Don Barefoot
Don Barefoot
Principal/CEO of Integrity CEO Advisors
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

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Level: LEVEL 06

12 month points: 10792 ptsView details

Total points: 12648 pts

Coaching 239
Management 216
Leadership 197
Marketing 92
Sales 90
Consulting 64
Training 47
Strategy 25
Leadership Development 20
Manufacturing 16
Organizational Development 16
Finance 10
Strategic Planning 9
Negotiation 5
Business Development 5
Budgets 5
Operations Management 2
Product Development 2
Start-ups 1
Sales Management 1
Change Management 1
Executive Coaching
Small Business
Business Planning
Team Building
Management Consulting
Business Strategy
Public Speaking
Strategic Partnerships
Contract Negotiation
Marketing Strategy
Lean Manufacturing
Team Leadership
Venture Capital
New Business Development
Executive Management
Public Relations
Workshop Facilitation
Executive Development
Conflict Resolution
Operational Excellence
Project Management
Cross-functional Team Leadership
Process Improvement
Mergers & Acquisitions
Program Management
Situational Leadership


Experienced Principal Owner with a successful history as a CEO of midsize and large companies (both turnaround and growth situations) and consulting with the CEOs and leadership teams of hundreds of comparable companies. Skilled in General Management, M&A/Negotiation, Executive Recruiting and Development, Strategic/Business Planning, and Operations Management (including supply chain and lean, Six Sigma expertise). Strong business development professional with a MS in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.



Integrity CEO Advisors

May 2016 - Present

Integrity CEO Advisors is a specialized consulting firm helping principled CEO/COOs and private equity firms leading mid-sized to large enterprises achieve excellence in planning, execution, stewardship, and impact. ICA catalyzes progress through engagements with a limited number of significant established companies whose CEOs desire to attain outstanding performance through servant leadership and best-in-class business practices. Offering a rare combination of trustworthiness and proven five-star expertise, ICA: provides objective "fresh look" benchmarking of against potential and best-in-class peers; aids senior executives in developing on-target strategies and topnotch general management capabilities; facilitates executive team interaction around strategic planning, M&A, and major projects/negotiations; provides sound counsel during challenging times (e.g., financial/operating turnaround, jump-starting growth, generational succession); facilitates organization development through executive retained search, competency assessment and development, coaching/mentoring, and succession planning; assists servant leadership cultural formation and business model refinement to seamlessly serve stakeholders; and helps with Board governance issues, interim CEO/COO situations, and buy/sell planning/transitions (private equity/ESOP/M&A). ICA's dedicated consultants all possess proven excellence as senior-level practitioners in their fields with 25+ years of topflight accomplishments as CEO/COO/VP of significant leadership firms. ICA provides its clients with uncommon impact and value and will not - unlike most consulting firms targeting larger companies - send expensive but inexperienced young consultants who've never walked in your shoes. Contact us today to begin a discussion aimed at helping you stretch for what's possible as you steward the God-given resources and opportunities you're entrusted with! We don't succeed unless you succeed. Let us help!