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Board Ready Candidates

A list of Board ready graduates
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Alicia C Anderson

Corporate Law, Public Law, International Law, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Medical research, Policy & Government, Strategic Advisory, Corporate responsibility & ethics, Professional communications, Risk (including legal risk), Telecommunications, Higher Education, Diversity & Inclusion, Cultural Awareness Business process, operations, organizational change, Business analytics

Amy Dawson

Amy is a natural-born agile leader who is fiercely dedicated to driving strategic initiatives to fruition. She accelerates at designing and building future real, relevant, and rewarding businesses. Innovation, Digital Transformation, Product Management, Strategic Planning, Customer Acquisition. Organic and Inorganic Growth.DEI, Organizational Design, Operations, Financial Planning & Analysis, Commercialization & GTM.

Amy Smith

Executive cross functional business leader with wide ranging experience in mergers and acquisitions and regulatory within medical technology space. Consistently integrate view points and risks across organization for successful outcomes. Led significant remediations with global government agencies. 

Andrea Bendzick

Finance, Operations, Strategy, M&A, BI Analytics

Andrea Hopelain

Global business leader with expertise in sports, entertainment, CPG and tech. Consumer first brand builder and marketing expert, business transformation, category expansion, product development and marketing, mergers and acquisition, P&L Management, licensing, community loyalty and retention, innovation planning and execution, organizational transformation and portfolio management.

Angela Granger

Credit Scoring/Predictive Modeling , Machine Learning/AI , Cloud technology development and delivery , Product Development and Roll-Out , Analytical Consulting , Business and Data Intelligence , P&L Manager , Talent Management and Development , Operational Excellence , Financial Services , Model Governance , Risk Management

Anja Kammesheidt

Experienced molecular biology professional with Ph.D. in Biology and extensive knowledge of molecular diagnostics, R&D and genomics. Ready to apply experiences from the crossroads of clinical diagnostics, technology development, academic research to global genomic research, healthcare consulting, advisory and board positions. Start-up, midsized healthcare, laboratory or biotech companies preferred.

Annette Medina

Annette Medina

Global in-country professional Experience in South East Asia, South America, Latin America specifically and North America. Technology, High-Tech, Corporate Information Services. Human Capital Management. Construction Industry. Interested in Publicly Traded Organization’s Board Service.

Ashley Robinson

With 2 decades of experience in the brick and mortar space in house with Retailers, Restaurants, Developers and Big Data, Ashley now leverages her extensive background to make data actionable and decisions conclusive for her clients. Ashley is a lead data and strategy analyst for retailers like H&M and has completed work for clients such as Mumm Winery, Netflix, Bain Capital and other best in class companies. Ashley's proven methodologies and data backed strategies bring an unfair advantage and success to her clients.

Barbara Rayner

Barbara Rayner

Board member and C-suite advisor in strategy, capital allocation and forecast evaluations.
Over 35 years of deep financial technical analysis while assisting 500+ companies with transaction and valuation analysis.
Board and Finance Committee Member for Dallas Arboretum and My Possibilities.
Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant.

Bianca A. Briola

Bianca A. Briola

Experienced healthcare executive with expertise in: Compensation and Workforce Transformation, Strategic Margin Improvement, Change Management, Patient and Family Engagement, Organizational Design and Alignment, Operational Governance, Program & Project Executive Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Bobbie Stempfley

Risk Management , Business Digital Transformation , Strategic Planning , Cybersecurity

Brenda Dulger-Sheikin

Business Administration & Strategic Planning, Strategic Direction & Change Management, Legal Compliance & Risk Management, Program Protocols & Industry Trends, Information Technology & Data Analytics, Executive Team Management & Human Resources, Expert Communication; Client First Approach, Product Development & Project Management, Continuous Improvement & Regulatory Compliance, Operational Structures & Business Continuity

Brooke A. Carlson

Entrepreneurial, experienced leader in driving strategic outcomes within organizations and through collaboration across health systems, government, and community. Sector expertise in health care, public health, health equity, human services, sustainability, and community development. Core competencies include board governance, strategic planning, financial oversight, policy development, coalition building, and business development.

Castanares McGregor

Castanares McGregor

Semiconductor manufacturing, foundry service, electronics supply chain, technical sales & support, business development. Gender-balanced leadership.

