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Was head of the Silicon Valley offices of a global professional services. Board experience includes a year old family business whose products are sold nationally in home centers and independent garden centers.
Advised on divestiture of legacy lines of business. Home in Silicon Valley but able to travel around the world for Board meetings. Has served on Board of a public global technology services company.
Having a technology, acquisition, process re-engineering and global human resources background as well as experience building Sales, Supply Chain and Quality organizations was able to help the line management, CEO and Board. Industry experience includes senior level HR work for one of the world's leading technology companies. Over 20 years of industry experience including global organizational structure and business model transformation.
Involved in key acquisition, divestiture and transformation projects including people and system structures. Familiar with complex labour and restructuring events, creation and evolution of Global Real Estate, Tax and Payroll. Particular background in evaluation and transformation of sales forces. Based in Boston but can travel U. Industry experience includes financial services, energy, professional services, real estate, manufacturing, and technology.
Served as Chief Risk Officer at a bank. Substantive experience in risk management and positioning companies for growth. Familiar with markets in the U.
Former Regional Managing Partner for a national professional services. He initiated a turn-around strategy involving five Office Managers and 23 professionals. Qualified to be on the Audit Committee of a public company. Home is in the Houston, Texas area but he is available for Board assignments around the world. Recently appointed to the Harvard Alumni Association Board, she has governing and advisory boards including: She can add value to full board conversations for complex global organizations around strategy, policies, risk, revenue models, union contracts, investment and enterprise scale strategies with collaborations.
Industry experience includes nonprofit and telecommunications with domain expertise in the social sector. Her professional experience includes over a decade as CEO "turning around" complex nonprofit classical music organizations. She teaches a course called "Working with Boards. Home is Los Angeles but she can travel the world for board meetings.
Track record of value creation in high risk turnaround situations. Author, visionary and evangelist around importance of company culture in value creation. Industry experience includes all areas of technology, manufacturing, conferences, and digital marketing and advertising. Best suited for private equity backed company boards and entrepreneurial boards on the road to an IPO, or liquidity event.
Diplomatic approach to working with founders and investors in the board room. Can impact full board discussions dealing with strategic review, sales and marketing growth, finding sources of funding, leadership succession. Home in Southern California but can travel the world for Board meetings. Her Board experience includes both public and private mid-cap companies as well as private equity dominated firms.
Experience includes co-founding and growing a company for successful sale to News Corporation. Also involved in leading successful IPOs and acquisitions. Her industry experience includes media, retail, consumer package goods, software technology, promotion and marketing services.
Home is the Boston area but she can travel to U. Her industry experience includes financial services and nonprofits. She was an active participant in company IPO, and has led an acquisition. Qualified to be a Chair of an Audit Committee for a public company or mutual fund board. She received her J. From Northeastern University and her B. Home is in the Boston area but she can travel the globe for meetings.
Industries include biotech, aerospace, specialty materials, automotive, office products and private equity. Strong financial and corporate governance background. Was President of a PE portfolio company. Professional experience revolves around helping leaders in healthcare and higher education with operational insights and improvements, strategy, researching and developing new business lines, and leading large and complex initiatives.
Not afraid to ask difficult questions. Best suited for small to medium sized companies or a private company. Boston location but able to travel. Board member of an oil and gas producer and advisory committee member of a venture capital firm. Industry experience includes private equity, energy, environmental services e. Qualified to be on a public company Audit Committee.
Home in the Boston area but can travel the world for Board meetings. Board experience includes a world class health care institution.
Industry experience includes low tech manufacturing, health care, education, and technology companies. Well suited for family-firms seeking Independent Directors. Can impact full board discussions dealing with strategic review, finding sources of funding, leadership succession.
Significant experience on Investment Committee. Boston based but can travel around the United States. Medical expertise includes neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, hemophilia, rare diseases, and pulmonary aterial hypertension, Multiple Sclerosis. Has led multidisciplininary teams in the U. Can add value to companies in life sciences, insurance, and education. Prefers a public company Board but will consider a private company seeking to become public.
Board experience includes a nonprofit organization addressing low graduation rates of low-income first-generation Black, Hispanic, and Asian students. Member of the Strategy and Finance Committee. Home base is Boston but he can travel in the U.
Can meaningfully contribute to strategic discussions involving market and product expansion, establishing operations and investment decisions. Can be of value in issues involving CEO compensation, crisis management, finding new sources of revenue, evaluating strategic alliances, risk management, succession planning, and expanding to new regions of the country. Well suited for growth-oriented private companies where real estate and growth is a critical asset such as banking, insurance, construction, and retail operations.
