23rd Annual CTLF CEO Forum Event

Class VI Partners and CTLF are proud to present the premier business event for

CEOs, Presidents, and Owners



John WoodFounder of Room to Read and renowned author and speaker

Jeffrey Kleintop, Managing Director and Chief Global Strategist at Charles Schwab



Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Seawell Ballroom         1350 Arapahoe St.            Denver, Colorado 80204

Breakfast included

23rd Annual CTLF CEO Forum


For over 20 years, the CTLF CEO Forum has drawn the most influential business leaders in the region to gather, exchange ideas, and make powerful connections to propel their companies forward.

Anchored by top-tier keynote speakers, thought-provoking round table discussions, and exclusive networking opportunities, the CTLF CEO Forum connects owners, presidents, and CEOs with high-quality programming in an exclusive peer environment of likeminded business leaders and partners.



Keynote: Purpose - The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Keynote: Purpose - The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

How purpose can change your business and your life!

John Wood

Join us on October 4th for riveting insights from John Wood, Founder of Room to Read, author, and international speaker, on how you can deploy purpose to create competitive advantage for your company as you:

  • Win the war for talent
  • Motivate and retain employees
  • Build a bond with customers through shared values
  • And more!

John was inspired by Andrew Carnegie’s model of using libraries as a “hand up, not a hand out”, but vowed to be different from most charities. His promise was that Room to Read would be “run like a business”, with fast growth, a focus on hard data, low overhead costs and a relentless focus on scaleToday, over 25 million children in 20 low-income countries have access to a network of over 40,000 school libraries, with his work being endorsed by, amongst others, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Queen Rania, David Rubenstein, and Oprah Winfrey.

At this year’s CTLF CEO Forum, John will share stories from his 2018 book Purpose, Incorporated: Turning Cause into Your Competitive Advantage and inspire us with the experiences of business leaders who have built great companies – and more enjoyable lives – by baking purpose into the very DNA of their companies.

John has worked with everyone from unknown entrepreneurs to global giants like Credit Suisse, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, Netflix and Salesforce to simultaneously pursue both profits and purpose, rather than treating them as antithetical notions. He has guided hundreds of business leaders that purpose not only changes the world, but also transforms their companies.




Economic Forecast

Economic Forecast

Jeffrey Kleintop

Cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of “Wall Street’s Best and Brightest” and known for his keen market insights, Jeffrey Kleintop will discuss the economic outlook and challenges CEOs should anticipate over the next year.


  • Frequent guest on national business television and radio, including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, and FOX Business News
  • Author of the popular investment book, Market Evolution: How to Profit in Today’s Changing Financial Markets

Contact the CTLF team at engage@ctlf.org


The CTLF CEO Forum is made possible by our generous partners!