Jay Holstine is the CEO Peer Group Advisory / Chair with Vistage Worldwide, Inc., in Plano, Texas. In this position, he engages chief executive officers through various means on corporate leadership and growth. The goal is to deliver long-term results through personalized executive coaching sessions, while building a collective of shared group wisdom. Jay is a skilled strategist, a talented operations consultant, an active listening, and an issue facilitator par excellence.
Mr. Holstine studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, graduating with a bachelor of science in 1986. At Kansas, he was honored to become a member of both the Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma engineering and mechanical engineering honor societies, respectively.
Amongst his career positions, Jay was an operations and supply chain consultant with Accenture and Deloitte Consulting, a plant manager at Asheville, NC based Taylor Environmental Consultants, President/CEO of SigmaFlow, a Plano, Texas based cloud-based process management software company, and President/CEO of Freightflow, a Reno, NV cloud-based Transportation Management Solution (TMS) software company.
CEO Peer Group Advisor / Chair – Jay Holstine
Jay Holstine is a CEO Peer Group Advisor / Chair at Vistage Worldwide, Inc., in Plano, Texas. In this position, he provides comprehensive CEO coaching services to 16 high-performing executive leaders. These CEO/clients seek to go beyond their current achievements, to inspire growth in those they lead, to drive lasting improvements and to make their communities a better place to live. In addition, Mr. Holstine is also the managing director of Compass Advisory Consultants, which provides consulting services to early stage startups, as well as to the CEO’s of later-stage corporations seeking successful exits.
Jay Holstine – Experienced Operations Consultant & Business Executive
Drawing on more than 30 years of experience as a software CEO and operations management consultant, Jay Holstine works with business leaders and companies seeking to achieve diverse objectives, such as improving revenues, developing sales strategies, and pursuing other operational goals. Jay Holstine also serves as managing director at Compass Advisory Consultants, where 30 percent of his clients have achieved successful exit outcomes. In addition to assisting with positioning for potential exits, he offers coaching services in the areas of restructuring company segments, building teams, and raising investment capital. Jay Holstine also provides consultations to business leaders at Vistage Worldwide, Inc., where he is the Chair of a CEO Peer Advisory Board. After growing a software company for 12 years, uncovering new markets, and ultimately selling it, Jay wanted to develop Leaders, help them make better decisions, help them grow their companies. Jay’s goal is to build a Legacy of amazing people that can positively Impact our communities. In an executive peer group, there is a kind of shared wisdom (from successes as well as mis-steps,) that helps you re-think accepted practices and habits, in order to forge new paths of success.Mr. Holstine has been the CEO of several software companies. For example, he served as CEO and president of FreightFlow, a Transportation Management Software company – headquartered in Reno Nevada, and SigmaFlow, a human-centric business process management software company – headquartered in Dallas Texas, and RigLocker an oil & gas rig maintenance software company – headquartered in Dallas Texas. He prepared for his career by earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas and working on software development projects when he worked for Accenture Consulting and Deloitte Consulting.
Jay Holstine – Providing Personalized CEO Consultations for Executives
Jay Holstine has brought together 16+ high-performing CEOs, from non-competing businesses who benefit greatly from the diversified and shared wisdom of this group. The group receives immediate value by Jay Holstine’s experience: Start-up CEO, Seasoned growth CEO, successful Private Equity exit, management consultant specializing in operations improvement and manufacturing plant manager. The CEO Peer Advisory Group members have in common a growth mindset, a wiliness to bring vulnerabilities to the meetings, and boldness to incorporate needed improvements. In an executive peer group, there is a kind of shared wisdom (from successes as well as mis-steps,) that helps you re-think accepted practices and habits, in order to forge new paths of success. The members are on a mission to create and build the best company, environment, and mindset that they can…. To make a difference in our community.Jay Holstine also serves as managing director of Compass Advisory Consultants, where he leverages more than two decades of experience in business optimization. He assists early stage startups in the areas of innovation, stability, profitability, growth, and preparing a business exit strategy. His accomplishments include helping 30 percent of his clients achieve successful exits.