All signs point to an economic slowdown, or at worst, a recession by the end of the year. Smart CEOs and business owners realize that, “business as usual” doesn't work in turbulent times. In our June Executive / CEO Roundtable, we will uncover what past recessions have taught us, what to expect with this downturn and how to prepare now to lean in and succeed.
Business owners and executives will join the conversation to explore:
President and CEO
Bianca Rhodes graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance in 1981. Rhodes’ career started in banking which led to positions with two companies as their Chief Financial Officer: Intelogic Trace, (NYSE:IT) and Kinetic Concepts Inc. (NASDAQ: KNCI). After KCI’s successful private sale, Rhodes founded CrossRhodes Consulting, specializing in raising capital and structuring buyouts for dozens of companies.
Since 2017, Rhodes has served as the President and CEO of Knight Aerospace which specializes in roll-on, roll-off medical and VIP modules and various palletized systems sold to over 34 countries.
Her career includes numerous voluntary positions including the founding of Any Woman Can, and Board positions with AirLife San Antonio, Junior Achievement of South Texas, Big Brothers and Sisters, Baptist Healthcare Systems, San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind, the Dee Howard Foundation, and the SA Greater Chamber of Commerce. Rhodes also serves on the Board of Directors of Dura Software, Inc., Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAWS) and Intuity Medical (NASDAQ: POGO).
Rhodes was named 2021 Woman of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal.
Tom Cuthbert serves as a Vistage Master Chair and CEO Coach in San Antonio. He has had an extensive, 35-year career of building, buying and selling businesses across multiple industries. The most recent company, Adometry, was acquired by Google.
Today Tom chairs six Vistage groups made up of 100 CEOs and business leaders from diverse industries in San Antonio. He’s been recognized multiple times with the Vistage Chair Excellence Award, STAR Award and consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally. Tom was named “Vistage Chair of the Year” for the Southern region two of the last three years. In 2019, Tom was honored to receive the Pat Hyndman Award for his commitment to service to the Vistage community.
In 2017 he launched Sales San Antonio, LLC and acquired Sandler Training for South Texas. In 2020 he formed Sales City Group to acquire and operate franchises across the US.
Tom is a founder and serves on the board of directors for Tech Bloc. He is also chairman of the board of trustees for a private school.
His personal mission is "To help leaders see what they cannot, while equipping them to achieve more than they imagined possible."
Specialties: CEO, Executive Leadership, Strategic Planning, Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Advertising, Internet Technology, Operations, Mediation, Coaching and Mentoring