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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions, Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.
Aon plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and consulting firm based in California, is one of the largest firms in the U.S. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, consulting, business management and technology solutions. Its global services reach 100+ countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited.
Baker Botts is a full-service, leading global law firm, recognized for our understanding of the industries we serve. We have a long, distinguished tradition of service to our clients since the 1840s. During the earliest days of Houston, Baker Botts represented the burgeoning industries of cotton merchants, brokers and railroads.
Brunswick Group is an advisory firm specializing in business critical issues. We help companies build trusted relationships with all their stakeholders. Our purpose is to help the great value creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society.
CalCPA’s 40,000 members are indisputably California’s finest CPAs, leading business and finance professionals, students, and educators, dedicated to an unparalleled level of integrity, and we exist to support the profession. We have been a leader in continuing education for decades. Our live events, courses, conferences, webcasts, self-study products, and luxury CPE deliver quality education and build technical knowledge—fostering excellence in individuals and the profession.
PJT Camberview, the corporate governance and shareholder engagement practices group of PJT Partners LP, is a leading provider of investor-led advice to public companies on engagement and shareholder relations, activism and contested situations, sustainability, and complex corporate governance matters. PJT Camberview helps its clients succeed by providing unique insight into investors’ perspectives on long-term value creation, interpreting the evolving governance landscape, and creating proactive strategies to stay ahead of investor challenges.
Chevron, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, is involved in multiple facets of the energy industry: finding, producing and transporting crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing and distributing transportation fuels and lubricants; manufacturing and selling petrochemicals and additives; generating power; and developing technologies that enhance business value.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in more than 40 countries. From Miami and our global platform, our public company and corporate governance team serves as a trusted advisor, offering comprehensive counsel to public companies, as well as their senior management, boards of directors and special committees.
A leader in the governance space for over 16 years, Diligent offers the industry’s most secure and intuitive board management technology. By using the insights from their user base of over 400,000, they determined some of the most common pain points of corporate governance, many stemming from cybersecurity threats, evolving compliance regulations, rising activist pressure, and new ESG criteria.
Egon Zehnder is the world’s leadership advisory firm, sharing one goal: to transform people, organizations, and the world through great leadership. We know what great leaders can do and are passionate about delivering the best leadership solutions for our clients. As One Firm, our more than 450 consultants in 68 offices and 40 countries bring our individual strengths to form one powerful collaborative team. We partner closely with public and private corporations, family-owned enterprises, and nonprofit and government agencies to provide board advisory services, CEO search and succession, executive search, executive assessment, leadership development, and organizational transformation. We share a commitment to and pride in doing work that contributes to successful careers, stronger companies, and a better world. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Equilar, the leading provider of board intelligence solutions. It provides data-driven tools for board recruiting, business development, executive compensation and shareholder engagement. Companies of all sizes, including 70% of the Fortune 500 and institutional investors representing over $15 trillion in assets, rely on Equilar for their most important boardroom decisions.
Heffernan offers insurance for directors, officers, and executive teams. With businesses facing an unprecedented world of risk, executive teams are under pressure to navigate these challenges. Heffernan’s Executive Risk and Private Client insurance consulting teams work exclusively with executives and board members to provide comprehensive insurance solutions and protection.
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit www.HL.com.
One of the world’s leading professional services firms and the fastest growing Big Four accounting firm in the United States. We’re leading the industry in new and exciting ways. Our size and strength make us much more agile and responsive to changing trends.
Latham’s lawyers are at home in the boardroom and regularly counsel directors and senior management on legal strategies, regulatory requirements, disclosure, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and stock exchange compliance. The firm’s ranks include numerous former high-ranking SEC officials, rule makers, and enforcement lawyers, bringing a unique understanding to cutting-edge issues. The group’s senior lawyers serve as seasoned crisis counselors to corporate clients in high-risk situations, such as internal and external investigations, control contests, shareholder activism, accounting restatements, and major strategic initiatives.
Meridian Compensation Partners has a singular focus: to provide the most effective solutions and independent advice in executive compensation and corporate governance consulting. With over 70 associates in ten offices in the U.S. and Canada, Meridian provides top management, boards and compensation committees at over 550 public and private corporations with core services that include board level advisory services, compensation program design, research and competitive market intelligence on executive pay and governance matters.
With over 1,000 attorneys across the United States, Asia, and Europe, Morrison & Foerster LLP offers comprehensive, global legal services to its clients. The firm is an acknowledged thought leader in the areas of corporate governance, executive compensation, and disclosure issues relating to public companies. Morrison & Foerster represents public companies and their boards of directors in all aspects of securities regulatory compliance and corporate governance. In 2018, Morrison & Foerster was again named to the Corporate Board Member list of “Americas Best Corporate Law Firms” as ranked by general counsel and directors of publicly traded companies. To learn more, please visit www.mofo.com.
Nasdaq Boardvantage makes every aspect of board meetings and collaboration among directors and leadership teams simpler and easier to manage. Their award-winning platform’s intuitive interface and robust security features allow directors and leadership teams to work together far more efficiently, productively, and strategically.
Plan C Advisors is a global climate consultancy. They provide board directors the strategic insights and frameworks needed to catalyze climate action in organizations. Plan C identifies the highest priority climate-related risks and opportunities facing companies through incisive modules delivered by senior executives from a range of industry sectors.
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit, and has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. We serve clients through a network of more than 75 locations in over 25 countries
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
Recology® is an integrated resource recovery and recycling company that provides collection, hauling, processing, composting, consulting, and disposal services to homes and businesses in the Western United States. As an employee-owned company, Recology sees a world without wasteTM. This is the vision and passion of over 3,600 employees who believe in developing uses for previously discarded materials to protect the environment and achieve a more sustainable future.
Semler Brossy is an independent executive compensation consulting firm that prides itself on its strategic, business-based approach. The firm has extensive experience across a broad cross-section of companies, from Fortune 100 to smaller, privately-held firms. Semler Brossy’s clients trust it with their toughest business issues, including board/management conflicts, turnarounds, acquisitions, and IPOs.
Every day, United Airlines helps unite the world by connecting people to the moments that matter most. This shared purpose drives United to be the best airline for employees, customers and everyone it serves. United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights daily to 354 airports across five continents.
With 13 offices worldwide, Vinson & Elkins is committed to excellence in client service, offering clients experience in handling their transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe. Established in 1917, the firm’s time-tested role as trusted advisor has made V&E a go-to law firm for many of the world’s leading businesses.
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Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide services to its clients. The firm and its subsidiaries help clients make smart decisions that lead to lasting value with its assurance, tax, advisory, risk and performance services.
Among the top 10% of performing banks in the nation for banks of our size, Five Star Bank was founded in 1999 by a group of local entrepreneurs who wanted to create the kind of personalized banking services they desired themselves – services inspired by partnership and defined by shared vision and goals.
A preeminent and dynamic Sacramento based law firm with offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and San Diego. Our practice is focused on the needs of our clients and the business community. Long-term client relationships underscore our experience, quality, consistent service, style and strong team approach.