It‘s not about being the smartest in the room… It’s about being the most strategic.

C-Suite Network Opportunity Fund is focused on high growth business opportunities using digital content in podcasting, over the top television, business events, professional education, and peer to peer communities for thought leadership.


C-Suite Network


The C-Suite Venture Fund brings all three pillars necessary for the long-term economic growth of OZ communities: Committed, patient capital; The workforce of the future; and Technology innovation. The C-Suite Venture Fund will also support its portfolio companies in capital raising, strategic advice, and business development. All our companies are committed to measured, significant social impact in their communities.

We look to support and invest in early-stage, start-up companies founded by passionate entrepreneurs. Our focus is on companies that pioneer new approaches, display immense potential in their respective markets, offer disruptive and innovative ideas, target high growth markets, and are led by capable and trustworthy management. We support these start-ups by providing more than capital; we offer mutual passion and drive for their success. Through partnerships and collaboration, we help start-ups develop sound business models, we serve as active partners, mentors and brand ambassadors, and we foster an entrepreneurial community.

Key Partners & Relations

A Qualified OZ Fund

The C-Suite Venture Fund will aim to increase and expedite the growth stage of maturing businesses to create long-term, billion-dollar companies. “Speed-ups”; are well established in their current market and ready to execute clear plans to expand their business. In this arena, we are more focused on the company’s proven track record, the size of market and competition, and their barriers to expansion.

The C-Suite Venture Fund’s portfolio will be dynamic and ultimately be composed of many companies. Many companies will exit and be replaced within the portfolio. As a result, the Management Team will continuously and extensively assess deal flow to reinvest over time, while utilizing the tax breaks and advantages throughout Qualified Opportunity Zones and providing substantial ROI for our investors.


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Why Opportunity Zones? Learn more below…

The Opportunity Zone Advantage

Opportunity Zones are designed to provide potentially significant tax benefits to investors who re-invest capital gains into long-term investments into communities designated for economic development. They offer investors the ability to positively impact communities struggling to attract capital to generate sustainable economic opportunity for their community, while simultaneously deferring capital gains tax on realized gains if the gains are invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund within 180 days of the sale.

Impacting Communities & Investors

Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds provide potential investors key tax advantages:

1) Temporary deferral of taxes on previously earned capital gains.

Investors can defer tax on any prior Capital Gains deposited into a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund (QOF) for up to 5 years.

2) Permanent exclusion of taxable income on new gains.

After a required ten-year minimum term, the initial amount deposited plus all of the accrued interest derived from QOF property (real estate and business stock) can be withdrawn from the QOF 100% tax free.

Experienced Management Team

We are an exclusive, vetted community for C-Suite Leaders to connect with peers, gain insights for success, support career development and delivery of professional and lifestyle programs and services.



Fund Advisor

Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Global Business Celebrity. Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of four bestselling business books, The Mirror Test, Running the Gauntlet, Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless. and The Hero Factor: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today and Hall of Fame keynote speaker.

Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and C-Suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.


Fund Manager

Mr. Peterson’s experience in business development and management includes extensive work in early-stage investment, start-up, growth and ongoing management of small to mid-sized companies. From the tumultuous times of the dotcom era through today’s energy and biotech industry revolutions, Paul has been directly involved in the roles of director, officer, and investor in the start-up, development, merger, acquisition and turnaround of both private and publicly-traded companies across the spectrum. Paul has extensive hands-on experience in the areas of investment, securities, legal, accounting, HR, sales, engineering, manufacturing, and the tenacity essential to the success of any endeavor.

Paul received a full scholarship to the University of Minnesota through the US Air Force ROTC. While earning his undergraduate degree in languages and linguistics, he took a year as an exchange student at Moscow State University, and later earned a master’s degree in International Business from St. Thomas College (and in International Business Management from Kansai University of Foreign Studies in Osaka, Japan). He speaks, reads, and writes fluently in Japanese and Russian and is conversant in Mandarin. For twenty years, Mr. Peterson has been actively involved as an investor and advisor to startups and development stage companies, and in assisting the turnaround of troubled companies with focus on the development and integration of renewable energy technologies and biotech & biomedical solutions.


CCO | Advisor

Tricia Benn is an Executive at the C-Suite Network and the General Manager of The Hero Club, a group of CEOs, founders, and investors who commit to a life balance of hard work while giving back to the communities in which they serve. Her responsibilities include leading teams across the organization, bringing in new partnerships and building new business models to monetize the growth and opportunity within these powerful communities.

Previously, Benn served as the Global Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and US Managing Director within MDC Partners. Benn is an outcome-driven, solutions-driven executive leader with proven success in developing new businesses; leading through extensive enterprise-level changes and building motivated, engaged, and profitable teams.


Partner | Advisor

Karl Post brings many assets to C-Suite Network. His experience includes a distinguished background in public relations as the CEO of TallGrass, international franchising, business consulting and corporate business development. He worked in a variety of roles that included responsibilities for strategic relationships and partnerships, worldwide marketing, financial consulting and contract negotiations. Karl served as Vice President and officer of an international franchise printing organization operating three brands with over 900 locations in 23 countries. He was responsible for developing long-term strategic initiatives for the Franchisor and Franchise Networks. He evaluated customer/market requirements, competition and developing technologies and their impact on the industry.

In his work at Eastman Kodak in Worldwide Marketing and Corporate Business Development roles. His marketing responsibilities included developing Kodak vision and strategic direction for the B2B and B2C portfolio of products and services and their impact on profitable revenue and earnings growth. Karl also supported a team that was responsible for researching and identifying strategic investment opportunities for the company. Whether in business, the raising of his family or crossing the finish line in an Ironman Triathlon, Karl is focused, and determined to succeed.

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