The opportunities and threats posed by disruptive forces and events have the potential to make or break an organization’s ability to create long-term value. These issues need to be front and center on board agendas, but many boards are behind the curve: almost half of directors in an online NACD poll said their board’s tendency to focus on known risks (those that management has already identified) creates a major barrier to the board’s ability to oversee disruptive risks, and less than 20 percent expressed confidence in management’s ability to address risks in this category. The 2018 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission initiative is aimed at helping directors in all organizations to improve their oversight of disruptive risks, and strengthen their stewardship of long-term value creation in a fast-changing world.
Dave Flaschen has been a professional athlete, a union organizer, an informant for the CIA, and a founder and/or CEO of companies large and small. After serving as CEO of Thomson Financial, he has dedicated the past 13 years to venture capital and private equity, and serves on the board of Paychex and Informa. David has also previously held executive or board positions at A.C. Nielsen, IMS Healthcare, TripAdvisor, and Cognizant. He has been named to 40 under 40, the Brown University Sports Hall of Fame, and to Corporate Board Member's 10 Directors To Watch.
Senior Managing Director, President, Western Region
Jannice Koors is Senior Managing Director and Western Region President of Pearl Meyer.
She has more than 25 years of experience in executive compensation and governance, and
has consulted to companies of all sizes and industries. She advises company boards and
management teams on all aspects of executive and director compensation design,
performance measure selection and calibration, and related corporate governance issues.
She is also responsible for the Firm’s annual Director Compensation Study, published in
conjunction with the NACD.
A noted expert in the field, she is a frequent author and speaker regarding executive and
director compensation issues. Ms. Koors is an NACD Governance Fellow, and serves as
faculty for many of their education programs. In 2018, she was named for the eleventh time
to the NACD D100 list of most influential people in corporate governance.
Ms. Koors received her AB from Wellesley College, and is a member of the Wellesley
College Business Leadership Council. She is on the Board of Directors for the Big
Shoulders Fund of Chicago and the Advisory Board of the Berger Institute for Work, Family
and Children at Claremont McKenna College.