BDO in the Boardroom Podcast Series Presented by the BDO Center for Corporate Governance


BDO in the Boardroom Podcast Series

BDO’s Center for Corporate Governance is excited to announce our new series, BDO in the Boardroom – a podcast series for board of directors and those charged with governance. Each episode features a topical discussion with board peers and subject matter experts on a variety of trending and timeless boardroom issues, including:
  • Navigating your board career – from landing your first board seat to succession planning
  • Risk management – from identifying to mitigating risk in a digital world
  • Oversight from the Boardroom – from crisis response, M&A, to shareholder activism
  • Engaging and communicating with stakeholders – from corporate reporting to evolving ESG matters
  • And much more!
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Episode Library

Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Demetrios Frangiskatos, Assurance Northeast Regional Managing Partner, to discuss the frenzy of SPAC and resulting De-SPAC transactions and in particular, considerations that board members should be thinking about if thinking of or selected to be affiliated with the acquirors or acquirees

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Join Amy Rojik, director of BDO’s Center for Governance as she shares some timely considerations for directors to consider with respect to board composition refreshment strategies.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Yelena Barychev, Corporate Governance and Securities Compliance attorney, to discuss the proliferation of voluntary disclosures being produced by public companies, the increasing attention by regulators and considerations for how boards are to respond in the best interests of their stakeholders.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Karen Schuler, BDO Principal and Leader within our Governance Risk and Compliance group, to discuss how boards’ oversight of data governance within their organizations is changing to meet the opportunities and risk in the rapidly evolving digital space in which organizations are conducting their business.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik and Tom Conaghan, a partner and the Co-Head of McDermott Will & Emory’s Capital Markets and Public Companies Group, as they highlight several key considerations for upcoming shareholder meetings for directors and management teams from the perspectives of institutional investors and regulators. 

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik and Ryan Hourihan, a principal and certified executive compensation professional at Pearl Meyer, as they highlight several key considerations for directors and management teams as they factor in compensation strategies and performance plans in the upcoming cycle and respond to shareholder questions during annual meetings.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik and Courteney Keatinge, Senior Director of Glass Lewis’ Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Research, as they highlight several significant considerations from a proxy advisor’s perspective for boards and management teams to think about ahead of 2021 annual shareholder meetings.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Cynthia Clark, Executive Director of the Harold S. Geneen Institute of Governance and independent board member, to discuss how the ability to voice values can change behavior and drive better decision-making in the boardroom. 

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Board of Director Gloria Cordes Larson, to share thoughts on top of mind discussion points for boards on their companies' activities around environmental social governance (ESG). Gloria serves on the boards of Unum (NYSE), Boston Private (NASDAQ) and ReacHIRE and previously served as President of Bentley University and President in Residence for Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she discusses what may be in store for corporate tax reform under President Biden’s administration with Todd Simmens, one of BDO’s National Tax Partners.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she discusses drivers of audit quality underlying high quality financial reporting that audit committees, management and users of financial statements can trust in with the leaders of BDO Assurance and Audit practices Christopher Tower and Phillip Austin.

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Join BDO's Terry Adamson as he sits down with Robin Ferracone to discuss the expanding responsibilities that compensation committees are taking on. Robin is the founder and CEO of Farient Advisors and Chair of the Compensation Committee at Trupanion, Inc., (NASDQ: TRUP).

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she discusses the challenges and considerations boards face in navigating a SEC 10A investigation with Seth Friedman, Partner with McDermott, Will & Emery and Christopher Tower, BDO’s National Assurance Managing Partner Audit Quality and Professional Practice.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she discusses why and how boards are turning their focus to the “S” in ESG with Nora Denzel, a seasoned Silicon Valley technology executive and dynamic public company board of director at AMD, Ericsson, NortonLifeLock and SUSE Linux.

