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Deb Boyda, MSA
Independent Board Director. Strategic Advisor.
Former CEO: Isobar

Deb Boyda is an experienced board director and former CEO with a track record of helping companies digitize their businesses through technology enabled customer experiences and e-commerce solutions.

She serves as board director for Wells Enterprises, a $2B family-owned CPG manufacturer, chairing the Compensation and Talent Management Committee and serving on the Nominating and Governance as well as Audit committees. Deb also serves on the Audit and Compensation committees as a director for Trustmark Benefits, a national employee benefits company. In the non-profit sector, Deb is a director for The Chicago Network, an organization dedicated to the professional progress of women.

As an experienced executive, Deb has been CEO of Isobar/Dentsu and President at Sapient/Razorfish, both digital technology-focused professional services organizations. She holds a BA from Harvard University and an MSA from Northwestern University…(read more)

Venita Fields, MBA
Pelham S2K Managers

Ms. Fields is an experienced independent corporate board director in both public and private companies and has also served on numerous company boards as an investor.

She serves as an independent director for these four private businesses: 1) Derry Enterprises, Inc., a distribution company in Rockford, IL that provides inventory management and supply chain services for fasteners in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; 2) Lifespace Communities, Inc., an owner, and operator of twelve senior care living communities throughout the Midwest and Florida; 3) David’s Bridal, Inc., a clothier that specializes in bridal dresses, other formal wear, and wedding accessories. David’s Bridal operates more than 300 stores in 45 states and the United Kingdom; 4) IMA Financial Group, the fifth-largest independently owned broker in the United States. The company provides insurance and wealth management solutions to individuals…(read more)

Art Stewart, MPM
Managing Partner
Strategic Impact Partners

Art Stewart has led corporate integrity/ESG work at Strategic Impact Partners, drawing on his thirty years of experience as a management consultant, which includes advising boards and C-suite leaders on the risks and value creation associated with this burgeoning governance area. With a focus on transformational business growth and development, he has collaborated with a breadth of privately held middle-market and nonprofit clients, including their boards, advisory boards, and private equity investment partners. He has developed and executed strategies involving leadership and organizational development, corporate integrity (now ESG) and public interest values, executive leadership, governance, and customer-stakeholder experience…(read more)

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