Understanding the Timing of Board Recruitment

Melissa Henderson January 9, 2019

Is there a playbook for how to land your first board seat? I find that the majority of executives who aspire for corporate boards seats lament that a trusted, tried and true playbook does not exist. So how do you get clarity and sort through how the timing for selection of candidates for independent directorships Read more…

Why Candidate Assessments Are Broken

Melissa Henderson January 2, 2019

There is a scene from the animated film, Ratatouille, that has one of my favorite “take you back moments”. The persnickety food critic, Anton Ego, requests a dish to critique with the belief that he already will be disappointed. The dish he tastes, ratatouille, ultimately takes him back to his childhood and he writes a phenomenal review. Well, Read more…

Understanding Activist Investors in the Boardroom

Melissa Henderson December 26, 2018

What is an activist investor and why is everybody talking about activist investors in the Boardroom? We are all aware of one well-known activist investor, Carl Icahn, who has attempted major changes at a host of name-brand companies. My clients are seeking clarity about the activist investors’ role; the pros, cons and what’s on the Read more…