Chester County’s Viktor Ohnjec Awarded Greater Phila. Senior Executive Group’s Networking For Life Award

Ohnjec, Co-founder and President of West Chester-based M2VP Inc., becomes the fourth recipient of GPSEG’s most prestigious honor.

Viktor Ohnjec, co-founder and President of West Chester-based technology strategy and advisory company M2VP Inc., has been selected as the recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group’s (GPSEG) 2013 Chris Pavlides Networking for Life award, the organization has announced.

An executive advisor with more than 25 years of management experience in organizational change, business operations and technology adoption, Ohnjec is a longtime GPSEG leader who has served the organization with distinction since January 2003.

Over the last ten years, he has met with and helped hundreds of fellow GPSEG members to identify new opportunities, enhance their technology strategies or achieve personal and professional growth. During his five years on the organization’s membership committee, Ohnjec has interviewed hundreds of potential members – including as many as twenty per week in 2008.

He spent three years on GPSEG’s Board of Directors and has participated in nearly all of the organization’s thirteen committees. He co-founded the Technology subgroup – the largest of GPSEG’s nineteen subject and industry-focused work groups – and coordinated successful events with the CEO Roundtable, CIO Roundtable and others.

He currently serves as vice chairman of the CEO Roundtable.

“GPSEG is proud to recognize Viktor for more than a decade of extraordinary service to our organization and most importantly, our members. Even among the 1,400-plus business leaders who join GPSEG to ‘give’ something, not ‘get’ something, Viktor stands out as an incredible force of goodwill, savvy and trust,” said GPSEG Executive Director Diane James. “His energy and generosity are invaluable to GPSEG and the Chester County community.”

The Networking for Life award honors GPSEG founder Chris Pavlides’ exemplary standard of leadership and recognizes the embodiment of his legacy in a current member. Established four years ago, the award is the highest honor the organization bestows upon a member.

“To this day, I can hear Chris Pavlides saying in his thick accent, ‘It’s better to give than receive.’ My goal is to live up to Chris’ challenge by building a network I can call upon to work for others more than it works for me,” Ohnjec said. “I’m very proud of my time with GPSEG and the relationships I have built with so many members, and I’m honored to receive an award that bears Chris’ name and invokes his memory.”

Mr. Ohnjec will receive his award on December 12th at GPSEG’s annual Holiday Social, held this year at the Top of the Tower in Philadelphia.

In addition to leading M2VP, Ohnjec has served since 2010 as President of the Board of Trustees at Collegium Charter School in Exton. During his tenure, the school’s student population has grown from 1,300 to 2,300. Ohnjec has helped craft a $38 million deal to construct two new buildings, lease two others and marshal the resources for a new $6.5 million gymnasium and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) education center.

In 2009, Ohnjec co-founded Pedaling4Paws, an annual five-day, 500-mile bike ride from West Chester to the Canadian border near Ogdensburg, New York that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for seventeen animal shelters located along the route. He also serves on the board of the Chester County Challenge for Cancer, which benefits the Chester County Hospital Center and Neighborhood Hospice program, as well as the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium, a professional cycling race that traverses the streets of downtown West Chester. Since 2010, he has served on the board of the West Chester YMCA – including a stint as Vice Chair in 2011-2012.

An avid cyclist and past president of the West Chester Cycling Club, Ohnjec logs more than 9,000 miles per year.

About the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)
Through a series of educational sessions, networking events and regional business outlook forums, the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG) works to strengthen its 1,400 members as business leaders and individuals. The group’s participants – c-level business leaders, entrepreneurs and non-profit directors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Maryland and Virginia – look to apply their experience and network of contacts to help fellow members solve business challenges, identify exciting new career opportunities and achieve professional development and growth.

Contact John McDonald at (215) 735-6760 for more information.