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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums around the Atlanta metro to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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Business Forum Leaders in the Atlanta Area

BEN COMERFORD

Ben is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of business where he majored in Finance and Real…

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BEN COMERFORD

Ben is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of business where he majored in Finance and Real Estate.  In his professional career, Ben has contributed to the successful development, acquisition, and management of over a billion dollars in commercial real estate projects throughout North America.  He is skilled in differentiating details to forecast success, with the ability to discern and implement strategies for long-term, continuous growth.  In addition to a successful career in commercial real estate, Ben has served in regional economic development and has led business development teams in the textile, agriculture, and logistics industries. With a self-described ‘Jeffersonian’ love of agriculture, Ben is the owner of EverGrass Farms, a purebred and commercial cattle operation.  Additionally, Ben and his brother Matt co-founded Comerford Farms, a field-to-market producer, wholesaler, and retailer of poultry, pork, lamb, and beef. After receiving the redeeming grace of Christ, Ben considers marrying his wife Nicole to be the high-water mark in his life.  Ben and Nicole have been blessed with three children:  Amelia, Annie, and Will.  The Comerford’s are members of Rosemont Baptist Church where Ben serves as a deacon and teaches the 11th & 12th-grade boy’s Sunday school class.  As a disciple of Christ, He hopes to see lives changed and molded to the person of Jesus Christ.  Ben is eager to work with the business owners of Atlanta, West Georgia, and east Alabama to Build Great Businesses for a GREATER Purpose.

DAVE THIEL

Dave joined C12 as Managing Chair of Atlanta in May 2018. Prior to that, he served nearly six years as…

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DAVE THIEL

Dave joined C12 as Managing Chair of Atlanta in May 2018. Prior to that, he served nearly six years as President/CEO, for the Center for Christian Growth (aka T Bar M Camps & Retreats)—a faith-based organization in Central Texas. Dave has served in various senior leadership roles in marketing, sales, and strategic development/partnerships. He brings over three decades of experience working with manufacturing, retail and service companies that were industry leaders—including Super Valu (Minneapolis, MN)., Pilgrim’s Pride (Dallas, TX) and Edwards Baking Company (Atlanta, GA). An accomplished marketing strategist, divisional leader, and executive, he is passionate about equipping business leaders. In addition, from 1999-2012, he was a Principal at Triaxia Partners (Atlanta, Georgia)—a boutique management consulting firm, where he served as leader of Triaxia’s Team Practice. The majority of client work involved a wide variety of senior-level engagements, both nationally and internationally, spanning across business, nonprofit, and government sectors. With C12, Dave is excited to combine his organizational leadership skill set with his heart-set of applying God’s Word in equipping leaders. The marketplace adventure of helping facilitate world-class C12 experiences by equipping CEOs and Owners to build great businesses for a GREATER PURPOSE is energizing and inspiring. Dave grew up in Wisconsin, is married to Colleen and they have, two adult children in Atlanta, Jonathan, and Emily (married to Peter) and grand-daughter Penelope. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse and an MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas.

“When I found C12, I knew that I was among leaders who would join me in a commitment to demonstrate that we are indeed managing God’s businesses for Him. Our fight for excellence unites us in ways that transcend the diversity of industries we represent. We apply the ideas differently in each company, but as C12 members, we are united in principles of excellence.”

Cassandra Laymon | President, Beacon Wealth Consultants

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