America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Dan Chapman

Chair

As C12 Chair for eastern Florida’s Space and Treasure Coast region, Dan brings over 30 years of professional experience in entrepreneurship, executive leadership, and project management. His tenure in companies such as GE, Harris, and DRS Technologies spans the defense, communications, robotics, energy management, and law enforcement industries. Based on his God-given passions for business and for serving Jesus, Dan is committed to encourage and equip business Owners and CEOs to achieve excellence while viewing themselves as stewards of God’s businesses. As a C12 Chair, these two passions combine to help others “Build Great Businesses for a Greater Purpose.”

Dan co-founded a software development company in 2005 which was sold to a strategic buyer in 2012. As CEO, he purposed to run the company by Biblical principles and to honor God. He and his business partner authored core operating principles based on passages in Proverbs which guided strategic and day-to-day operations. Without any knowledge of a Christian-based roundtable to challenge them and hold them accountable, they had to “go it alone.” God was faithful and proved Himself to be sufficient, but Dan believes that involvement in a C12 group would have helped tremendously during their startup struggles.

Dan has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering. He has been awarded a patent for communications technology and has received several awards for design innovation and excellence in quality. Dan enjoys teaching and encouraging others to trust God in all areas of their lives. Since Dan’s salvation while in college, he has actively led small-group Bible studies and prayer groups. He enjoys seeking out God’s truth and life application from Scripture.

Dan and his wife, Cathy, have enjoyed over 30 years together on Florida’s east coast. They have three daughters, a son, and three grandchildren. Cathy is a full-time homeschool teacher, homemaker, and running coach.

 

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Meeting Information

2nd Tuesday Group - Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront

Chair: Dan Chapman
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
Location: Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 N. Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903

2nd Thursday Key Players Group - Viera
Pizza Gallery & Grill, The Avenue Viera

Chair: Dan Chapman
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: Pizza Gallery & Grill, The Avenue Viera, 2250 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL 32940

3rd Wednesday Key Players Group - Viera
Pizza Gallery & Grill, The Avenue Viera

Chair: Dan Chapman
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: Pizza Gallery & Grill, The Avenue Viera, 2250 Town Center Ave, Viera, FL 32940

3rd Tuesday Group - Port St. Lucie
PGA Golf Club

Chair: Dan Chapman
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: PGA Golf Club, 1916 Perfect Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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C12 gives me a structured time each month.

Brad Thompson, Columbia Forest Products

Member since 2005

C12 gives me time away to work on my business, not in my business.

Barry Utesch, Total Computer Solutions

Member since 2004

C12 materials are really top notch.

Jeff Burkett, Advanced Direct

Member since 2002

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