., J.D., the Chairman of the Presentation Excellence Group, also facilitates the local groups. A more detailed description of his background is available on 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.