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MISSION: An Informed Board through small group conversations between Board Members, CEOs, and private equity partners about key issues in corporate governance.

Attendance is limited to fifteen to keep the focus on interaction. Most of our meetings use a case-centered framework where attendees become the Board. And the Board must wrestle with the dilemmas in the case.

Discussions are turned into podcasts and are available on boardoptions.com.

TIME: 4:30-6:00PM


Location for all meetings, unless otherwise noted:

Stybel Peabody at Riverside Center
275 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02466
Building 2, 4th Floor
Tel.  617 594 7627

Exit 22 on Route 128 is one Exit North of Route 9/Route 128 and one Exit South of Route Mass Pike/Route 128.

Get off at Exit 22 (Wellesley-Newton). Follow the signs for Grove Street/Newton. Coming from Route 128, 275 Grove Street is immediately past the Riverside Train Station on your left.

  Turn left into entrance and follow the road to the back of the building. You will see an indoor parking lot entrance. Go past the first entrance and take the second one.
  It is likely to be less crowded.
  As you walk into the building from the indoor parking lot, Building #2 is a glass door on the right side of the hall after you pass Rebecca's Restaurant.
  Our meeting room is on the fourth floor.
  For more detailed directions go the URL below:
  To listen to podcasts of previous Seat at the Table Programs:
  Seat Table Programs Podcasts are distributed to Boardoptions' network of 850 global Board members. Visit our network and do a "deep dive" using the keyword search function of your Internet Browser:

If you would like to attend any of the following Seat at the Table programs, please email lstybel@stybelpeabody.com. For more information about us, go to stybelpeabody.com or boardoptions.com.



March  29 Case: "CEO Says, 'We Need to Revise this Compensation Program……or I Leave and I Can't Promise My Senior Team Will Stay." Thomas Wilson, Wilson Group and Les Charm, partner at Youngman & Charm. Les specializes in Directorship functions for firms owned by entrepreneurs. Tom is a national expert in reward systems.
April  26 Case: "CEO/Chair of an Insurance Company Recommends a Change in the Board of Director Compensation Plan." Karthik Krishnan, Mentorworks, Inc. and Assoc. Professor of Finance, Northeastern University D'Amore McKim School of Business.
May  31 Case: "If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen." Tom Tully Sports Center is expanding and poised to achieve its exit strategy. Too much of this company centers around Tom Tully and a complaint has been filed about Tom creating a "hostile work environment." You are an external Board member of this private equity portfolio company. Karen M. Golz, former Global Vice Chair of Ernst & Young Global and Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group's Audit and Risk Committee. Laurence J. Stybel, Vice President of Board Options, Inc. and co-author of "NAVIGATING THE WATERFALL, a guide for leadership and career management in the 21st Century."
June  28 "Institutional Turnaround: The Endicott College Story." Founded as a teachers' college for women, this nonprofit institution was slipping into failure. Turnaround CEO Richard Wylie explains the story of a how this institution has become a success.
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Sept.   27 Case: "The Compensation Committee vs the Audit Committee." George Neble, former managing partner of E&Y’s New England Region and Board member.
Oct.   25 Case: "Nobody is Ready Yet," says the 63 year old CEO of a second generation family owned business. And you are the external Board member. Louann Muir.