View, the leader in dynamic glass, today announced Thomas C. Leppert has joined its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.
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Coupa Software, the leader in cloud-based spend management, announced that H. Tayloe Stansbury has been appointed to its board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.
Private Company Q&A: Directors vs. Management
Charles J. Bonfiglio
Board member, Consumer Electronics Association
What is your business background?
CB: My background is in the automotive aftermarket. I was 20 years old and moved down to Florida and opened a chain of Meineke Car Centers. And I started buying properties and developing the biggest Meineke Centers in the world. I became their leading franchisee and trainer on their board.
Signal Bay, Inc. (OTC: SGBY), a provider of cannabis consulting, research, data, operations & laboratory services, announced the appointment of Dr. Anthony Smith of Medford, Oregon to the Board of Directors of its recently acquired cannabis testing facility CannAlytical Research in Bend, Oregon, according to a Business Wire press release.
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced the organization's new board of directors at its annual October Water Summit, naming Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR Water USA, as president of the NAWC Board of Directors, according to a Market Wired press release.
Promega Board of Directors Sees Six Members Resign
Six of the seven members of Promega’s board of directors have resigned, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
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Audit Fees On the Rise for Private Companies
According to a survey conducted by the Financial Executives Research Foundation, private companies reported a median increase in audit fees of 2.0% and an average rise of 2.7
The report examines responses from 220 financial executives, and audit fees reported by SEC filers of more than 7,000 organizations.
Private companies that participated in the survey paid an average of $254,740 in audit fees, with a median of $70,000.
InFocus Names Longtime Board Member as New CEO
Mark Housley will take over as the new CEO of Portland private company InFocus, according to a Business Journal article.
Raymond Yu, who was named president in 2011 and served as interim CEO, is staying on as president.
The Push for Microcap Companies to Go Private
According to an article on cfo.com, more than 1,300 U.S.-listed public companies have less than $10 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA).
Remaining as a public company could destroy shareholder value for these microcap companies, which typically spend $1 million to $2.5 million per year to stay public.