ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melissa A. Henderson, founder, president and CEO of Summit Executive Resources, an executive agent firm for technology leaders, will participate in the George Washington University School of Business' International Women's Forum in Washington, D.C. on November 14. Ms. Henderson will speak on a panel titled, "Board of Directors Placement" at 3:30 p.m. in Duques Hall.
The panel will provide insight and counsel to the On The Board Fellows on setting realistic expectations and best practices for capturing board seats – whether public, private, private equity owned or ventured backed. Other speakers include Joe Goodwin of the Goodwin Group; Janet P. Froetscher, board member of The Chicago Board of Options Exchange; Mark Levine of Core Capital; Eric Joseph of Heidrick & Struggles. The moderator is Kirsten Martin, assistant professor at GWU's School of Business.
"I am very excited to participate on this panel made up of highly experienced search practitioners and board practice leaders," said Ms. Henderson. "Building an effective board of directors can be a company's strongest asset and making the decision of who sits on a company's board is a very important one. This panel will provide insight and knowledge on why a well-chosen board can offer both guidance and resources and give management access to a wealth of skills, experience and connections."
Ms. Henderson is a nationally-recognized expert on global executive search strategies in the technology industry. Previous to the founding of Summit Executive Resources, Melissa opened, built and led the mid-Atlantic office of Gilbert Tweed Associates International, a global retained executive search firm.
On the Board is made possible through a generous gift from Linda Rabbitt, founder and CEO of Rand Construction Corporation, GW Trustee and IWF member.
About Summit Executive Resources
Founded in 2009, Summit Executive Resources are executive agents for leaders in technology. Summit Executive Resources is the only firm of its kind in the country to provide hands-on search execution for the individual executive and compensated by the individual executive. It matches individual C-suite executives with C-level positions and independent directorships in the technology industry. Summit is tapped by a myriad of companies, private equity firms and venture capital firms seeking a vetted and elite executive. For more information, please visit: http://summitexecutiveresources.com/about-us
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