Chief Medical Officer for a SaaS in the medtech space. Formerly Chief Medical Officer for one of the nation's premier health care organizations. He has a 27 year history of medical experience in internal medicine at a Harvard University Teaching Hospital. Began tenure with a "going concern" opinion from the company's CPA firm. NASDQ unsuccessfully attempted to delist the company. Industry expertise includes gaming, entertainment, packaging machinery, defense, IT services, manufacturing, SaaS, industrial products in public company and private equity dominated settings.
General Partner for a small private equity group and experienced in performing due diligence on investments. Providence, RI area is home but he can travel the globe for Board meetings. Ideal 'Digital Director' on the Board. Expert in digital and cyber security areas.
Brings diversity of perspective to the board. Board experience around private companies looking for growth. Based in Boston but available for national and international travel for meetings.
Venture capital experiences includes companies in U. Africa Cyprus, Russia and Kazakhstan. Appointed by a Governor in the U.
Can bring a global perspective to full board discussions involving, strategic review, global expansion, crisis management, IPOs, finding new sources of revenue, risk management, and leadership succession. Fluent in English and Russian. Home in Michigan but Tom is a citizen of the world.
Her experience includes working with middle market businesses on debt capital. Currently Managing Director of Business Development for a company that helps mid cap companies secure financing. Key relations with investment bankers, PE firms and various types of debt providers.
National thought leader, speaker, and author regarding middle market financing trends for both growth or distressed businesses Member, Association of Corporate Growth, Commerical Finance Association and Turnaround Management Association. Industry experience includes consumer products, retail, financial services, and fintech. Board experience includes two nonprofits. She is well suited for family dominated businesses, family offices, or private equity portfolio companies.
Home in the Boston area but can travel nationally for meetings. Can contribute to full board discussions involving strategy in the ever changing health care market; evaluating strategic alliances; crisis management; review of exit options. Homes in Maine and Boston.
Industry experience includes all areas of technology- life science, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, SaaS, cloud, ecommerce,semiconductor- along with consumer products, retail, manufacturing, service , and distribution.
A good person to have in times of rapid change: Known as an agent of culture change and someone passionate about developing and mentoring the next generation of business leaders. Can be the Chair of a public company Audit Committee.
Boston is home base but free to travel the globe for meetings. Experience in both high-growth and turnaround environments with a history of increasing shareholder value for public corporations, private companies and private equity ventures.
On the Board of another public tech company and appointed Chair, Audit Committee. Chicago is home and can easily travel the world to Board meetings. Industry experience includes law, professional services, manufacturing, ecommerce, telecommunications, and software development. Former President of an international network of 30 law firms: That skill has also helped in working with family dominated companies. Brings a calm demeanor and solid understanding of how to grow companies and to position them for exits.
Home base in Chicago but can travel the globe. Former managing director of a private equity firm. Familiar with the dynamics of family businesses. Board experience includes growing a family businesses and selling it to a private equity firm.
Industry experience includes manufacturing, financial services, distribution, ecommerce, and consumer products. Chicago is home but can travel around the world to Board meetings. Industry experience includes health care delivery, financial services, and professional services. Former hospital CEO; Co-Founder of a respected national talent management firm focusing on providing leaders for health care delivery systems.
Former VP, Development for a technology company in the imaging sector. Best suited for a medical device or information technology company selling into health care delivery systems and able to capitalize on my national network of health care delivery leaders. Well suited for a private equity portfolio company. He earned an M. Home is in Boston but he is free to travel. Industry experience includes Big Data, and SaaS. Business experience includes U.
Flies airplanes C and performs piano concerts. Home in the Boston area but a citizen of the world. Was a senior executive with two large financial services companies. CEO and Chair of a second generation family-dominated real estate development company. She can be of value to private equity or venture capital firms seeking independent Board members for portfolio companies. Home in Boston, MA, but can travel globally for meetings, and fluent in French. Her industry experience includes energy, power, transportation, logistics, engineering and construction services.
She often serves as unofficial chief of staff for the CEO. Has a knack for pulling together different people into a cohesive team. Works well to calm leaders during stressful times.
She is qualified to serve on the Compensation Committee of a public company. MBA, University of St. Home base is Houston, Texas and it available to travel on a global basis. Well suited for a complex family-controlled public or private company seeking to move to the next generation of business sophistication.
Industry experience includes agribusiness, industrial manufacturing, transportation, and consumer packaged goods. Currently Chair of a branded marketing company in the snow sports industry. Qualified to serve on a public or private company Audit Committee. Home in Toledo, Ohio but can travel around the world for meetings. Experienced board member and long time audit partner. Founder and MD of a professional services group. Founded a group and grew it to 50 professionals.
Can serve as Chair of the Audit Committee of a public company. Can be of value to private equity firms seeking independent Board members for portfolio companies. Industry experience includes international franchising, multi-unit Restaurants, education, commercial real estate, food distribution, construction, and museums. Can contribute to full board discussions involving strategy, succession planning, compensation, finding sources of capital, scaling up, review of capital equipment and real estate decisions.
