Inc. Selects Chief Outsiders CEO Art Saxby for Return Engagement With The Inc. Startup Accelerator Program

HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chief Outsiders CEO and Founder Art Saxby will again encourage startup-minded entrepreneurs to place their new ideas on the fast track, joining the impressive roster of keynote speakers for the late-fall edition of the Inc. Startup Accelerator program.

Last summer, Saxby was among the speakers and business leaders tapped to help Inc. magazine launch the new program – a series of immersive, multi-week courses focused on entrepreneurial skills and tools.

Starting next Tuesday, Saxby will again lend marketing insights -- gleaned from his stewardship of Houston-based Chief Outsiders, the nation's pre-eminent provider of fractional and interim Chief Marketing Officers. In fact, Chief Outsiders, which has experienced significant growth due to the national shift toward right-sized consultative engagements, recently made its second consecutive appearance on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States.

Joining Saxby during the five-week virtual institute are Inc. all-stars who offer insights in operations, management, finance and product development. Graduates of the program will possess a roadmap that they can use to turn their fledgling ideas into actionable business concepts.

"I'm pleased that Inc. is continuing its remarkable new 'Startup Accelerator' program, and humbled and honored to be invited back to offer marketing insights to the entrepreneurial participants," Saxby said. "It is clear – based upon the response of our first class – that more Americans than ever are interested in following their dreams of turning their ideas into full-fledged products and businesses. I applaud Inc. for taking the lead in inspiring people and providing them with tools and coaching in this manner, and am pleased that we can have a role in helping introduce the myriad marketing issues that these entrepreneurs will need to grasp."

About Chief Outsiders

Chief Outsiders, LLC, an "Executives-as-a-Service" firm, helps grow mid-sized companies from coast-to-coast with nearly 50 part-time, or fractional, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) who have held positions of VP Marketing or higher at one or more operating companies. These individuals' breadth of experience makes it possible for Chief Outsiders to put the right skill set on a leadership team of any company for a fraction of the cost of a full time executive. Unlike other strategic marketing and management consulting firms, Chief Outsiders works with company leadership teams to develop and implement market based growth plans. Chief Outsiders believes delivering a world-class marketing strategy on its own creates little value and that the real value is created by helping the organization implement the growth vision.

Because of its market based growth plans, leadership and experienced team, Chief Outsiders was recently listed by Inc Magazine as one of the 1,000 fastest growing privately held companies in the US (in the top 25 in Houston) and recognized for the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100. Businesses seeking Chief Outsiders as a premier source include: ErgoGenesis, Five Stone Tax, Summa Technologies, and Riverside Company portfolio companies Baker Hill, OnCourse Learning, YourMembership and IDoc, Source Capital portfolio companies such as Abutec, and Merrill Lynch Specialties Group portfolio companies such as EarthColor.

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Source: Chief Outsiders