Private Company Governance

Private Company Governance

While most NACD material is applicable to public and private companies, this resource center contains tools specifically for private, family-owned, pre-IPO, and employee-owned company boards. To access specific committee resources, please view NACD’s AuditCompensation, and Nominating and Governance Committee Resource Centers.

Guidance for Private Company Governance

A Guide for Directors of Privately Held Companies Defining the Role of the Board Focus Areas for Private Company Boards in 2019 Implementing Effective Risk Oversight at High-Growth Companies

Tools and Templates

Audit Committee Charter Tool Corporate Governance Guidelines Tool A Customizable Director Job Description Sample Position Descriptions for Board and Company Leaders Sample Governance Guidelines Catering to the Quality Shareholders You Want Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Private Company Director Cargill’s Annual Report to Stakeholders UK Reporting Regulations for Large Private Companies

Advisory Services

NACD's in-boardroom education programs help boards deliver value and expand their education

Family Business Governance

Handbook on Building the Family Business Board M&A Cultural Fit Pays for Family-Owned Firms Handbook on Strengthening the Family Business Board Sample Interview Questions for Both Director Candidates and Family Representatives to Ask Sample Annual Letter From the Board to the Family Council A Case Study: Setting Executive Compensation at a Family-Owned Business Director Independence on Family Business Boards Benchmarks for Family Business Boards Governance Progression Matrix for Unlisted Family-Owned Companies

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IPO Company Governance

Director’s Guidebook to Effective Governance at an Early Stage Company Why Good Governance Attracts Investors Why Governance Matters for Your Start-Up The Role of the CFO at a Start-Up Getting Ahead of Sexual Harassment Risk The Venture Capital Board Member’s Survival Guide for Handling Conflicts of Interest SEC Compliance Guide for Regulation Crowdfunding

Pre-IPO Stage Company Governance

Compensation Specialists Advise on IPOs and Spins Guide to Building a Board and Establishing Governance Practices When Going Public Governance Benchmarks for the Transition From Start-Up to IPO Governance Trends in Sponsor-Backed IPO Companies Preparing for Changes to Executive Compensation Plans Before an IPO (webinar with downloadable slides) Comparing Director Pay at Newly Public Companies Versus Established Public Companies Handling Employee Stock Sales Prior to an IPO

Private Equity Owned Company Governance

PE Firms Turn to Outside Recruiters Handbook on Governance in Investor-Owned Private Companies Leading Governance Practices at Private-Equity Firms What Tax Reform Means for Private Equity Tackling Executive Compensation for Private-Equity Companies Trends in Private Equity Exit Strategies Creating More Diversity on Portfolio Company Boards Qualities that Private-Equity Firms Look for in CEOs for Portfolio Companies Director Independence at Private-Equity Firms What You Should Know Before Considering Private-Equity Board Service (video) Benchmarks for Investor-Owned Company Boards Compensation Advice for PE-Owned Companies

Employee-Owned Company Governance (ESOP)

Leading Corporate Governance Practices for Closely Held ESOPs An Introduction to ESOPs and the Pros and Cons of ESOPs Duties of the ESOP Committee Detailed Guide for ESOP Committees Benchmarks for Employee-Owned Company Boards ERISA Fiduciary Obligations Under Recent DOL Settlements Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)