Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses, today announced that Michael Cohen is the recipient of the Leadership Award. The Vistage Leadership Award honors members for their achievement in leadership. These members embody Vistage’s values of trust, caring, challenge and growth and make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

Michael Cohen is Executive Chairman of Myoderm, a leading global clinical trial supply company that helps clients reach the ultimate goal of developing therapies to improve and extend lives and cure diseases. Michael joined Myoderm in 2001 and under his strategic leadership the company has experienced exponential growth. He has guided his team through the expansion of US operations, the opening of a UK location, the launching of innovative services and implementation of technological advances; all with the goal of positively impacting the lives of clinical trial patients and those suffering from diseases worldwide. In addition, Michael’s philanthropic nature is reflected in the community service projects Myoderm’s employees participate in for organizations like Ryan’s Case for Smiles (US) and Rainbow Hospice (UK) along with his own involvement with several non-profits.

As Michael explains, “Vistage is there to build you up and make you better. Since joining in 2011, I have become not just a better leader but a better person. My biggest professional and personal accomplishments are due in part to the guidance and friendship I’ve received from my colleagues in my Vistage group. I’ve navigated some of my toughest business decisions, including a leadership transition to allow me to be more visionary, with their support. These are some of the many reasons this peer recognized award means so much to me.”

“Michael is a very active member of the Vistage group. He listens, offers insights and provides feedback in an honest and caring way which is what he expects and receives from the group. This truly exemplifies the give and take needed to be an effective Vistage member. When Michael was building the Myoderm leadership team he worked with his group to find the people best positioned for taking the company to the next level, then empowered and trusted them to do so. He walks his talk which I really admire” said Vistage Master Chair, Carol Steinberg.

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