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Tuesday, October 3 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Board Of Directors - What's This Juice?

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Some startups have a board of directors, and some opt for advisors. Others hold off for as long as they can. There are myths and legends about board of directors. Really, what is the value of having a board of directors, and how do you identify the right people? And when almost everything in a company has been disrupted, is there an alternative to a board of directors? In this fireside chat, we have two professional board members that will help us understand the role, power, advantages, and care and feeding for a board of directors. And there’s quality time set aside for you to ask your burning questions on this topic.


Moderators
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Hien DeYoung

Executive Coach, DeYoung Executive Coaching & Consultancy
Hien DeYoung is an executive coach who works with CEOs and Executive Women.  She draws on her 20+ years in HR building life science startups that garnered $300m in VC funding including an IPO.  Her executive and corporate officer experience enables relevant context and insights for her... Read More →

Speakers
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Jackie Davidson

Board member, BuildPulse
Jackie Davidson has over 25 years’ experience as an operating executive and in the boardroom for several private and public companies in the Pacific NW. She’s been a key player on innovative leadership teams in SaaS tech businesses and in a variety of other industries, companies that were breaking ground in some way: bringing real estate agents online, manufacturing new starch applications for food production, bringing car dealers online, or building out a new fishery. Most recently, she was the CFO at Market Leader, which was sold to Trulia for 6x revenue. Her strategic experience spans high growth strategies, financings, and mergers and... Read More →
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Michael Schutzler

CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association
Michael Schutzler is an entrepreneur, engineer, science geek, and first-generation immigrant. He is the CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Before joining the WTIA, Michael led the merger of Livemocha – a community of 17 million language learners – with the popular education software company Rosetta Stone. He also built Classmates.com into the first profitable social media application, transformed online marketing at Monster.com, and grew the online gaming business at RealNetworks to become a global... Read More →