Appendix D: Examples of Board Profile (aka Unique Value Proposition, “Super Power,” or Elevator Pitch) – Get on Board

APPENDIX D

Examples of Board Profile (aka Unique Value Proposition, “Super Power,” or Elevator Pitch)

The following are illustrative examples of board profiles (aka unique value proposition, “super power,” or elevator pitch). When crafting your biographies, it can be helpful to read board biographies from your target board opportunities. These can be found or deduced from company websites or director LinkedIn profiles. These model board pitches can help you to craft your own unique value proposition. Please note that all company names and contact information have been anonymized. Some information has been redacted in brackets to preserve anonymity.

Jill is C-level financial services and fintech executive and advisor who leads strategic transformation in the face of rapid technology, regulatory, and market changes. Brings a blend of consulting and corporate executive experience for industry leaders including Bain, PayForward, and MasterCard. Utilizes 25 years of experience repositioning and scaling companies through innovation, new product, market, talent, capability development, and M&A. She is well positioned to add value in the boardroom of a company in the payment processing space.

Guy is a successful C-Level corporate executive, founder, CEO, and director. An entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, he focuses on helping companies and individuals thrive during transitions. Leaning from his experiences building a highly engaged board of directors at the companies he founded, Guy has served on numerous corporate boards in the manufacturing, technology, and service industries.

Jared is an experienced public company director with extensive finance and operations experience. A former CFO for three technology companies through significant IPO, growth, and M&A. He has served as an advisor for high numerous startups and as a director and audit committee chair. He is known for his skills in strategy and managing profitability. He would be of tremendous value to a high growth company. Jared has a broad stakeholder point of view from his work as the CFO, an advisor, and a board chair.

Nancy is C-level executive and advisor with expertise in mobile, consumer products, and connectivity that form the backbone of today’s IoT. Her strengths in developing strategy, launching and running fast growth, innovative e-commerce businesses grew from her leadership in scaling two consumer online businesses to $500M during her 20 years with Well-Known Company A and Well-Known Company B. Her experience on a board of a startup private company acquired by Company C adds to her overall knowledge of bringing significant value to founders and investors.

Fintech Thought Leader, Strategy Executive, Product Executive, and Process Innovation Executive

Francis is a C-level financial services and fintech executive and advisor who leads strategic transformation in the face of rapid technology, regulatory, and market changes. Brings a blend of consulting and corporate executive experience for industry leaders including PayForward, and HappyTime, with unique perspective on what it takes for Executive Teams and Board of Directors to define ambitious, yet achievable visions and pursue organic and inorganic growth. Utilizes 25 years of experience repositioning and scaling companies through innovation, new product, market, talent, capability development, and M&A. Anticipates and identifies relevant trends, develops tangible responses and guides companies through high stake changes—from aligning product portfolios and organizations to identifying M&A targets and integrating newly acquired companies.

Driving Business Strategies through Disruptive Technologies and Investor Insights

Sue Dollar is a SEC qualified financial and blockchain expert whose research experience in finance, investments and disruptive technologies provides companies insights on competing in a rapidly changing world. As an institutional investor, financial expert and fintech advisor, she is well versed in strategizing about business use cases for enterprise and public blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and token economics. Sue’s experience includes working for investment firms representing diverse strategies such as emerging and aggressive growth, long/short hedge, GARP, and value. In addition, she has extensive experience evaluating funding sources. Her career experience provides boards a valuable understanding of innovations that impact how a company’s products and processes will care with the competition going forward.

Jane is a marketing industry veteran and award-winning influencer with a wealth of experience in growing and transforming consumer brands. She focuses on companies in production, hospitality, or retail. She is experienced in defining marketing strategy and leading brand growth or transformation in over three decades for iconic brands with Company A, Company B, and Company C. In her most recent 5-year CMO position at Company C, her team doubled profitability while increasing sales by 125 percent.

With extensive executive and board experience in risk, strategy, cybersecurity, data, digital marketing, and analytics, Kate is looking to join the board of an innovative company adding new products or services. She wants to assist their digital strategy positions for greater top-line growth and favorable brand position.

Lee is a qualified financial expert with experience as an Audit partner of BBBB and as CFO of a $100 million company which acquired three private companies in his tenure. He is looking to join a corporate board of a small private family company where his expertise in expansion, M&A, and succession planning with family-owned businesses would be valued. He focuses on companies in production, hospitality, or services.

Olga is a seasoned director and chief strategy officer with a successful track record of combining leadership, innovation and financial expertise to guide enterprise-wide initiatives. She is highly regarded for her ability to provide strategic and operational insights. Olga is an innovator and recognized industry thought leader, she consistently anticipates needs and creates solutions ahead of the curve. Her experiences include startup, rapid growth, mature, consolidation, regulated, and traditional businesses.

Natalie’s leadership roles in manufacturing, global operations, strategy, finance, and transformation a company would also be an asset to a company eager to expand their footprint globally or assist a distressed company in turnaround strategy. Her 30 years of experience span a diverse set of company environments including startup, rapid growth, mature, consolidation, regulated, and traditional businesses ranging in size from $300 million to $10 billion in revenue.

Companies in transition, working to scale for growth and/or pre- or post-IPO would benefit from Peter’s expertise in developing high-performance teams. He has built strong relationships with the investment community, both equity and debt. He has significant capital markets, restructuring, M&A, and divestitures experience.

Debbie is an investor relations executive with over 40 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and asset management. She has raised over $20 billion in capital for private investment funds over the course of her career with firms such as Iconic Company A Iconic Company B, Iconic Company C, Iconic Company D, and Iconic Company E. Her experiences span a across diverse industries including technology, services, and manufacturing. She also acquired expertise in services and medical devices corporate development through direct investment. Her experience makes her a good addition to boards that desire a director to add capital markets knowledge.

A company going through a major transformation, IPO, or M&A is where Beth thrives. She has a strong track record in driving profitable growth and has held leadership and P&L responsibilities. Her experiences span a across diverse industries including technology, services, and manufacturing.

Mona is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years advising Fortune 500 C-Suite executive, compensation, and audit committees. She has a unique combination of extensive experiences, including IPO, M&A, international expansion, risk management, deep regulatory understanding, and P&L responsibility.