Leaders of closely held midsize manufacturing businesses often rely on “trusted advisors” such as accountants and lawyers for independent expert advice. While they provide great value for what you initially contracted them to do, that high-level external expertise with a broad view of the world is usually missing.
Whether a Board of Advisors (you retain final say) or a Board of Directors (it has final say on board-level decisions) is best for you, it’s unlikely your organization’s full potential will be reached without one or the other.
Over the past 20 years I have served both BoA and BoD roles for a variety of organizations, ranging from privately held manufacturers to manufacturing-oriented economic development organizations.
- Example: Serve on BoD Technology Committee of The American Endowment Foundation (AEF), with approximately $7B in AUM, the largest independent DAF fund administrator in the US.
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