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Webinar | Bare Bone Board Basics Episode #6 - Recruiting & Remunerating Directors & What Directors Should Do Before Saying “Yes”
Wednesday, June 08, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Category: Multi-Chapter


02:00 PM - 03:30 PM (Pacific)
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Mountain)
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Central)
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM (Eastern)

Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


What qualities and qualifications does an excellent corporate director have? Industry experience? The ability to commit the necessary time? Raw intellect? Courage? Integrity?

Who decides? What is the role of the nominating committee?
How does a company go about recruiting new board members? What is the role of executive search firms?

If you are a director-for-hire, where are you best off to look for board opportunities?

Once candidates are attracted, how are they vetted? What are the interviews like? And what should board candidates consider before accepting an offer to serve on a board?

Finally, what does the compensation landscape look like in the private company context?

These are the principal questions this sixth episode of Bare Bone Board Basics will address.

This webinar and the series of which it is a part are co-production of certain chapters (Alabama, Dallas, DC Metro, Nashville, New England, New York Metro, Tampa Bay & Wisconsin) of the Private Directors Association®, Executive Forum™, Private Director Symposium™, ChamberWise™ & Financial Poise

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!


          Will Clarke
Founder & President
Clarke Growth and Sustainment Strategies

Will Clarke is the Founder and President of Clarke Growth and Sustainment Strategies, an advisory firm specializing in guiding early-stage companies’ business expansion. He serves as an Independent Director for Ascent Solar Technologies (OTC: ASTI), an Advisor for Glass Inc, and on two nonprofit Boards.  Previously, he led the Global Supply Chain business unit for Atlas Airlines (NASDAQ: AAWW) and directed turnaround initiatives for Best Buy (NYSE: BBY).  Will served 25 years as a Naval Officer, where he completed 10 deployments on a ship, submarine, and two aircraft carriers in support of war and peacetime operations. Will earned a BSc in Mathematics from U.S. Naval Academy, an MSc in Management from Naval Postgraduate School, and completed the Corporate Governance Program at Columbia University. 

  Lori Marcus
Experienced Independent Director

  • Ms. Marcus serves as an independent board director on public and private company boards --  Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. (NYSE:  FDP) and 24 Hour Fitness.
  • Until recently she also served on the boards of Golub Corporation (d.b.a Price Chopper/Market 32 grocery stores), Phunware (NASDAQ:  PHUN), DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), and Talalay Global. 
  • She is also a board member for SHARE Cancer Support and Vice Chair of the Board for the MMRF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation).
  • She comes to board work after a long career as a c-suite operating executive in leading consumer companies -- PepsiCo, The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Keurig Green Mountain, and Peloton Interactive.
  • Ms. Marcus earned her BS degree in Marketing from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
             Tate Pursell
Operating Partner
MSI Capital Partners
Tate Pursell is an operating partner at independent private equity sponsor MSI Capital Partners. He has served on twelve boards including, in 2020: SSAI, a manufacturer of advanced military avionics systems, Weiler Corporation, and Barton Group, as past chair of the compensation committee and member of the governance and audit/risk committees. Previous roles included group president for PE fund SKM, overseeing four manufacturing companies, operating partner at Cortec Group, CEO of three operating companies of Masco, and earlier executive positions at GE, Forstmann-Little, and Unilever. He was a decorated US Air Force Captain. He also earned an MBA from Washington University and an NACD Governance Fellow Certification. He is a founding member of the NYC chapter of the PDA.


    Jonathan Friedland
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP
  • Jonathan Friedland is a partner with the Sugar Felsenthal law firm.
  • He regularly advises boards of directors and owners of companies in financial distress.
  • Jonathan has been representing companies in out-of-court workouts, chapter 11 bankruptcy, and controlled liquidations for more than 25 years. He also has broad and substantial experience in acting as outside general counsel to clients and in running both a wide variety of corporate transactions, and a wide array of commercial litigation.
  • He is widely recognized as a leading corporate restructuring and insolvency attorney. He has been rated for many years as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, 10/10 by AVVO, and 10/10 by Justia. Jonathan is the principal author of two leading legal treatises, and his scholarship is widely cited by legal scholars. He formerly served stints as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and as a Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law Visiting Professor of Business Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. More information here.