Whether they’re part of a privately held, publicly traded, or nonprofit organization, new board members need to learn about the business, get involved with governance details including committee membership, and become better acquainted with fellow board members.
This roundtable focused on discussing best practices to most effectively incorporate new members onto your board, including:
How to offer an orientation and information to help the new director quickly become productive
Best practices for onboarding new directors, including specific methods and tactics that have proven most effective
John Bergstrom is an advisor to growth companies, assisting them with financial, strategic, compensation and governance matters. His involvement with these companies often includes advisory engagements or membership on their boards of directors.
Companies where John has served on the board have raised hundreds of millions of dollars of equity and debt capital and completed dozens of merger & acquisition transactions, private placements and public offerings.
He currently serves on the following boards: Big Know, Inc., CPS Group, Inc., Cramer LLC, JobDig, Inc., Tecmark LLC, Goodwill Easter Seals Foundation, Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity and the NACD Minnesota Chapter.
John is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., and University of Minnesota, M.B.A. John serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the NACD Minnesota Chapter and is also active in the community serving on several non-profit boards.
Chief Legal Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer
Renee L. Jackson has served as General Counsel of public and private companies and has 15 years experience in onboarding directors. She currently is Chief Legal Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer of Young America, LLC, and previously served as General Counsel of Capella Education Company and the Dolan Company, and as Associate General Counsel of Fair Isaac Corporation. Before moving in-house, she was a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright.