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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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17. James Lam on the new world of risk management and oversight for companies and boards

James Lam is a globally recognized risk expert, an early advocate of Enterprise Risk Management and the first-ever Chief Risk Officer.  He has served as a director and chair...

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16. Mohamad Ali, the CEO of IDG, Inc., on learning to be a good board member and the importance of giving back

Mohamad Ali is the CEO of International Data Group (IDG, Inc.), a private technology media, events and research company. He has also served as CEO of a publicly traded...

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15. Dede Orraca-Cecil on what it takes to build a company board and find great company leadership

Dede Orraca-Cecil is a member of Egon Zehnder, an international executive search and leadership advisory firm, where she leads efforts in almost every aspect of what a company or...

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14. Diane Hessan on what makes an effective board member and an effective board

Diane Hessan is successful entrepreneur, CEO, author and has been highly recognized for the broad range of impactful work she has done.  And she has served on virtually every...

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13. Ed Pendergast: What it takes to be a board member that every company wants

Ed Pendergast has served on numerous boards – public, private, and nonprofits – for more than 40 years. Very few people have had the opportunity to serve on such...

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12. David R. Koenig: understanding and utilizing risk well is critical to optimizing the success of any business

David R. Koenig has been fascinated by and focused on understanding risk virtually his entire life and is recognized as a global leader on the governance of risk.  He...

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11. David Rosen on the importance of boards in private companies

David Rosen has been a CEO, served in other C-suite capacities has served as a board member and is a life-long entrepreneur – and has developed a passion about...

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10. Ian Sheridan on the importance of the board in the very earliest stage of a company

Ian Sheridan has been innovating in the financial world, in a variety of roles, for many years.  He has brought that innovative mindset to the venture fund where he...

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9. Larry Stybel on the importance of an informed and effective board

Larry Stybel talks what a board need to do to really do its job properly and the critical role of the Nomination/Governance Committee in that process.  Do we have...

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8. A Panel Discussion: The Role of Boards in the Current Crisis – and how it’s changing

Planning for a crisis is not a luxury and boards must be a very good at crisis management – we’re seeing just how important that is right now.  For...

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7. George Davis on what boards need to do in a crisis: Listen aggressively – but fight the urge to grab the wheel

George Davis has been a trusted advisor to multinational, public sector and private equity backed organizations seeking guidance on critical boardroom issues for many years.  We discuss with him...

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6. Joe Baerlein on crisis communication: clear, concise, honest communication and, especially now, a strong dose of authentic empathy

Joe Baerlein, a nationally known strategic communication advisor for some of the country’s largest companies, trade associations, large non-for-profits, talks about what matters: always consider the long-term impact on...

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5. John Hession on investor-backed company boards: discipline, tough love and results

John Hession, legal advisor, business advisor and angel investor, holds the world land record for number of board meetings attended.  He’s been working with emerging growth companies for over...

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4. Board Diversity, private company boards & the impact of social media: a conversation with Beth Boland

Beth Boland is a force to be reckoned with.  Named one of Massachusetts “most influential lawyers,” Beth was first initiated into the world of shareholder defense working as a...

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3. Yvonne Schlaeppi and the Importance of Corporate Strategy

Yvonne Schlaeppi is passionate about corporate strategy, and she believes it’s one of the most important things a board can do for their company. Spending a significant amount of...

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