SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 31, 2023 -- theBoardlist, a mission-driven, curated talent marketplace for diverse leaders to be recommended and discovered for board and executive opportunities, announced today that it has been acquired by Boston-based BoardProspects. BoardProspects is an innovative platform offering for-profit corporations and nonprofit organizations of all sizes a cost-effective way to identify, assess, and recruit board members from a prestigious community of highly-regarded and credentialed board members, c-suite executives, and thought leaders. Together, BoardProspects and theBoardlist aim to become the destination for board recruitment at public and private corporations.
With this acquisition, BoardProspects will now have capabilities in training for board readiness and governance education, expertise driven networking and talent discovery as well as board recruitment solutions with the highest levels of diversity. Post merger, the combined platform will have a community of more than 48,000 individual members including over 5,700 subscription-based clients and over 35 corporate partners. Search partners including public and private company CEO’s, sitting directors, governance committees, venture and private equity firms as well as non-profit organizations, all have the ability to search the community for board candidates utilizing more than 20 different filters, including board/committee experience, skills, executive title, gender, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ status, industry, geographic location and much more.
“BoardProspects firmly believes that board recruitment should always be based upon the fundamental premise that a company, and its stakeholders, deserve to have the absolute best people in the boardroom.
We recruit and resource individuals who will add true value to a company through their individual skills, experience and expertise. We have been so impressed with the diverse candidates and thought leadership that theBoardlist has built since its inception in 2015, both of which drive better governance. We know their tens of thousands of board-ready candidates will only enhance our ability to deliver on our promise for clients,” said Mark Rogers, CEO and Founder of BoardProspects.
theBoardlist has developed into the leading premium talent marketplace for aspiring diverse directors during the past 8 years. With over 43,000 executives in-network, theBoardlist has assisted over 2,500 companies in searching for board talent since its inception. From early-stage startups to publicly traded global companies, and partners with leading board networks globally including the 30% Club, YPO, the Aspen Institute, Harvard Women on Boards, and more has been instrumental in diversifying boards. theBoardlist is one of the original voices in the board diversity movement to help companies create full and true representation in their leadership to better serve their customers, employees, and communities.
“We have seen a change in receptiveness to diversity at the board level since our inception in 2015. Our goal has always been to bring awareness to the lack of diversity on boards and prove false the narrative that diverse, board-ready candidates simply didn’t exist,” said Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder of theBoardlist.
“In recent years legislation in California and social movements such as #MeToo and #BLM captured the attention of leaders across the country and helped shine a light on the need, benefits and availability of diversity at the board level. Of course we have a long way to go; however, we are thrilled with the vote of confidence we are receiving from BoardProspects which will give our platform of diverse candidates further opportunities for a seat at the table.”
As a part of the acquisition, current theBoardlist CEO Megan Wang will become BoardProspects COO and founder Sukhinder Singh Cassidy will join the BoardProspects board of directors.
BoardProspects is the premier board recruitment solution for public and private companies.
Founded in 2010, our innovative platform offers for-profit corporations and nonprofit organizations of all sizes a cost-effective way to identify, assess, and recruit board members from a prestigious community of highly-regarded and credentialed board members, c-suite executives, and thought leaders.
At BoardProspects, effective board recruitment is based on the fundamental premise that a company and its stakeholders deserve to have the absolute best people possible around the boardroom table.
theBoardlist, a mission-driven talent marketplace for diverse leaders to be recommended and discovered for board and executive opportunities. With over 43,000 executives in-network and over 2500+ organizations having used theBoardlist to find talent, theBoardlist has been one of the original voices in the board diversity movement since 2015. Our mission is to help companies create full and true representation in their leadership to better serve their customers, employees, and communities.