Board Recruitment Best Practices
09 Sep

Board Recruitment Best Practices

A number of years ago for my birthday a friend of mine brought over 5 different vodka’s for me to try a blind taste test and select my favorite. He brought Stolichnaya, Kettle One, Grey Goose, Skyy and Belvedere. They…

Board of Directors Search Results One Year Later
28 Aug

Board of Directors Search Results One Year Later

Part Three – The selection and results one year later
Once Cardinal Board Services presented the final three candidates to Tim Gray, the chairman of the board, and Pat Ryan, the CEO of Ryan Companies, the decision was unanimous that they…

Ryan Companies Search For a New Board Member
27 Aug

Ryan Companies Search For a New Board Member

Part Two – The search for a new and different board member
While Ryan Companies has had a very successful history to date, the company understands that adaptability is paramount for continued growth. One of the biggest changes that occurred for…

Behind the Scenes of the Board (Nationwide Diversity) Recruitment Process
26 Aug

Behind the Scenes of the Board (Nationwide Diversity) Recruitment Process

Part One – The need, desire and challenge
Companies across the nation turn to Cardinal Board Services for recruiting board members. While the board recruitment process isn’t necessarily easy, it is important for a company’s governance.
In this three-part series, we look…

Why Your Next Board Member Should not be a Man
22 Aug

Why Your Next Board Member Should not be a Man

There are not enough women that sit on a board of directors, that is a fact! The problem with this fact is most seasoned board members who have served on boards for years have a horror story regarding one woman…

Seven Reasons Why You Need a Recruiter to Help Select Your Next Board Member
19 Aug

Seven Reasons Why You Need a Recruiter to Help Select Your Next Board Member

Most board member positions are filled by acquaintances from current board members. Frequently they use this practice to show a vote of confidence to the current board by adding the best kind of individual that fits the board’s personality. There is a huge…

Private Equity vs. Traditional CEO
15 Aug

Private Equity vs. Traditional CEO

Mike Lorelli is a very accomplished Board of Director Member, Chairman and CEO. He has very good insight into how CEO’s manage depending on who the owner of the business is! Below is his viewpoints about private equity vs. traditional…

Tips for Joining a Board of Directors
06 Aug

Tips for Joining a Board of Directors

This week the Harvard Business Review published a blog post about joining a board. I recommend starting with non-profit board that needs real board members vs. people who will be on a board if they donate to the cause. After…

Target Board of Directors Chose a New CEO – The Hardest Decision for any Board
01 Aug

Target Board of Directors Chose a New CEO – The Hardest Decision for any Board

Yesterday Target announced they have hired Brian Cornell from Pepsi as their new CEO. This is the second hardest activity that a board of directors must do for a public or private company.
The first was to fire it’s long time…

The Ideal Age for Your Next Board Members
31 Jul

The Ideal Age for Your Next Board Members

As you know there is no perfect age that a board member should be to contribute the company’s board. There is an ideal age, however, for recruiting your next board member.
The ideal age, in my opinion, is 45-60 years old…