2200 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025

For new entrepreneurs and seasoned start-up executives alike, creating an effective board of directors can be a make-or-break situation only mastered with experience. Every CEO should know the basic principles of building a board that will help grow his or her company. Many CEOs lose out on the opportunity to leverage their boards' collective experience while navigating the challenges of building the company. At this Strategy Series event, experienced entrepreneurs and professionals will talk about the right way to build, manage, and leverage a board.

Who should be on your board ? required vs. recruited members? How many people with what expertise?
How often should you communicate with your board, what should you tell them, and how should you manage the relationships in between board meetings?
What do boards expect from the management team?
What should you expect from your board?
How should you deal with disputes among board members, other investors, and with your management team ? and keep your job?

Carl Showalter, General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Mark Albert, Partner, Perkins Coie

Added by IBDNetwork on September 30, 2005