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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 Boston and Rhode Island areas to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

Chairs

Business Forum Leaders in the Center of New England Area

RICK FERRIS

Rick was called to his role as a C12 Chair in Southern New England, in 2009, following his extensive experience…

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RICK FERRIS

Rick was called to his role as a C12 Chair in Southern New England, in 2009, following his extensive experience in both business and church leadership, for over 20 years. Rick served as President and principal owner of Source Packaging New England and Source Technology Group for 19 years. Source developed strong relationships while providing specialty packaging design and development to the Pharmaceutical industry. Rick and his wife Kelly developed a heart for peacemaking and have become trained facilitators through the teachings of Peacemaker Ministries. Those close to Rick have affirmed that it is the combination of his interpersonal gifts, his business management, church leadership and Peacemaking experience that has lead him to be the first Seal on the beach for C12 in the New England region. Rick’s Mission Statement: To use my gifts, resources and abilities to serve and come alongside those that God has chosen to run His businesses in Southern New England.

KYLE KELDSEN

Looking back, it’s clear that God has been preparing Kyle for C12 since the very beginning. His first job during…

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KYLE KELDSEN

Looking back, it’s clear that God has been preparing Kyle for C12 since the very beginning. His first job during college was at Digital Equipment Corporation, founded by Ken Olsen – a Christian. He was then at Raytheon, led at the time by Tom Phillips – Christian. And so it has gone, with believers either leading the company or bringing him in. God also led him to roles in almost every function, giving him the breadth of experience necessary to be an effective C12 chair.
Most of Kyle’s career has been in high-tech sales leadership starting at Check Point Software, with additional work in leadership, operations, marketing, communication, organizational health, and management consulting. While much of his work has been with Fortune 500 companies, Kyle has had extensive experience serving SMB firms. At Gartner, Kyle worked with high-tech CEOs to help run their business more effectively, leveraging advisory and consulting for all C-suite roles.
Kyle’s most recent endeavors have been more entrepreneurial in nature–including starting an internet marketing firm and developing a consulting company working in organizational health. In addition to his work with C12, Kyle currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of his church and as Vice President of Finance for the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. Kyle enjoys many outdoor activities, including downhill & water skiing, hiking & biking, running & lifting, and has been known to hit white balls with a metal stick. Kyle has a passion for apologetics, listening to music, and reading the occasional book.
His bride of 25+ years is Leslie and they have college-age children. As a Chair with the Center of New England practice, Kyle serves leaders from New Hampshire & Massachusetts.

“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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