Private Companies

Multi-generational Family Business

Multi-generational Family Business

Often when a family business gets to the 3rd/4th generation of ownership a board is critical to the business. Family ownership needs and wants an independent group of directors for strong governance of family and non-family executive leadership. Sensitivity to the family and business needs of the business is critical for any director. Finding the right individual who often is a mentor as well as a director is always challenging.

Investor owned

Investor owned

Profitability is the top of the list for investor owned businesses. Second is execution followed by strategy. The needs of the board are directors who have deep domain experience with the specific industry of the company or executive experience with the challenges immediately facing the company such as a turnaround, high growth, acquisitions, etc. It is very challenging to find candidates with the right mix of experience and time to spend and serve beyond the board meeting.

I have been fortunate to have been both a candidate and a client of Cardinal Board Services.

They recruited me to an excellent private company board 5+ years ago. When sometime later it became clear that one of my companies needed an additional board member, we knew we had to engage Cardinal Board Services to do the search. We got an excellent board member with deep industry knowledge in the Consumer Packaged Goods space that helped us refine and improve our go to market strategy. We got a great result!

David Goldberg
CEO Apex International, The Hamlet Companies and Goldberg Consulting

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Public Companies

Small/Midmarket

Small/Midmarket

Typically these organizations have had “KNOWN” board members. They were known to the CEO or known to other board members. We are able to recruit a bigger selection of potential board candidates that will help the business.

Division of a larger public company

Division of a larger public company

Often boards of companies that are owned by larger public companies operate like a Board of Advisors. The directors needed for theses division boards usually bring specific industry or functional experience and often do not need previous board experience. The challenge to recruiting these directors is finding the specific skill set needed with board ready personality.

What Jim & Charlie bring to the table is a unique ability to really dig into a company’s overall strategy and direction.

As such, they tend to deliver candidates that fit perfectly with the strategic needs of the Board.

Greg Palen
Former Chairman of the Board, Polaris Industries, Spectro Alloys and Botanic Oil Innovations

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