Our WHY:

Empower operations executives 

to achieve more.

We were founded a on mission to provide operations executives the best peer-based,

 professional development experience in the world. By doing so, we help YOU achieve more.

Since 2004

Because you set high standards, so do WE!

Our Values

Maintain Confidentiality always.

Act with Integrity.

Respect each other and our CEOs.

Commit to Self Improvement.

Support our peers.

Our Trusted Team

Chuck Orzechowski

Chief Executive Officer

Chuck

Laura Weikle

Executive VP

Laura

Fiona Murray

Member Services Dir.

Fiona

Joshua Renicker

 Ambassador Director

Josh

Bill Shepard

 Director Emeritus

Bill

Forum Directors

Connect with our Directors to learn more about their local forums!


California

Paul Herrerias

 Marin & Sonoma

Paul

California

Rich Horan

 Sacramento

Rich

California

John Dicconson

 Silicon Valley

John

California

Kevin Juza

 Southern California

Kevin

Florida

Tracy Jefferson

 Tampa

Tracy

Georgia

Maria Jones

 Atlanta

Maria

Illinois

Cathy Lieberman

 Chicago

Cathy

Indiana

Josh Renicker

 Indianapolis

Josh

Kansas / Missouri

John Nelson

 Kansas City

John

Michigan

Julie Tabish

 Detroit

Julie

Minnesota

Julian Johnson

Twin Cities

Julian

New England

Sergiu Simmel

Boston

Sergiu

New York

Holly Benner

New York City

Holly

New York

Stefanie Tocco

New York City

Stefanie

North Carolina

Jeff Spalding

 Charlotte

Jeff

Ohio

Chuck Orzechowski

Cleveland

Chuck

Pennsylvania

Will Houston

Philadelphia

Will

Tennessee

Kristi Moe Hope

Nashville

Kristi

Tennessee

John Hope

Nashville

John

Texas

Jill Tarallo

 Austin

Jill

Texas

Kim Waters

 Dallas

Kim

Washington, DC

Chris O'Rourke

Washington, DC

Chris

International

Brad Horan

Australia - Sydney

Brad

Virtual Forums

Liz Caracciolo

Western / Pacific

Liz

Virtual Forums

Chuck Orzechowski

US & Canada

Chuck

A little about our history:

We were founded in Silicon Valley, in 2004 by Bill Shepard. Bill was the CEO of Nordic Track at the time. Following it's sale, he moved back to the San Francisco Bay area. Bill began consulting as an interim COO and was looking for a COO peer group. He couldn't find one. So, he founded his own.


That's how the Chief Operating Office Business Forum (COO Forum®) was born! 


Since that time, we've helped thousands of operations executives navigate the challenges of their roles. While business environments, strategies and technology rapidly changes, our Mission remains the same:


Provide Operations Executives the best peer-based professional development experience in the world!