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Minisode: Top Tech Tips to Counter Hacks
To put a damper on hacker activities as we all continue to get comfortable in working remotely, some common sense advice from seasoned tech executive and public company board member Nora Denzel to help protect you, your colleagues and your company’s reputation when accessing and sharing sensitive information:

  1. Re-boot your routers regularly
  2. Question which email you use
  3. Turn off listening and camera devices
  4. Always use a VPN
  5. Choose to use virtual or generic backgrounds for online meetings


Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Trish Oelrich, seasoned independent board member, to discuss how boards are helping make corporate initiatives focused around diversity, equity & inclusion successful and how board self-assessments and refreshment efforts are further lending both support to DE&I and providing broader protections for the company. 

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she discusses transformative impacts on corporate governance within the consumer products and retail industries with Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado, Vice President, Head of Strategy & Business Development for Macy’s and Board of Director for Umpqua Bank (NASDAQ: UMPQ).

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik and Paula Hamric and Meghan Depp of BDO’s National SEC Practice office as they discuss the financial reporting and accounting considerations that audit committees and boards need to understand when contemplating special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions. 

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Lara Lee, Fortune 50 executive and now seasoned independent board member, to discuss how boards can reframe ESG by taking a strategic, holistic approach that moves beyond the obligations of disclosure and mitigation toward the opportunities of innovation and enhanced reputation. Lara is an expert in turning disruption, challenges, and emerging threats into sources of strategic repositioning and innovation.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she discusses the significant transition senior management undergoes when leaving the C-suite and stepping into the boardroom with Cindy Fornelli, current board of director at TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp (NYSE: TPVG) and former Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she discusses the ins and outs of small- cap corporate governance and the important role of the board with Adam Epstein, former institutional investor and founder of Third Creek Advisors, LLC. Adam is well known for his sage advice to CEOs and board of directors and is well published columnist and author, with his book The Perfect Corporate Board being a must read for those charged with governance.

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Join BDO's Center for Corporate Governance Amy Rojik as she sits down with Sheila Ronning, CEO and Founder of Women in the Boardroom to discuss thoughts on how to not only get more women to the boardroom but peel back and understand self-imposed hurdles that both men and women need to scale in order to get those coveted director positions.

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Join BDO in discussion with Nathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting at North Carolina State University, and co-author of a recently released research study Board Risk Oversight and Corporate Tax-Planning Practices.

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Join BDO in discussion with Gavin Isaacs, the Board of Directors of DraftKings, Inc. (DKNG) and Galaxy Gaming Limited (GLXZ).

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Join BDO in discussion with Yvonne Wassenaar, CEO of Puppet and Board of Director for Forrester (FORR) and Anaplan (PLAN).

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Join BDO in discussion with Don Springer and Dennis Cagan, the Managing Directors for GovernX.

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Join BDO in discussion with Jessica Denecour, Board of Director for MobileIron (MOBL) and former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Varian Medical Systems.

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Join BDO in discussion with Julie Bell Lindsay, Executive Director of The Center For Audit Quality.

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Join BDO in discussion with Mercedes De Luca, Chief Information Officer at Pebble Beach Resorts and Board of Director for PFSweb, Inc (PFWS), and INETCO Systems Limited.

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Join BDO in discussion with Julie Cullivan, Chief Technology and People Officer, ForeScout Technologies and Board of Director for Axon (AXON).

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Join BDO in discussion with Christine Heckart, CEO of Scalyr and Board of Director for 6sense and Lam Research (LRCX).

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Join BDO in discussion with Bob Tirva, Audit Committee Chair of Resonant (RESN) and CFO of Sonim Technologies.

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Join BDO in discussion with Betsy Atkins, three-time CEO and serio entrepreneur, board of director of numerous corporations, founder of Baja Corp and author of Be Board Ready and Behind Boardroom Doors.

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Join BDO in discussion with Alexa King, Board of Directors at Vocera Communications  (VCRA) and EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for FireEye.

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Join BDO in discussion with Coco Brown, Founder and CEO of the Athena Alliance.

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