Cecilia Comeaux

Entertainment, IT, Telecommunications, Space, Satellites, Software Development, Networking, Engineering Standards and Best Practices, Integration, Strategy, Supplier Management, Sourcing, Workforce Transformation, Re-skilling, Cloud and Edge Computing, Product Design Thinking, Innovation, Diversity, Operations, Financial Management, Cybersecurity, Compliance, Change Management, Service Management

Christine E. Cutucache

Christine E. Cutucache, PhD

Strategic Planning; Regulatory/Compliance; Public Policy; Gamification; Educational Technology; Science and Technology, including CyberEd; Process Improvements; Equity, Diversity, Inclusion; Infrastructure; Organizational Health; Interdisciplinary Stakeholder Engagement; Risk Management; Intellectual Property; Analytics; Biomedical. Start-ups, private family offices, or small to mid-sized private companies are preferred.

Colleen Pritchett

Global Business Executive with 24 years of experience leading $1.5B material science businesses in aerospace, automotive, electronics, solar, and printing industries. Global Business Management, Innovation and Growth, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Customer Intimacy, Operational Excellence, Building and Inspiring Global Teams, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Governance, Security Compliance, Sustainability.

Connie Santilli

Brings technology acumen and operations expertise in finance and compliance to deliver strategy, innovation and transformations to diverse partner orgs in complex global environments - from start-ups to F100s.

Courtney Hill

Healthcare; Executive Compensation; Litigation; Development of Diversity and Inclusion Policies; Creative Problem Solving; Strategic Plans; Assertive Negotiator; Change Management; Regulatory Compliance; Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; Organizational Restructuring.

Desiree Portillo-Rabinov

Transportation planning expertise in program grant development and oversight, managing multi-million dollar planning and infrastructure projects, technical document review, budget and scope development for professional services, including development of policies and guidelines for grant funded programs. Additional experience in public speaking and community outreach.

Devin Dillon

Devin Dillon

Educational Administration, Superintendent certification. Independent, private, public and non-profit educational experience. Innovative approaches to education. Local, state and national programs, policies, standards, and guidelines. School finance and operations expertise. Diversity, equity and inclusion work in schools.

Donna K. Lencki

Experienced entrepreneur and health care executive, three successful start-ups, leading exponential revenue growth as a CEO and CMO while consistently building high-performance teams. Experience in digital innovation, telehealth, brand & communications, social media, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, strategic diversification, product development, venture funding, financial acumen, M&A and market leadership.

Ellen Feaheny

Senior B2B Executive, Scalable Modern Cloud-Native Platform Technologist, Strategic CIO Business Strategy (i.e., Business Value CIO that drives ROI), Enterprise Solutions Architect (across legacy and cloud), Global-Distribution Minded, Deep Business Development Network, Serial Entrepreneur, Growth Mindset, Radical Candor, High-Performance Teams, Natural Networker, Bigger Pies Always

Gabriella Nelms

Cyber Security, Risk Analysis, 3rd Party Assessment, Data Protection, Application Security, Systems Management, Incident Response, Cyber Security Awareness Training, Technical Writing, Technical Documentation Management, Technical Support, Testing, Training, Reporting, Project Management, Change Management, Digital Marketing & PR

Gail Sasaki

15 years as CFO of a Public Company, Section 16 Officer, Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting, Operations in US and in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, Intellectual Property Defense and Prosecution

Hanna Salo

Hanna Salo

Technology, Telco and Transportation Industries: Financial Planning and Analytics, Digitalization, Cost Management and Restructuring, Risk Management, HR Leadership, Executive Compensation, Workforce Planning, Globalization, Multicultural organizations.

Hannah Cho

Hannah Cho

Award-winning marketing and communications executive with expertise in brand building and storytelling. Over 15 years of experience in brand marketing, product and corporate communications supporting hyper-growth companies and global, multinational organizations in business growth and expansion, rebranding efforts, M&A, IPO and divestiture

Hannah Redman

Hannah Redman

Hannah has an extensive background in global financial services. She currently serves on the Board of a privately owned real estate and property management company, as well as on the Board and Food Insecurity Committee of Celiac Kids Connection, a non-profit dedicated to supporting families with celiac disease. Hannah brings a global perspective and strategic insight to the Boards she serves and has a passion for developing others. Hannah spends the majority of her time in London and New York and enjoys travel.

Heidi Robbins Brown

Heidi Robbins Brown

Executive public and private sector advisor, influencer, and navigator in the Government health care and information technology purchasing and regulatory sectors - collaborating with governments, health plans, information technology companies, and national associations on topics around health care reform, innovation and cost containment; compliance, governance, and risk assessment/mitigation (including HIPAA); and public testimony, budget-making and policy setting.