Best suited for mid cap private and public companies, small cap public companies, private companies on the IPO journey, and family businesses seeking to move to the next generation. Home in Virginia Beach,VA but able to travel around the world. Early career in Microsoft. CEO of Handango, the firt app store for mobile applications. Extensive German business experience. She is qualified to be a member of an Audit Committee of a Public Company.
Her home is in the Boston area but available to travel around the world. Boston area location but available to travel globally. Now serving as Chair. On the Board of a public university. Industry experience includes consulting engineer, professional services, higher education. Particular expertise in public works construction, engineering, and environmental services. Well suited for a family business or founder dominated company looking to move to the next generation.
Well known in the Metrowest area of Boston. Can contribute to full board discussions involving review of strategy, exit alternatives, finding sources of capital, and succession planning. Home in the Boston area. Co-founder and Chairman of fast-growing defense and Intelligence Community contractor headquartered in Washington, DC.
Approaching employees, company provides professional services and operations facilitation to specific federal agencies. Originated potential investment opportunities in North America.
Led or participated in due diligence, negotiations, and deal structuring. Home on the Connecticut Shore but can travel around the world for board meetings. Grew company to successful acquisition by Oracle. Her Advisory Board roles with two early stage technology companies. Industry experience includes high tech hardware, software, SaaS, social media, and ecommerce.
One of her values to Board work is her unique background as both a CEO of a tech company and a human capital executive. She is a good fit for technology into the talent management space. But she can provide value to private companies seeking to grow for an exit. Home in Silicon Valley, California but able to commute to Board meetings around the world.
Solid understanding of the private equity world. Industry experience includes consumer goods, manufacturing, distribution, retail, restaurants, auto repair, e-commerce, tier-1 auto part suppliers, furniture, importing.
CEO of a private equity portfolio company. Significant experience as a Board member of private equity portfolio companies. Well suited for the Board of a private equity portfolio company or a private company where the exit strategy might include investment by a private equity company. Qualified to be the Chair of a public company Audit Committee.
Home in the Dallas, Texas. Free to travel around the world for Board meetings. Extensive experience in global marketing management. As a Black business leader, he has been recognized for his commitment to the future of human rights by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
He also spent six years on the Board of a Gay and Lesbian nonprofit social advocacy group. Can provide value to full Board discussions involving review of corporate strategy, business growth, customer engagement, social media, finding sources of capital, and exit planning, growing a professional service business, and multicultural sensitivity. Can serve on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee.
Conversational in French and German. She has experience in leading technology companies, mostly with public companies and some private equity in the aerospace and aviation sectors. Best suited for a mid to large cap public technology oriented company.
Home is in Albuquerque but she can travel globally. Strategy consulting experience includes Boston Consulting Group and Gemini. Her Board experience includes a well known consumer products company; a growing health care technology company; and a technology company in Brazil. Best suited for the Board of a complex, global public company, but open to the range of for-profit Board opportunities.
Portland, Maine is home but she can travel around the world for board meetings. She managed global relocation services with offices in Denver, Atlanta, Seattle, Prague, Singapore, and shanghai.
Serve on the Board of a private equity firm. Can contribute to full board discussions involving review of strategy, opening offices around the world, crisis management, and strategic alliances. She has served the needs of Fortune companies and understands the purchasing cycle in these global institutions.
Atlanta is home but she can travel around the world. Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director for a large global investment management company with brokers and branches.
Her industry experience includes financial services, telecom, farming, agriculture, advertising, banking, higher education, health care, and museums. She sits on the Board of two private family companies as an independent director. Lives in Boston but able to travel the globe for Board meetings. Can contribute to full Board discussions involving: Boston area is home but can travel around the world for meetings. Former Chief Administrative Officer, Global and part of core executive team for the same institution driving global growth.
Prior experience includes work with a privately owned investment firm and global financial services. She can contribute to full board discussions involving review of strategy, finding new sources of revenue, evaluating strategic alliances, review of financial performance, risk management, succession planning, and opening new businesses around the world.
Specific knowledge and expertise in international business. Home in the San Francisco area but capable of traveling to Board meetings around the world.
Over 30 years of leadership experience with high growth technology companies in early stage, mid-market, and mature stage of development. On Advisory Board of a digital recruitment firm and on the Board of a regional professional association that focuses on the needs of senior leaders. Can be Chair of the Compensation Committee. He has been on Boards of public and private equity portfolio companies. He was the first non-family CEO for a family business.
Best suited for a public or private mid cap company. On Board of a national organization that helps veterans deal with PTSD through therapeutic interaction with horses. Chicago is home but he can travel the globe for Board meetings. Her industry experience includes transportation, social media, public health, construction, real estate, and navigating global NGOs, governments, and foundations.
