About The Columbus Young Professionals Club

Central Ohio’s Smart 50 make success happen by being on target

Introducing the leaders of the region’s smartest companies
October 1, 2014

Smart Business Magazine released its inaugural list of Smart 50 leaders with their October issue. Our President and CEO, Derek Grosso, was featured as one of the honored executives:

"These organizations, which represent all shapes, sizes and industries, have leaders who motivate and inspire people. They have a passion for what they do and are committed to unsurpassed customer service. The executives we are celebrating are able to tackle unique business challenges and continue to lead their organization on a continued path toward success."


Derek Grosso
President, CEO and founder
Columbus Young Professionals Club

"After moving from Washington, D.C., to Columbus in 2005, Derek Grosso recognized the city boasted everything you can imagine to lure in young professionals, except an organized effort to reach out to them.

Thus, the Columbus Young Professionals Club was born.

A networking group, social club, volunteer network and an athletics coordinator all in one, the CYP Club, now 9 years old, has 21,000-plus registered members who live and work in the greater Columbus region.

As president, CEO and founder Grosso has led the organization into new territories by launching CitYPulse: The Young Professional’s Guide to Columbus; Wonderful Workplaces for YPs, an annual list of the top 40 Columbus region employers; and YP360, a nonprofit to develop future leaders.

The CYP Club hosts nearly 200 annual events, offers 40 different recreational sports leagues, logs 20,000 volunteer hours and has raised more than $300,000 for area nonprofits since its inception."

Read about all of the Smart 50 at sbnonline.com.

Still have questions about the CYP Club? Our F.A.Q. section has all of the answers to your questions.