NACD - National Association of Corporate Directors

Governance for Pre-IPO Companies

Governing a public, small-cap company is a minefield for the uninitiated. The rules are complex. The scrutiny and pressure to perform are intense.

This program will prepare you to understand and address the key differences between governing public and private companies. It’s customized for your company and presented by directors with experience in your industry.

This customized program will be of value to:

  • CEOs and boards of companies that are considering an IPO
  • Executives and directors who need to understand the rigorous governance requirements for public companies

This director-led program covers such topics as:

  • Why governing a public company is nothing like governing a private, venture-backed firm
  • Fiduciary duties of executives and directors at a public company
  • Navigating the minefield of laws, rules, and policies regulating public companies
  • Avoiding governance mistakes that invite activist campaigns
  • Communicating and negotiating with shareholders
  • Best practices for committee structure and board composition

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“In 2014, more than 75% of activist campaigns targeted small-cap companies. NACD helps CEOs build boards that are fully prepared to go public.”

Adam J. Epstein

Former Institutional Investor

Author, The Perfect Corporate Board