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Super Bowl Event – John Ratliff’s Retreat Center in Marathon Key, FL

"…out-learning (and out-living) the competition"


Super Bowl Weekend Event — John Ratliff scaled his company through a series of 24 acquisitions; increased it's earnings from an industry average 4% to over 21%; and drove down employee turnover from 115% to 18%. And when he sold the business, he received 14 times EBITDA. A serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor and Managing Director with investment bank STS Capital Partners, John is hosting an exclusive Super Bowl Weekend event at The Retreat in Marathon Key, Florida February 4 – 8, 2016 – it's an executive paradise.

Relationship Building and Learning — John, as CEO of GazellesPro, and his team at align5, his consulting firm, have designed a unique opportunity to combine business learning and relationship building with other entrepreneurs in a super luxurious setting. In addition to the fun in the sun, John will lead discussions (many in the Jacuzzi bar) on the following topics:

  1. Employee engagement strategies
  2. How to design and implement world class business systems and processes; and
  3. Preparing to sell your company

Top 5 Trends for 2016 — In addition to this formal content, I will "beam-in" via John's robotic attendant, for one of the sessions and share my thoughts on the Top 5 Trends for 2016. The participants in this Super Bowl weekend event will leave with both actionable ideas and new, deeper, connections that will serve them well as they continue to scaleup their businesses. John is one of the most connected and giving persons I know – and he'll be sure to hook you up with the right influencers.

For More Info — The cost for the event is $5,000 per person and there are only 8 spots available. Rooms will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please contact Denise Richmond at (610) 299-6466 – then look forward to your retreat to the sun.

Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.