The story
of us

The story of us

C10 is the gateway
to strategic executive
relationship building.

C10 was conceived on a late night flight in 2010. The founder, Christopher Hemming, on his way to meet his four children, sat next to Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines, and had a conversation he would never forget. Doug shared with Chris that a leader’s success depends on the diversity and quality of their relationships, yet most people do not invest enough time building and nurturing the key personal, business and strategic relationships needed to truly be successful. Upon landing, C10 took flight. As they pulled into Gate C10, Chris found himself on an entirely different runway, with a new destination to help connect leaders across the country.


We are a strategic partner for large IT organizations, providing complete and customized support to help them access their best prospects via developing personal relationships with them. We believe in people first; products second. We enable IT organizations to access CIOs and nurture lasting relationships with them, so they can provide the solutions CIOs need to grow and streamline their operations.


We make networking and executive relationship-building accessible and enjoyable. CIOs are pitched all the time by technology organizations seeking to foist their products onto them. We transform this typically tedious, unproductive and business-focused pursuit into a relationship-centred opportunity that actually works. IT representatives benefit from the opportunity to connect with CIOs on a deeper level through carefully planned, exciting events.


There’s no sales pitch – ever. Our events are all about real relationships, good times with family, and making IT work better for all of us. Other networking brands are pitch-focused. At C10, the focus is firmly on the people, as genuine relationships are key to the sale. Additionally, C10 is unique in both its family element and by servicing the IT sector exclusively; the ‘1’ and ‘0’ in C10 correspond with the binary numeral system used in digital electronics.

The power
of legacy

The power of legacy

Executive relationship building begins with getting to know the person behind the title. C10 events are a departure from the status quo networking groups you’re used to attending. We’re focused on connecting on a deeper level. We’re featuring our Spotlight Thought Leaders in this intimate look at the meaning of LEGACY both personally and professionally.

How we
do it

How we do it


Spotlight Breakfasts are hosted at the office of a selected CIO with 15-20 other senior IT leaders. Attendees have the chance to develop authentic peer relationships as they discuss successes and overcoming challenges to start their day.


Spotlight Dinners are hosted by a local CIO at private location. These events include IT executives and their spouses. Break bread with a selective group of 15-20 of your peers in a professional, yet casual setting.


Spotlight Dinners are hosted by a local CIO at private location. These events include IT executives and their spouses. Break bread with a selective group of 15-20 of your peers in a professional, yet casual setting.


C10 VIP Events are a unique opportunity for 30-40 IT Executives and their families to meet celebrity guests and professional athletes while connecting with peers in an informal, fun and exclusive environment.

The C10

The C10 team

  • LJ Fresh

    Creative Director

  • Erynn Overly

  • Emily Allred

  • Christopher Hemming

    CEO & Founder

    A couple years ago on a late night flight, I sat next to Doug Parker, CEO of US Airways. He taught me a lesson that I will never forget - "A leader's success depends on the diversity and the quality of their relationships. Yet most people don't invest enough time building, nurturing and quantifying the key personal, functional, and strategic relationships needed to achieve success." The result of that discussion inspired a career. Today our team gets hired by C-level Executives to help build and grow their rolodex of peers. There is something powerful about introducing leaders to each other in a neutral environment and helping them cultivate strong relationships of trust. #LegacyCultivators


Upcoming Events

Monday, May 18

Denver Colorado

Tuesday, May 19

Phoenix Arizon

Friday, May 29

Houston Texas

Thursday, June 4

Seattle Washington

Our Sponsors


“ I was delighted to find not only talented and dedicated people, but a united and relaxed team! I really enjoyed collaborating with them!”

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Relationship equity matters. It’s time to invest in yours. Connect with us. We’ll connect you to everyone else.