Private Company Director

Interview with Charles Conn


News and Articles

Private equity boards enable directors to hone their skills without the publicity and liability that can be associated with public boards. 
The SEC’s climate proposal affects private equity firms, whether they trade on U.S. stock exchanges or not.
Boards and CEOs are most effective when they allow themselves to be open to ideas and vulnerable enough to have their own missteps corrected.
Complicating factors include inflation, interest rates and midterm election fallout.
Three questions family enterprises should ask when putting a governance model in place.
The SEC’s Hester Peirce addresses issues with the commission’s recent proposals.
In board meetings, be aware of who is responsible for what.
Honoring the dedication of talent is key to retention success.
Support the board by providing feedback and sharpening your listening skills.
The proper agenda is a must, but so is self-evaluation and diversity.

Declare Your Portfolio Company Board Independence

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Private equity groups thrive when their portfolio company board members speak truth to power.

Many portfolio companies of private equity groups (PEGs) tend to fill their boards with insider directors, such as members of the fund and select representatives of company management. In doing so, they miss the boat on the benefits that can be offered by independent directors, whose unvarnished opinions can prove invaluable in areas like risk management oversight, executive hiring, and approval of mergers and acquisitions.

From Meager Beginnings Come Best Practices

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Telamon emulates public company governance to achieve long-term success.

In order for you to understand how and why Telamon utilizes public company best practices to organize its board and plan for the future, I must start our story from the beginning.

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