Private Directors Association Articles

    An important aspect of the Private Directors Association is supporting excellent practices in board formation and governance. To achieve this end, on a regular basis, we publish and distribute informational articles.  These are authored by Association members and others who have knowledge and expertise in the management and operations of Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors. We welcome submission of relevant content for consideration. If you would like to submit, please send to M. Jay Heilbrunn, at MJay@TheDistributorBoard.com.  

    Board Operations and Governance
    Board Strategic Planning Considerations
    Diversity of Expertise Is a Winning Factor
    D&O Insurance Is Important for Private Companies, Too
    Evolving Your Family Business Board
    Executive Compensation in Private Firms: A Principled Approach for Owners and Private Company Boards
    Fiduciary and Advisory Boards, Understanding The Differences
    How Board Evolution Has Impacted Private Company Boards
    How to Effectively Search for the Right Board Candidates
    How to Effectively Search for the Right Board to Join
    New Director Considerations During the Recruitment Process
    New Venture Boards | Board Gender Diversity Resolution
    Part I Significance of the Corporate Secretary to Private Company Boards
    Part II on the Corporate Secretary Role in Private Companies – Should the Corporate Secretary and General Counsel Roles be Separated?
    Part III The Corporate Secretary Role in Private Companies - The Outsourcing Option for Staffing the Office of the Corporate Secretary
    Serving on the Board of a Distressed Company
    The Board's Role in Strategy, Risk Assessment, and Corporate Renewal
    The Board's Role in the M&A Process
    The CEO Advantage: An Advisory Board
    Who'd Ever Want to Be on My Board?
    Why do family businesses outperform? It's the women!
    'You've Become One of Them' Fifteen Rules for Directors

    Strategy
    Board Strategic Planning Considerations
    Taking Your Company Across Global Borders: The Advantage of Global Expertise on the Board
    Your Company Should Have a Risk Matrix

    Finance and Accounting
    Executive Compensation in Private Firms: A Principled Approach for Owners and Private Company Boards
    Improving Information Flow to the Board
    Serving on the Board of a Distressed Company
    The Board's Role in the M&A Process