Choosing & Managing Your Board: Insights from Serial Board Members

Sep 26 2017 8:45 AM

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The way you choose, run and communicate with your board says a lot about how you run your business and showcases what kind of a leader you are. Understanding who and what your business needs as well as what mentorship and development you need is important – as is the way you build trust within the board.


The way you choose, run and communicate with your board says a lot about how you run your business and showcases what kind of a leader you are. Understanding who and what your business needs as well as what mentorship and development you need is important – as is the way you build trust within the board.

Remember board meetings aren’t simple business updates – nor are they a chore whose sole purpose is to keep investors satisfied. They are an opportunity for you to extract key insights and expertise: Board members are an extension of your team – they have a vested interest in keeping your company growing and succeeding – and it’s up to you to extract the best out of them.

Experts:

Charlie Hipwood joined MassBentures in 2017 and is Vice presidentfocused on early stage and seed investment in Massachusetts high-technology companies. He is a founder and executive with 20+ years of experinece in financial services and technology startups and established corporations. As an entrepreneur, Charlie has deep experinece in establishing and managing operations, executing investments, developing products and markets, managing the sales pipeline, raising capital, leading teams, growing revenue, and executing strategy to achieve desired outcomes.

Catherine White is an Angel investor and a Managing Director at Golden Seeds, an investment firm that pursues above market returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and the people who invest in them. Catherine is also the Founder and Director of FinArc Investments, a boutique money management firm. FinArc Investments specializes in investing in companies with good environmental, social, and corporate governance records.

Christopher Mirabile is the Chair Emeritus and Public Policy Chair of the Angel Capital Association and co-Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group. Christopher has personally made more than 60 investments in start-up companies. He was named one of the "Top Angel Investors in New England" by Xconomy. Christopher is a columnist for Inc.com, an adjunct lecturer in the MBA program at Babson's Olin School of Business, a regular advisor and mentor to start-ups, and a frequent panelist and speaker. He is a member of the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors of numerous start-up companies and non-profits.