January 2022 Newsletter

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Will it be 2020 too? We don’t think so!

Last year gave us a taste of what can and will be in 2022, so we’re excited to kick off this year with you.

Happy New Year to you, your friends, and your colleagues. Together, we look forward to a happier, healthier, and more prosperous 2022.

Given the continuation of the pandemic into 2021, our CEOs spent some of the year virtually but much of it in person seeing family members, hiring employees, acquiring customers, and raising money. CEOs were thrilled to be back on the road and in the air!

Since the pandemic’s inception, our CEOs exemplified philanthropy through mentoring, volunteering, and opening up their network to several underrepresented entrepreneur organizations in Atlanta.

CEO Dinners

In July 2021, Atlanta CEO Council went back to its signature and exclusive, in-person dinners for CEOs who run later stage product and recurring revenue companies. We had over 120 unique CEOs help with connections to capital, customers, and talent.

Each dinner was held at a different restaurant every month, with no shortage of quality:

July 12 – Tiny Lou’s Rooftop
August 16 – TWO Urban Licks
September 20 – Cooks & Soldiers
November 18 – Grana
December 13 – Mission & Market

Asif Ramji (left) CEO of Paymetric acquired by Vantiv; Bird Blitch (right) CEO of Patientco acquired by Waystar

Jon Ziglar (left) CEO of RentPath; Marc Gorlin (right) CEO of Roadie acquired by UPS

Karen Robinson Cope (left) Serial Entrepreneur and Board Member; Kelly Gay (middle) Chairwoman and Board Director; Jen Hartz (right) President of Corporate Hartz

Kelly Gay emceeing the dinner at Tiny Lou’s Rooftop at Hotel Clermont

Lara Hodgson (left) President & CEO of NowAccount; Armistead Whitney (right) CEO of Apptega

David Zalik (left) CEO of Greensky acquired by Goldman Sachs


Big Thanks to Our Stakeholders

In 2021, CEOs got the help and resources they needed to learn, grow, and navigate their industries. It couldn’t have been made possible without our BOD, BOA, Founding CEO Members, Founding Company Members, Partners, and Staff. We are all in great company.

The New Year brings both hope and mystery, but we look forward to spending it with none other than this community.


Board of Directors

Roger Barnette | David Calhoun | Kelly Gay | Harish Mamtani | Palaniswamy Rajan | Asif Ramji | Ashish Thakur | Armistead Whitney | Jeremy Wing

Board of Advisors

Krishna Arangode | Nelson Chu | Frank Dalton | Mike Dowdle | Adam Ghetti | Monty Hamilton | Eric Hartz | Mallu Huralikoppi | Adwait Joshi | Rimas Kapeskas | Roy MacLean | Blake Patton | Jeff Perkins | Micheal Reene | Pramod Sajja | Jeff Schmidt | Jon Ziglar




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