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EY
 
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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Hinckley Allen is a multiservice law firm offering a full range of legal services and pragmatic business advice to regional, national and international clients, with practices including Construction, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates. With our longstanding reputation for creating lasting, meaningful business relationships, we are more than just a law firm. We are a law firm that truly and fully engages with our clients.

BDO BDO provides assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. We offer a sophisticated array of services and the global capabilities of the world's fifth largest accounting and consulting network, combined with the personal attention of experienced professionals. For additional resources specific to board members, please visit BDO’s Board Governance page.
Deloitte Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, advisory, tax, and consulting services across more than 20 industries to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80% of the Fortune 500. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, Deloitte is dedicated to helping clients and people excel. In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 70,000 professionals – 2,000 of whom are based in New England – with a single focus: Serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems.
Egon Zehnder Egon Zehnder International is the world’s leading privately held executive search and talent management consultancy with more than 400 consultants in 69 offices across 41 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, board search and advisory, CEO succession, family business advisory, as well as leadership assessment and development to the world’s most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder’s clients range from the largest corporations to emerging growth companies, family and private-equity controlled entities, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations.
EMC EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com
EY EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
Foley & Lardner Foley & Lardner LLP is a recognized national leader in the field of corporate governance. Through our National Directors’ Institute, we educate today and tomorrow’s board members on the challenges facing corporate boards, from Audit Committee compliance to cybersecurity issues to board refreshment in an age of increasing pressure on CEO performance. Foley also brings a unique perspective when representing companies faced with activist investor challenges: it knows both sides of the activist playbook through its experience representing responsible activist funds, as well as corporate boards. Foley & Lardner applauds the mission of NACD, and shares the goal of educating corporate directors through its National Directors’ Institute.
Grant Thornton Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 59 offices with more than 590 partners and 8,500 personnel in the United States and at its Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

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Hinckley Allen is a multiservice law firm offering a full range of legal services and pragmatic business advice to regional, national and international clients, with practices including Construction, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates. With our longstanding reputation for creating lasting, meaningful business relationships, we are more than just a law firm. We are a law firm that truly and fully engages with our clients.
Korn Ferry Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Our nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions. Visit kornferry.com for more information.

KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have more than 152,000 people working in member firms around the world. KPMG LLP, the United States member firm of KPMG International, traces its origins back to 1897 and since 1994 has been a limited liability partnership registered in the state of Delaware. With more than 24,000 employees, including more than 1,700 partners, KPMG LLP is a leader among professional services firms. In the United States, we provide services from 90 offices covering clients in all 50 states.


Our high-performing people mobilize around our clients, using our experience and insight to cut through complexity and deliver informed perspectives and clear methodologies that our clients and stakeholders value. Our client focus, commitment to excellence, global mind-set, and consistent delivery build trusted relationships that are at the core of our business and reputation.

In essence, our competitive advantage is high-performing people cutting through complexity.

Liberty Mutual Since 1912, we at Liberty Mutual have committed ourselves to providing broad, useful and competitively-priced insurance products and services to meet our customers ever-changing needs. Our delivery on this commitment is the reason we’re now the 5th largest P&C insurance company in the United States, why we’ve earned an A.M. Best Co. ‘A’ (Excellent) rating, and why we have the breadth, depth and financial strength that you can always depend on - in the United States and around the world.
Marsh Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. The firm has approximately 27,000 colleagues who collaborate to provide advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital.
Mintz Levin Founded in 1933, Mintz Levin has grown into a versatile law firm of nearly 500 highly qualified and dedicated attorneys representing diverse international clients in many industries who turn to us for a wide range of legal services and resources. Our offices are located in Boston, Washington DC, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Stamford (CT), and London. Our clients include: Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, emerging growth and established companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. The firm brings attorneys from complementary practices and geographies to address the rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment of many industries.
Morgan Lewis Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers nearly 2,000 lawyers—as well as scores of patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists—in 28 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes—from globally established industry leaders to just-conceived start-ups. For more information about Morgan Lewis or its practices, please visit us online at www.morganlewis.com.
Nasdaq Nasdaq Corporate Solutions helps organizations manage and master the two-way flow of information with their audiences. Around the globe, market leaders rely upon our unmatched suite of advanced technology, analytics and consultative services to maximize the value of their work – from investor relations and corporate governance to public relations and communications. Nasdaq Corporate Solutions’ MeetX can help streamline meeting processes, which, in turn, may accelerate decision-making and strengthen governance. Used by public, private and non-profit organizations, including over half of the Fortune 500, MeetX combines functionality with security features, ease-of-use and mobility. MeetX is an integrated communication platform for boards and leadership teams, with tools for dissemination of sensitive information, review and approval of documents, and streamlining of meeting process.
Pay Governance Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters. Our work helps to ensure that our clients' executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices.
Pearl Meyer Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to Boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Pearl Meyer’s global clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private companies to the Fortune 500 and FTSE 350. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Protiviti Protiviti is a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services. We help solve problems in finance and transactions, operations, technology, litigation, governance, risk, and compliance. Our highly trained, results-oriented professionals provide a unique perspective on a wide range of critical business issues for clients in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Protiviti’s services include:

Business Performance Improvement

Data Management and Advanced Analytics

IT Consulting

Risk and Compliance

Internal Audit and Financial Advisory

Transaction Services

Restructuring and Litigation
Radford - an Aon Hewitt Company Comprised of industry thought leaders, Radford’s global consulting practice focuses on the compensation issues facing technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development. Radford consultants are skilled in a variety of compensation areas and can offer a tailored solution for your company’s toughest global business and compensation challenges. For more information on Radford, please visit www.radford.com. Radford is an Aon Hewitt company.
RSM RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 8,000 people in 80 offices nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 37,000 people in over 110 countries. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed.
For more information, visit www.rsmus.com
Sharon Merrill Sharon Merrill, an investor relations and corporate communications strategic advisory firm, has been developing award-winning investor relations campaigns for private and public companies for three decades. The firm provides a range of services including board-shareholder communications counsel, crisis communications, executive transition communications, investor perception audits, private company corporate visibility, M&A communications, media and presentation training, corporate disclosure and IPO preparation.
State Street State Street is a leading financial services provider offering a flexible suite of services that spans the investment spectrum, including investment management, research and trading, and investment servicing. State Street’s singular focus on serving the needs of institutional investors is one of its key competitive differentiators. With US$23.2 trillion in assets under custody and administration, and US$1.993 trillion* under management as of March 31, 2012, State Street is an industry leader and innovator — setting standards with new products and services, and expanding the depth and breadth of client relationships.