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November 22, 2004: BoardSeat
BoardSeat, mentioned as a resource in our feature article on networking, is a superb site if you’re an executive, professional, or academic looking for a spot on a board of directors or advisory board.
Client companies include start-ups, venture-backed companies, public companies, and non-profits.
From a BoardSeat press release: Early-stage companies now realize the importance of building a well-qualified board of directors and advisory board to attract capital. Traditionally, companies have tended to appoint board members from friends, family, and other personal contacts. This approach, often leads to boards that lack independence and are short on the perspective, skills, and contacts necessary to take the company forward to the next level.
BoardSeat’s online matching service is aimed at smaller companies and organizations that do not have the resources for retained searches. The matching service allows companies to create detailed online profiles for director and advisor positions using BoardSeat’s online tool. Position profiles are compared against the database of members and a matching algorithm produces an anonymous list of members whose skills, contacts and experience provide the closest match.
Potential candidates include executives, academics and other professionals with appropriate experience who are interested in serving on the boards of companies or nonprofits. Use of the service is currently offered at no charge to candidates. The site also offers a healthy collection of articles and FAQs, such as “Questions To Ask Before Joining Your Next Board” and numerous articles aimed at organizations looking to form a board.
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