America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Gary Masching


With more than 35 years of experience in general business and strategy consulting as well as C-level positions with two consumer products companies, Gary Masching has joined The C12 Group as an Area Chair in the region that spans from  northwest suburbs of Chicago to Rockford, IL.  As a C12 Chair, Gary will develop and facilitate peer groups of Christian business CEOs and owners who meet on a monthly basis to learn, encourage and hold one another accountable as they strive to successfully lead their businesses and  personal lives as Christ followers.  Gary’s background uniquely qualifies him for this role.  Gary’s background includes:

  • 11 years with the CPA firm of McGladrey.  As a partner, Gary consulted with small/medium-size clients in a variety of industries, and served as Personnel Partner in their Schaumburg, IL office.
  • 14 years with VTech Industries, a U.S. subsidiary of VTech Limited, a publicly-held consumer electronics manufacturer and distributor in Hong Kong.  Gary held positions as CFO, COO and President/CEO.
  • 8 years with Digital Innovations, LLC, a developer and distributor of consumer electronic products, based in Arlington Heights, IL.  Gary served as CFO/COO and as President/CEO.
  • 2 years as Managing Director of Giraffe, LLC, a strategic planning consulting firm.

Besides Gary’s extensive business experience and facilitation skills, Gary and his wife Peg are members of Willow Creek Community Church where they have attended since 1983.  During those years Gary has served with Promiseland, the Cars ministry, the Traffic Team, Financial Peace University, and the Construction Team in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.  Gary has served on mission trips to Mexico through the Compassion and Justice ministry and participates in and facilitates men and couples small groups.
Gary and his wife Peg have been married for 39 years and live in Elgin, IL.  They have two children and three grandchildren.

Gary can be contacted at 847-910-3859 or

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Meeting Information

Chicagoland Key Players Group
Downers Grove Marriott Suites

Chair: Gary Masching
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: Downers Grove Marriott Suites, 1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Fox Valley
The Highlands of Elgin

Chair: Gary Masching
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: The Highlands of Elgin, 875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123

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Member since 2005

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Member since 2004

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Member since 2002

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