There is no shortage of talent
… positioning yourself for board service is not easy. Excel at your day job, educate yourself on corporate governance & best practices and attend director education programs.
Focus on building your own network of public company Directors, C-suite executives and Board Advisors. Subscribing to our
newsletter is an ideal tool for networking. Search firms are helpful too, but your best opportunities will come from your own effort. Network through Director Education programs i.e. NACD, industry associations, your own Board and peers. Non-profit does not translate into public company Board experience.
If you're a C-level executive… identify companies that parallel, but don’t compete with your business. Maybe you share customers, supply chain or operate is the same geography. Calibrate your experience and skill set with companies / Board Members you view as peer… be realistic. Make direct contact with the Chairman and CEO and let them know of your interest in Board service. It’s not as long a shot as you think.
We are developing a DirectorReferral service for annual subscribers of our DirectorMoves newsletter. For Boards interested in adding a Director we will manage a process of qualifying and introducing our subscribers to the Board opportunity… at no cost to the Board. Forward on your reverse chronological resume (no bios) in MS Word to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll reach out when the right opportunity arises.