She profitably developed public-private partnerships P3 to create high profile investments by leveraging her networks. She knows how to organize institutional response to crisis. With air services to over regular destinations in 20 countries, UNHAS carried more than , humanitarian passengers in Can contribute to full board discussions involving review of strategy, relations with Governments, NGOs, Foundations; strategic alliances. She has a global network of key leaders around the world.
Toronto is home but can travel around the world for Board meetings. Security and Exchange Commission. Can contribute to full Board meetings on topics such as: Seeking to join a growth oriented public company board. Fluent in Spanish and English. Miami area home but able to travel around the world. Founded a professional services firm in Industry experience includes software and IT; beauty and cosmetics; travel and tourism; retail.
Can contribute to full board discussions involving cybersecurity, project management, and the payment credit industry. Key contacts with information technology leaders in North America. Liberal Arts Excelsior College. Industry experience includes in investment management, real estate, and professional services.
Experience in multi generational wealth management. Well networked in the Silicon Valley business community. Can contribute to full Board discussions involving review of strategy, findings sources of capital, risk management, and leadership succession in family-dominated companies.
Licensed Financial Investment Adviser. Silicon Valley area location but can travel around the world. That is his job as a private equity partner and change agent for one of the world's top tier PE firms. Sector experiences include private equity, energy, transportation, light and heavy manufacturing, consumer goods, steel, specialty food, specialty retail, professional services, healthcare, food processing, residential and commercial building products, automobiles, and on-line education.
Can be of value to full Board discussions involving strategy review, operations assessment, restructuring, turnarounds, Toyota production systems, lean thinking, change management, bankruptcies, mergers and acquisitions, recaps, private equity and debt investing. Sarbanes Oxley qualified to be on the Audit Committee. Boston area resident but free to travel around the world. Industry experience includes health care delivery systems, health care regulatory agencies, health care insurance, health care information systems.
Expert in infectious diseases, pandemics, bioterrorism preparedness, and FDA drug trials. Formerly Global Director for Abbott Laboratories. It could be a pharma or medical device company. Awarded Keys to the City by Miami Beach for the work done in community health. Diplomates in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. But since I also have a private practice, I have limits on my ability to travel. National media exposure as a content expert and business leader.
Professional experience includes Business Development at Ford, President of a venture capital portfolio company, and helping to take a private company public. Best suited for a small cap public company or a private company seeking to go public.
Can contribute to full Board discussions involving review of strategy, finding source of capital, acquisitions, mergers, IPOs, strategic alliances, review of CEO performance. Sarbanes Oxley qualified to be on a public company Audit Committee. Live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area but open to companies around the world. Has a knack for pulling together different people into a coherent team.
Industry experience revolves around SaaS, software, high tech manufacturing, enterprise IT security, consumer durable products, and professional services. Best suited for a private technology company where attracting, retaining, and motivating talent are critical for success. Boston is home but she can travel the world to Board meetings. Industry experience include global insurance, power generation, engineering, environmental engineering, ship building, machinery manufacturing, all types of sea transportation and offshore oil drilling unit construction.
Can provide value to full board discussions involving strategy, finding sources of capital, government relations on a global scale, including the European Union,review of CEO performance, and risk management. Best suited for a global public company with complex global regulatory issues. I am a known in many capitals of the world. Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award for personal and direct contribution to the advancement of the Coast Guard's mission; Seatrade's Lifetime Achievement Award for significant contributions to the maritime industry; United Seamen's Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards for significant contributions to American seafarers, vessels and American commerce.
Lauderdale,FL home but free to travel around the world. Strong skills leading and developing professionals and collaborating across a global, multicultural organization.
Prefer something in the area. Currently affiliated with an accounting firm. Began career as economist with Solomon Brothers evaluating monetary and economic trends and speaking on these topics to the investment community. Can contribute to Board discussions involving capital raising, exit strategy, communication with the investment community, and CEO evaluation. Home in Boca Raton, Florida but can easily travel to Board meetings. Positions include Founder of a global B: B to help travelers, expats and medical tourists find appropriate care around the world.
Chair of a U. She can be of value for full board discussions involving review of strategy, global expansion, tapping into her global network of business leaders, risk management, logistics, finding new sources of financing, and evaluation of CEO performance. S in Environmental Science from University of Pennsylvania. Home in Philadelphia but she is a citizen of the world. She can travel anywhere in the world for Board meetings.
She manages a group that helps global companies better make sense of global economic conditions. Her current Board service includes a company which partners with local communities in developing countries.
She is well networked within the financial services sector and business leaders with international perspective. Fellow, Foreign Policy Association. Well suited for a bank board or other financial services. A good fit for a fintech company viewing its market from a global perspective. A good fit for a tech company seeking to develop next generation learning tools on a global basis. Well networked within the financial services and private equity communities. New York City base but can travel the globe for Board meetings.
