The performance of America’s corporate boards, and their directors, continues to be a subject of great interest to the investor community.  We all wish to believe the process by which directors are selected is the result of an optimal matching of director skills and board needs.  However, this may be an overly optimistic expectation.  Historically, the search industry has solely represented the interests of the board seeking an appropriate director candidate, rather than the interests of the director candidate seeking an appropriate board. 

Recognizing that America’s most accomplished executives, CEOs and their direct reports, are generally limited to one outside board, we concluded that they should play a proactive role in selecting that singular board.  Our innovative BoardSelect® advisory service, introduced in 2006, provides a unique solution toward that end.  No longer is it necessary for accomplished executives to invest precious time networking with professional contacts or cultivating awareness with executive search firms, hoping that the phone will ring.  

BoardSelect® capitalizes on our corporate governance knowledge, and the extensive network of relationships at the boardroom level that we have established over the past 25 years.  Our BoardSelect® clients are discretely considered by the boards identified as particularly well suited to the executive’s professional objectives, as well as the strategic priorities of his/her company.  Our ultimate objective is to enhance the director/board matching process – thereby elevating the quality of corporate governance in America’s boardrooms.

Boards we have advised:

  • A.O. Smith
  • Abbvie
  • AT&T
  • Adecco
  • Allergan
  • American Express
  • Avery Dennison
  • Axiall
  • Brunswick
  • Campbell Soup
  • Catamaran
  • Chevron
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Duchossois Group
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Ecolab
  • Eli Lilly
  • Emerson Electric
  • Ernst & Young
  • Exelon
  • Express Scripts
  • Flextronics
  • Graco
  • H.J. Heinz
  • Hanesbrands
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Honeywell
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Ingram Micro
  • Intel
  • International Flavors & Fragrances
  • J.M. Smucker Co.
  • Juniper Networks
  • Life Technologies
  • Lexmark
  • Meredith
  • Molson Coors
  • Monsanto
  • Nash-Finch
  • Navistar
  • Otter Tail
  • Parsons
  • PetSmart
  • ProLogis
  • PulteGroup
  • RadioShack
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Ryder System
  • Sara Lee
  • Schneider National
  • Sempra Energy
  • SuperValu
  • Sysco
  • Target
  • UMB Financial Corp.
  • United Airlines
  • United Stationers
  • UPS
  • Verizon
  • YRC Worldwide

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