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68. Transforming D&O Insurance: Innovations in Directors & Officers Coverage

In this episode Michael Talmanson and Dereick Wood discuss the critical importance of D&O coverage for board members. They set the context with a backdrop of Newfront’s recent capital infusion led by Goldman Sachs emphasizing the company’s innovative approach to combining technology with insurance expertise. We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give…

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67. Michael Greeley on the trends in composition of boards in investor backed companies

Michael Greeley has extensive experience in venture capital and significant board experience across a multitude of investment boards. In this episode, he shares his experience and lessons learned, emphasizing the evolving nature of board governance, the strategic importance of independent directors and the future of healthcare. We love our listeners! Drop us a line or…

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66. Nav Singh on the future of Governance and Innovation

We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here. Episode Description Nav Singh has held leadership roles at McKinsey’s Boston office, including Managing Partner for Boston and Leader of the Global Innovation Practice. After retiring from McKinsey in 2023, he launched a new entrepreneurial venture, called 2123iX.                                  In this episode…

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65. Dr. Angela Jackson on the Needham Bank Board and the Future of Work

Angela Jackson is the founder of Future Forward Strategies, an award winning social entrepreneur, a global C-suite executive and an experienced board member. In this episode Angela discusses joining the board of Needham bank, a mutual bank that took itself public in December 2023, as well as her research – and her vison – of…

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64. Charles Shirely on effective board governance from the perspective of a seasoned management and board advisor

Charles Shirley is the Northeast Regional Leader for the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Private Practice Group. In this Episode, he dives into the nuances of effective board governance from the perspective of his extensive experience advising a broad range of companies. Charles’ experiences and insights offer valuable lessons for both seasoned and aspiring board members, emphasizing the…

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63. Stefania Mallett: Navigating board dynamics and entrepreneurial success at an investment backed startup

Stefania Mallett, co-founder and former CEO of ezCater, shares her entrepreneurial journey and insights into effective board governance. She emphasizes the importance of board composition, highlighting the pivotal role of understanding marketplaces and the nuances of investor-backed boards. Stefania also discusses the crucial dynamic between CEOs and board chairs, the challenges in communicating complex business…

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62. Diverse Leadership and AI Ethics: Jocelyn Moore on Transforming Governance

Jocelyn Moore, a seasoned board member and former NFL executive, shares her diverse career experiences from Capitol Hill to the boardrooms of major technology companies like DraftKings and OppFi. Jocelyn discusses the intricate journey that led her to influential roles in corporate governance, emphasizing the importance of diversity in leadership and the ethical implications of…

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61. Culture Always Has A Seat At The Table

Paul Braverman was a cultural force behind the growth and success of Wellington Management which currently has over $1.3 trillion under management.  Since retiring in 2007, he has served on over 17 boards of directors, including boards of public and private companies and nonprofit organizations. In this episode we discuss the most important drivers of…

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60. Lisa Thompson – Becoming an impactful board member

Lisa Spadafora Thompson the founder and CEO of Sturbridge Growth Partners, a virtual network of consultants, thought leaders, and practitioner specializing in growth strategies, talks about her experience as a consultant and how she has used those skill to become an impactful board member.  We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us…

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59. What do you do when your board receives a subpoena or the government is investigating your company?

Ian Roffman advises boards, directors and company executives when there is trouble – a government subpoena, a whistleblower complaint, a letter or a phone call from a government regulator.  In this episode we talk about what a board and management should do when this happens – and how they can position themselves in advance for…

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