C12 Announces Global Expansion with Launch in Southeast Asia

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The first in a series of international expansion operations, C12 Peer Advisory Groups are launching this month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. C12 is currently the largest network of Peer Advisory Groups for Christian CEOs and business owners in the United States. Founded in 1992 by Buck Jacobs, the organization has grown significantly in the last 25 years expanding to over 250 roundtable groups in 90 metro markets serving over 2,000 Members.

C12 President and CEO, Mike Sharrow recognizes the significance of this milestone in C12’s history.

“Our vision has been to see the impact of C12 change the world. We have stated a vision of active C12 Group networks in every GLOBAL metro area for years. However, in our model, so much hinges upon finding the right, uniquely qualified and called, full-time person to advance mission in their local context.”

The business and ministry leader chosen to build and steward the groups in Malaysia is Dr. Kah Hooi Lim, a veteran entrepreneur, business advisor, and CEO coach with over two decades of proven results in growing leaders and their businesses. In addition to executive leadership roles in several companies, Kah Hooi received his B.Scs degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering and an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Management from the University of Birmingham, UK. He recently obtained his Doctor of Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Kah Hooi has a strong passion for marketplace transformation. Holding previous leadership roles in similar roundtable organizations such as Vistage and FCCI, Kah Hooi wanted to help companies achieve results from both business and eternal perspectives but recognized his vision required a different operating model.

“My desire and vision are to transform the marketplace by multiplying biblical entrepreneurs. This will be accomplished by realizing a thriving C12 group in every major city in Malaysia…and beyond.”

Kah Hooi will leverage C12’s proven experience of monthly peer advisory group meetings complemented by MBA-level curriculum and 1-on-1 coaching as the vehicle for monumental change in southeast Asia.

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  • Kevin Miller Bio

    With over a decade of experience in marketing leadership, brand management, and business development, Kevin has helped numerous companies refine and implement plans to create exponential growth.

    Prior to joining C12, Kevin led a successful Florida-based brand strategy consulting business focused on growing small and medium-sized businesses. Entrepreneurial in spirit, Kevin also has a diverse background in launching start-ups as well as helping struggling or stagnant businesses develop a new course of action. His experience incorporates knowledge from multiple industries including textile manufacturing and design, medicine, real estate, technology, web development, and the creative arts.

    After attending the University of Central Florida where he studied Music Performance, Kevin became involved in worship arts and youth ministries, serving for several years in various leadership roles. He and his wife Beth, an elementary school administrator, have been married since 2000. Together with two sons Kyle and Kamden, they enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, hunting, fishing, and backpacking.

  • Troy Blackmon Bio

    Troy came to The C12 Group in 2008, with a diverse background in executive leadership, sales development, team building, and operations. Through his role as VP of Field Operations, he is committed to serve, equip and encourage CEOs and business owners to lead thriving companies that honor the Lord and serve people.

    During his tenure at Chick-fil-A, Inc. Troy learned that business excellence and glorifying God in the marketplace go hand in hand. Troy managed a P&L of $35+ million in revenue and coached business owners in operational excellence and improving financial results.

    In addition, Troy has been involved in leading small group ministry, including planting a church in Seattle, WA. Troy was formerly Partner at OneAccord, a management-consulting firm focused on accelerating revenue for mid-market companies. While at OneAccord, Troy was privileged to work with numerous technology companies in senior leadership positions, managing sales, marketing, and business development activities. Troy most recently served as the President of a technology private equity group, where he led the management teams of 4 portfolio businesses.

    Troy is married to his high school sweetheart, Shanna, and has been blessed with 4 children. He enjoys golf, cycling, and mountain biking with his family.

  • Mike Sharrow Bio

    Mike joined C12 as a member in 2010 while serving as an executive pastor for a large church in Texas and owner of a healthcare strategy consulting group.  Prior to that, he had served in a variety of leadership roles in both operations and sales corporately for the Walgreen Company, financial services as well as strategic development work with Health by Design.  In 2011 he exited his commitments to join the local C12 practice in San Antonio as an associate chair serving CEOs across that market.  In 2013 he and a partner acquired the greater Central Texas region and stewarded it as it grew to a team of 8 full-time chairmen serving nearly 150 leaders.  Mike is passionate about collaboration, strategic planning, Gospel initiatives and BHAG endeavors.

    With a background spanning Fortune 50 corporate settings, startups, non-profit and local church, Mike has been discipled into an integrated life perspective around the calling all believers share to be disciple-making disciples and ambassadors of Christ across all vocations and contexts.  It was in 2005 when God revealed to Mike the perils of a “sacred versus secular” duality in life and since then he’s been on the adventure of living one life in Christ, with work as worship, business as ministry and life as mission.

    Mike grew up in Alaska, graduated from Trinity International University and the Loyola Graduate School of Business.  He married his bijou of an Iowa farmers daughter, Jacqui, in 2002 and they have 2 girls, Elayna and Sophia.