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.
Kelvin R. Westbrook is President and Chief Executive Officer of KRW Advisors, LLC, which provides strategic and general business and consulting services to companies in telecommunications, media and other industries.
Mr. Westbrook is a member of the boards of several public companies, including Archer Daniels Midland Company; Camden Property Trust (Lead Trust Manager); The Mosaic Company; and T-Mobile US, Inc. In addition, he serves on the boards of Commerce Bank (St. Louis), N.A.; BJC Healthcare (Chairman), a multi-billion dollar not-for-profit healthcare system; and the St. Louis Internship Program. He is a member of the Washington University School of Medicine National Council and the Business Program Advisory Council of Harris Stowe State University, and devotes energy to other community projects and charities in St. Louis. He previously served on the boards of Angelica Corporation (2001-2008), Stifel Financial Corp. (2007-2018), the National Cable Satellite Corporation, better known as
C-SPAN (2002-2011), and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (1999-2007) and has been featured by Black Enterprise magazine as the CEO of one of the nation's 100 largest businesses owned by African Americans.
Previously, Mr. Westbrook served in various senior executive positions with companies engaged in the broadband telecommunication business (1994-2007) and was a Partner in the national law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in New York City, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, and served as Co-Chair of its Telecommunications Practice Group.
Mr. Westbrook received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington (1977) and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School (1982). He lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife of 36 years, Valerie Bell, and they have three adult children, Lauren, Erinn and Brent.