5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Tech-Savvy Board Member
06 Oct

5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Tech-Savvy Board Member

Fact: your company relies on technology.
The digitization of business has continued to boom over the past fifteen years. So much so, that it now encompasses all fields – even farmers have the equivalent of what was once considered a supercomputer…

5 Traits of The Quintessential Board Member
04 May

5 Traits of The Quintessential Board Member

When bringing on a new board member, it’s critical to be strategic in your search and selection. While there are many factors to consider, it’s best to narrow them down to create a clear vision. In my experience, these five…

Best Practice for Recruiting a New Board Member
17 Mar

Best Practice for Recruiting a New Board Member

Cardinal Board Services is an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting new board members for privately owned companies. Many private and family owned companies that generate $25 million in revenue or more ideally will have a board of directors…

Women Board Members Increase in 2015? A Board Search Firm Responds
21 Jan

Women Board Members Increase in 2015? A Board Search Firm Responds

As a board search firm who works with privately held companies to recruit board members, we are constantly discussing the topic of adding women to the board of directors. According to a recent Washington Post article, women hold 19% of…

Below the Surface – Board of Directors Search Firm
10 Dec

Below the Surface – Board of Directors Search Firm

On Monday, December 8th, it was announced that Trudy Rautio the CEO of Carlson Companies was appointed to the Board of Directors of Cargill Corporation. It could be construed that this was a diversity addition to the Cargill board as…

The Board of Directors Poker Game
24 Nov

The Board of Directors Poker Game

A board of directors is similar to a poker game. They both meet on a regular basis, there is a variety of individuals involved, they are primarily men, the number of members need to be present to make it meaningful and…

Companies With Three or More Female Directors Achieve Better Financial Results
13 Nov

Companies With Three or More Female Directors Achieve Better Financial Results

Here is proof that diversity pays dividends! There have been numerous studies and reports on the advantages of having women on your board of directors. In the Wall Street Journal article Female CEO’s Make Room for Female Directors spells it out and…

Using a Recruiter to Build a Better Board of Directors
24 Oct

Using a Recruiter to Build a Better Board of Directors

In a recent interview with Enterprise Minnesota Magazine the question was is it always better to recruit a board member blindly or by using a board of directors executive search firm. My response was I’m not sure there is a perfect…

Biotech Firms Search For 300 New Board of Directors in Next 2 Years
25 Sep

Biotech Firms Search For 300 New Board of Directors in Next 2 Years

A strong board of directors is needed for every business. In Biotech, a combination of c-level executives with a background in R&D is hard to find. Good training and talent are important for every board room.
According to a recent article…

3 Hurdles Every Board Member May Face
23 Sep

3 Hurdles Every Board Member May Face

Every board is different, with its own individual personalities meshing for one common cause. Therefore, it is inevitable that there will a few hurdles a rookie or veteran board member may encounter.
4 hurdles every board member may face:
1. Not Doing…