Private Company Directors

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Graham Atkinson Elected as Director of Sentry Insurance

Submitted by robchakler on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:50

Sentry announced the election of Graham Atkinson to the board of directors of Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company.

Atkinson is the retired chief marketing and customer experience officer for Walgreen Co. in Deerfield, Ill. He also served as an executive vice president of United Air Lines, Inc.

Atkinson earned an Honors Degree in Business Studies from West London University, Ealing School of Business in London, England.

Thomas F. Eggers Joins Archer Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:37

Archer announced that Thomas F. Eggers, the former chief executive officer of The Dreyfus Corporation, joined its board of directors effective April 1, 2015, according to a Business Wire press release.

Eggers will serve in an advisory capacity to Archer’s executive management team. He joins as an outside director of Archer.

Eggers has served as president and CEO of Scudder Investments, the $150 billion U.S. Asset Management arm of Deutsche Bank.

BeyondTrust Appoints Dr. Ronald D. Sugar to Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:31

The former Northrop Grumman chairman and CEO Dr. Ronald D. Sugar has been appointed to BeyondTrust’s board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

During Dr. Sugar’s tenure with Northrop Grumman, the company grew to become one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense companies with 120,000 employees and $35 billion in annual revenue.

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Names Paul V. Maier to Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:03

Ritter Pharmaceuticals brought its board of directors total to six members with the appointment of Paul V. Maier, according to a Business Wire press release.

Maier served as the chief financial officer of life sciences company Sequenom, Inc. for the last five years. He currently serves on the board of directors of International Stem Cell Corporation, Apricus Biosciences, MabVax Therapeutics, and Biological Dynamics.

Crowdtap Appoints Gayle Troberman to Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:57

Crowdtap announced that Gayle Troberman, CMO of of iHeartMedia, Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors. The company also announced that John Windsor, founder and CEO, Victors & Spoils, to its advisory board, according to a Business Wire press release.

Troberman spent time at Microsoft, where she was chief creative officer, as well as IPG Mediabrands as chief marketing & ideas officer.

RR Donnelley COO Daniel L. Knotts Named to FM Global Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:41

Daniel L. Knotts, chief operating officer of RR Donnelley, has been named to the Board of Directors of commercial property insurer FM Global, according to a press release.

Knott joined RR Donnelley in 1986 and served in a variety of finance, operations, sales management and business unit leadership positions. He was named COO in 2012.

Former Senator Bill Bradley Appointed as Chairman at First Data Corporation

Submitted by robchakler on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:29

First Data Corporation announced the formation of its International Advisory Board and named former Senator Bill Bradley as the board’s chairman, according to a Business Wire press release.

Bill Bradley – a Princeton graduate – represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1979 to 1997 and was a candidate for President of the United States in 2000.

Read the full press release here.

Tom Hough Elected to Publix Super Markets’ Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 20:30

Publix Super Markets announced the appointment of Tom Hough to its board of directors during its annual stockholders’ meeting, according to a Business Wire press release.

Hough began his career at Ernst & Young in 1987 and spent 36 years at the company.

Publix Super Markets is privately owned and operated by its 174,000 employees. They recorded $30.6 billion in sales in 2014.

LoJack Corporation Appoints Alan L. Bazaar to Board of Directors

Submitted by robchakler on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 18:25

LoJack Corporation, a provider of safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable assets and people, has appointed Alan L. Bazaar to its board of directors, under the agreement with Engine Capital LP, according to a GSN Magazine report.

Bazaar, 44, is chief executive officer of Hollow Brook Wealth Management in New York City and chairman of the board of directors of the NYSE-traded Wireless Telecom Group, Inc.

Private Company Director Compensation

Results from a 2014 board compensation survey offer some benchmarks for private company owners and directors.

Private companies continue to struggle with the question: “How much should we pay our directors?” There are many variables that determine director compensation: number of yearly meetings, industry, business size, business structure and more.  The challenge private companies’ face is that there are few data points against which private companies can benchmark their Board compensation plans. 

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

Directors Record