What is the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization?

What is the Adaptive Business Leaders (ABL) Organization? ABL provides industry-focused, facilitated, CEO Round Tables, which are held throughout California and virtually. In this unique setting there is a unique brain trust of like-minded individuals that share industry knowledge, skills and experiences. ABL Members have an invaluable place to receive feedback and encouragement surrounding their journey as a CEO.

What makes ABL unique?

  • Round Tables: Meet with other Healthcare or Technology CEOs and C-Level Executives to network, challenge, and receive valuable, career-changing feedback.
  • Industry focused: Every ABL Member is active in either the Healthcare or Technology industry, creating a meaningful and productive experience at each meeting. Meetings are focused, prompt, and follow a centralized agenda that is results-driven and results-oriented.

If you are looking to ignite your company’s growth and excel as a CEO, ABL is a necessity for you.   See if you qualify for Membership.

ABL Brainstorming Session

Our History


ABL was founded under original name: Southern California Technology Executives Network (SO/CAL/TEN)


Stock Market crash of 1987 left many technology companies in disarray


Recognition that Members who did thrive after the crash of 1987 did so because of their adaptability.


The name Adaptive Business Leaders was born to accurately depict our Members: Leaders with the ability to adapt as a means to successfully grow their businesses.



Bob Kelley, CEO

Bob Kelley

Bob Kelley is the lead Facilitator of ABL’s three Technology Round Tables, and leverages his Board Chairman experience with emerging and high-growth tech companies.  Read more …

Mimi Grant, President, ABL Organization

Mimi Grant

Mimi leads ABL’s  five Healthcare Round Tables and its New Member Development activities.  Read more …

Jody Ferguson, Director of Operations

Jody Ferguson

Jody heads ABL’s Operations, including ensuring ABL’s Members’ Only website is always current.

Laura Grant, Member Services & Events

Laura Grant

Laura is responsible for ABL’s Northern California Round Tables and ABL events, like Innovations in Healthcare™ and Top Tech Trends™.

Janet Rich, Publications

Janet Rich

Janet is the editor of the Healthcare and Technology editions of ABL Online, the Organization’s Trend and Member Newsletters, and publisher of Insights, ABL’s bi-weekly Vlogs, plus all ABL Members’ bios.