Category: Establishing Board of Directors

When Should You Use an Executive Agent?

Melissa Henderson September 20, 2017

Over eight years ago, while I was practicing retained executive search in a large firm and a boutique, it became clear to me that retained executive search is broken. On a daily basis, I was receiving calls and requests, asking if I could flip the retained search model.  Was there a better model? Well, I Read more…

Military Board Recruitment: Is There Value in the Number of Stars?

Melissa Henderson August 30, 2017

As I consider the makeup of corporate boards and the value of the retired military flag officers in the corporate board room, I see a consistent theme and that is retired three and four–star generals making it to the board room table. What is the missing link and why are there not more one or Read more…

Investor Expectations: Boards of Directors – Further Insights

Melissa Henderson August 2, 2017

In last week’s post, Investor Expectations – Boards of Directors, I began to examine what investors expect from their boards of directors where they invest. I dove into investor trends, shareholder activism, board skill requirements and board diversity. Expanding on last week’s post, this week I will dive further into what investors expect from their Read more…