Hoa Tran

Hoa is passionate about driving customer transformations. She brings a unique blend of creating customer visions, bringing new solutions to market, and leading executive customer engagements with Fortune 1000 customers. During her 20+ years of experience in Silicon Valley, she brings motivated people and product visions together to scale strategic growth.

Jeanine Dalis Klima

Jeanine Dalis Klima

Experienced fundraising professional with over 25-year experience in higher education development leveraging prior experience in banking and finance to create strong philanthropic programs. A self-driven professional with demonstrated capacity to identify and cultivate impactful relationships with board members, corporations, and foundations.

Jeannice Fairrer Samani

Jeannice Fairrer Samani

Business: Strategic business development, transformation, and organizational behavior Technology: Big Data Analysis/Analytics, Information technology, AI, Blockchain Education: Higher Education-Business & Engineering, curriculum development Board: Financial Appointment Government Boards: Santa Clara County Economic Development and Homeless Health Care.

Jenn McCabe

Known to bring decisiveness and humor to every team, regardless of size and tenure. Experience as a Founder/CEO, Private Board Member, CFO and HRO. Relationship builder and proven leader of hundreds of emerging and mid-market organizations. Broad financial acumen includes buy and sell side M&A work, long term strategic planning and product development.

Johanna Flower

Technology, SaaS, cybersecurity CMO, board member and advisor with extensive global experience. Expert in branding and communication, go-to-market, growth marketing, digital and customer advocacy. Repeated success propelling start-ups through exponential growth, expansion and market leadership. Experience in VC & equity funding, pre- and post IPO.

Karen Hunt

Karen Hunt

Extensive experience in the financial industry and government leadership. Strong affinity for cultivating relationships, persuading, convening, facilitating, collaborating or building consensus among diverse individuals and organizations. Applies qualities of integrity, credibility, excellence, passion for forward thinking and progress toward strategic governance efforts.

Karin Overstreet

Karin Overstreet

Strategic Planning & Execution, Multi-business Profit & Loss, Global Business Development, M&A, Product Development, Innovation, IoT, Customer & Supplier Relationships, Negotiations, Operations Management, Business Transformation, Capital Investment, Executive Communication, Community Relations, Risk Management, Compliance, Regulatory, Build High Performing Teams, Culture Building, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Organization Talent Cycle

Katherine A Koster

Municipal and Project Finance, Bonds, Investment Banking, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Securities, Capital Markets, Economics, Credit, Due Diligence

Katherine Przygode

Entrepreneurship, Technology, IT, Cloud Computing, IT Professional & Managed Services, M&A, Fundraising, Go-to-market strategies, board member.

Kimberly Bertz

Human Capital / Change Management, Strategic Communications, Corporate Real Estate, Customer Experience, Future of Work, Org Design & Development, Operational Governance, Program & Project Leadership, Relationship Builder, Strategy & Operations, Virtual / Diverse Team Development, Workplace Experience, Workforce Transformation

Kristal R Sevcik

Marketing , Consumer Analytics , Communication across stakeholders (including crisis communication) , Facilitating a team approach to solving opportunities across all business disciplines Strategic pricing and cost analysis

Kristin DeFife

Operations professional experienced in multinational corporate turnaround and growth in biopharma via creative strategy development, relentless focus on inclusive employee culture, profit & loss, risk management, and compliance. Board member for Out to Innovate, a non-profit empowering LGBTQ+ individuals. 

Laurel Mintz

Digital (web, content, social media, advertising, creative, growth marketing, branding), Experiential marketing (launch events, trade shows, conferences, national field marketing) Legal (corporate M&A, Intellectual Property) Entreprenurship

Laurie G. Jacobs, MD FACP AGSF

Health care clinical services strategy, delivery, quality , COVID-19 clinical operations, disaster planning, physician surge staffing, cademic medicine, research, faculty, chairmanship, appointments, mentorship, medical education

Li Doyle

VP with over 25 years of experience in energy development business. Extensive experience in sustainability consulting, renewable energy, and energy services. Roles include development, partnerships, financing, contracting, and execution of Power Purchase Agreements, Community Solar, and energy efficiency. Expertise in renewable energy technologies including Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS), Electric Vehicle, and Charging Stations, and Solar+Storage.

