The Board Group builds sustainable value in companies by creating strong advisory boards that provide enhanced strategic and practical guidance. Our clients are typically small- to mid-sized privately held companies planning for a liquidity event, preparing for a leadership transition, facing a crisis, or simply looking to maximize value.
Using a series of proprietary tools and processes, including the Sustainable Value Wheel, We optimize the advisory board's performance and help create alignment between all of the stakeholders.
Bill Hawfield is a professional manager, international speaker, business owner, and a published, board process authority.
Bill has served on more than forty boards, both fiduciary and advisory, in a wide variety of industries, including distribution, construction, manufacturing, aerospace, financial services, consulting, insurance, and foodservice. He has served as a non-executive chairman, lead director, and a member of audit and compensation committees.
He is an international speaker for Vistage, an organization comprising 22,000 CEOs worldwide. A recipient of the Vistage Lifetime Achievement award for consistently high speaker ratings, his topics include Visual Planning for Personal and Business Success, Your Success is in the Cards, and Double the Value of Your Company.
John Zaepfel has a varied and successful business career as a CEO, board chairman and CEO coach.
He has served on fifty-two public and private company boards and currently serves on several boards as the non-executive chairman.
He is a past member of the Young Presidents Organization and is a group chairman and speaker with Vistage International.
John has an MBA degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Katie is a proven marketing leader with a focus on developing client relationships and comprehensive marketing strategies.
She has an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.