The place for high-performance visionaires.

Be part of a thriving community built around Authenticity and Trust.

The Bond Summit exists as a catalyst to experience true leadership. Designed for visionary leaders like you, who enjoy socializing only when they feel heard and understood, the summit ensures that participants meet on an eye level to achieve on an intellectual level.

 At the Bond Summit, participants share a unique camaraderie that transcends ordinary Gatherings or events. Each Member, upon attending a Bond, they are introduced into a community built on trust. While each Bonder brings different skills, experiences, and a diversity of perspectives, the numerators, they all share the same fundamental value — the denominator called trust.

Every Bond lead to unique outcomes, but the key component in every equation remains trust. Here, leaders find their voices amplified and their visions shared, creating bonds that are as enduring as they are impactful.

The Bond Summit is not just an event; it’s a movement where trust is both the journey and the destination. Join us and learn how to master trust in yourself, your vision, others, and the path you are on. Creating a bond that stands the test of time, circumstance, and people.

Voices from our people

“Attending Bond Summit events allows you to take yourself to a whole new level – as an visionary, leader and human being making a profound difference in the world.”

Rob Matzkin – Co-founder The Bond Summit

Next Summit:

October 7-10, 2024

The next Summit will take place in Sintra, a fairytale town in Portugal, about an hour from Lisbon airport.

Next Summit:

October 7-10, 2024

The next Summit will take place in Sintra, a fairytale town in Portugal, about an hour from Lisbon airport.

Our founders

Joh Morris Benichou

The Bond Summit Co-Founder, Performance Coach & Facilitator

Joh’s professional experience includes being a Landmark Forum Leader, Director of the Lifestyle division for Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

She was also CEO and Founder of “Giving Ideas Life” where she consulted with purpose-driven companies including Smithsonian, Amazon Wellness Division, and Ernst and Young in developing business opportunities.

Rob Matzkin

The Bond Summit Co-Founder, Community Builder, VC, Entrepreneur

The Bond Summit community founder and on a mission to help aligned leaders create massive opportunity to elevate every area of their lives. Performance and leadership executive and a seasoned entrepreneur, seven-time founder with multiple successful exits.

He now works with entrepreneurs and executives to get them performing at their highest level. Creator of Robs Entrepreneurs mastermind diners. Miami’s premier networking for high value leaders.

“The Bond Summit exists for YOU. It’s that simple.”

Joh Morris Benichou – Co-Founder The Bond Summit

Non-negotiables

Before we get to the application process we just want to make sure you are aware of our non-negotiables.

Integrity

Integrity is an essential value that contributes to ethical behavior, trust, and respect among colleagues, customers, and stakeholders.

People with integrity are often seen as reliable, responsible, and dependable which is exactly what we want at The Bond Summit.

Integrity

Integrity is an essential value that contributes to ethical behavior, trust, and respect among colleagues, customers, and stakeholders.

People with integrity are often seen as reliable, responsible, and dependable which is exactly what we want at Bond Summit.

Confidentiality

We take confidentiality very seriously in our community. All information shared is 100% confidential. Any member who poaches, hard pitches, or shares another member’s private information without permission will be expelled and banned for life. Let’s continue to build a safe and trustworthy community together.

No hard pitching

Our live events are designed to foster networking and relationship building. However, we strictly prohibit aggressive pitching or solicitation by you or your team. Failure to comply with this policy will result in termination of your membership. Our goal is to establish genuine connections, not to exploit them.

Go giver mindset 

Our community is centered around selflessly giving back to others. When attending events it is essential you want to provide your time and support to those in need. Always keep in mind that it is not just about what you can obtain, but what you can contribute!

Growth mindset

Having a growth mindset means to constantly be curious and eager to learn. It is about being courageous enough to try new things and not being afraid of failure. With a growth mindset, great achievements can be made and your full potential can be reached.

Summit program

Networking at Bond Summit event

Day 1

Arrival at the event venue, meet & greet with an evening designed to get you out your head and focus only on what’s in front of you.

