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Skills for today's board demands

Board requirements are changing. It used to be CEO clones and buddies were there to largely rubber-stamp decisions.

Today, whether serving on boards of publically traded companies facing regulatory and investor demands, or privately held businesses cognizant of governance and value creation imperatives, independent directors play a different role. Ed holds the NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Directorship Certification®, and as a consultant, he has the skills and the perspective to understand these requirements.

Experience and Expertise

Ed's background and expertise position him to fill some of the critical gaps in expertise that Nomination & Governance Committees often uncover as they undertake a skills matrix analysis. He arrives ready to contribute in areas including:

  • Thinks, writes & advises extensively on strategy - particularly around digital disruption, business model evolution & revenue growth, Internet of Things (IoT), Manufacturing 4.0, additive manufacturing (3D printing), sharing economy, and cloud based business models
  • Global experience - Export Advisor to American Express; founded and owned a company in India; partnered with a German company in the US; experience in regions & markets around the world
  • Digital & Social Media - consults with businesses on leveraging digital tools & social media platforms to build business - not just blabber
  • Understands dynamic & passive risk - insightful perspective on lurking risks at intersection of business activities (e.g. FCPA & social media) as well as competitive, disruptive and opportunity cost risks of inaction 
  • Rapidly changing buyer expectations - building effective revenue growth strategies/tactics to match market expectations
  • Creating value beyond EBITDA - creating process IP; strategic assets in data; find opportunities in disruption & business model evolution
  • Talent management - as a former Airborne Ranger US Army Infantry Officer, instinctively understands the individual and organizational value of proactive professional development and succession planning

Other highlights include:

  • experience in industrial manufacturing, security/defense and technology
  • deep understanding of evolving requirements of sales channel
  • disciplined and prepared
  • Service Disabled Veteran

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • International Executive Resource Group (IERG)


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