Category: Improving Board Performance

Why Corporate Boards Need Cybersecurity Experts

Karen Wendel July 12, 2017
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“War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.” Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, French Prime Minister, 1906-1909, 1917-1920 On October 21, 2016, millions of users were impacted by the largest ever Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Users were unceremoniously booted off their favorite websites, including PayPal, Twitter, Amazon and CNN. Hundreds of private Read more…

Six Problems with Board Member Recruitment and a New Way Forward

Melissa Henderson May 31, 2017

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 It is obsolete.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…

Understanding Corporate Boards

Melissa Henderson May 10, 2017
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Whether publicly traded, privately held or private equity owned, Summit Executive Resources has been constantly tapped for clarity, insight and counsel regarding the enormously evolving corporate board environment. In response to these numerous requests, Summit has developed a new, four-chapter guide related to understanding corporate boards – “An Essential Guide to Today’s Corporate Boards”. With Read more…