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NY: Landing Board Seats Dinner

  • August 15, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Midtown Manhattan, Location Sent to Registrants
  • 1

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Getting That First Outside Board Seat

The first board seat is a major challenge even for
highly qualified CEOs. Securing the right set of board positions can be even more difficult. As an active CEO, when is the right time to lay the groundwork for board service? What is the best route to reach boardrooms and what does it take to get there? What is the key to quickly becoming a positive, contributing board member? Join us as we discuss how to land that first board seat and what to expect in a director's role. We will talk about the tradeoffs of public vs. private, and fiduciary vs. advisory boards. You'll be exposed to the considerable resources available in the CEO Trust, and what you and your peers can do to accelerate the path to board positions. 


6:00 - 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception
6:30 - 8:00 pm - Discussion and Dinner

If you are a CEO and would like to see if you qualify to attend this event, register online.

Speakers Include:

Rajive Johri, Director, Board of Directors, ConAgra Brands. Rajive is an independent board director, currently on the board of ConAgra Brands. He has served on the boards of Charter Communications, First National of Nebraska, and was the Chair of the board of Semantifi Inc. and chair emeritus of Boys Town USA. He has also served on boards of numerous private businesses and ventures. He had a long and distinguished career in banking with Citi and JP Morgan Chase leading to President of First National Bank of Omaha. 

Robert Birnbaum, President, Peartree Trading. Robert is an independent board director, hedge fund CEO, entrepreneur and medical marijuana pioneer. He is also Chair of CEO Trust's Board Readiness program. He currently runs Peartree Trading and sits on several private business and venture boards. One distinction, in contrast to his white shoe upbringing in investment banking, is that he assembled investors, started, ran and successfully sold the first medical marijuana business in Connecticut. 

Mario Leite, Chairman, Tea-rrific! Ice Cream. Mario is Co-Founder and current Chairman of Tea-rrific! Ice Cream. He is an investment banker and biotech/life sciences expert with an interest in food, tea and the science of ice cream. 

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