Male speaker giving a summit workshop presentation

Day 2 & 3

Exercises, workshops, breakout sessions, collaborations, and curated experiences led by guest speakers, Joh, Rob and our Board of Advisors.

Day 4

Wrap up, reinforcement, and our last gathering for good-bye breakfast.

All of this…

…enjoyed in luxury locations with delicious food prepared by our in-house chefs.

The Package

Triannually Summits in inspiring locations

At The Bond Summit gatherings we meet for hands on exercises, workshops, breakout sessions & collaborations. We listen to first hand expertise and experience and not to guru style talk and second-hand quotes.

These 3-day live gatherings take place in inspiring destinations on different locations around the globe. These summits are the essence of what we want for all our members – to create connections and insights that elevates you and your business not only to the next level but beyond! To give a taste for our locations check out the Montage resort where we held our last event.

Triannually Summits in inspiring locations

At the Bond Summit gatherings we meet for hands on exercises, workshops, breakout sessions & collaborations. We listen to first hand expertise and experience and not to guru style talk and second-hand quotes.

These 3-day live gatherings take place in inspiring destinations on different locations around the globe. These summits are the essence of what we want for all our members – to create connections and insights that elevates you and your business not only to the next level but beyond! To give a taste for our locations check out the Montage resort where we held our last event.

Company of like-minded peers

We ensure each and every member is equally passionate, ambitious and driven as you are. Before becoming a member, everyone will be personally vetted and background checked.

Access to our Board of Advisors

You’ll get personally introduced to our influential advisors who hold an ocean’s worth of knowledge, experience, and connections between them.

Concierge networking

Whatever you need we will be there to help you get that introduction, finding the right members, set up a private meeting or address anything else that would help make an impact on your growth journey.

Opportunity to offer a deal 

Prior to the Summit you may present your deal to our board of advisors that will vote if it brings the kind of value we’d want to our members.

Collaborative environment

While this is a no-pitch environment you still may, as you start making connections, find member projects that inspire you to a point where you wish to partner up with your peers.

Investment

Once your application is approved, you will be asked for a down payment for the first, mutual trial Summit. If you’d like to continue your membership after that you pay the remaining membership fee. We offer financing options on a case-by-case basis.

Application process

To join The Bond Summit first you fill in our application form. From there we will go through our vetting process…

1. Personal interview with our founder

We want to know how you work as a leader and what future plans you have to ensure our network is the right one for you and for our other members. The interview is also to make sure you are fully clear and invested in our non-negotiables.

2. Background check

We make sure your background checks out and also take the right to not approve applications from those who seem to be involved in any type of illicit trades. A sex offender check will also be done to ensure the community is a safe place to be.

3. We make sure you know sharing is caring

In the interview we also want to make sure you are equally in this to receive (connections, knowledge, insights, unforgettable experiences) as much as you are willing to share! We believe kindness, openness and generosity is the essence to ensure valuable connections will be made.

FAQ

When and where will the live events take place?

Every summit is in a different luxury location at inspiring locations. The next event takes place October 7-10th, 2024 in fairytale town Sintra, Portugal. About 1 hour drive from Lisbon airport.

What exactly does the investment cover?

Once your membership is approved and you paid your annual membership fee you get access to the triannual live events including:

  • 2 full days of exercises, workshops, breakout sessions and collaborations
  • Access to a network of vetted and like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Access to our board of advisors
  • Concierge services to ensure YOU get the most out of your experience
  • The opportunity to offer a deal to the community
  • The chance to co-invest in other member projects
  • Monday to Thursday (3 nights) accommodation at a luxury destination
  • Full board prepared by top chefs during your stay
  • Invitation to more leisurely activities and networking opportunities in between summits

*Note that travel expenses to and from events are not included.

How do I become an Inner Circle member?
Inner Circle is by invite only and can only be sent out after minimum 6-months of membership. As an Inner Circle member you get to join additional gatherings between the summits mainly in the Miami area.
What is the vetting process?

