About Joan


Joan is Chair of a private CEO peer advisory board in the San Francisco Bay Area; affiliated with Vistage International. 

Joan has more than 25 years experience leading teams and businesses through transition and growth. She has developed and focused leaders to be strategic and surpass goals. As president of a small, entrepreneurial yacht company she developed a team that showed profitable results for the first time in 18 years. Her experience also includes being CEO of a mid- size technology services company in Silicon Valley, where she combined 9 different companies under one brand across the country. As president of an International Resort Company, she focused a team on key priorities and once the company became profitable, prepared it and saw it through sale.

Strategy meeting facilitation, executive leadership coaching and business mediation are skills and experiences that Joan values and brings to her current clients.


“It is not always easy to ask a CEO the tough questions, but it is even harder to delve below the surface to get at the true underlying issue and then have the “character”​ to “call upon” the executive to address the issue and be accountable for the solution. This is key to my clients finding real value in our relationship.”

Joan Sills