Category: Establishing Board of Directors

Six Problems with Board Member Recruitment and a New Way Forward

Melissa Henderson December 5, 2018
Board Member Recruitment | Summit Executive Resources

Obsolescence should not be feared. While it signals the end of something familiar, it welcomes a new way forward. We have reached this crossroads with retained executive search. It is obsolete. Today, the retained executive search process is costly. Frequently, after lengthy recruiting processes, retained searches deliver new board members who fit poorly with the Read more…

Three Steps to Greater Board Effectiveness

Melissa Henderson November 28, 2018

During my daily work of representing C-Suite executives for their interest in independent directorships and partnering with corporate boards by providing them with vetted executives, it is clear to me that investor focus on board performance has reached new levels of intensity. Activist investors who have been historically assertive are now even more aggressive and Read more…

Do You Know How to Network?

Melissa Henderson October 3, 2018

While interviewing and negotiating an offer are at the top of the list of struggles for most executives, how to network and build a network presents just as big a challenge. It is astonishing to me how many executives truly struggle with building their network. With twenty or more years of professional experience behind them Read more…