While everyone talks about “building the perfect board,” the reality is that few boards get to start from scratch. Typically, boards only have the opportunity to make small tweaks to their composition as directors retire or roll off. One exception to this is when private companies go public.

In this episode, Seth Goldman, Board Chair of Beyond Meat, Co-Founder & CEO of Eat the Change, and Co-Founder of PLNT Burger, discusses the unique opportunity for companies to build a board from scratch.  

  • What advice does Goldman give boards/organizations nearing an IPO? 
  • What is the greatest challenge when transitioning board composition for newly public companies?
  • How does board committee composition come into play? 

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