Her industry experience includes food, nutrition, and consumer-focused health care. Qualified to serve as Knowledgeable for an Audit Committee of a public company. Home in Santa Monica but can travel around the world. Previously, he was a Principal Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led operational audits and internal control projects. He is a nationally recognized speaker on boardroom effectiveness, corporate compliance, risk assessments, SEC disclosures, auditing standards and accounting matters.
He is co-author of a book focusing on Audit Committee fiduciary responsibilities. Best suited for a small to mid cap public company in the following sectors: A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, he is free to travel around the country. She traverses between private and public sector worlds and can be an asset for a company where state, Federal, Latin American or EU relations are critical to business success. Industry expertise includes agriculture, telecommunications, higher education, and highly regulated industries.
Can contribute to full Board discussions involving review of strategy and how strategy fits into governmental policy; globalization; finding sources of revenue, managing crisis, strategic alliances, human capital, cross-cultural management, and diversity. Miami is her home but she is a citizen of the world. Industry experience includes aerospace, Saas, technology, defense, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, energy, and financial services.
Board experience includes a private equity funded SaaS in the health care delivery sector and talent management. Best suited for a SaaS or other technology company that wants to sell into the talent management space. I can help open doors at higher levels of the HR community due to my visibility within the HR community and my reputation as a national HR thought leader. I have two published books in the HR field and contributions to many others. Home base is the New York City area but I am free to travel around the world.
Got my start at General Mills in Product Management. My career has more recently focused on being the non-family President. I have served as President of companies in the Million range.
Expertise includes food manufacturing, food distribution, and global marketing. Products include fruit, seafood, and cereals. I have been a non-family leader of three family dominated companies. I understand the dynamics! Home in the Boston area but can travel the globe for Board meetings.
On Executive Board of a Fortune Company. Board of Advisers for two tech start-ups. On Board of a VAR. Former member of a private school board. Home in Scottsdale, Arizona but free to travel globally. Former Board member of several rapid growth technology companies.
US Citizen speak several Indian languages and has worked in over 12 countries. Familiar with private equity boards. She closed bond financing in a tight market. Strong industry experience in retail and franchising. Familiar with the dynamics of private equity dominated Boards. Denver area home but can travel globally. Experience includes media, licensing of intellectual property, sports, recreation, and entertainment.
CEO of a venture backed digital media that I grew and sold. Previous public company Board experience includes Atari, a pioneer in the digital gaming industry.
Best suited for a small or mid cap public company or a rapidly growing company seeking my private equity perspective. Can contribute to full Board discussions involving review of strategy, strategic alliances, exit strategy options including IPO, capitalizing intellectual property, securing new sources of funding. Can serve as Chair of a public company Audit Committee.
New York City location but can travel around the world for Board meetings. Best suited for a company where the product can benefit from my credibility and stature within the Chief Information Officer community might add value. Paul area but can travel globally for board meetings. Started two technology based firms from nothing and grew them to maturity as a respected pioneer in the field of telecom and software development.
Successfully sold both businesses. Industry experience includes software development, technology, innovation, product design and intellectual property portfolio building. Deep contacts with executives in science, technology, software, finance, professional services and telecommunications. Specific skills in mentoring of inexperienced founder-executives, fostering innovation and guiding new strategic initiatives. Well suited for a fast paced company where the need for competitor intelligence is critical and perhaps best suited for a private company seeking to do an IPO or be acquired within five years or less.
New York City area location but able to travel globally to Board meetings. Industry experience includes IT, professional services, ecommerce, distribution, health care, cloud based technology, and technology applied to education. Can contribute to full board discussions involving review of corporate strategy, acquisition and acquisition integration, exit plans, finding sources of capital, strategic alliance, government relations, crisis management, risk management, international expansion, and cybersecurity.
Qualified to be Chair of a public company Audit Committee. Best suited for a mid cap or larger public company with significant global presence and government relations management issues. University of Michigan, M. Industry experience includes machining, foundry, stamping, surface treatment, machine tool, building products, and injection molding. Home in Minnesota but can travel to Board meetings. ABD , Capella University. Well suited for a Tech company moving to an IPO or sale.
BS from Georgetown University. Well qualified to help an emerging technology company where development and management of an IP portfolio and product based competitive marketplace analysis are critical to success. Can assist a full Board with discussions about strategy review, finding sources of capital, risk management, evaluating strategic partners, and exit plans.
Boston area location but can travel for Board meetings. Industry experience includes Financial Services mortgage, auto, credit card, retail banking ; Insurance property, casualty, annuity , Healthcare medical devices, pharmaceuticals ; Industrial water treatment, power generation ; Consumer Products beverages.
