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We build successful CEOs

CEObuilder was founded by Rich Tyson in the spring of 1991 as an outgrowth of his consulting firm, Tyson & Associates. CEObuilder initially was strictly a peer-to-peer forum for CEOs, with Mr. Tyson acting as group facilitator — and as a coach and consultant to each member.

Since that time, CEObuilder has regularly added services to address the needs of key executives and front-line employees within our client firms. However, the CEO continues to be the centerpiece of all we do. We are pledged to our unique selling proposition, “We build successful CEOs.”

The foundation of our success is in the careful selection of our CEO coaches. These individuals are meticulously screened not only for their business skills and experience, but also for their facilitative and problem-solving abilities. They must also fit our company culture and share the vision of CEObuilder.


Rich Tyson



Rich Tyson is a veteran businessman, advisor and trainer – having acted in these capacities for 40 years. He has served in executive positions in finance, marketing, and manufacturing, as well as serving as CEO of several businesses. He has worked for major Fortune 500 companies, as well as small entrepreneurial ventures. Further, he has over eleven years experience in organizing and marketing two presidents’ organization groups in the Salt Lake City, Utah area wherein he has acted as chairman and facilitator for groups of up to 15 company presidents each. For the past 25 years, he has been president of his own consulting and training firm, which has served companies from over sixty industries.

Rich is the creator of the PACER Models, which undergird much of the training and consulting of CEObuilder’s Outreach Courses and Seminars (OCS). He has served on the faculty at the University of Phoenix and has taught MBA and undergraduate business courses at a number of colleges and universities. He has also served on staff for a number of high adventure outdoor training courses. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, having earned an MBA in 1977.

Kevin Denning

Kevin is a results-oriented, employee-focused CEO with track record overseeing P&L and product strategy to drive dramatic international growth for manufacturing operations.

➢ High-integrity, people-focused leadership.

➢ Knack for continuous improvement in all operational areas to boost bottom-line revenue and profits.

➢ Headed buyout of original owner and establishment of ESOP with partial leverage of buyout.

➢ Implemented Product Management and changed from product-driven to market-driven company.

➢ Purchased new manufacturing and office facilities and moved company to increase capabilities and performance.

Kevin believes the fundamental, underlying factor behind our success is our people. I have an innate talent for listening to the needs of those I work with and finding ways to foster their best performance. I have cultivated these skills through intensive study of the best minds or organizational development and leadership theory. And I have shared these skills as a SCORE leader and certified trainer in Crucial Conversations.

Kevin Denning

Chief Technology Officer

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