Dave Opton

Founder & CEO | ExecuNet

I started ExecuNet in 1988 because the company I was working for was sold, and for the first time I found myself, at age 48, looking for a job when I didn’t have one.

As a senior executive in the marketplace trying to get the attention of recruiters and hiring managers, the feeling was “me against them”. I was not truly prepared for the search, and the results made me, well, very frustrated. Okay, very angry.

One day it occurred to me: There is no good reason why looking for a job has to feel like a dead-end experience for anyone. I decided then and there that I wanted to share the skills I had developed so that others might learn from my personal odyssey.

ExecuNet was created so that senior executives could get the very best career advice possible to help them understand and take on whatever they’re up against.

Fast forward to today, and our mission has not changed: ExecuNet is relentlessly focused on providing senior executives advice and counsel they can trust to create transformative results they want, whatever challenge they might be facing.

I get it, because, like I said, I’ve been there. Life as a senior executive is hard, harder than most people think. Long hours, crushing workloads, multiple and constant pressures, unpopularity, and loneliness often come along with the job. Whether your circumstances comprise your ability to change and succeed, however, is entirely up to you.

Even the best of the best senior leaders have blind spots. We can all use a trusted, outside perspective, weighing in. The trusted advisors you’ll meet as an ExecuNet member will help you get the results you’re after — whether it’s a better job, a career reset, the recognition you deserve at your current company, or taking charge of your own well-being.

Isn’t it time you took the limits off and pursued success with people in your corner who will offer you truth, honesty and empowerment to be the best?

All of us here at ExecuNet hope you’ll let us be a part of your journey, as a member. I welcome your feedback anytime, which you can give by e-mailing us at member.services@execunet.com or calling us at 1-800-637-3126.

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