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A lot of corporate leaders would like to sit on a board of directors.
When boards behave badly, it's usually difficult to detect.
In the spring of 2020, The Larry H.
Meghan Juday was appointed chairman of IDEAL Industries in February 2020.
For publicly traded companies, the board’s primary responsibility is often defined as the hiring and firing of the CEO.
When President Barack Obama asked Jeh Johnson to be the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Johnson wondered
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.

Private Company Q&A: Darcy Howe

[Editor's note: the following is an installment of our Private Company Director Q&A series. We will continuously update this section with responses from different directors of private companies covering a wide range of topics.]

Darcy Howe

Director, Heatron; Advisory Board Member, The Bama Companies

What do you look for in a company whose boards you might sit?

Sparkcentral Announces New Addition to Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:10

Sparkcentral, the leading enterprise customer engagement platform for real-time customer service, announced that Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of the Unified Security Management company AlienVault, has been elected to join Sparkcentral’s Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

As Sparkcentral continues to gain traction in the enterprise space, Meftah’s appointment is an important step towards ensuring the cutting-edge security for Sparkcentral customers.

What Boardrooms Can Learn from the Success of Family Firms

[Editor’s note: the following article was written by David Beatty and Matt Fullbrook and published on The Globe and Mail web site]

One of the most valuable and enduring outcomes of the global financial crisis – not to mention the major corporate blowups of the early 2000s – has been the elevation of corporate governance to a daily topic of conversation.

Who Will Be Selected as Director of the Year?

The National Directors Institute is looking for submissions for its third Annual Director of the Year Award program. Nominees can come from private and public company directors and the winners will be announced during the NDI Executive Exchange Dinner on Nov. 23, 2015.

The winner will then discuss their views on directorships and corporate governance with the audience. NDI will take place at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago on November 4, 2015 with the DOY awards presentation during dinner the evening before.

George Kadifa Joins Perfecto Mobile’s Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 13:42

Perfecto Mobile, the world’s leader in mobile app quality and experience, announced the appointment of George Kadifa to its Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

As a Board member, Kadifa will expand Perfecto Mobile’s vision towards enterprise digital engagement and accelerate the momentum with Agile and DevOps teams.

Two CohnReznick Principals Named to Leadership Roles in Advisory

Submitted by robchakler on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 17:50

CohnReznick, one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., has named Margaret Shanley, a principal, the Firm’s Transaction and Advisory Services Practice Leader and Jeremy Swan, a principal, the Firm’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry Practice Leader with additional responsibility for leading the M&A Consulting Services Practice.

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