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Harry Leider Joins MobileHelp Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:45

MobileHelp announced that Harry Leider, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Group Vice President of Walgreens, has been elected to the company’s board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Dr. Leider has more than 25 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive in a variety of innovative healthcare organizations. In his current role with Walgreens, he is responsible for developing enterprise-wide health and wellness services that provide customer value and improve patient lives.

Former Vice Chairman of Salesforce Frank van Veenendaal Joins Coupa Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:43

Coupa Software, the leader in cloud-based spend management, announced that former Salesforce executive Frank van Veenendaal has been appointed to its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Van Veenendaal is a respected business leader with more than 30 years of extensive cloud, customer service and sales acceleration experience who is also known for his proven record on transforming emerging SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) companies to established market leaders.

Orion Energy Partners Announces Its Senior Advisory Board

Submitted by RChakler on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 19:55

Orion Energy Partners, L. P., a private equity firm providing creative debt and preferred equity solutions to middle market energy infrastructure businesses, today announced the initial members of its newly formed Senior Advisory Board, according to a Business Wire press release.

Orion Energy Partners was formed by Nazar Massouh, Gerrit Nicholas and Rob Rusk and is actively pursuing credit and senior equity investments in the midstream, downstream, power and other energy subsectors.

Southwest Airlines Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Joins Board of Directors of Silicon Valley Startup UpLift

Submitted by RChakler on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 19:53

UpLift, Inc., an innovative startup at the intersection of marketing and payments, welcomes Kevin Krone, vice president and chief marketing officer of Southwest Airlines, to its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Why Private Companies Should Look Into Valuations

Larry Van Kirk, managing director of Valuation Research Corporation, recently spoke to Private Company Director and provided information on valuation of private companies. Below are his answers to a Q&A interview:

Why should a private company board consider a valuation of the company?


Socrates Health Solutions, Inc. Appoints International Business Leader Douglas Sutherland to its Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 17:28

Socrates Health Solutions, Inc., which is developing the Socrates Companion, a pain-free, accurate and affordable noninvasive blood glucose monitoring device, announces the appointment of Douglas Sutherland to its Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Alzheon Appoints Former GlaxoSmithKline CEO Jean-Pierre Garnier as Chairman of Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 19:46

Alzheon, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on brain health, memory and aging, announced that Jean-Pierre Garnier, PhD, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company, according to a Business Wire press release.

Dr. Garnier brings world-class expertise and global perspective to help build Alzheon into a leading clinical-stage Alzheimer’s company.

Read the full press release here.

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