How Agile Leadership Can Improve Board Governance

The immense pressure on company boards to be more active and involved in developing and executing strategy will only intensify with today’s dynamic, innovative economy. Board positions are no longer seen as a ceremonial role or a perk for executives, and the days of the disinterested, ineffectual board member are over. Modern board governance is […]

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Financial Times’ Board IQ: Committing to Boardroom Diversity Matters

In a feature column for the Financial Times’ latest issue of Board IQ, Maryann Bovich, senior member of our Asset Management Practice, offers her perspective on how shifting demographics along with public and shareholder pressure are pushing mutual fund boards to hire more minorities and women. Writing in “Committing to Boardroom Diversity Matters”, Bovich states: […]

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Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) Announces 2018 Appointments to its Council of the Americas

In a press statement today, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) announced that Matrice Ellis-Kirk, a senior member of our Board Recruiting Practice and head of our Dallas office, has been appointed to the Association’s Council of the Americas. The Association writes in its release: The global Association of Executive Search and […]

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Financial Times | Most Directors Say Clawback Policies ‘Are Sufficient’: Survey

In the Financial Times today, Greg Lau, head of our Board Advisory Practice, is featured in an article on directors’ views on clawback policies. Writing for the FT’s Agenda, reporter Tony Chapelle states in his piece, “Most Directors Say Clawback Policies ‘Are Sufficient’: Survey”: More corporate boards are setting policies on clawing back executives’ pay […]

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Activist investors are making corporate boards whiter and more male

Our CEO Brett Stephens is featured in Quartz this morning stemming from a recent interview with management reporter Oliver Staley. Staley’s piece focuses on the impact activists are having on board composition. And he features Stephens’ commentary throughout the article – with his insight constituting the bulk of the piece – alongside research from ISS, […]

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Board Recruiting Practice Head Appointed to Forbes Steering Committee

Carter Burgess, head of our Board Recruiting Practice, has been appointed to the new Steering Committee of Forbes’ CMO Practice. The Steering Committee consists of marketing measurement experts, board leaders, and academics who are working together with the Practice’s Advisory Board of leading CMOs and the Marketing Accountability Standards Board (MASB) to establish common sense […]

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AESC’s Executive Talent | The Future of Boards

This week, Carter Burgess, head of our Board Recruiting Practice, is featured extensively in the new Next Gen issue of Executive Talent, the global trade publication of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC). In the eight-page article “The Future of Boards” (page 28), AESC writes: “Boards are also broadening the range of […]

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Entrepreneur | Just Who Has the Right Skills to Turn Uber Around?

This morning, our CEO Brett Stephens is featured by Nina Zipkin in Entrepreneur for an article about the search for Travis Kalanick’s replacement at Uber. Stephens closes out the article, and his point about the need for empathy in leadership of the company is highlighted in the subhead of the article. In her piece, “Just Who […]

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Kimball Electronics, Inc. Announces Appointment of Director Gregory A. Thaxton

This week, our successful work in recruiting Gregory Thaxton to the board of Kimball Electronics is featured in the company’s press release announcing Mr. Thaxton’s appointment. We are proud to have partnered with the company, a global leader in electronic manufacturing services. The company states: Kimball Electronics, Inc. today announced the appointment of Gregory A. […]

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Jim Whittle Appointed Chairman of AESC Japan Committee

We are pleased to share that Jim Whittle, head of our Tokyo office, has been appointed to the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants’ (AESC) Council of Asia Pacific and the Middle East. In this capacity, he will serve as chairman of the newly-formed Japan Committee. We thought you would find his appointment of […]

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