Lisa A. Smith

Finance, Capital Markets; Public Finance; Corporate Banking; Entrepreneur; Investment Banking; Financial Advisor; Management; Strategy; Sales and Marketing; Relationship Management; Not-For-Profit Board Experience; Board Treasurer; Government; Financial Analysis; Bonds

Lory Wingate

Lory Mitchell Wingate

Support of mission-driven research and development, science and engineering endeavors. Innovative approaches to strategy, operations, program, and change management; modernizing operations to enable cutting edge innovation; multinational and diversity-inspired operations.

Lourdes Maria Reed

Lourdes Maria Reed

Direct & Channel Sales Models, Customer Success and Support, M&A Integration Process Re-engineering, Organizational Effectiveness, Systems Development Leadership & Team Development, Strategic Planning & Operations, Program Management

Madhuri Hegde

Experienced Healthcare Executive with expertise in Strategic Planning, Laboratory operations (country-specific), Organizational Design and Alignment, Operational Governance, Program & Project Executive Leadership. Specialist in Omics based medicine and AI - driven healthcare data management.

Margaret B. Fisher "Meg"

Innovative, Creative Problem Solving Digital Markets: IT, App Development, Entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity Worldwide Strategic Planning: Product, Program, Operations Disruptive Business Markets Brand/Marketing

Maria de Lourdes Dieck Assad, PhD

Maria de Lourdes Dieck Assad

Strong economics background, analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Wide international experience in academic, business and government relations and negotiations. Deep knowledge and diplomatic expertise in Latin America and European countries Team building, talent recruitment and management.

Mary Ann O'Reilly

Mary Ann O'Reilly

Healthcare, Clinical Risk Management, Patient Safety, High Reliability, Change Management, Process Improvement, Litigation.

Megan Bloomer, PhD

Innovation, Strategic Storytelling, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Reporting, Social Responsibility, Corporate Sustainability, Supply Chain Auditing & Transparency, Strategic Multiphase Planning & Development.

Melissa Smith

Executive Compensation, Hris Technology, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Succession Planning, Leadership Development

NanaEfua B. Afoh-Manin

NanaEfua B. Afoh-Manin

Risk Management, Human Capital Management, Strategic Development, Global Public Health, Innovation, Technology, and Human IT, Consumer and Digital Experience, Financial Expertise, Equity and Inclusion, Safety and Compliance, Corporate Governance, Social Media and Public Relations, Healthcare and Telehealth.

Nancy Han

Media executive with 25+years of experience in senior leadership roles at the nation’s largest media organizations. Industry expertise with focus on management, strategy, growth, brand development, culture, and innovation.

Naomi Cooper Hochman

C-Level Marketing Management & Strategy, Traditional Marketing, Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Online Lead Generation, Virtual Event Marketing, Branding & Awareness, B2B Marketing, Marketing to HCPs, Healthcare Marketing, Dental Industry Marketing, Start-Up Marketing, Corporate Marketing, Marketing Consulting & Advisory, Sales Development, Account Based Marketing, Business Development, Organizational Development, Leadership, Public Speaking.

Natalie R. Brill

Effective leader, development of diversity and inclusion policies, municipal finance expert, issuer of debt instruments, implementer of innovative ESG strategies, analysis to creative problem solving, creator of strategic plans, dynamic speaker on debt and financial issues, assertive negotiator, and ability to quickly apply these skills to new situations.

Nirmala Rajesh

Nirmala Rajesh

Global Business Executive in the Technology sector; bringing business acumen and operations expertise in finance and strategic planning to diverse partner organizations., addressing global challenges and delivering results in an efficient manner. Financial Reporting, Forecasting & Planning, Revenue management, Resource & Spending prioritization, M&A Integrations, Process Re-engineering & Program management, Decision support, Investment analysis and Team Development.

Odette Marie Go

Risk Management: Financial, Enterprise risk management. 

Strategy: Capital structure, capital return. 

Advisory: Advisory Board for non-profit. 

Mergers & Acquisition: Financing. 

Change Management: Integration post-acquisition.

Patricia Grant

Experienced technology executive with 28 years IT experience interested in digital transformation strategies, driving business value realization initiatives, developing senior leaders, driving large scale transformations, and M&A’s including divestitures. Other interests include researching future technology trends and sharing insights during c-level customer meetings or public keynotes.

Rita Sharma

Rita Sharma

Experienced healthcare and life Sciences technology executive with expertise in: Innovation, Healthcare Product management, Organic and Inorganic Growth, Change Management, FDA Regulatory Process, Product Marketing, International Expansion, Healthcare Marketing, Platform development, Market Activation

Rosalie Cmelak

Supply Chain Transformation; Supply Chain Technology; Logistics and Transportation Digitization; Global Trade Compliance, Free Trade Agreements and Strategic Sourcing; Landed Cost Strategies.

