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34. Boardroom Bound with host Alexander Lowry

Alexander Lowry is a professor at Gordon College in Wenham Massachusetts where he is the Executive Director of the Master’s in Financial Analysis program and the creator, voice and driving force behind “Boardroom Bound”  – a weekly podcast about boards of directors, how to become a board member, how to excel at the job and…

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33. Extraordinary Women on Boards: a force in advancing diversity and excellence on boards

After a fascinating career at Goldman Sachs, Lisa Shalett “retired” in 2015 – and two years later started what has become Extraordinary Women on Boards, EWOB, a peer-to-peer community of hundreds of women directors from the US and around the world, focused on advancing board excellence, modernizing governance and increasing board diversity. In this episode…

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32. Impact investing: Capitalism created this mess. Capitalism has to fix it!

Bob Rosenfield was the CEO of the second largest company in the $4 billion US auto glass repair replacement and claims services market, and during that time he learned that “it isn’t as hard as you think to do the right thing and doing the right thing can be very good for business if you…

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31. Joe Hurd: Every company is a technology company

Joe Hurd is a public and non-profit board director and early-stage investor. As an operating executive, Joe is the Operating Partner at SOSV, LLC, a $1B early-stage venture fund, where he leads strategy and business development efforts for the fund’s life sciences, deep tech hardware and mobile portfolio companies. In this episode, we talk about…

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30. Family businesses: the most successful, long-lasting and impactful businesses in the world

Rob and Josh are each co-founders of BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors which advises family owners on business, finance, ownership, philanthropy, and a wide range of other issues.  They are each leaders in the field of family-owned business.  They recently co-authored the Harvard Business School publication: “Family Business Handbook: How to Build and Sustain a Successful,…

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29. Marcus Peacock on the impact of the Business Roundtable

Marcus Peacock is the Chief Operating Officer of the Business Roundtable, an association of Chief Executive Officers of America’s leading companies.  In this episode we discuss the Business Roundtable, its highly publicized Statement of Corporate Purpose (August 2019) and what it’s like to administer the BRT board of directors, composed of more than 20 CEOs…

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28. Maria Moats on diversity and inclusion as an essential component of board effectiveness

Maria Castañón Moats is the leader of PwC’s Governance Insights Center and previously served as the firm’s Chief Diversity officer.  In this episode she discusses the critical importance of incorporating diversity – and a clear understanding by board members of the board’s role – to achieve board effectiveness. Thanks for listening! We love our listeners!…

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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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