Join a CEO Peer Group

Grow your top line.
Optimize your bottom line.
Enrich your storyline.

Run with the Pack

Successful CEOs/Owners often experience “the lonely cry of the lead wolf.” Yet, when you ally with other leaders, you realize an important principal: you don’t have to go it alone. And while the benefits of this alliance may seem intangible, the results are anything but. Our members cite concrete, documented improvements in revenue, cost savings and efficiency while enjoying greater job satisfaction, personal fulfillment and employee morale.

Activities and Time Commitment

  • Monthly Council meetings with your peer group for sharing, and receiving insights and advice
  • Monthly one-on-one coaching sessions with your Council Growth Leader
  • Quarterly All Community Advance workshops with industry leaders to “Sharpen and Inspire”
  • Annual Outbound “Off the Grid” adventure experience to connect and build relationships
  • All activities represent less than 5% of a CEO’s work hours


Results are our promise! Acumen is a place for people who want their companies to grow consistently and sustainably. Members confirm that their investment comes back to them many times over through the growth, learning, and fulfillment they experience. Our over 90% annual membership renewal rate is a testament to that.

Acumen has affected my business the most by providing the objectivity of other business leaders, both on the business level and personal level. Just having the broad perspective of other business owners has been very helpful.”
Bob Parker
Managing Partner, TPP Certified Public Accountants
I’ve really loved the relationships that I’ve built. I’ve also found a ton of value in the one-on-one coaching that provides great accountability. It’s a chance to vent frustrations, as well as very focused problem solving.”
Travis Carpenter
President, Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecure
When I first was contemplating getting involved with Acumen I thought, how was I going to make time for this? It's amazing how that has turned to, how can I miss it?
Todd Pleimann
Managing Partner, RubinBrown



We’re not just talking about company growth, although that’s a big part of it. We’re also talking about your growth, as a person: a leader, family member, and community member.


Find fulfillment in a self-absorbed world, and help others do the same. Realize the greater, higher purpose that you know is out there when your way to intention has renewed clarity and definition. Find that fire and stoke it.


Find unifying, sometimes electrifying, connection and affinity with other CEOs and owners whose businesses are in similar seasons with similar characteristics, including revenue, size, competency and demographics.


Bring your values, virtues, beliefs and principles to the table. Be part of an Acumen team that believes the same things you do: that how we live, lead and serve has meaning for today — and for the great beyond.


Reach out if you are interested in:

  • Determining if you are qualified as a candidate for one of the unique affinity-centric Acumen teams.
  • Interested in learning more about the unique Acumen approach and model.

Jon Schram

Growth Catalyst - Kansas City

Click here to learn more about Jon.

Jon is a husband to his wife Jill, a dad to Gracie, Cooper and Lucy and an unintentional serial entrepreneur.  Jon founded and led one of KC’s leading IT Support companies (The Purple Guys), regularly recognized on the Inc. 5000 list, the Corporate Report’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, a Best Place to Work and being one of the KC Chamber Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year. Before that, he founded and grew an IT Staffing firm, growing from $0 to $10M in revenue in just 4 years, being recognized as Kansas City’s Fastest Growing Company. He’s passionate about leadership and businesses that impact their community. From experience he also understands the issues of an owner/CEO. Jon is an entrepreneur who likes to empower others to grow their business, become more efficient in all they do and enrich their story line. He has been a member of the Acumen community since its inception. 

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