Vistage Chair Richard Van Belzen recently launched a new chief executive board in the Western New York market. The new Vistage members, joining a community of CEOs, executives, and business owners, will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Richard is part of a community of more than 800 Chairs worldwide who lead local area boards, which total more than 40,000 members in 19 countries.

Richard said, “I am incredibly pleased to be working with this diverse group of exceptional CEOs to achieve accelerated growth in their companies, and in themselves as leaders. Their commitment to Vistage will go on to enhance their personal and professional growth.” 

Richard’s career spans over 30 years. Beginning work at Xerox in the 1980s, he was fast tracked through various positions at the company, eventually becoming a National Sales Operations Executive. During his time at the company, he participated in various task forces that enabled it to develop and grow into the new decade. He then became the Chief Marketing Officer of Tyco Sensormatic Electronics, before eventually launching his own consulting company, Northpoint Business Advisors, in 1995. He continues to operate as the company’s Managing Director.


About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Vistage Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members — 40,000 strong in more than 19 countries — gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, our members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies at twice the rate of the average U.S. company, according to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data.