Minneapolis | St. Paul | Director Matchmaking: Private Company & Potential Candidate Best Practices

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Mountain)
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (Central)

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Eastern)

Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day Before the Event



Please join the Private Directors Association Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter at noon (Central) on October 14th for a virtual event where a panel will discuss, "Director Matchmaking: Best Practices for Private Companies to Find Board Members and for Candidates to Make Themselves Attractive to Private Company Boards."





Jim Zuehlke
Cardinal Board Services

Having worked with both established and fast-growing companies Jim has seen firsthand the value people bring to leveraging key business functions leading to business success and stronger companies. Jim has worked in the executive search market for over 30 years, founding his own firm Cardinal Mark in 1995.

With the success of Cardinal Mark, Jim founded Cardinal Board Services with a mission to help companies build better boards. The passion to work closely with corporate boards of directors has led Cardinal Board Services to be a leading board services company.

Jim is a graduate of Winona State University with degrees in Marketing and Computer Science. He has served on multiple corporate boards and currently serves on one corporate and two university boards. Jim is married with four adult children and resides in Wayzata, MN.


Mike Frommelt
CEO and Founder
KeyStone Executive Search

Mike Frommelt is CEO and founder of KeyStone Executive Search. KeyStone works exclusively with privately held companies assisting them to hire C-Level leaders and Board Directors. Mike has nearly 30 years of experience in executive search and has guided numerous private companies through CEO/Owner transitions and building effective Boards of Directors and Leadership Teams.

Along with managing key client engagements, Mike speaks around the country on CEO/Owner Transition, Executive Succession, Corporate Culture and other leadership/talent related topics.

Mike has a bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas and lives in Hopkins, Minnesota with his wife Brenda and three children.


Anne Sample
CEO and Owner
Navigate Forward

As an experienced business and HR leader, Anne Sample excels at business-building transformation and developing top talent. After a successful career in HR and corporate strategy roles for Whirlpool, PepsiCo, Citibank, PepsiAmericas, Thrivent and Caribou Coffee, Anne now leads Navigate Forward as CEO and owner.

Navigate Forward provides highly customized support to senior executives who are in transition, planning career change or seeking board service. This work fuels her passion for helping leaders leverage their strengths and find passion in their careers. With her team’s Board Readiness support, executives learn to evaluate the board landscape, position their skills and market themselves as top candidates.

A natural connector, Anne is recognized for reframing problems, identifying new solutions, managing through change and sharing her candid perspectives. She speaks regularly at professional conferences. Her board service includes a director role with MyMeds, a Minnesota-based startup focused on digital health tools and real-time data.



Paul Knapp
Managing Director 
Saint Paul Properties Management

Paul Knapp is an industrial real estate, family business office, and governance expert with significant banking experience.

He has served on the boards of more than thirty emerging, private and public companies and nonprofit organizations and regularly instructs lawyers and others about corporate and family businesses governance.

He teaches “Principles of Corporate Governance: The Role and Responsibilities of the Corporate Board” as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Minnesota School of Law.

He currently serves as a Director of Highland Bank, The Minneapolis | Saint Paul Chapter of The Private Director Association, and The Society of St Vincent de Paul Twin Cities, and Avenet Web Solutions. 

He has been recognized as a Twin Cities Director of the Year and a Minnesotan to Know by the Twin Cities Business Journal.