REF Los Angeles

Leaders Powered by Collective Intelligence

REF is a Global organization of Peer Advisory Boards for Top-Tier Business Leaders.

Members access the Collective Intelligence of their Peers in an environment of trust and confidentiality, locally and globally.
We propel Collective Intelligence through a personal, professional, and business development approach.

  • REF, formerly "Renaissance Executive Forums" is a global organization that brings together peer advisory boards for top-tier business executives.

  • Forum Groups are the core of the different REFs memberships.

  • Members access the Collective Intelligence of their Peers in an environment of Trust and Confidentiality.

  • Founded in the USA 30 years ago.

  • Peer advisory board comprised of 12 to 15 CEOs, Presidents, Owners (depending on membership type) 

  • Non-competing industries

  • Meet one morning a month

  • Facilitated by a certified REF Forum Leader

  • Safe space for discussion and debate

  • Culture of transparency, trust and confidentiality

In their Forum Groups, Members present their biggest challenges and exchange constructive, actionable advice from a diversity of perspectives. This gives them the clarity they need to find transcendent solutions and achieve their personal, professional and business goals. 

Regular monthly Forum meeting structure:

  • Educational Component: Update doses with Experts on topics of interest for Business Leaders. 

  • Round Table: Exchange dynamics of personal and business best practices.

  • Case: A member presents their biggest challenge, and other members of the group share what they would do in their shoes.

Special annual Forums:

  • Escape: One-day group retreat focused on personal development.

  • Offsite: Group trip featuring workshop on strategies for personal and professional success.

  • All Members Meeting: Annual meeting with other local or regional Groups.

  • Access to REF's app: Network & Digital Community

  • Expert Insights: Webinars with Experts about major shifts and trends.

  • Industry & Interest Networks: International Forum Groups, exchange of best practices and opportunities.

  • Events: Global, Regional & Local Network.

  • Unique Experiences: Curated trips, leisure & retreats.

  • Improved decision-making

  • Accelerated personal, professional and business growth

  • Global network of Business Leaders

  • Meaningful relationships

At REF, Members tap into the wisdom that emerges from the Collective Intelligence of leaders with exceptional backgrounds.

  • REF provides a unique space where members gain clarity to make their most important and challenging business, professional and personal decisions.

  • Selective trust-based Forum Groups made up of top-tier business leaders (by invitation only).

  • Forum Groups led by Forum leaders with business experience.

  • Case method.

  • Holistic approach: Personal, professional, and business growth.

  • Continuous education through leading professionals.

  • Introspection, reflection, and planning.

We believe evolved and connected leaders are a positive force in the world.

Meet our Team in REF Los Angeles

Mike Richardson
Partner & Forum Leader
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Partner & Forum Leader
Mike Richardson
Temecula/Murrieta, California
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I have been a coach, facilitator, thought-leading author, and keynote speaker in the field of peer forums, Collective Intelligence, and agility for more than 20 years since beginning my portfolio career. In my corporate career before that, I ran high-technology aerospace hardware, software, and systems integration businesses, ultimately heading the aerospace division of a British public company. I am originally English, now American, and have been in Southern California for 25 years. I love coaching and facilitating agility in the C-suite.

Jorge Sciupac
Forum Leader
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Forum Leader
Jorge Sciupac
Los Angeles, California
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I have been a coach, consultant, and facilitator in the field of Collective Intelligence, Change, Growth, and Transitions since 1999. As a corporate leader for national and international firms before that, I was responsible for the success of teams that ranged from 5 to 143 professionals and a portfolio of more than 193 multimillion-dollar projects. After growing up in Latin America, I became a US Citizen and have been in Southern California for 45 years. My work, mission, and passion is to help smarter leaders around the world to excel and create value by leveraging resources and building alliances, internally and externally.

Our Purpose

Is to accelerate the personal, professional, and business evolution of our Members, because we believe evolved and connected leaders are a positive force in the world.

The value of every forum meeting lies in the enriching effect of members diversity of perspectives in giving and receiving feedback of their peers.
Requirements:

CEO, Owner, President, or equivalent.

Qualifying company criteria:
  • SMB: $5M-$30M in revenue.

  • Corporate: $30M-$300M in revenue.

  • Large Corporations: More than $300M in revenue.

The value of every forum meeting lies in the enriching effect of members diversity of perspectives in giving and receiving feedback of their peers.
Requirements:

C-Suite and upper management.

Qualifying company criteria:
  • Corporate: $30M-$300M in revenue.

  • Large Corporations: More than $300M in revenue.

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