Rose Hiu

Strategic Leadership , Strong Cross Functional Alignment & Execution , Build and Coach High Performing, Global & Diverse Team (over 200, 30+ leaders, 20+ countries) Over 20 yrs. Of Brand and Marketing Strategy , Strategic Business Planning , Growth & Risk Acumen , Operational Excellence , Global Communication

Sandra Shpilberg

Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Software development and cybersecurtity Digital Health, Biopharmaceuticals and devices, Mergers and acquisitions

Sarah E Aghassi, Esq.

Executive Operational Leadership; Government Relations; Change Management; Strategic Planning; Regulatory Compliance; Public/Community Relations; Customer Experience; Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Sustainability; Land Use; Infrastructure; Organizational Restructuring; Building High Performing Cross-Functional Teams; Financial Planning/Management; Advocacy; Public Policy; Teleworking Plan.

Sarah Freedman

Sarah Freedman

Finance, particularly around capital structure maximization, liquidity preservation and turnaround and restructuring. Extensive experience in accessing various capital markets. Diversity & Inclusion as well was ESG capital initiatives. Risk management, especially credit risk.

Shandra Wilson

Shandra Wilson

I serve with gratitude and joy with expertise in medical group/hospital operations, quality and safety, and creation of a positive, productive culture. I help others achieve a financially powerful, efficient company where people love to work!

Sharon Almany

Sharon Almany

Sharon's expertise is in healthcare as a strategic leader overseeing service, operational, regulatory, transactional and financial areas. Building teams, setting tone and direction, Sharon has led large-scale initiatives involving technology and process enhancements. Her strengths include leading strategies, assessing risks, monitoring finances, and ensuring optimized performance and commitments are met.

Shell Bird

Shell Bird

Strategic Planning; Governance; Crisis, Issues, and Large-Scale Change Management; CSR/ESG Strategy and Oversight; M&A Integration; Culture and Leadership Coaching; Brand and Market Development; Corporate, Product, and Service Marketing; Value Ecosystems; Deep On-the-Ground Global Experience Across Multiple Industry Sectors; Advising Early-Stage to Large-Cap Companies and Boards; Process Innovation; Public Affairs; Communications

Sipra Thakur

Digital marketing (including websites (Webby award nominee), social media, email, media buys, analytics), growth marketing, emerging technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality), forecasting/P&L

Stella Adena

Stella Adena

Retail/Fashion, Branding/Product development, Financial planning and analysis specifically for fashion & retail, Marketing, Advertising and Social Media, Branding/Product development

Suchi Injati

Suchi Injati is currently working as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Forecasting for Warner Media. She is entrepreneurial and technically savvy business leader with reputation for delivering business strategies. Her core competencies include finance and strategic planning, IT investment planning, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, post-merger integration and process re-engineering.

Theresa Gorman

Automotive Industry Expertise (Mobility, Connectivity, Electrification, v2x, DR, Data & Software), Global Market Assessments, Government Regulations and Compliance, GTM Rapid Monetization Strategies, Risk Mitigation, Global Negotiations, Supply Chain Management, P&L / Budgets and Performance-Based Compensation

Tiffany Grunert

Strategic Leadership, Branding & Marketing, P&L Management, Crisis Management, Public & Media Relations, Revenue Growth, Organizational Restructuring, Negotiation, Government Affairs (municipal), Public Speaking, Political Campaign Management, Mergers and Acquisitions

Tiffany Nesbit

Tiffany Nesbit

Product Development, Resource Management, Organizational Development, Visionary Leadership, Process, Improvement, International Business, Cross Cultural Teaming, Regulatory Compliance, Financial Acumen

Tracy Tunnell

Financial Executive (MBA, CPA, CGMA) with 30+ years of experience: expertise in Operational/Financial Accounting, SEC Reporting, SOX, External / Internal Audit, Strategic Planning, System Implementations, Business Process Outsourcing, Governance, Foreign Exchange, Mergers & Acquisitions, Working Capital Optimization, Receivables Factoring / Securitization, International Operations, Tax, Human Resource & Risk Management.

Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin

Proven financial leader and trusted partner with extensive experience in supporting executives and teams through digital and business model transformation. I have a specific expertise and deep experience with sales teams, marketing teams, in go to market readiness, channel and partnership programs and building new processes and teams from bottoms up.