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2017 Board Leadership Forum - Sponsors

Borden Media Consulting specializes in a wide range of executive placement and consulting services for media, entertainment and information companies. The firm works closely with all types and stages of organizations to help them function most effectively and excel on a variety of business and creative levels. The firm approaches its executive placement and consulting from an experiential perspective: all members of the team have significant hands-on industry experience. BMC’s search practice ranges from Vice President to C-level and Board positions. Its consulting services include strategic planning, organizational design, values and culture determination, communications guidance, executive coaching, preparation for board and budget presentations, production/facilitation of on-site and off-site meetings, and post-merger integration. BMC’s consulting and executive placement services are available on an á la carte or integrated basis. In all cases, the insights the firm gains from its consulting work provide vital context and perspective for its search work, and vice versa.
The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, D.C., the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs.
Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN) provides software and services that enable clients to communicate with confidence in a complex regulatory environment. With 3,500 employees in 61 locations across 18 countries, we provide thousands of clients globally with innovative tools for content creation, management and distribution, as well as data analytics and multi-lingual translations services. Leveraging advanced technology, deep-domain expertise and 24/7 support, we deliver cost-effective solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.
Equilar is the leading provider of board intelligence solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Equilar for their most important boardroom decisions, including 70% of the Fortune 500 and institutional investors representing over $13 trillion in assets. Equilar offers data-driven solutions for board recruiting, executive compensation and shareholder engagement that bring together business leaders, institutional investors and advisors to drive exceptional results while ensuring sound corporate governance. The Equilar suite of solutions includes industry-leading board education symposiums, comprehensive custom research services and award-winning thought leadership. Founded in 2000, Equilar is cited regularly by Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other leading media outlets.
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Inspirato is a leading luxury hospitality company that provides its 14,000+ members access to hundreds of curated vacation options, delivered through an innovative club model to ensure the service and certainty that discerning travelers demand. The Inspirato Collection includes private vacation homes available exclusively to members and guests, villas and residences at world-class resorts, hotel rooms and suites at guaranteed members-only value, and remarkable adventures in faraway lands and at world-renowned events. Every vacation includes personalized recommendations, expert advance planning and access to on-site concierge service, all designed to foster ongoing relationships and create memorable experiences.
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services to corporations, governments, for-profit and not-for-profit institutions and wealthy individuals. Through the Private Bank at J.P. Morgan, the firm delivers customized wealth management advice and solutions to wealthy individuals and their families, leveraging its broad capabilities in investing, family office management, philanthropy, credit, fiduciary services and special advisory services to help its clients advance toward their own particular goals. For more than 150 years, the Private Bank’s comprehensive and integrated product offering, commitment to innovation and integrity, and focus on placing the interests of its clients first and foremost have made J.P. Morgan an advisor of choice to people of significant wealth around the world.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well-prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To become an NACD member, please contact Steve Kalan at or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of $10.0 trillion and approximately 18,000 corporate clients. or
Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Pearl Meyer’s global clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private companies to the Fortune 500 and FTSE 350. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and San
PwC’s Governance Insights Center supports companies with the governance knowledge to answer tough questions and tackle complex challenges. Learn from its network of subject-matter experts, business leaders and experienced peers as they share their insights and latest thinking on current issues. Beyond governance, PwC helps directors and investors alike better understand new financial accounting standards so they can make better oversight and investment decisions. Organizations can count on PwC to help them connect all the dots for a more complete perspective—and step ahead with confidence.