Your Resource for Strategic Growth

In a world of evolving, ever-changing demands and shifting market conditions, boardrooms are increasingly in need of fine-tuning. Strategic Board Solutions is an initiative that was launched to provide public, private, and not-for-profit boards with world-class directors to pair with forward-looking strategies. We operate on the principle that the placement of highly competitive and uniquely-suited candidates brings not only best practice and rich professional capital to the board equation, but also unique and complementary function.

Boardroom diversity has never been more of a priority, and delivering it is our specialty. Diversity can take many forms: opinion, gender, ethnicity, race, skill set, and geography. The underlying prerequisites for delivering on this criteria are especially qualified candidates with executive expertise, and unique perspective. Strategic Board Solutions’ proven track record of success speaks to the importance of diversity in conjunction with the mandate of professional excellence.

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Southwest Power Pool elects Susan Certoma and Darcy Ortiz to board of directors

Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional power grid operator that ensures access to reliable and affordable electricity, held its quarterly board meeting and annual meeting of members in Little Rock, Arkansas. SPP’s members elected Darcy Ortiz of Phoenix, Arizona, and Susan Certoma of New York City to the company’s board of directors. They will replace former board chairman Jim Eckelberger and former vice chairman Harry Skilton, who will transition to emeritus roles and continue to advise the board. The appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2019…

October 30, 2018

Bank OZK elects Beverly Cole and Steven Sadoff

Bank OZK (the “Bank”) (Nasdaq: OZK) today announced that its Board of Directors (“Board”) approved an increase in the size of the Board from sixteen to eighteen directors and elected Beverly Cole and Steven Sadoff to the Board to fill the resulting vacancies. The election of Ms. Cole and Mr. Sadoff is effective immediately and each will serve as a director until the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their respective successors are elected and qualified…

August 10, 2018

Paula Cholmondeley of Bank OZK listed among most influential black corporate directors

Paula Cholmondeley has been recognized by Savoy magazine as one of their 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. Cholmondeley has served as a member of the Bank of the Ozarks Board of Directors since May 2016 and serves on the Board’s Compensation Committee and CRA and Fair Lending Committee. The Savoy list recognizes African-American achievers, influencers, and executives facilitating global change through their leadership…

October 10, 2018



Peter Kenny’s contribution to the development of our Board of Directors has been invaluable. He has helped us identify and attract a number of outstanding directors, significantly enhancing the competency and diversity of our Board. I enthusiastically recommend Peter and his Strategic Board Solutions to any CEO or Nominating and Governance Committee looking to add exceptional individuals to the board.
— George G. Gleason, II, Chairman/CEO, Bank OZK

I have worked on numerous searches for our board at Southwest Power Pool (SPP), as well as the boards of several other companies. SPP’s recent move to Strategic Board Solutions for assistance in identifying appropriate nominees for our organization was an outstanding experience. Peter truly listened to understand the intricacies of our needs and, searching the vast but strategic database of his contacts, gave us a unique and diverse set of candidates that were uniquely aligned with our specialized objectives. Our committee struggled for quite some time to make a selection because the decision was simply too difficult to make between several very qualified candidates. It’s a great problem to have when you can’t make a bad decision.
— Nick Brown, President/CEO Chair, Corporate Governance Committee, Southwest Power Pool

Peter Kenny and Strategic Board Solutions’ (SBS) execution of their mission to be an innovative leader in the advancement of diversity and inclusion for public board of director placements is truly impressive. Peter has developed SBS into an effective platform to support public board governance committees seeking to place director candidates that have the highest caliber of business expertise, as well as the most inclusive demographics of women and people of color.

Peter is an amazing financial media and macro capital market expert, world renowned for providing insights on the workings of Wall Street and global markets, and understands from decades of evaluating market forces that a diverse board can have a powerful impact on the overall quality of corporate performance. It’s been a pleasure to support Peter with his campaign to be the game-changer in increasing the overall representation of diverse public board membership.
— Kim Folsom, Managing Partner, Founders First Capital Partners

World-class boards necessitate unique candidates, diverse perspectives, and strategic placements
— Peter Kenny



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