When Should You Use an Executive Agent?

Melissa Henderson April 27, 2016

Over eight years ago, while I was practicing retained executive search in a large firm and a boutique, it became clear to me that the process was 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 thought Read more…

Understanding the Timing of Board Recruitment

Melissa Henderson April 20, 2016

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…

The Candidate’s Perspective of a “Healthy” Board: What Makes Boards Effective?

Melissa Henderson April 13, 2016
Board Member Recruitment | Summit Executive Resources

Not all boards are great boards and great candidates just don’t want to be on any board. Just last week I shared my thoughts on Three Steps to Greater Board Effectiveness, with a view from how the market views boards as well as my own perspective. However, what about the candidate’s perspective?  Are all boards Read more…