Read more about how to qualify here. We do our most to ensure there is integrity in this community, however note that we are not attorneys nor IRS so we encourage each member does their due diligence before investing in other members projects or businesses. A check against the sex registry will also be conducted to ensure the events are a safe place to be.

How long is the member selection process?

The process usually takes 48 hours after your interview.

Is it possible to sponsor the events?

Yes there are sponsorship packages, please contact us to get more details.

Is it possible to join The Bond Summit Board?

You think you have such a wealth of experience that matches the likes of our Board of Advisors? As we continue to grow, we are open to expand our advisory with more successful leaders that have a proven track record and natural networking skills. If you wish to apply make a note in the normal application form that you’d like to join our Board of Advisors and we will be in touch shortly.

Board of Advisors

Dale Moss

Former NFL Athlete | Sports & Entertainment Host, Producer & Actor

As a former NFL wide receiver, executive producer for two docu-series, and global ambassador for Special Olympics, he’s fully immersed in his passions for sports, storytelling, culture, and social impact.

Founder of Moss Martin Media he’s also an on-air sports and entertainment host, producer, actor, and creator at United Talent Agency. With projects spanning ESPN, ABC, Amazon Prime, and more, he’s been front and center at events like the Super Bowl, Tribeca Film Festival, and Special Olympic World Games.

David Homan

Founder of Orchestrating Connections

David is a fervent advocate for trust and meaningful relationships, leading a diverse global community of over 1500 individuals to forge impactful connections.

Renowned for his role as a “super-connector,” he revitalizes organizations and offers strategic counsel on philanthropy, emphasizing the profound significance of purposeful living through social good.

Jose Felix Diaz

Executive Vice-President & Partner at Ballard Partners

As an attorney, advisor, and four-term elected official, Jose Felix has consistently been recognized as one of the rising stars in government affairs over the past decade. He is known for his fundraising prowess and sharp political instincts.

Jose serves on the Board of Directors of multiple organizations, and has been recognized as one of the “Top 100” Lobbyists in America and as one of the “South Florida Power 100”, among other awards.

Jose Felix Diaz

Executive Vice-President & Partner at Ballard Partners

As an attorney, advisor, and four-term elected official, Jose Felix has consistently been recognized as one of the rising stars in government affairs over the past decade. He is known for his fundraising prowess and sharp political instincts.

Jose serves on the Board of Directors of multiple organizations, and has been recognized as one of the “Top 100” Lobbyists in America and as one of the “South Florida Power 100”, among other awards.

Ben Kromnick

Head of healthcare and life sciences at mercury and Partner at LvlUp Ventures

Passionate product, strategy, and non-profit leader and investor who brings his vast knowledge, experience in building innovative products and business. His expertise is in industries like healthcare, insurance, communications, and investments. His passions for social equity and efficiency he applies to non-profit efforts focused in access to health and the development of new leadership communities.

Happiest when he can connect the dots for exactly the right people in his network to succeed together.

Mike Momula

Attorney, Entrepreneur, Consultant & Co-Host Of Office Hours On Bloomberg TV

With nearly 50,000 hours of coaching and mentoring experience under his belt, Mike works daily to create prosperous strategies in a variety of industries. As a result, Mike has become a highly sought after consultant & strategist, speaking on everything from meditation and mindfulness to emerging technologies like decentralized finance and cryptocurrency.

He regularly represents & advises clients on a variety of personal, legal & business decisions. He is also a personal & professional source of insight, influence and inspiration to a number of highly successful athletes, celebrities & business owners.

Mike Momula

Attorney, Entrepreneur, Consultant & Co-Host Of Office Hours On Bloomberg TV

With nearly 50,000 hours of coaching and mentoring experience under his belt, Mike works daily to create prosperous strategies in a variety of industries. As a result, Mike has become a highly sought after consultant & strategist, speaking on everything from meditation and mindfulness to emerging technologies like decentralized finance and cryptocurrency.

