• About Jay Holstine

    Jay Holstine is a CEO Peer Group advisor in Dallas, Texas. His passion is building businesses. After growing a software company for 12 years, uncovering new markets, and ultimately selling it, Jay Holstine wanted to develop leaders, enable them make better decisions, and grow their companies.


    Jay Holstine wanted to build a legacy ofhigh-performing leaders who are improving their communities. In an executive peer group, there is a shared wisdom (from successes, as well as mis-steps,) that helps you re-think accepted practices and habits, in order to forge new paths of success. Jay likes working with people who are also on a mission to create and build the best company, environment, and mindset that they can…. To make a difference in our community.


    In addition to this work, he functions as a managing director of Compass Advisory Consultants. In this position, he provides analytically-driven, profit-focused business advisory services to early-stage companies.


    Prior to Vistage Worldwide and Compass Advisory Consultants, Mr. Holstine spent time in roles such as managing director of Compass Executive Search and President / CEO of SigmaFlow, a cloud-based process management software company he founded in Plano Texas.

  • Education

    University of Kansas

    BS (1982-1986)

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Professional Experience

    Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

    Jan 2021-Present

    CEO Peer Group Advisor / Chair


    An accomplished business leader, Jay Holstine serves as a Vistage Chair and CEO Peer Group advisor in Dallas, Texas. As a growth-oriented CEO, Jay brings pragmatic methods and incisive analysis to help CEOs improve their work-life balance, and transition from working-in-the business ,to working-on-the-business more effectively.

    Compass Advisory Consultants

    Jan 2013-Present

    Managing Director


    Manages business advisory services to early-stage startups providing guidance for governance, innovation, growth, profitability, and positioning for potential exit.


    Dec 2018-Aug 2020



    Recruited to turn around cloud-based TMS software company targeting perishable food services industry with strategic planning, marketing, consultative-sales, operations, partner channel management, finance, and software development.


    Jan 2001-Dec 2012



    Directed cloud-based process management software company from inception to Private Equity exit without external capital, providing oversight of strategic planning, visioning, operations, marketing, business development, contract negotiations and finance.

  • The Blog

    Jay Holstine's blog posts

    December 13, 2023 · Social Media,Jay Holstine
    Are you looking to get ahead of your competition when it comes to social media? Do you want your...
    December 13, 2023 · Protect Your Business,Jay Holstine
    Whether your business is just getting started or you've been running a successful enterprise for...
    December 13, 2023 · Small Business,Jay Holstine
    Having great morale in the workplace can be a huge benefit to any business, especially to small...
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