Chief Executive Officer Clubs (CEO Clubs) is a global business network and leadership development organization with thousands of CEOs in several countries as its members.

The CEO Clubs was founded by Dr. Joe Mancuso in 1997, in New York. His aim was to connect some of the top echelons in business for knowledge and skill sharing and create a nurturing environment where they could further hone their business skills.

The Club provides opportunities for its members to learn new ways of thinking, discuss challenges faced in business, exchange ideas and engage with local, national and international business leaders who are in the forefront of business development and thought.

To facilitate the exchange of ideas and to create business opportunities, the Club conducts various seminars, conferences, interactive sessions, CEO roundtables, peer group briefings, business delegations and matchmaking events throughout the year, featuring noted speakers and authors on a variety of business subjects and providing opportunities for personal, in-depth sharing of expertise, new perspectives and approaches.

Membership to this club is exclusive and by invitation only.

Over the years, globally, a number of prominent figures in the world of business have graced the CEO Club with their presence. Ted Turner, Herb Kelleher, Peter Grace, T. Boone Pickens, Wally Amos, Zig Ziglar, Fred Smith, Richard DeVos, Royal Little, Edson De Castro, Steve Forbes, Victor Kiam, David Neeleman, Pat McGovern, Michael Bloomberg, and Donald Trump, just to name a few, have all spoken and shared their wisdom at Club seminars and business luncheons.

In the last few years, CEO Clubs has been expanded to various countries across the world.

Joe Mancuso

Founder & President

Founder & President

The founder of the 35-year-old Chief Executive Officers Clubs International, Joe Mancuso is the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. CEO Clubs International is composed of CEO’s running businesses with about $20,000,000 of average annual sales. The club has over 15,000 currently active members in the US and an equal number overseas.

Mancuso is undoubtedly best known as an author. His books and tapes have been heard or read by more small business people than those of any other management author, according to Simon & Schuster. He has edited or written twenty-six books. Currently ten books are classified as backlist books, which sell about the same quantity every year.

Joe holds an Electrical Engineering degree from WPI and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. His Doctorate in Educational Administration is from Boston University. He was the Chairman of the Management Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts before launching CEO Clubs International in 1977.

* Photo by Annual National Business Awards (14th edition)

Jose María Pérez Gómez



Jose María Pérez Gomez, Spanish businessman.

Bachelor of Business Administration at Suffolk University, Boston (B.B.A) in 1996.

In his last 18 years, he has dedicated to the world of business, conducted primarily in the service sector.

After working in the stock market, trading with assets at Societe General, he realized about his concern as enterpreneur. Started by releasing “Curves International” franchises in Spain, to later set up a logistic company serving the same multinational in Europe.

In 2012 he takes lead on a new project, this time to serve passengers at airports, ports and train stations, Parking10.com, based in Madrid, Barcelona and franchised in Alicante and Malaga.

Selected by Mr. Joe Mancuso, founder of Chief Executive Officers Club, CEO CLUBS, to launch and manage the Ceo Clubs in Spain.


Juán Verde

CEO CLUBS SPAIN Founding Partner

CEO CLUBS SPAIN Founding Partner

Juan Verde is a business and social entrepreneur as well as a renowned international advisor to governments and companies.

Mr. Verde is also a senior partner at the US consultancy firm MAPA Group, an international business development consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC.

In 2009, Mr. Verde was appointed by President Barack Obama as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia at the US Department of Commerce where he served until 2011. In this capacity, he led the department’s efforts to solve trade policy and market access issues faced by US firms, seeking to grow their business operations in Europe and Eurasia. He was responsible for developing and recommending policies and programs with respect to US economic and commercial relations with 52 countries in Europe and Eurasia.

Previously, Mr. Verde founded and presided over the American Chamber of Commerce in the Canary Islands and founded PASS Inc., a strategic advisory firm providing market expansion advice to US companies entering the European market. From 1999 until 2003, he was Director for Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula for the Corporate Executive Board, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEB), a Washington, DC – based strategy consulting and research firm serving 400 of the Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Verde has worked on 14 different national, regional and local election campaigns in the United States and Latin America, including those of President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and Senators Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton. In 2012, he was the International Co-­Chair for the Obama campaign, where he developed and implemented a strategy to mobilize over six million American citizens residing outside of the United States to vote.

Mr. Verde is also the President of the Advanced Leadership Foundation, an American 501c3 not for profit organization. The mission of the Advanced Leadership Foundation is to train the next generation of future leaders through professional skill and workforce development.

A longtime advocate for environmental causes, sustainability and the fight against climate change, Mr. Verde partnered with former Vice President Al Gore to establish and lead “The Climate Project Spain.” He also serves as president of the Fundacion Biosfera and continues to promote environmental values, sustainability and the fight against climate change.

Mr. Verde serves on a number of corporate and advisory boards including the Government of Lithuania’s International Advisory Committee; Abengoa Bioenergy S.A., a Spanish biotech ethanol company, and Andes Energy Corp., a global diversified energy corporation. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, where he was also a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute fellow, and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University. In 2012, he was elected to the Alumni Board of Directors at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Verde currently splits his time between Washington DC, Spain, and New York City where he lives with his wife and two children.