A strong, independent board of directors can help your company analyze its strengths and weaknesses, identify industry trends and emerging markets, and provide complementary knowledge and fresh perspective to your management team. More important, the right board can set the course for your next stage of growth, helping you upgrade your financial reporting infrastructure, identify likely merger-and-acquisition targets and broaden your network in investment banking and lending communities.
Summit Partners has the industry contacts needed to find and attract top talent to your board. Since 1984, Summit Partners has helped more than 365 companies build strong boards and successfully transition from small, closely held companies to larger, more substantial firms ready for an IPO or strategic merger.
Here are some examples:
- Summit recruited Jim Perakis, the former chairman, president, and CEO of Hyperion Software Corporation, to serve on the boards of Unica Corporation and Sparta Systems Inc.
- With Summit’s assistance, Blue Ocean Software Inc. recruited two world-class software CEOs as board directors: Gordon Eubanks, formerly CEO of Symantec, and Roger Roberts, previously CEO of Citrix Systems.
- Summit worked with AlphaSmart Inc. to expand its board of directors. The board provided strategic advice on evaluating high-potential brand extensions, such as a palm-based product platform for students and online communities for teachers and school districts.
Summit Partners helped Anesthetix Holdings LLC recruit two seasoned directors with ties to past Summit portfolio companies: James Emanuel, previously CFO and a director of Lincare as well as a director of Senior Home Care; and George “Mac” McCleary, previously CEO of Senior Home Care and president and COO of Galtney Group.
Summit Partners has helped many other companies grow through the building of a world-class board of directors. Read these case studies to learn more: