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Six Ways Outside Directors Impact Business Growth

An outside director is a member of the board of directors or advisors who is not part of the executive management team. These professionals are sometimes referred to as independent or non-executive directors. They are not employees of the company and are differentiated from inside directors, who do serve as executive managers and/or corporate officers.


Ovid Therapeutics Announces Election of Bart Friedman to Its Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 17:37

Ovid Therapeutics Inc. (Ovid), a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for rare and orphan diseases of the brain, today announced that Bart Friedman has joined the Company’s Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Mr. Friedman is a senior partner at the Wall Street law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and is Chairman of its Business Development Committee.

CEO Hal Yoh Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Former Private Company Governance Summit panelist Harold "Hal" L. Yoh III was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The chairman and CEO of Day & Zimmerman, the executive sat down for a Q&A session to discuss his biggest strengths and flaws, being a leader, and taking his company to next level.

FanDuel Forms New Advisory Board to Develop Policy Recommendations

FanDuel took an important step in the ongoing review of its internal standards, practices and controls by forming a new internal advisory board, chaired by former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Michael Garcia. The board brings together respected leaders from across government, law and sports. Together, this distinguished board will provide independent advice on evolving governance and regulatory issues to FanDuel’s board of directors for this growing and increasingly popular industry.

The members of the Advisory Board include:

WP Engine Announces New Board and Executive Appointments

Submitted by RChakler on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:24

WP Engine, which powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on WordPress, today announced new appointments to its Board of Directors and enhancements to its executive team, according to a Business Wire press release.

The Board of Directors elected both Rick Crandall, Chairman of the Enterprise Software CEO Roundtable and Founding Partner of Arbor Partners, a tech-focused venture capital firm along with Mariano Dima, Global Chief Marketing Officer of HomeAway, Inc.

Ipswitch Adds Patrick MeLampy to the Board as an Independent Director

Submitted by RChakler on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:20

Ipswitch announced the appointment of Patrick MeLampy, a serial entrepreneur and CTO who co-founded Acme Packet (acquired by Oracle for $2.1B) and 128 Technology, to its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

MeLampy will serve as an independent director, joining Ipswitch Founder and Chairman Roger Greene, Chief Executive Officer Joe Krivickas, and fellow independent director, Bob Steinkrauss, on the Ipswitch board of directors.

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Submitted by pcd@dmin on Thu, 11/12/2015 - 17:14

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