Five Mistakes That Startups Make When Choosing a Board Member
15 May

Five Mistakes That Startups Make When Choosing a Board Member

Name recognition is everything- Small startups often think that if they can get a well known person to join their board then the company’s credibility is confirmed. The problem is that the effect of getting a big name person to join…

Our Search Practice: Recruiting Board Members
09 May

Our Search Practice: Recruiting Board Members

We have had great success in recruiting board members for our clients. One big reason for this is because of our diverse corporate search practice and deep experience we have working with all the functions of our successful client
Recruiting Board…

Board of Advisors or a Board of Directors
07 May

Board of Advisors or a Board of Directors

Should you have a Board of Advisors instead of a Board of Directors
In private companies, the biggest question facing ownership that wants a board is should it be a Board of Directors or a Board of Advisors? If there is a…

Best Practices for an Active Board Member
05 May

Best Practices for an Active Board Member

Board members that bring the most value to a company’s board are very engaged. Below is a checklist to review to evaluate yourself or your current board members:

Best Practices for an Active Board Member: Are you engaged?Do you know the…

The Diversity Myth: A Board Search Firm’s Perspective
02 May

The Diversity Myth: A Board Search Firm’s Perspective

A Board Search Firm Perspective: The Diversity Myth
When most companies and their boards think of diversity they are most often concerned about two things, GENDER & RACE. This is not completely off base but it is far from totally accurate. Much of what…

Board Effectiveness: Don’t let your board members lie down on the job.
30 Apr

Board Effectiveness: Don’t let your board members lie down on the job.

A board member’s value is fully realized when they are an engaged and active part of the board and the company. Unfortunately, some end up just taking up space. Most board members who “retire on the job” but keep serving…

Getting Great Results From Your Next Board Member
28 Apr

Getting Great Results From Your Next Board Member

A Board Search Firm’s Take on Getting Great Results From Your Next Board Member.
So one of your current directors/advisors wants to move on or you want to expand and is time to add a new board member. Typically the first thought…

Best way to get noticed as a diversity board candidate!
20 Nov

Best way to get noticed as a diversity board candidate!

Many companies strive to bring diversity to the Board of Directors.  As a matter of fact, in August of this year, the State of California passed Senate Resolution 62, calling publicly-held companies to place at least three females on boards…

Keys to Hiring a Non-Family CEO
29 Oct

Keys to Hiring a Non-Family CEO

In private, family-owned companies, often there comes a time to have a non-family member be the CEO. This can be a challenging decision for the company and, more importantly, the family to make. The big questions are:
1. Will there be…

MVD – Most Valuable Director
07 Oct

MVD – Most Valuable Director

In looking at your board members, how do you evaluate their value to the business? Having a room full of Most Valuable Directors (MVD’s as we like to call them) will lead to success.  The first thing is to determine…