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Quantum Board Factor

Mon Nov 12 2018 (25:38)

Breaking Cyber Security Your Comfort

The implications of Quantum Computing can make or break you in the boardroom and beyond!Host:Nancy May, CEO, BoardBench CompaniesGuest:Dr. Mark Johnson, Scientific Lead, Cambridge Quantum ComputingMost boards try to cover their butts by bringing a tech guru onto their board.But did you know that having an up-to-date understanding of technology and computing not be enough?Blockchains can be broken and may themselves become a thing of the past in just a few short years.The new sheriffs in Tech Tow ...

IPO Countdown!

Mon Sep 24 2018 (33:00)

Laggard or Leader?

Countdown to an IPO - Learn about the groundwork that set this company on its fast moving trajectory.Host:Nancy May, CEO, BoardBench CompaniesGuest:Keith Krach, Chairman, DocuSignEver wonder why your company lags instead of leads?CEOs get jammed into traditional molds by boards that have gotten too comfortable with the same old or become overly protective. Breaking out of that mold and building new markets requires adopting proactive thinking and getting everyone to boldly go forth.Keith Krach, ...

The Wild Wild, East of 瓷的 Boards!

Mon Aug 13 2018 (35:20)

Taking the leap overseas: Chinese Boards and more!

Host:Nancy May, CEO, The BoardBench CompaniesGuests:Cynthia DiBartolo, CEO, Tigress Financial.One of the leading women-owned independent financial firms on the Street!In this episode we tackle the issues surrounding joining the board of a Chinese publicly traded company.Not all public boards are “created equal.” Many wannabe directors, and even seasoned directors, are courted by these companies.You need to take a deeper dive into, and understand what you’re signing up for.Young Chinese IPOs and ...

The CEO's CYA. . . or bust!

Mon Jul 09 2018 (37:05)

Who’s got your back?

The CEO's CYA. . or bust! Who’s got your back? Host:Nancy May, CEO, the BoardBench CompaniesGuests:Henry Morgenbesser and Michael KatzkeHow much CEOs get paid is often an easy hit for news outlets and for stirring up outrage. But have you ever wondered how those CEOs were able to get what they wanted?As a corporate director, how would you feel if your CEO got expert help when looking for what they thought they deserved from the board?Emotions may run high in the discussions, but wouldn’tyou rath ...

How to Retain Your Control.

Tue May 29 2018 (35:59)

The Ups & Downs of High-Flying CEO/Founders

The Ups And Downs of Being a High-Flying CEO/Founder.Host: Nancy May, CEO, BoardBench CompaniesGuest: Mark Herschberg, the White Knight VC investor, tech/cyber expert and director.Have you ever seen a CEO/ founder lose control of the company that he/she started to outside investors?How often do you see pre-IPO and new public company boards fall on their faces? Or see directors paralyzed by cyber-attacks and other disasters?In this episode of the Boardrooms’ Best, you’ll get the inside scoop on h ...

Director and CEO Trust: Do you have what it takes?

How Boards Can Lead with Values that Build Trust.Host: Nancy May, CEO, BoardBench CompaniesGuest: General Tom KolditzFrom a very early age, we all get lessons and see examples of what’s right and wrong.These lessons stick with and follow each of us to very different degrees.Which may explain why some corporate board directors and CEOs make otherwise puzzling, but very poor decisions for themselves and their companies.Leading from the point of trust takes time and consistently applied effort.When ...

Here's Your White Horse Rider!

Mon Mar 12 2018 (27:00)

Rogue Busters: Who Ya Gonna Call?

Rogue Busters: Who Ya Gonna Call?When directors get blindsided, their first instinct is to call in outside counsel. While that sometimes works, you need the right inside person to ride to the rescue! Learn from one of the best turnaround General Counsels, Ken Handal, who's cleaned up challenging environments and led companies back onto the straight and narrow.Your Host: Nancy May and Guest: Kenneth Handal -- Trusted Turnaround General Counsel.Lessons for Boards, CEOs, and high-profileleaders wil ...

Courageous Directors Lead!

Sun Feb 25 2018 (23:53)

Boardroom Courage: What It Takes To Lead!

How to lead when the going gets tough. Many directors talk tough, but when things get rough, some start to focus, while others fall apart.Steering a company over the rapids takes courage!Join your host Nancy May and Karyn Barsa as they dissect just how to test, challenge, and focus leaders, directors, and investors on the issues at hand without triggering anxieties, resentment, and treachery.Host: Nancy May, and Show Guest: Karyn Barsa, Public Company Director and retail CEO leader.Lessons for B ...

Innovate and Profit with Your Board

Mon Jan 15 2018 (33:13)

Driving profitable Innovation Through the Boardroom.

How boards can find cash where it's least expected.While innovation is often the mantra at strong companies, few leaders know how todirect the process profitably.It's not allfun and games - but it can be exciting.Join your host Nancy May, and Bryan Mattimore, one of the country's most creative innovators as they unveil the mysteries of how to drive organic growth and business success by encouragingimagination and unleashing creativity.Host: Nancy MayGuest:Bryan Mattimore, Chief Innovator and Co ...

Deep into Boardroom with CIA Jack!

Mon Jan 01 2018 (39:02)

Boardroom Due Diligence with CIA Expert Jack Devine.

Lessons for Boardroom leaders, CEOs and high-profile entrepreneurs who dare to challenge themselves and their boards to new levels of excellence worldwide. http://www.boardbench.comHow your due diligence might bite you in the boardroom and beyond.Learn to avoid disaster and cover your assets!.Your Host:Nancy MayGuest:Jack Devine, Founding Partner and PresidentThe Arkin Group