Board vetting in the digital age
When we first wrote an article for Directors & Boards back in 1996, we shared some tips for vetting board candidates: what to look out for, what types of resources to check, and other guidance. If you strip away the charmingly archaic references (such as “desktop computer equipped with a modem”), we made some fundamental research points that hold true today: What is the candidate’s hometown reputation? Is his or her background as described? Has the candidate ever been sued? As we always say, trust but verify.