Make 7-figure decisions supported by trusted, world-class COOs

The On Deck COO Forum is a highly curated monthly discussion group for COOs who want to become better leaders and better people.

Join a tight-knit group of top COOs

Our members are experienced leaders from the most respected companies in the world. Here are some exceptional operators in the On Deck COO Forum.

Jared Fliesler
COO at Scribd
Anne Dwayne
Co-founder & Partner at Village Global
Eric Friedman
Fractional COO + Executive Coach, BuildingTheMachine.com

Forum Structure

You’ll meet in small groups of 6 world class COOs once a month for a guided discussion moderated by an expert facilitator.

By contouring groups to the highest caliber individuals globally, we provide an intimate setting to make high impact decisions, have sensitive conversations and work through real issues among a trusted group of world-class peers.

Get solutions to your most pressing challenges
Work through high impact decisions like acquisitions, personnel changes and managing stakeholders with a group of world class peers.
Have the right conversations with the right people
Have intimate discussions about sensitive subjects in a safe space that’s 100% off the record.
Form long-lasting relationships with a peer group you can lean on
Get the support you need to reach your goals as a business leader.
Meet the Forum Lead

Eric Friedman

Eric Friedman has been an early stage investor and operator for the past 15 years. Today as a Fractional COO & Executive Coach, he is in service to great founders building incredible companies as the founder of Building The Machine. Beginning at Union Square Ventures he was able to learn about the craft of VC and how high growth companies operate. After the firm invested in Foursquare, he joined as the first full time BD and first sales hire building the flywheels for local, national, and international revenue for 6 years. Next, he went to Expa investing in early stage teams. Helping companies they created, and spinning up the early stage accelerator program, he invested directly in and advised 20+ companies. For the past few years Eric has been a Fractional COO and Executive Coach for high growth teams, and most recently a Venture Partner at Company Ventures in NYC.
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The best way to join the On Deck COO Forum is to get referred by someone. If you know a member, ask them to put you in touch. Otherwise, you can leave your information here and we'll reach out if we think you're a good fit for the community.
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FAQ

How can I join?

The best way to join the On Deck COO Forum is to get referred by someone. If you know a member, ask them to put you in touch. Otherwise, you can leave your information here and we'll reach out if we think you're a good fit for the community.

Who is a good fit for the forum?

To be a good fit for the COO Forum, you are:

  • A series B+ COO who is seeking to join a curated community of experienced business leaders who have tackled a wide range of challenges
  • Looking for a safe space to work through high impact decisions and grow as a leader
  • Eager to both learn and contribute to the group

What is the time commitment?

You’ll meet for 90 minutes once a month in small groups of 6 for a guided discussion moderated by an expert facilitator.

Will discussions be fully remote?

Yes, the On Deck COO Forums will be run entirely remotely.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core ex perience will remain remote first .



Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes. The On Deck COO Forum will be entirely remote. This enables participation from all corners of the world.

Post-COVID, you'll have the option to join offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats in addition to the virtual calls.

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