Please join the Private Directors Association in New York for a program featuring a panel discussion on "Corporate Governance: Private vs Public". We will discuss how public boards' corporate governance practices set the standard for boards of private companies, as well as board composition, succession planning, strategy and risk oversight, and conflicts of interest.
Executive Director at Law and Business
New York University
Karen Brenner joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Adjunct Associate Professor in May 2007, became a Clinical Professor of Business in September 2008 and Executive Director of Law and Business Initiatives in 2012. Professor Brenner also serves as a corporate director of several public and private corporations.
Professor Brenner's areas of interest include corporate governance, professional ethics and leadership, and corporate turnarounds.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Brenner served as a Chief Executive Officer and board member of public and private companies in a wide variety of industries including consumer products, food, healthcare, medical technology, service and industrial products. She also has chaired several board committees at numerous other public companies. As a result of Professor Brenner's extensive background in board governance and corporate restructuring and turnarounds, she has served as an adviser to private equity firms, venture capital companies, boards of directors and CEOs focusing on enhancing the value of both public and private companies.
Finance Executive Recruiter
Landing Point Search Group, LLC
Elissa Friedland is a financial services executive recruiter at Landing Point, a boutique search firm specializing in the placement of accounting and finance professionals specifically in Asset Management, Investment Banking, Real Estate and Public Accounting industries. Elissa started her career as an auditor and CPA at Ernst & Young in the asset management practice. After several years of practicing, she joined the Davidson Kempner hedge fund. Thereafter, Elissa transitioned her background and experience to matching finance professionals with career and employment opportunities.