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CEO Forum - Jacksonville

Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

CEO Forum - Jacksonville

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GrowFL, in collaboration with JAX Chamber’s GrowJAX program  and CEO Nexus, cordially invites you to the CEO Nexus Forum, a program series that brings together leaders of established growth-stage businesses in a confidential setting to meet and learn from CEO peers who have grown their companies into more advanced stages of business development.


Registration Deadline: Noon, November 29, 2012






Speaker: Jonathan Spiller
former President & CEO

Armor Holdings


Mr. Spiller earned an honors degree in Economics from the University of Wales in 1972. In addition he is a Certified Public Accountant  and holds chartered accountant certifications in the United Kingdom, Wales and Canada.

Throughout his career, Mr. Spiller has helped several medium to large size companies grow and increase revenues, including Amour Holdings, which he brought out of bankruptcy and built into a $600 million company.  Today, he owns a consulting business which works with small to mid-size companies wanting to grow through acquisition or internal growth.  He specializes in financial and strategic advice and international growth through exporting.





November 29, 2012


Davis College of Business

Rooms 171 & 174

Jacksonville University

2800 University Blvd. North

Jacksonville, FL 32211

4:00 – 4:30 PM

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Programmatic support for GrowFL is provided in-part by the
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity







This invitation is non-transferable.  Capacity is limited  to presidents, CEOs, C-level executives and business owners. If you have previously registered to attend on November 29 there is no need for you to register again.

About GrowJAX: GrowJAX, a program of the JAX Chamber, is comprised of business leaders, second stage business owners and other supporters. Their goal is to develop programs and services for second stage businesses. "Second Stage" companies are defined as privately-held, with 10 to 99 employees, annual revenues of $1 to $49 million and committed to growth.  

 About GrowFL:  Economic gardening is a philosophy that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state and is the basis for the entrepreneurship programs at the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL). Initially created in 2009 as a pilot program, GrowFL, at the University of Central Florida, is now a critical component to Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the state’s overall economic development strategy. GrowFL focuses its efforts on initiatives that strengthen the service offerings of entrepreneurial support organizations throughout Florida and by delivering critical research and strategy support to help second-stage growth entrepreneurs prosper. GrowFL has helped over 400 companies create more than 1,400 new jobs statewide since 2009.

About CEO Nexus:  CEO Nexus is the Florida-based public-private initiative dedicated to helping second-stage CEOs take their companies to the next level.  It is a collaborative effort comprised of second-stage CEOs; business-owner mentors in the third and fourth stages of growth; knowledgeable subject experts; and entrepreneur support organizations.




Contact Info:

Carlton Robinson


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Davis College of Business Rooms 171 & 174
2800 University Blvd North
Jacksonville, 32211

Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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