Join thought leaders Byron Loflin, Global Head of Board Engagement at Nasdaq, and Steven Powell, Director, Haymaker Acquisition Corp, OneSpaWorld Holdings Ltd. and Massage Envy Holdings Corp; along with moderator, David Shaw, publishing director at Directors & Boards, as they discuss the importance of care as it relates to the role of the board.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
2 PM ET | 11 AM PT
In business, care forms the standards by which we conduct ourselves and uphold professional responsibilities. Care extends beyond the individual and into organizations. A company’s culture is a byproduct of leadership’s approach to care. The duty of care, along with the duty of loyalty and duty of obedience comprise the three major fiduciary duties imposed on directors.
Global Head of Board Engagement, Nasdaq
Byron Loflin is the Global Head of Board Engagement at Nasdaq, where he leads the Board Engagement team in providing a strategic, collaborative, and technology-based approach to support boards’ efforts in strengthening governance effectiveness.
The portfolio of governance services and products includes a variety of board, CEO, and management evaluations, streamlined Directors’ and Officers’ Questionnaire and pre-proxy disclosure processes, and the Nasdaq Boardvantage board portal.
Byron is the founder and former CEO of the Center for Board Excellence (CBE), which was acquired by Nasdaq in 2019. His experience and expertise are in the design and administration of evaluations, as well as advising boards, board chairs, CEOs, and executive management on board strategy.
Stephen W. Powell
Director, Haymaker Acquisition Corp, OneSpaWorld Holdings Ltd., Massage Envy Holdings Corp
Steve’s 35-year career spans private capital investment, investment banking, corporate operating, board governance and public accounting roles. Steve invests in and advises emerging growth services, products and technology companies in the consumer, healthcare, and financial sectors. He leads an investment and operating company focused on optimizing human performance in military, national security, public safety, elite athletics and corporate wellness populations. He is a member of the Haymaker Acquisition Corp. special purpose acquisition company sponsor platform. He is an advisor to the senior management and board of Atlanta Life Financial Group.
Steve’s current board governance roles include OneSpaWorld Holdings (Nasdaq-OSW), Haymaker Acquisition Corp. III (Nasdaq-HYAC, in registration), and private equity backed Massage Envy Holdings. His prior board governance positions include Haymaker Acquisition Corp. II (merged with ARKO Holdings, Nasdaq-ARKO), and private equity backed Atkins Nutritionals (acquired by Conyers Park Acquisition Corp. Nasdaq-SMPL), Fusionetics Sports Science, Strivectin Skincare and Cover FX Cosmetics. His board roles include and have included the audit and compensation committees of both publicly traded and private equity backed companies.
Steve’s private equity investment and operating experience includes positions as managing director of Prospect Capital Management (a publicly traded business development company); senior advisor to private equity firms Roark Capital Group and L Catterton Partners; and founder and President of Cameron Capital, where he led the capitalization, acquisitions, operations and sale of a national consumer services, specialty retail, franchising and direct marketing business.
Steve’s investment banking experience includes positions as managing director, head of consumer investment banking and a member of the investment banking operating and credit committees of RBC Capital Markets; managing director and head of consumer investment banking of Prudential Securities; managing director of Wheat First Securities and L.F. Rothschild & Co.; and associate in the high yield and leveraged finance group of Merrill Lynch Capital Markets. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. advising middle-market and emerging growth companies.
Steve graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce and MBA and received the MBA Darden School Faculty Award for Academic Excellence. He holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 investment banking registrations. He is actively involved in Business Executives for National Security and as a member of the management team and a faculty member of the Herndon Directors Institute.
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