Angel Investor to Dissect Misconceptions on the Roles of a Board to Maximize Value

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Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic explores the value to an emerging business in assembling a board that will ultimately maximize shareholder value in a workshop on April 17, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2019 ( – Every company, by law, must have a board of directors. Many entrepreneurs will hire attorneys to assist them with the legal requirements of a corporation. Few entrepreneurs, however, devote the critical thought and develop a smart strategy for assembling a board that will ultimately maximize shareholder value. 

On April 17, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic will host an interactive workshop for its members – “Successful Boards: From Due Diligence to Exit” – to dissect the misconceptions in the startup world about the proper role of a board and to define the ideal for which entrepreneurs should strive and potential investors should demand.

A startup’s board should play a leadership role in the company’s growth and potential liquidity event or exit. This workshop will explore the three critical areas associated with a board’s effectiveness: the board taking an active leadership role, determining who should serve on the board and who should instead serve as an advisor, and curating the optimal number of board members.

Robert Padulo, Ph.D., will lead this interactive workshop. Robert has over two-and-a-half decades of experience as an executive, entrepreneur, investor, board member and consultant. Before personally jumping into the entrepreneurial and investor arena, Robert was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he helped develop the innovative concept, principles and action steps of “CRM.” He is now an active professional angel investor and advisor and serves in Keiretsu Capital’s “Senior Advisor Network.”

Boards must evolve as early-stage companies mature. With careful planning and careful management, a board will fill multiple value-adding roles. Robert advises that entrepreneurs and investors should “think of what the board is doing as not just defending shareholder value but as providing strong leadership of the company.” After Robert debunks many of the misconceptions around boards of startups, he looks forward to a lively discussion with the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic accredited investor members.

For more information on Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic, visit

Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is part of Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest and most active investment community of early-stage angel investors. Founded in California in 2000, Keiretsu Forum now includes 53 chapters on four continents. Keiretsu Forum is known for thorough due diligence and exceptional deal flow. For more information about Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic, visit

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