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May 2015

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:44

The role of the nominating and governance committee on family business boards, Q&A with director Dennis Cagan, private company director appointments and news.

Family Business Boards: The role of the nominating and governance committee

In a family-owned business, it’s all too easy for the family and the management to end up on opposite teams. But fortunately, a well-run board with a solid committee structure can do a lot to make sure the two groups are informed about each other’s work for the good of the business as a whole. It’s the board’s job to make sure the family has the tools and support needed to make it is the best possible partner for the business, and that management is free to do their jobs without unnecessary interference from the family.


Private Company Q&A: Dennis J. Cagan

[Editor's note: the following is the first 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.]

Dennis J. Cagan

Boards: Acorn Technologies, Copper Mobile, Prista, Heart Stories, Tavros Technology

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CPLANE NETWORKS Appoints New Chairman of Board of Directors, Announces Advisory Board

Submitted by robchakler on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 16:30

CPLANE NETWORKS announced an expansion to the leadership team with the addition of a Mike Seashols as chairman of the board of directors, as well as new members of the Advisory Board, according to a Business Wire press release.

Seashols was the initial vice president of sales and marketing at Oracle, founder and CEO of Versant, initial CEO of Documentum, and Chairman and CEO of Evolve, all of which had successful IPOs.

Retired Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter Named Chair of Serve1st’s Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:39

Serve1st Electronic Payment Solutions announced the appointment of Rear Admiral (USN retired) Wendi Carpenter as chair of its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Carpenter will be a public face for the new company, working to set a strategic trajectory for growth, establishing the important framework of governance.

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