When Paul Ciminelli joined Vistage, he was “the youngest guy in the room.” 28 years later, Paul has charted a new course for his family business, and for the next generation of leaders. Taking the helm of the company from his father, Paul sought the perspectives of peers to propel his leadership. His tips for guiding exponential growth: Really think through hiring at the executive level. If you make a wrong decision, rip the Band-Aid off and redo it. No one is irreplaceable. You have to know where you are going. Hold family members equally accountable to other team members. Ciminelli’s portfolio includes 680 properties across four states, representing more than 18M square feet of property.