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Black directors have formed an organization focusing on healthcare inequities in Black communities.
Eight private company boards will be honored at the 2023 Private Company Governance Summit.
Independent board directors offer experience, perspective and knowledge during a challenging economy.
A new Deloitte report sees directors increasingly focused on workplace issues and climate change.
Some of directors’ most impactful time is spent in interim meetings, one-off calls and dinners
A successful onboarding of the chief executive depends on communication, shareholder relationships and effective coaching.
This most important governance relationship is more complex for a private company.
Sometimes the easiest way to divine top boardroom concerns is to read the financial news. Or you can always ask your directors!
The process of letting the chief executive go is made easier when the directors keep the best interest of the company in mind.

Jeanne M. Sullivan Joins Personal BlackBox Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:10

Personal BlackBox (PBB), a digital marketing solutions company, announced today that experienced venture capitalist Jeanne M. Sullivan has joined the company’s Board of Directors effective immediately, according to a Business Wire press release.

Personal BlackBox (PBB) has developed a revolutionary enterprise platform that fundamentally improves the digital relationship between brands and their customers by putting data ownership in their customers’ hands.

Chris Neugent, Post Consumer Brands President & CEO, Appointed to Welch’s Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:09

Welch’s, a family-farmer owned cooperative and the leading marketer of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, announces the appointment of Chris Neugent, President and CEO of Post Consumer Brands, to its Board of Directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

January 2016

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 21:33

Why private companies should look into valuations, The differences between private and public company boards, and private company governance appointments and news.

The Conference Board and Leading Professional Firms Join Forces

The Conference Board announces the launch of The Directors’ Collective, a new initiative that brings together the independent research and thought leadership of The Conference Board with the subject matter and global expertise of professional services firm KPMG, executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and law firm Khaitan & Co.

John L. "Kip" Miller Joins Biological Dynamics’ Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:59

Biological Dynamics Inc., a privately held molecular diagnostics company and a pioneer in the field of Alternating Current Electrokinetics (ACE)-based diagnostics, announces the appointment of the fifth member of the Board of Directors, John L. “Kip” Miller, according to a Business Wire press release.

Miller is an accomplished executive with a proven track record of developing and growing global life science businesses, most notably at Life Technologies (now ThermoFisher Scientific) and BD Biosciences.

eKomi Appoints Dun & Bradstreet Director Anastassia Lauterbach to its Board

Submitted by RChakler on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:48

eKomi The Feedback Company, one of the largest independent providers of transaction-based reviews & ratings for Europe and the United States, today announced it has appointed Anastassia Lauterbach as a non-executive member of the company's board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Raising Money In Tough Times: Easier Than You May Think

I have yet to enter a turnaround situation that I didn’t hear the owner or CEO or the board say that the answer to all of their problems is more money. While in some cases this is a real need, it is seldom the systemic problem within the company. Chances are that they have some work to do. Needing ‘dollars’ is one thing … being ready to raise ‘dollars’ is another.

Axial Announces Inaugural Growth 100

Axial, the online network connecting private companies to capital, recently celebrated its second annual Middle Market Monday, recognizing the accomplishments of CEOs and owners of U.S. middle market businesses. This year, Axial has named 100 of these leaders to its inaugural Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest mid-market CEOs.

Axial received nominations from its 22,000+ member base, mostly from the capital providers and advisors who partner with CEOs looking to grow or sell their businesses.

Mike Volpe Joins Attend’s Board of Directors

Submitted by RChakler on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:50

Attend, Inc. today announced that Mike Volpe, former CMO of HubSpot, has been elected to Attend's board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.

Volpe has been called the “third founder” of HubSpot, where as CMO he helped the company grow to over 15,000 customers, 1,000 employees, $150M in revenue, and an IPO leading to a $2 billion market cap.

Read the full press release here.

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