NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Building a Better Private Company Board

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January 21, 2016
Minneapolis, MN



Please contact Judy Ferril, Chapter Administrator, to waitlist for the event.


NACD Members Only Roundtable


This roundtable is intended for anyone interested in establishing or improving a private company board. Whether you are involved in a high-growth emerging company or a stable, mature company, come and share your thoughts and observations regarding the many issues involved in the care and feeding of a productive private company board of directors.


Paul Knapp will serve as the Moderator/Facilitator for the discussion.

Location and Time


Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration: 11:15 AM

Working Lunch/Program - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Speaker Spotlight

Paul Knapp

Paul Knapp

Paul serves as Vice President of Vomela Specialty Company where his activities include mergers and acquisitions, legal, real estate management and investment, and family business office organization and management.

Paul previously served as Director of Operations for a 100 year old Minnesota family business office which he transitioned into a new management team and business focus. He acquired, managed, redeveloped, and disposed of office and industrial real estate projects located around the country. He also managed a venture capital fund for the family office, investing in emerging high tech and med tech companies.

Paul has served on the boards of thirty emerging private and public companies and nonprofit organizations including service on Governance, Compensation, Audit, and Management committees. He has chaired several for profit and nonprofit boards. He currently serves as a Director of Venture Bank, The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota, The Twin Cities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and several emerging private companies.

Paul regularly teaches on the subjects of on investment, growing private companies, family business offices, and building better boards of directors.

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



2 NACD collaborative credits

Question about this Event?

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