He regularly represents & advises clients on a variety of personal, legal & business decisions. He is also a personal & professional source of insight, influence and inspiration to a number of highly successful athletes, celebrities & business owners.

Shimon Steinmetz

CFO at Vesta

Shimon is a growth leadership and technology market expert. He has over 20 years of experience partnering with management teams and private equity investors to boost operational performance and maximize stakeholder value.

Before joining Vesta as CFO he was a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal in the CFO Services & Transformation practice, where he specialized in helping clients tackle their most complex business issues to deliver quantifiable value increases across the company.

Diana Perkovic

Founder of Good Girl Mafia, Coach & TV personality

As a former TV personality Diana interviewed stars like Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and hosted live concerts with Mary J Blige and Jewel. However she felt stuck and disempowered and decided to make some major life changes. From here the Good Girl Mafia was born – a leading encouragement, empowerment & entertainment company for women.

A trained Empowerment Coach, Diana is certified as a Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practitioner, Motivational Coach, Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach and holds two Life Coach Certifications.

Diana Perkovic

Founder of Good Girl Mafia, Coach & TV personality

As a former TV personality Diana interviewed stars like Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and hosted live concerts with Mary J Blige and Jewel. However she felt stuck and disempowered and decided to make some major life changes. From here the Good Girl Mafia was born – a leading encouragement, empowerment & entertainment company for women.

A trained Empowerment Coach, Diana is certified as a Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practitioner, Motivational Coach, Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach and holds two Life Coach Certifications.

Ryan Kirkley

Managing Partner Cryptan Labs, CEO Stealth Startup & Founder Cryptan Media

Ryan is an innovative marketing and revenue leader who is now diving into the world of blockchain, crypto, nfts and the evolution of Web3. He works from the premises that enhancing stakeholder value is directly tied to adding value for customers, colleagues, and team members through data-backed initiatives.

Now he also works with fundraising, pitch decks, investor relations side of business and as an example through Cryptan Labs (a Web3 and blockchain-based accelerator) he works with companies from pre-seed to series A.

 

Mark LaPenna

CEO at Xenesis, lecturer and Board Advisor

Mark has held positions in senior management, led teams in sales, strategy, planning, product development, analysis and execution with companies like Exxon Mobile, GE, Google, Apple, Expedia, NASA, USAFA, JPL, Georgia Tech, OAG, SDA, USAF, USSF and Airbus.

In 2014, Mark embarked on a journey to automate the flight tracking vertical of the aviation industry and when realizing there existed no data transport network to process the data collected he knew he had to pivot his focus, which organically led him to create Xenesis.

Mark LaPenna

CEO at Xenesis, lecturer and Board Advisor

Mark has held positions in senior management, led teams in sales, strategy, planning, product development, analysis and execution with companies like Exxon Mobile, GE, Google, Apple, Expedia, NASA, USAFA, JPL, Georgia Tech, OAG, SDA, USAF, USSF and Airbus.

In 2014, Mark embarked on a journey to automate the flight tracking vertical of the aviation industry and when realizing there existed no data transport network to process the data collected he knew he had to pivot his focus, which organically led him to create Xenesis.

Jesse J. Rodriguez

Assistant Vice President, Medical Development and Alumni Relations at Miami University

Jesse is a seasoned healthcare industry leader with various senior Director of Development roles under his belt. He specializes in fundraising for highest tier, national academic medical centers across the country.

His areas of fundraising expertise include gift strategy, prospect engagement and cultivation, board management, faculty coaching, and professional development. Seasoned leader with an extensive network of of donors, executives and senior non-profit board of advisors.

Jared Yellin

Founder of Project 10k, President & CEO at Synduit

Jared Yellin is a parallel entrepreneur who focuses on launching companies that even the playing field. From marketing solutions, to educational platforms, simple sales training, and so much more, Jared has supported over 100,000 small business owners over the past 10+ years.

