Category: Governance

Corporate governance women directors Board Bench Entrepreneur Nancy May Show 044

Nancy May is President and CEO, The BoardBench Companies, LLC (, Greater New York City Area a woman-owned board governance consulting group focusing on the advanced development and execution of public, private and not-for-profit board organization, company board quality, continuity, board succession and director placement.

She is a member of the Economic Club of New York, the World Affairs Council and served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of Connecticut. She also serves on the advisory council of NeuroSonics, Inc. and is listed in Who’s Who of Global Business Leaders and has been a guest lecturer for business and professional organizations, The Conference Board, National Geographic Films and numerous University graduate school programs.

BoardBench Competencies and Offerings:
– Board of Director succession planning, strategic board recruitment, and placement
– Board evaluation and assessment
– Board structure and development
– Business alliance development and exchange
– Director/Candidate advisory services
– Governance and director technology assessment

1) What is the one thing that contributes most to your success

2) What is Board Bench Companies
BoardBench ® gives companies a cost-efficient solution to manage the intricacies of their board succession needs. BoardBench helps companies plan and build custom teams of potential and qualified successors (benches) to fill board positions. It identifies, qualifies, monitors, and ensures the appropriate fit of these executives to each client company’s strategic needs and operating style. BoardBench supplies these services through yearly (or longer) strategic service plans. This delivers an efficient and highly cost-effective tool to manage a Board’s key continuity risks.
3) – How did you come up with the idea,

4) – who helped you with the launch and execution of her startup

5) tell me about your struggles with starting your own business –

6) who are your customers – your market strategy

7) distribution channel

8) The best business advice you ever received

9) Talk to us more about your personal story how you got started professionally

10) tell us about your past and current experiences with several other groups you are involved and
take us through from start to now what you experienced get that startup off the ground
– NeuroSonics, Inc. (Advisory Board)
– EconimicVentures (Chairman of the Board)
– International Women’s Forum
– Economic Club of New York
– World Affairs Council
– American Women’s Economic Development Corporation
– The Entrepreneurial Women’s Network
– Women in Management

11) what inspired the startup idea:

12) Lessons learned from running for

13) What it takes to Manage and operate

14) the mission and goals behind –

15) and your community involvement
– Girl Scout Council of Connecticut (Board of Directors, Executive Committee)
– U.S. Small Business Administration:
Honor as State of Connecticut’s Women’s Business Advocate of the Year
– Guest lecturer for business and professional organizations, including
– The Conference Board: guest lecturer
– National Geographic Films and numerous university graduate school programs

Board and senior level executives representing large, mid-cap and private corporations worldwide.

16) resources used

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– Invited to meet President Clinton as a Nation’s top business leader

17) team

18) Three main takeaways

19) How can people stay in touch

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Governance, Strategy Meets Growth, Sage Advice From Thomas L. Doorley, III Sage Partners, CoFounder, CEO, Chairman Show 039



Governance, strategy meets growth, sage advice from Thomas L. Doorley, Chairman, CEO, Cofounder.

Tom tells us it’s satisfying to help entrepreneur’s across the full cycle of Stage 0 (idea) through to Stage 4 (sustainable enterprise).All young companies have to face the daunting task of “crossing the Valley of Death”, also known in academic circles as “crossing the Chasm”. This is the fact that describes the competitive dynamics in a business sector where lots of small, high-growth, young companies exist and a few much larger, more established companies have scale and scope. The challenge: How to go from young/small (Stage 1-2) to the other side of the Valley (Stage 4) where they have enough process, structure, and scale in place to be ‘sustainable’


In the case of his first startup, Braxton Associates, a strategy consulting firm launched after the Boston Consulting Group defined the consulting space they named”Strategy” and Bain & Co followed suit, we were half a decade late to the game. They grew organically from their Boston base to a second office in London and a joint venture in Tokyo (he knew they had to be global). They grew rapidly to about 100 professionals. His Valley to jump was the challenge to be 10X the size to meet the competition in the battle for major clients. They were approached by the then CEO of Touche Ross (prior to their merger with Deloitte) to become their operational and IT consultancy into the sphere of C-Suite advisors. Two years after they joined the merger with Deloitte was consummated.


Tom has helped successful entrepreneur’s like Matthew Marolda who is now Chief Analytics Officer at Legendary Entertainment. He formed and runs Legendary’s Applied Analytics division, which uses data and analytics to drive strategic decisions across all aspects of the company. Prior to Legendary, Matt Marolda founded StratBridge LLC in 1999. StratBridge had two software solutions businesses: “moneyball” player analysis software used by many organizations in the NFL, NBA, European Football and Major League Soccer (sold to XOS Digital in 2012), and dynamic pricing and revenue analysis software used by many professional sports teams (acquired by Legendary in 2014, after Mr. Marolda had joined Legendary). He earned his MBA at the Tuck School at Dartmouth where he won the Adams Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. Matt Marolda graduated from Bowdoin College with Honors, earning majors in economics and mathematics and a minor in art history.


Tom’s other clients:

Northrop Grumman, Deloitte, and Abeam Consulting (Japan).

Most recently the New England Region of Deloitte for Retired Partners honored Tom in their Hall of Fame – this past December 2016. Tom spoke to a group of 2000 employees about a balanced life.


New England Region of Deloitte for Retired Partners Honored Tom in their Hall of Fame – this past December 2016.
Spoke to the group of 2000 employees about a balanced life.


Keep in contact with Tom on Twitter, Linkedin & back at his website.