10 responsibilities of independent directors at private companies

The role of an independent director is important for all companies and not-for-profit organizations alike; however, it is particularly important for private companies where it is not always apparent who has the interests

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Gerard Buckley

9 reasons to name a non-executive chairperson to your board

It is natural for entrepreneurs and founders to want to control the destiny of their company. Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are often cited as examples of why a founder should stay in control.

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Rockstar advisory board: Strong governance model or a collection of entrepreneurial icons

It was best said to me recently when I asked a entrepreneur how many times had his advisory board met in one room and how much time he received from his lead "Rock

Published on: December 9th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

The trouble with mentors is…

By Francis Moran Last week I had a call with a CEO who has twice been a client. Along with a technical founder, he's been working on a new startup for about a

Published on: February 11th, 2013 Francis Moran

Wanted: Partners willing to take a leap of faith

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In our last post, we spoke to Katie and Luke Hrycak, the sibling founders of CommentAir, about their challenges as technology entrepreneurs who do not have a background

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Francis Moran