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Board of Director Services / Board of Director Recruitment


Board of Director Services / Board of Director Recruitment 

CEO Advisor, Inc. provides business advisory services for CEOs, Presidents and business owners to grow your business to the next level.  A specialty of ours is joining your Board of Directors as a key advisor, or to recruit Board of Director members to suit your specific needs and ensure adherence to AB 979-Diversity Requirements for Publicly-held companies in California (see requirements and fines on page 2), as well as, recruiting senior Management team members.  

Board of Director Member Services:
●  Mark Hartsell, MBA, to join as a Board of Director Member
●  Advisor to CEOs for over 16 Years on all Aspects of Growth, Funding, M&A
●  Former Founder and CEO of a Technology Company 
●  39 Years of Business and Management Experience
●  30 Years of Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions
●  25 Years of Experience in Raising Growth Capital; PE Firm / VC Relationships
●  Turnarounds, Cost / Expense Reduction; Interim, Fractional CFO
●  Expertise in Management Team Building; Incentive Bonus Plans; Retention
Note: Requires the company to commit to Directors’ & Officers’ insurance with a minimum of $3 million in coverage.

Recruitment Services for Board of Director and Advisory Board Members
The following summarizes the process of Board Recruitment:
1. Assess and Define the Company’s Needs and Management Gaps
2. Interview and Assess the CEO and Management Team
3. Create the Recruitment Profile of Targeted Board of Director Member(s)
4. Initiate Recruitment for the Needed Board of Director Member(s)
5. CEO Advisor Conducts Initial Interviews and Documents the Interviews to Review with the CEO / Company
6. Review the Top Candidates with the CEO / Company, and Schedule Interviews
7. Conduct the Second Interview along with the CEO / Company and the Targeted Board of Director Candidate(s)
8. Recap and Document the First Round of Interviews with the Board of Director Candidate(s)
9. Schedule and Conduct the Second Round of Interviews
10. Recap and Document the Second Interviews with the CEO / Company and Work with the CEO / Company to Create an Offer for the Selected Board of Director Candidate; Secure the Signed Offer


New Diversity Requirements for Boards of Directors of California-Based Publicly Held Corporations
AB 979, signed by Governor Newsom on September 30, 2020, requires publicly-held corporations headquartered in California to diversify their boards to include “director(s) from an underrepresented community.”
The bill defines a “director from an underrepresented community” as “an individual who self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.”
By December 31, 2021, all publicly-held corporations headquartered in California must have at least one director from an underrepresented community on their boards. By December 31, 2022, covered corporations with boards of nine or more directors must have at least three directors from an underrepresented community on their boards; covered corporations with boards of more than four but less than nine directors must have a minimum of two directors from an underrepresented community on their boards. Corporations are permitted to increase the number of directors on their boards to comply with these requirements.
Beginning March 1, 2022, the California Secretary of State will publish annual reports documenting compliance with AB 979. Companies that fail to comply by the deadlines will be fined $100,000 for the first violation and $300,000 for subsequent violations.
What this means for employers: Covered corporations should start preparing for the December 31, 2021, deadline, including – if necessary – expanding their boards to comply with these requirements and/or making hiring decisions.

CEO Advisor, Inc. provides business advisory services for CEOs, Presidents and business owners to grow your business to the next level. A specialty of ours is joining your Board of Directors as a key advisor, or to recruit Board of Director members to suit your specific needs and ensure adherence to AB 979-Diversity Requirements for Publicly-held companies in California (see requirements and fines below), as well as, recruiting senior Management team members.

 

Board of Director Member Services:


Mark Hartsell, MBA, to join as a Board of Director Member

Advisor to CEOs for over 16 Years on all Aspects of Growth, Funding, M&A

Former Founder and CEO of a Technology Company with a Successful Exit

39 Years of Business and Management Experience

30 Years of Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions

25 Years of Experience in Raising Growth Capital; PE Firm / VC Relationships

Turnarounds, Cost / Expense Reduction; Interim, Fractional CEO and CFO

Expertise in Management Team Building; Incentive Bonus Plans; Retention

Note: Requires the company to commit to Directors’ & Officers’ insurance with a minimum of $3 million in coverage.

 

Recruitment Services for Board of Director and Advisory Board Members


The following summarizes the process of Board Recruitment:


  1. Define the Company’s Needs and Management Gaps
  2. Interview and Assess the CEO and Management Team
  3. Create the Recruitment Profile of Targeted Board of Director Member(s)
  4. Initiate Recruitment for the Needed Board of Director Member(s)
  5. CEO Advisor Schedules and Conducts Initial Interviews and Documents the Interviews to Review with the CEO / Company
  6. Review the Top Candidates with the CEO / Company, and Schedule the Second Interviews
  7. Conduct the Second Interviews along with the CEO / Company and the Targeted Board of Directors
  8. Recap and Document the Second Round of Interviews with the Board of Director Candidate(s)
  9. Review the Second Interview(s) with the CEO / Company  
  10. Work with the CEO / Company to Create an Offer for the Selected Board of Director Candidate; Secure the Signed Offer

 

Contact Mark Hartsell, MBA, President of CEO Advisor, Inc. for a no cost initial consultation at (949) 629-2520 to discuss your Board of Director needs or visit www.CEOAdvisor.com for more information.

 

New Diversity Requirements for Boards of Directors of California-Based Publicly Held Corporations


AB 979, signed by Governor Newsom on September 30, 2020, requires publicly-held corporations headquartered in California to diversify their boards to include “director(s) from an underrepresented community.”


The bill defines a “director from an underrepresented community” as “an individual who self-identifies as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native, or who self-identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.”


By December 31, 2021, all publicly-held corporations headquartered in California must have at least one director from an underrepresented community on their boards. By December 31, 2022, covered corporations with boards of nine or more directors must have at least three directors from an underrepresented community on their boards; covered corporations with boards of more than four but less than nine directors must have a minimum of two directors from an underrepresented community on their boards. Corporations are permitted to increase the number of directors on their boards to comply with these requirements.


Beginning March 1, 2022, the California Secretary of State will publish annual reports documenting compliance with AB 979. Companies that fail to comply by the deadlines will be fined $100,000 for the first violation and $300,000 for subsequent violations.


What this means for employers: Covered corporations should start preparing for the December 31, 2021, deadline, including – if necessary – expanding their boards to comply with these requirements and/or making hiring decisions.



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