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27. Michael Muldowney on the job of being a board member

Michael is the CEO of Foxford Capital a strategic financial advisory and investment firm. He is also a General Partner at Eastward Capital Access Fund, a late-stage venture debt fund, serves on several Boards including the board of Veritiv Corporation, a public company where he is the chair of the Audit Committee, iAnthus Capital Holdings,…

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26. Annalisa Gigante on Innovation and ESG: A view from Europe

Annalisa Gigante has been an award-winning innovator for 30 years. She serves as a board member of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Research and Innovation and Cambridge Enterprise, Cambridge University’s seed funding and entrepreneurship hub. Annalisa is a thought-leader in innovation, leadership and corporate governance. She is Chair of Foundations for Learning, the…

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25. Guy Primus: Accelerate Board Diversification Now!

Guy Primus is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience operating at the intersection of media and innovation,.  He is currently the CEO of Valence Enterprises, which creates new paths to success for Black professions, and is launching the BONDS executive development community this summer.  Guy is also Co-Founder of The Board Challenge,…

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24. Ralph Ward: The Rules of the Game Have Changed: Beware the Naked Boardroom

Our guest today is Ralph Ward. Ralph is an internationally recognized speaker, writer and advisor on the role of boards of directors, how benchmark boards excel, and the future of governance worldwide. He publishes the online newsletter, Boardroom Insider, and he editor of the Corporate Board, the nation’s leading corporate governance magazine as well as…

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23. Micho Spring: Corporate Culture as a Risk

Micho Spring has been a highly respected political and business leader for many years, beginning as a young Chief of Staff to Mayor Kevin White and now as an advisor to companies around the world as the leader of Weber Shandwick’s Global Corporate practice and the Chair of the Board of the Greater Boston Chamber…

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22. Matt Blumberg on building and leading a world class board for a startup company

Leading a world class board is the single most important thing startup CEOs can do to help their businesses thrive and become industry leaders.Matt Blumberg is the author of Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, and Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Teams, coming out in…

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21. Cathy Minehan on ESG: it’s about managing risk and long-term success – and it’s here to stay!

Cathy Minehan has been an active for profit and not for profit board member of a variety of entities over many and worked for 39 years with the Federal Reserve System, including as the President and Chief Executive of the Boston Bank Chapter.  In this episode she talks about the momentum of ESG (Environmental, Social…

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20. Bob Sherman on what boards should expect from the new Biden administration

Bob Sherman has served as the United States Ambassador to Portugal, is a shareholder at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig and serves on the board of Novo Banco, a US PE-backed bank based in Portugal. In this episode he shares his journey in the Obama campaign and then the Biden campaign and through that…

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19. Paul Ayoub on board leadership, board composition – and the fundamental importance of board diversity

Paul Ayoub has served as the chair of several boards, including two significant nonprofit organizations, and is currently Vice-Chair of the board of one of one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In this episode he shares his views on board composition, the relationship between the board chair and…

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18. Didier Cossin on why governance is the key driver of organizational performance

Didier Cossin is the founder and director of IMD Global Board Center based in Switzerland, where he works with owners, boards, and senior leaders to maximize organizational performance using strategy, best-in-class decision-making and enhancing board culture and governance best practices. In this episode he talks about creating a high performance board thru enhancing board culture,…

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