Board experience includes two private companies with successful IPO's one mid-cap, one small-cap , a mid-cap public company, and a private start-up. Contacts include C-Suite executives in Financial Services, top-tier investment bankers and management consultants and government leaders at the state and federal level.
Atlanta location and free to travel around the world. Started a consulting firm from zero and grew it to become a global, respected pioneer in the field of marketing. Successfully sold the business to a non-U.
Deep contacts with C-level executives of Fortune companies. Industry experience includes manufacturing, professional services, life sciences, financial services, and retail. Can contribute to full board discussions involving review of strategy, exit planning, growth of professional service firms, crisis management, and succession planning. He has unique ability in helping a Board think about media relations.
This individual is well suited for a fast paced company where need for competitor intelligence is critical. He is perhaps best suited for a private company seeking to do an IPO or be acquired within five years or less.
Boston area location but able to travel globally to Board meetings. Industry experience includes financial services, E learning and manufacturing. On the board of an innovative, global nonprofit serving the blind. Can contribute to full board discussions involving exit strategies, finding sources of capital, review of strategy, and crisis management.
Best suited for the Board of a private company in Canada or the U. I work in Toronto and live in the Boston area. Founder of a U. Finance industry veteran and serial entrepreneur with experience in venture capital, public company investment and board work.
Global expertise with portfolio and investment management. Private equity expertise in retail, finance, commercial banking, energy and technology sectors. Experienced board member of multiple companies, non-profit organizations and investment committees. He is currently the CFO for a school district with almost 20, students and 3, employees. Phoenix, Arizona is home but he is free to travel around the world.
Specialist in global short term interest rate trading. Well suited for a PE company with a portfolio company that is developing fintech. Well known in the U. Well aware of issues surrounding higher education. Can contribute to full Board discussions involving review of strategy, finding sources of capital, exit planning, acquisitions, risk management, cyber security, and crisis management.
Well suited to be Chair of an Audit Committee of a private or public company. Lives n New York City and available to travel around the world. Background includes key roles in one of the world's leading corporate strategy firms. His experience includes deal negotiations, LBOs including careve-outs, taking public companies private, and recaps. For the past decade, Craig has held a number of public and private Board positions and regularly interacted with boards as part of acquisition and divestiture transactions.
Industry experience includes software, FinTech, financial services,education, and consumer products. Home in Boston but able to travel around the world. Industry experience includes aerospace, automotive, chemicals, clean tech, defense, industrial, technology, telecommunications, semiconductors, computers hardware and software , consumer products, and financial services. Her skill set value for Boards: She has lived in France three times and speaks French. She is a full time Director usually sitting on four public Boards.
However, she is currently on three public company boards as one was acquired. She is an experienced Audit Committee Chair. She has availability for an additional board with Headquarters either within the US or in Europe. She has a strong track record overcoming significant challenges. On Board of Dartmouth Hitchcock Health. Home in Boston but able to travel globally to Board meetings. Can contribute to full board discussions involving acquiring or being acquired; review of strategy; finding sources of capital; integration of acquired companies; forming alliances.
Lives in the New York City area. Can commute to Board meetings around the world. Work experience includes Xerox, Chrysler and Philip Morris. Industry experience includes enterprise technology, office products, professional services, automotive, consumer products, transportation, health care, supply chain.
Currently consulting with small and medium sized businesses. Best suited for a private company expanding its global footprint. Miami home but can travel around the world. Managed eight call centers in the U. Familiar with the management of global call centers. China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. She lives in the Silicon Valley area but is able to travel globally.
Currently an investor and advisor to private equity firms in aerospace, logistics,and industrial manufacturing. Chairman of the Board of a world class integrated manufacturer to the international commercial and military aerospace sectors.
Board member for a private equity-funded energy infrastructure company. Industry experience includes private equity, aerospace, transportation, logistics, low tech manufacturing, high tech manufacturing, engineering services, product development, professional services, and health care delivery. Well suited for a public company Audit Committee. Home in North Carolina but can travel around the world to meetings.
Involved in all phases of life sciences and health care delivery. Began career as a surgeon. Became COO of a large health insurer; CEO of a venture backed company providing services to the pharmaceutical industry; Division Leader of a global public company involved with clinical trial management.
Was on the Board of a private equity backed company through successful sale to strategic buyer. Can contribute to full board discussions involving strategy, exit planning, finding sources of capital, crisis management, company-government relations, and CEO performance.
Home in Boston but free to travel. Specific skills in mentoring of inexperienced founder-executives, transitioning from start-up mode to massive scaling, and guiding new strategic initiatives.
Led global activities related to sales, solution integration and architecture methods. She is experienced in consulting, technology development and sales enablement going from concept to mature deployment.
