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Equilar CEO Included on NACD’s List of 100 Most Influential Leaders in Corporate Governance

REDWOOD CITY, CA (July 31, 2017) — Equilar is proud to announce that Founder and CEO David Chun has been included in the 2017 Directorship 100 by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). The annual list honors the 100 most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community.

This year marks the sixth time Chun and Equilar have been on the Directorship 100 list in recognition for the board and executive data firm’s contributions to the industry. Its latest effort, Equilar BoardEdge—a database of more than public company executives and board members—responds to the increased demand for tools to support board assessment, evaluation and recruiting. Investors are becoming more and more attuned not only to what decisions are being made in the boardroom, but also who is making them. BoardEdge provides comprehensive data on these individuals, including their professional profiles and their connections to other top corporate leaders.

In addition, Equilar launched the Equilar Diversity Network (EDN) within BoardEdge in late 2016, a “registry of registries” that highlights board candidates from leading diversity organizations. EDN has 16 partners and counting, and is contributing to increased awareness of qualified professionals ready for board service.

In 2017, Equilar added a new feature to Insight, its executive compensation and shareholder engagement data platform. With the Incentive Plan Analytics Calculator (IPACSM), developed in partnership with the Center On Executive Compensation, companies can now access tools for Financial Metric Correlation and Incentive Plan Design to assess the robustness of metrics used in their incentive plans compared to the metrics used by their peers.

This year’s honorees will be recognized during a gala dinner at the 11th annual NACD Directorship 100 Gala November 29 in New York City.

“NACD is honored to recognize outstanding directors and governance professionals whose leadership is exemplary,” said NACD President and CEO Peter Gleason. “Shining a light on their achievements allows us to recognize and celebrate their vital role as stewards of our public companies. We salute the NACD Directorship 100 for their dedication, service, and wisdom.”

The full list of the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 honorees can be found here: 2017 Honorees.

To learn more about the NACD Directorship 100, or to reserve your table for the Gala, visit

About Equilar

Equilar is the leading provider of board intelligence solutions. Its data-driven platforms, BoardEdge and Insight, provide tools for board recruiting, business development, executive compensation and shareholder engagement. Companies of all sizes, including 70% of the Fortune 500 and institutional investors representing over $15 trillion in assets, rely on Equilar for their most important boardroom decisions. Equilar also hosts industry-leading board education symposiums, conducts comprehensive custom research services and publishes 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. Visit to learn more.

About NACD

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 corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit To become an NACD member, please contact us 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.

For more information, contact:

Dan Marcec
Director, Content & Communications
Equilar, Inc.

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