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Board members want to make a quick, positive impact.
If directors can be held liable for selling a company in a leveraged buyout that leads to bankruptcy, private equity firms
We have all seen the data and research on how board diversity improves the bottom line.
Seven private company boards were honored for their business governance excellence at the 2021 Private Company Governance Summit June 9-11, live online.
After a year of crises and disruption, it might seem like a relief to close the books on 2020 and pretend the nightmares of a global pandemic, social unrest and economic upheaval never happened.
In her early years as CEO of Midmark Corporation, a Dayton, Ohio-based global manufacturer and supplier of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and services, Anne Eiting Klamar would set goals
This could be the year of reckoning for climate change as politicians, investors and stakeholders-at-large are pushing for big change.
As demographics in the United States become increasingly diverse, forward-thinking boards are determining ways to achieve more diversity of background, experience and thought in the boardroom.
After a challenging 2020, most companies’ leadership and boards are immersed in and fully occupied with the near-term performance of the business.
Like most family businesses, Hussey Seating had a long history of family members serving as our CEO and board chair.

Quantum Loophole Inc.

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 19:23

Quantum Loophole is a developer of first-of-its-kind gigawatt-scale master planned data center cities, which addresses the scalability, connectivity and cost-efficiency challenges of today's large-scale deployments. 

ROME Therapeutics

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 19:15

ROME Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that is developing novel therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases by harnessing the power of the repeatome - vast stretches of uncharted genetic material that have long been dismissed as "junk DNA."


Submitted by pcd@dmin on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 19:12

Hygieia is a specialty provider of insulin therapy and maker of the d-Nav Insulin Management Program. The program includes an AI-powered application that helps people with type-2 diabetes use insulin in a safe and effective way to control their blood sugar levels.

Supply Wisdom

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 17:28

Supply Wisdom solutions automate risk management for entereprises and deliver continuous third-party and location risk intelligence, risk monitoring and risk actions to minimize the risks of disruption facing businesses, supply chains and third parties.

The Pepper Companies

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Fri, 04/09/2021 - 16:57

The Pepper Companies is one of the top builders of sustainable projects. They srve clients in a variety of markets including healthcare, education, commercial interiors, manufacturing and industrial, civic and cultural, data centers, entertainment, hospitality and gaming.

The Role of Minutes in Protecting Companies and Their Directors

A prominent Delaware judge once said, “Writing good minutes is like flossing; nobody likes to do it, but it is essential.” Clear, well-prepared minutes offer numerous benefits to a company and its directors and can help shield organizations from a host of pitfalls.

The Light Governance Touch

The board of Quarles Petroleum Inc. allowed management the time to create and execute a response to the pandemic.

Only a handful of companies had forecast and planned for the disruptive possibilities of a pandemic, and Quarles Petroleum Inc. was not one of them. Still, this family-owned fleet fueling and propane distribution business was able not only to survive COVID-19, but also to proceed full steam ahead on its five-year strategic plan and successfully complete an acquisition. Plus, it was able to fill an open board seat.

2019 Private Board Compensation and Governance Survey Results for Participants


Thank you for participating in this important survey, which was conducted by Private Company Director, Family Business Magazine and Compensation Advisory Partners.

614 usable responses were received (out of more than 750 total respondents). To be usable, a response needed to be at least 75% complete, non-duplicated by other respondents, and contain data in the proper formats.

What Will the Post-Pandemic Board of Directors Look Like?

Companies need boards built to exercise collaborative oversight with diverse skill sets.

The pandemic and other recent events are presenting new challenges for public and private companies alike, from supply chain risks to heightened shareholder concern about environmental, social and corporate governance issues. Many large organizations will need to rethink their board makeup in the new normal. The background experience and knowledge that have traditionally been sought after in board directors may not be sufficient to lead today's companies into the future.

The Evolution of Enterprise Governance Across Generations
The Private Company Board Compensation Summary Report 2020

Directors Record