Her industry experience include high tech, manufacturing, software, cybersecurity, defense, social, mobile, cloud, professional services, financial services, and health care delivery systems. Can contribute to full Board discussions involving review of strategy, finding sources of capital, international expansion, crisis management, review of strategic alliances.
Best suited for a mid size private company making the leap to the global stage and then on to an IPO. She lives in North Carolina but can travel the world for Board meetings. Co-Founder of a Miami based firm that provides merger and acquisition services, capital sourcing, debt restructuring, strategic planning, operational consulting, and financial services advice to the homebuilding industry, real estate developers, commercial real estate investors, and mortgage lenders.
He serves on the Board of a commercial real estate private equity group providing debt, equity, and development expertise. He was on the Board of a company providing variable cost processing and outsourcing solutions to the mortgage industry. He was on the Board of a public company providing specialty finance to builders and entrepreneurs. His home is Miami but he can travel to Board meetings around the world. Over 30 years experience at the intersection of government and regulated industries including financial services, healthcare, transportation, retail consumer products and services and data security.
National reputation in data security and healthcare pricing transparency. Special expertise in media relations and external affairs. A good option for a board that may foresee regulatory or community hurdles and challenges to achieving corporate objectives. Has lived and worked in Washington, D.
Her Industry experience includes banking, television, cable, radio and Internet, sports management and gaming. Manufacturing in the aerospace, flow control and payment systems sectors. She is best suited for the Board of a mid cap public company. Lives in New York City but can travel to Board meetings. VP at Twitter and Google.
Set up the European headquarters for Twitter. Well suited for a small cap public company or pre-IPO company. General Manager with functional experience in sales, marketing, ops, engineering, product management, strategy. Can contribute to full board discussions involving social media, international expansion, scaling operations, and international sales force management.
He has lived in the U. Home in Ireland but available to travel internationally. Industry expertise includes ecommerce, social media, digital products, publishing, advertising services and telecommunications. Inside Board member of a well-known media company that went through a roller coaster ride: I was CFO and Board member during these times. Company is now part of Amazon. International experience includes working in Europe for 7 years, serving on the Board of a Korean wireless company and building a business in Japan.
Qualified to be Financial Expert on the Audit Committee of a public company. He serves on the advisory board of Sandbox Summit, and has mentored young entrepreneurs at the Stamford Innovation Center.
Lives in the New York City area but free to travel globally to Board meetings. Public Company Board Experience: Greg has been on the MKS, Inc. He has lived in Singapore and New Zealand. He has experience in corporations that utilize both inside and independent broker sales teams. Best suited for for private or family-owned enterprise. His strengths include strategy, marketing, communication, business continuation, profitability and sustainability. He is well-suited to participate in the selection, oversight and evaluation, and compensation of a CEO.
He is nearing completion of a Master of Science in Financial Services. He is married and enjoys reading, classical music and travel. Based Charlotte, North Carolina is willing to travel nationally or internationally for board meetings.
Industry experience spans financial services, investment banking, and art. Frequent speaker about financial industry trends. Well suited for a public company in the financial sector, a technology company selling into the financial services sector, or a company whose strategy touches the world of art. San Francisco area location but can travel the globe. Prior Chairman of the Board of a public U. Detroit area is home but can travel the globe. Best suited for growth oriented public manufacturing companies.
Can contribute to full board discussions involving review of strategy, finding sources of capital, improving operations, profitable growth, and all aspects of acquisitions. New York area location and can travel the globe to meetings. Service on FTSE listed and private company boards. Formal director training NACD. Career experience includes chemicals, construction materials, defense, instrumentation, medical devices and minerals. Background spans startups to Fortune firms with global responsibilities.
Submarine Force with a Top Secret clearance. Boston home but open to global travel to meetings. Industry experience includes media distribution and placement, including digital, advertising, manufacturing,professional services. New York State location but can travel globally. In the s, most of the mining and steel mill operations of the company were divested, and the focus changed to forestry-related activities. In , the company name was shortened to Stora AB.
The copper mine closed down in In , the year before the merger with Enso, Stora had 20, employees and a turnover of The company owned 2. It also produced 7. A article in Harvard Business Review praised Stora's ability to adapt to changing circumstances over the centuries.
Enso-Gutzeit Oy was founded in the 19th century in Norway as W. Gutzeit's son Hans Gutzeit moved the company to Finland, where it became the largest forestry company in the country. Enso-Gutzeit Osakeyhtiö bought A. Ahlström Osakeyhtiö's forest industries at Varkaus in December In a decision was made to merge two state owned forest giants together. After the merger, Stora Enso expanded its operations by acquiring wood products businesses and bought paper merchant businesses in Europe.
