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Board Governance

With Subject Matter Experts

Gayle Crowell, Board Director, Envestnet Inc.
Donna Hamlin, CEO, Boardwise

Building a Board of Directors with a good mix of investors and independents can accelerate value creation and provide a diversity of thought to address business strategy and performance. Therefore, identifying, selecting, and recruiting board members is essential, particularly for independent board members.

In this CEO Roundtable and workshop, our experts will share best practices, including attracting, recruiting, assessing, and compensating those board members. In addition, you'll work with proven tools to help you determine the critical skills required at each stage of the company's growth to deliver top quartile results.

Board Governance

March 9, 2022

Gayle Crowell


Gayle is a highly experienced Board Director, CEO, C suite executive, strategic business advisor, executive coach and speaker with extensive experience in both venture capital and private equity backed technology companies. She spent the last decade as a Sr. Strategic Business Advisor across the portfolio of one of the leading global private equity firms, Warburg Pincus working closely with high growth technology, financial services, logistics and healthcare companies. Gayle Crowell’s role with Warburg Pincus represented the culmination of an outstanding operating career in the tech sector.

An active technology leader in the Silicon Valley, Gayle honed her management and operational skills with
executive roles at leading software companies, including Oracle Corporation, E.piphany, RightPoint Software, View Star, Mosaix, Recognition International, DSC, and Cubix Corporation. Through the years, she successfully led several companies through challenging turnarounds and has had multiple successful exits.

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Board Director, Envestnet Inc.

Donna Hamlin


Donna is CEO and Board Director of Boardwise., Inc. as well as Chairperson of Hamlin Harkins, Ltd., a 40 year-old international management consulting firm working with a broad spectrum of domestic and international companies on issues of strategy, market growth and performance improvement. Industries served are wide, including: high technology, retail, professional services, finance and manufacturing spanning 42 countries.

Boardwise, Inc. provides global clients with best practices in corporate governance with a combination of
professional services and best-in-class software solutions related to corporate governance, including, training, professional certification, director assessment, research, board evaluation and an established first-ever global registry of qualified directors. Clients include a broad range of industries, including global corporations such as ING Bank and an exclusive contract to conduct board evaluations for all publicly listed companies in China.

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CEO, Boardwise


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