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Board members want to make a quick, positive impact.
If directors can be held liable for selling a company in a leveraged buyout that leads to bankruptcy, private equity firms
We have all seen the data and research on how board diversity improves the bottom line.
Seven private company boards were honored for their business governance excellence at the 2021 Private Company Governance Summit June 9-11, live online.
After a year of crises and disruption, it might seem like a relief to close the books on 2020 and pretend the nightmares of a global pandemic, social unrest and economic upheaval never happened.
In her early years as CEO of Midmark Corporation, a Dayton, Ohio-based global manufacturer and supplier of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and services, Anne Eiting Klamar would set goals
This could be the year of reckoning for climate change as politicians, investors and stakeholders-at-large are pushing for big change.
As demographics in the United States become increasingly diverse, forward-thinking boards are determining ways to achieve more diversity of background, experience and thought in the boardroom.
After a challenging 2020, most companies’ leadership and boards are immersed in and fully occupied with the near-term performance of the business.
Like most family businesses, Hussey Seating had a long history of family members serving as our CEO and board chair.

Future-Proofing the Business from the Board’s Perspective: Are you asking the right questions

After a challenging 2020, most companies’ leadership and boards are immersed in and fully occupied with the near-term performance of the business. At one end of the spectrum, there’s no tomorrow if there’s no today, so coming to grips with the effect of the pandemic and making the necessary moves to survive and emerge strong is paramount. At the other end of the spectrum, some companies are dealing operationally with unprecedented demand for their products and services — a high-class problem, but nonetheless a challenge.

Private Companies Earn the Public’s Trust

In the summer of 2020, Gallup polled Americans on their confidence in U.S. institutions and, unsurprisingly, the poll showed Americans lacked confidence in almost every one. Just 13% of those polled had a “great deal of confidence” or “quite a lot of confidence” in Congress, 40% in the Supreme Court, 18% in television news, 24% in newspapers and 32% in large technology companies.

The World Keeps Turning

I wonder how long we are going to refer to our present as “unprecedented” or “life-changing.”

Yes, those descriptions feel accurate, but what happens with the dust settles? How can we put the lessons we’ve learned into practice?

I think we already knew one of those lessons, even if many of us hadn’t had to face it for a while. Life is unpredictable. Everything can — and sometimes does — change on a dime.

Niron Magnetics

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Fri, 04/16/2021 - 14:19

Niron Magnetics manufactures the world's first rare-earth free, high performance magnets. The growth in electric vehicle (EV) amotor and wind turbine production are key demand drivers for magnets. Such applications are typically reliant solely on rare earth permanent magnets, which carry supply risks and are environmentally damaging.

GrammaTech Inc.

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 15:31

GrammaTech is a global provideer of application testing (AST) solutions used by organizations to detect, measure, analyze and resolve vulnerabilities for software they develop or use. They are also a cybersecurity and artificial intelligence research partner for the nation's civil, defense, and intelligence agencies.

Dremio Corporation

Submitted by pcd@dmin on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 14:26

Dremio makes cloud data warehouses obsolete, bring data warehouse funcionality to cloud data lakes through direct queries for high performing dashboards and analytics. They reimagine the data lake service to deliver faster time to analytics, eliminating the need for expensive proprietary systems.

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