He has a depth of knowledge on marketing and scaling a business that is not only diverse but is also extremely practical and proven. His no-nonsense style to growth allows people of all levels to thrive when it comes to meeting and exceeding their goals.

Jared Yellin

Founder of Project 10k, President & CEO at Synduit

Jared Yellin is a parallel entrepreneur who focuses on launching companies that even the playing field. From marketing solutions, to educational platforms, simple sales training, and so much more, Jared has supported over 100,000 small business owners over the past 10+ years.

He has a depth of knowledge on marketing and scaling a business that is not only diverse but is also extremely practical and proven. His no-nonsense style to growth allows people of all levels to thrive when it comes to meeting and exceeding their goals.

Daan Stots

Founder of The Banking & Qonnectors

Daan is a natural networker who is on a global mission to connect 1 Billion people to their happiest life.

He is known for creating sustainable connections and building communities with people that want to share their knowledge, experience and network with each other.

Michael Graffeo

CEO and co-founder at FluidForm

Mike is the CEO and co-founder of FluidForm, which uses 3D printing to build living human tissue to improve the treatment of disease. In over 20 years in the life sciences, Mike has brought four novel products through the FDA that have generated over $20 billion in sales in both startup and growth organizations.

Throughout his career, he has worked on the forefront of medical technologies, translating highly complex products and clinical data into successful businesses, in the US and around the world. He is an Engineering graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School (MBA).

Michael Graffeo

CEO and co-founder at FluidForm

Mike is the CEO and co-founder of FluidForm, which uses 3D printing to build living human tissue to improve the treatment of disease. In over 20 years in the life sciences, Mike has brought four novel products through the FDA that have generated over $20 billion in sales in both startup and growth organizations.

Throughout his career, he has worked on the forefront of medical technologies, translating highly complex products and clinical data into successful businesses, in the US and around the world. He is an Engineering graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School (MBA).

Alex Aanderud

Consultant, Keynote speaker & Visionary

With a long history as a consultant Alex specializes in transformative speaking engagements such as keynotes, workshops, trainings, and more. His focus areas include empowerment, leadership, and understanding human spectrums and behavior.

Recently he also founded Adaptive AI Coaching that offers AI-supported 24/7 consulting in human capital, alongside mental conditioning coaching for personal and professional development, tailored to enhance team productivity, retention, and growth.

Craig Shoemaker

Award winning comedian and writer, CEO & Founder of Winning With Laughter

Craig has an extensive career in show business spanning over three decades as a stand-up comedian, actor, author, writer, and producer. He has been named Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic at The American Comedy Awards on ABC, and has won two Emmy Awards.

 Craig founded LaughterHeals.org, a nonprofit group dedicated to using laughter as a healing modality. Here he teaches people to lead a happier and healthier life through laughter and how to alchemize laughter, transforming business and relationships into gold.

Craig Shoemaker

Award winning comedian and writer, CEO & Founder of Winning With Laughter

Craig has an extensive career in show business spanning over three decades as a stand-up comedian, actor, author, writer, and producer. He has been named Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic at The American Comedy Awards on ABC, and has won two Emmy Awards.

 Craig founded LaughterHeals.org, a nonprofit group dedicated to using laughter as a healing modality. Here he teaches people to lead a happier and healthier life through laughter and how to alchemize laughter, transforming business and relationships into gold.

Omer Golan

Serial tech entrepreneur and artist with a focus on innovation

Omer is a serial founder and entrepreneur with a a deep passion and domain expertise in interdisciplinary innovation, generative design, creative tech, engagement, engagement analysis, data science, and emerging technologies.

In addition to being an Advisor to multiple organizations he is currently the founder and CEO of My What If—a platform dedicated to help individuals overcome trauma and depression through generative simulations answering life’s “what if” questions. What If is not just a project; it’s an exciting venture that empowers individuals to explore alternative realities, fostering inspiration and resilience.