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AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges—from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation. These are the moments when everything is on the line—a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results we deliver. We partner with you to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And we are right by your side. When it really matters.

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Alan Slatas, aslatas@alixpartners.com, (617) 962-3201

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 60,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers.​ Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.

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BDO USA

BDO provides professional assurance, tax and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. The firm serves clients through more than 80 offices and over 750 independent alliance firms nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 95,000 people working out of more than 1,700 offices across 164 countries and territories.

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Amy Rojik, Assurance Managing Partner, Corporate Governance, arojik@bdo.com

DDI Better Leaders. Better Future.

DDI's Executive Services team provides succession, coaching, and assessment services that help leaders succeed from their first executive role until they reach the boardroom. Our suite of services is specially designed to manage risk at the top, and help executives thrive both as individuals and as teams. Our experts have deep experience working with boards of directors, CEOs, and executive teams to create sound, data-driven succession plans. Learn more at ddiworld.com.

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EY Building a better working world

Effective corporate governance is an important element in building a better working world. The EY Center for Board Matters supports boards, committees and directors in their oversight role by providing content, insights and education to help them address complex boardroom issues. Using our professional competencies, relationships and proprietary corporate governance database, we are able to identify trends and emerging governance issues. This allows us to deliver timely and balanced insights, data-rich content, and practical tools and analysis for directors, institutional investors and other governance stakeholders.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global elite law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800-plus lawyers and other legal professionals deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

Freshfields is ranked by Chambers Global in Band 1 across the six areas of antitrust, corporate/M&A, litigation, international arbitration, tax, and public international law.

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FW Cook is an independent executive compensation consulting firm that provides objective advice to boards and management of the world’s leading companies. Our principle objective is to add value to the executive pay programs and processes of our clients. We collaborate with our clients to solve complex problems and design programs that support their business strategy and successfully link executive pay to shareholder value. Founded in 1973, we serve public, private, and tax-exempt organizations across a broad spectrum of industries. We have the largest market share of board engagements among our competitors and currently serve over 750 clients. FW Cook’s offices are located in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, and Boston.

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Metin Aksoy, Managing Director, maksoy@fwcook.com

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Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is a leading strategic communications firm recognized for our intellect, integrity and intensity. We provide strategic counsel and tactical support to Boards of Directors and C-Suite executives across a range of disciplines, including: investor relations, corporate communications, M&A, shareholder activism defense and engagement, crisis communications (e.g. litigation and cybersecurity), ESG, bankruptcy and restructuring and private equity.

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Natalia Weaver, Managing Director, nweaver@joelefrank.com

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Major, Lindsey & Africa, founded in 1982, is the world’s leading legal search firm. Our range of specialized recruiting and advisory services lets us meet the ever-changing needs of today’s global market and support the career aspirations of talented professionals. We support the advancement of an organization’s objectives through the selection and development of diverse, dynamic board directors, while our focus on the legal, compliance and privacy community allows us to make deep connections with legal professionals, law firms and in-house legal departments. We use this insight in the current market to provide strategic guidance for growth and development.

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Meridian Compensation Partners is dedicated to delivering optimal solutions in executive compensation and corporate governance consulting. With a strong team of nearly 100 professionals spread across twelve offices in the United States and Canada, our firm is well-positioned to cater to the needs of senior executives, boards, and compensation committees in both public and private corporations. Our comprehensive suite of services encompasses board-level advisory, compensation program design, research, and thorough market analysis regarding executive pay and governance issues. We navigate our clients through complex challenges, leveraging our independent perspective, specialized expertise, extensive knowledge, and abundant resources.

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Morrison Foerster

Morrison Foerster transforms complexity into advantage. With our collective intelligence, we shape powerful legal strategies that move your business forward. We provide timely, impactful guidance on corporate finance, proxy contests, and corporate governance matters. Many of our attorneys have served in senior positions in government, including at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and leading technology and life sciences companies. We represent organizations as they grow, innovate, disrupt, and develop into leading industry players and household names.

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Nasdaq

Nasdaq’s Corporate Governance and ESG Solutions support organizations worldwide with technology and expertise to help navigate emerging governance challenges.  

Empower your board with purpose-built solutions to optimize board meeting workflows, increase effective collaboration, track insights through digital questionnaires, and streamline data collection to identify improvement opportunities and manage potential risks.  

Optimize your ESG profile to drive value and innovation. Whether you’re looking to build your Climate strategy, better assess your ESG profile to improve third-party scores, drive efficiency around data collection and management, or simply get ahead of the regulatory landscape, our team can equip you with the right solutions.  

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Alan Slatas, aslatas@alixpartners.com, (617) 962-3201

pwc

PwC's Governance Insights Center is comprised of independent, trusted professionals who are relentlessly focused on helping companies tackle the corporate governance issues they face by providing them with the insights they need. Our team regularly meets with boards of directors, investors, and management teams and has a vantage point that cuts across industries and the globe. We can help you proactively consider what’s ahead, better understand what matters most to stakeholders, and connect you with peers to exchange insights. No matter the issue, you can rely on us to bring objectivity and perspective. We are here for you and will help you take on change and lead what's next.

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RSM

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment. RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 51,000 people in 123 countries.

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Semler Brossy is a leading independent consulting firm. We partner with Boards, Compensation and Human Capital Committees, and Management teams to develop sound executive compensation and talent strategies that address critical business issues, drive sustainable business performance, align with stockholders’ key priorities, and steward the organization towards the long term. We serve a broad cross-section of companies across industries, from the largest global corporations to smaller, privately held firms. Clients choose us for our partnership, thorough thinking, and creative solutions. We take off where other firms finish.

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With more than 850 lawyers in 22 offices, Shearman & Sterling is a global law firm that partners with corporations, major financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises to provide the legal and industry insight needed to navigate the challenges of today and achieve their ambitions of tomorrow.

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Sidley

Sidley is an elite global law firm powered by lawyers who practice at the highest level of the profession. Backed by 156 years of trailblazing heritage, we deliver superior service to a high-caliber group of market leaders worldwide, while placing a premium on collaboration and diversity. We have more than 2,100 lawyers who wield deep experience in litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters spanning over 50 legal disciplines and industries. With 21 offices situated in major commercial and financial capitals around the world, our lawyers possess the cultural awareness and legal acumen needed to advise clients in today’s global economy.

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Simon-Kucher is a global consultancy with more than 2,000 employees in 30 countries. Our sole focus is on unlocking better growth that drives measurable revenue and profit for our clients. We achieve this by optimizing every lever of their commercial strategy – product, price, innovation, marketing, and sales – based on deep insights into what customers want and value. With 37 years of experience in monetization topics of all kinds, we are regarded as the world’s leading pricing and growth specialist.

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Adam Echter, Partner, adam.echter@simon-kucher.com, +1 650 641 4306

Woodruff Sawyer

Great companies know that innovation requires risk. At Woodruff Sawyer, we’ve been insuring innovation for over 100 years, and we’re one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US. We protect your people and assets by identifying and mitigating your risk and reducing your costs. Working as an extension of your team, we tailor your coverage based on knowing your business. Our combination of expertise, advocacy, stability, and service has earned us one of the highest client satisfaction rankings in our industry. It’s also the reason why thousands of companies choose us as their long-term partner.

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