Roles in the REF Community

Business leaders responsible for developing the REF operation in their territories, co-designing and co-assembling Forum Groups with their Forum Leaders.
Partner profile
  • CEO or C-Level experience
  • 15+ years of proven business leadership
  • Renowned in their business community
  • Relationship builder
  • Continuous growth mindset
  • Entrepreneurial vision and capacity to execute
  • Time availability to build and run the REF operation
Partner role
  • Develops and scales the REF operation in their territory
  • Designs, assembles, and facilitates 1 Forum Group (minimum) of 12-15 best-in-class Business Leaders
  • Builds a team of Forum Leaders and mentors them to co-design and assemble their Forum Groups
  • Builds an administrative and operational team according to the local REF Enterprise Model

Meet some of our partners

"To join a peer group to evolve personally and professionally seemed irresistible to me. Being a Forum Leader has been much more rewarding than I could imagine. Today, 16 years later, it is one of my sources of highest personal satisfaction.".
Rodolfo Baquerizo
Forum Leader & Partner since 2004 Harvard University, and MBA from MIT   Founder & Partner of a Real Estate Firm
"I am passionate about facilitating, articulating, and listening. As a Forum Leader, I have the opportunity to help business leaders so that their well-being has a positive impact on their lives and their companies.".
Alan Gegenschatz
Forum Leader& Partner since 2013 Cambridge University, Stanford University, Warwick, Hyper Island Founder and Director OutObox AG Ltd.
"Being part of REF goes beyond getting feedback from successful CEOs to your strategic business needs. It is also about creating deep bonds of friendship, new business opportunities and bringing joy to your life!".
Jorge Vilches
REF Partner since 2020 MBA Ross Business School at the University of Michigan
"We believe evolved and connected leaders are a positive force in the world.".
Manolo Vega
Manolo Vega
Partner & Forum Leader since 2003 MBA Harvard Business School Executive Chairman - REF