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CT: Scaling Everest: Insights from Extreme Mountaineering - at Historic POST 154 Restaurant

  • October 28, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • POST 154 Restaurant • 154 Post Road East • Westport, CT 06880


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As CEOs, we all face our own Everest - be it a major goal or a daunting business challenge.  Without the proper preparation, determination, and approach, it can seem insurmountable. Come join fellow CEOs for a captivating conversation with accomplished mountaineer Tim Igo, who will share with us his climbing adventures summiting the highest peaks on all of the seven continents, including the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. Tim will share his experiences, successes, and failures in the mountains, connecting the principles he’s learned from years of mountaineering to our challenges as CEOs.  Tim will draw parallels to the mountains we climb as business leaders, as he shares the lessons he’s learned regarding planning, persistence, overcoming adversity, teamwork, managing risk & setbacks, communication, and the mental & physical preparation needed for a serious challenge.  Join in the conversation as well, sharing your own personal experiences with extreme sports or other adventures that mirror the business challenges you’ve faced.  

We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner with fellow CEO’s in our own private room at historic POST 154 Restaurant (formerly Westport’s grand main post office).  Prepare to come away motivated, energized, and inspired to get to the top of your own Everest in business and in life.


7:00 to 7:30 - Mingling Reception 
7:30 to 8:30 - Dinner and Discussion


Tim Igo is a business leader, mountaineer, motivational speaker, and Mt. Everest climber. As a mountaineer, Tim has climbed the Seven Summits – the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents, which include: Mount Everest (Asia), Aconcagua (South America), Vinson Massif (Antarctica), Mount Elbrus (Europe), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Kosciuszko (Australia), and Denali (North America).  He's also climbed all 48 of the New England White Mountains' 4000’+ mountains, making him the first person to climb both the Seven Summits as well as all the "Four-Thousand Footers." Tim is passionate about travel and exploration, having visited over 40 countries around the world

Professionally, Tim has experience in business leadership roles including startup, turnaround, and transformational situations and has run and managed P&Ls for multimillion dollar businesses. Tim is currently Vice President and General Manager, New England at Rolta AdvizeX, where he works in Information Technology sales. Tim has over ten years of sales experience as a top performing sales rep. 

Tim earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College with a Concentration in Global Management. He has also completed executive leadership training at the Harvard Business School. 

About Rolta AdvizeX

Rolta AdvizeX is a trusted provider of advanced IT solutions and managed services for enterprises. Since 1975, their “Customers for Life” model has helped thousands of enterprises successfully manage change and embrace innovation through industry-leading products from HP, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, VMware and many others. Rolta AdvizeX unites applications and infrastructure to create proven technology solutions that address real business challenges including big data, software-defined networking and cloud computing. With a global team of more than 3,000 software and hardware engineers, Rolta AdvizeX helps enterprises plan, build and manage for a better future. For more information, visit 

About POST 154 Restaurant & Bar

POST 154 Restaurant & Bar, one of Westport’s newest and most popular dining establishments, began as Westport’s historical post office building. Located at 154 Post Road, it was built c. 1935 by the New Deal and designed by decorated World War I Air Force hero, Lansing Holden. Today, the limestone and brick façade remains, as does the daily reminder of a town’s legacy and evolution. The expansive interior maintains the drama of the original high-vaulted structure, with a u-shaped bar that provides a strategic central element. The theatrical back bar is adorned with a massive vintage framed mirror, beautiful Carrera marble top, and a five-foot-long chrome beer tower. Adding to the energy of the room is an open-display kitchen, the focal point of the dining room where both the chef and the guests are integral to the overall vibe of the restaurant.  A central stairway leads to the lower level wine cellar and more intimate dining rooms for meetings and private events. 

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