In the company bought Consolidated Papers in North America. In , Stora Enso started investigating the possibility of establishing plantations and production facilities in Guangxi , China. In recent years [ when? Stora Enso has sold and closed down some of its mills in Finland, Sweden and Germany. The closure of a plant in Kemijärvi in and subsequent events were subject to significant Finnish media coverage.
In , Stora Enso entered into a joint venture in Uruguay , called Montes del Plata, with access to , hectares of woodland and the intention to build a large-capacity mill. In , Stora Enso acquired a 30 percent stake in the Chinese printed paper packaging manufacturer Inpac. The ownership stake was later increased to 51 percent, and in , to 90 percent. The ownership stake for Stora Enso was 35 percent.
In , the stake was sold back to Packages Ltd. Between and , the share of paper products of the total sales decreased from 62 percent to 38 percent, while packaging and wood products increased their shares of the revenue, as the company, according to Bloomberg News , was "betting on renewable packaging as online shopping grows.
In , the Financial Times reiterated that a focus on renewable packaging, biomaterials and construction products formed part of the strategic direction of Stora Enso, while also reporting that the revenue from paper had decreased further to 30 percent of the total sales.
In , Stora Enso, along with 23 other Finnish and Swedish companies, formed a joint venture named Combient for research and knowledge sharing in the areas of artificial intelligence , deep learning , big data and automation. Examples of notable products launched in and are cardboard-based packaging under the name EcoFishBox as an alternative to polystyrene boxes for transportation of fresh fish, industrial-scale supply of lignin under the name Lineo as an alternative to phenol-based adhesives , and prototypes of biodegradable drinking straws.
As of , Stora Enso offers products and services through five corporate divisions. The sales figures and relative contributions to group earnings by division are listed below. In July , the Financial Times reported that the current and foreseeable market conditions were such that forestry industry companies in general received and could be expected to receive comparatively low shares of their profits from paper production.
The Consumer board division previously, before , part of a division called "Renewable packaging" sells varieties of paperboard for packaging of dry and liquid products, including food, as well as for graphic printing purposes.
The Packaging solutions division previously, before , part of a division called "Renewable packaging" sells corrugated fiberboard , other types of paperboard used in production of packaging containers, as well as complete packaging boxes and equipment and services related to packaging production.
The Biomaterials division sells pulp , as well as additional products that can be extracted biochemically from wood and other sorts of biomass. The Wood products division previously, before , called "Building and living" sells construction materials and fuels that have been produced using wood as a raw material.
The Paper division previously, before , called "Printing and reading" sells paper for commercial printing and office use, as well as services for the printing industry, such as paper supply management.
In , the regional sales distribution was as follows. Stora Enso has the majority of its operations Europe but also a significant presence in the Americas and Asia. The following table lists the number of employees and the corporate divisions by region. The building has been in use since As of , Stora Enso is still headquartered in the same building.
Veracel is a joint venture between Stora Enso 50 percent ownership and Fibria in Brazil. At the Annual General Meeting on 28 March , the following persons were elected as members of the board of directors. As of September , the Finnish state is, through the state-owned Solidium fund, the largest owner by number of shares, while the Wallenberg family foundations, through FAM AB , is the second largest. These two owners are also the largest ones by number of votes, controlling approximately equal amounts.
Following the merger, English became the lingua franca of the company. A study of the implications of this for the effectiveness of Stora Enso's internal business communication, published in the academic journal Business Communication Quarterly, concluded that the analyzed communication "seemed to work well". The North American part of the group was sold in to NewPage Corporation with a net loss of about 4. Gerard Goodwyn, the company's head of accounting who spoke publicly about the accounting mistake, was fired in In , Stora Enso published a report written by independent law firms, which the company had commissioned to investigate the accusations.
According to the report, the investigations performed did not find any evidence of illegal acts or wrongful financial reporting, apart from mistakes that had already been communicated and corrected by In articles commenting on the report, the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat stated that they had been contacted by the source of the accusations in but that, after attempting to confirm the accusations, they had not considered that there were sufficient grounds for a news story.
Eucalyptus cultivation of Stora Enso has been discussed critically,  especially in relation to the documentary film Red Forest Hotel. The case went on to influence the practice of Canadian environmental law. The Swedish program "Kalla fakta" reported in that Stora Enso used child labor in its activities in Pakistan, and that the company had been aware of it since It stated that its partner, Bulleh Shah Packaging, was taking short-term action to remedy the situation in areas where child labor was known to exist, and was also working to mitigate child labor in the long term by addressing its root causes.
In , Stora Enso divested its business interest in Pakistan. In April , Stora Enso entered into a partnership with ILO , with the aims of progressively eliminating child labor from the supply chain in Pakistan and promoting decent work conditions.
The collaboration concerned policies and processes with regard to supply chain issues in Pakistan, as well as supply network evaluation in India.