Our Board of Directors Recruitment Firm

Building a board of directors is a tremendous opportunity for your organization to gain a competitive edge. A strategically assembled board will help you accelerate growth, pivot key aspects of your business, and supercharge your company. Our board search firm helps you meet your leadership needs through an individualized board member recruitment strategy that promotes diversity and forward-looking talent.

Strong leadership starts with aligning your culture, values and unique skills with your distinctive goals and corporate objectives. Our aim is to deliver a diverse and high-performing board that can drive future success for your company, be it venture capital-backed, private equity-backed, family-owned or public.

A Board Member Search Firm with a Personalized Approach

Our board of directors recruiters have extensive corporate governance experience and take a personalized approach to every tech board search. We work closely with you to identify and support your vision, style and long-term mission for your company.

We offer a full range of executive board search resources, an expansive network of qualified board talent, and extensive data capabilities to support you through each step of our data-driven Vell process. As one of the leading technology board search firms in North America, we have over 20 years of experience helping our clients enhance and transform their leadership teams.

Technology Board Search Services

We are experts in:

  • Developing a forward-looking action plan for board compositionWe provide an objective analysis of skill sets and help develop the ideal blend of competencies, talents, perspectives, and experiences that best serves a board’s strategic goals. This includes regulatory requirements and diversity for technology boards. The resulting skills matrix highlights the roadmap ahead for your corporate board recruiting.

  • Creating a talent map report. In partnership with the board, we identify a list of board prospects who fit your strict criteria.

  • Recruiting top-tier talent to help achieve your most critical goals. 

  • Ensuring that every candidate is an excellent culture fit and brings maximum value to your board of directors. The candidate’s specific skills and experiences are aligned with the most significant challenges, highest risks and toughest strategic decisions the company will face in the upcoming years.   



Our Board Search Expertise


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Contact us if you are interested in our
board member search services.

Let us closely understand your board recruitment needs and collaborate with you throughout the board search process.

Email us at dora@vell.com for a free consultation.

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The Vell Board of Directors Search Process


Growth companies interview a broader, but tightly controlled, list of candidates. Larger public companies have a more sequential process that approaches one candidate at a time. Regardless of the size of the shortlist or method, the number of candidates approached needs to be very controlled.

Phase 1:
  • Getting to know you
    • Vell gets to know your business, markets and industry through a due diligence process (publicly available and through you).
    • Vell interviews key stakeholders and visits onsite.
Phase 2:
  • Profile development and search strategy discussion
    • Client and Vell develop a skills matrix to analyze existing and desired board talent composition.
    • Vell and client discuss specific source companies.
    • Vell develops a board profile, outlining the role, desired functional expertise, board expertise, committee experience, stage and industry background.
    • Vell creates position specification and scorecard, outlining the role and core competencies, as well as "get smart" packets for candidates.
    • Search committee composition and timelines are agreed upon.
    • (Weekly meetings start at this stage until the end of the project).
Phase 3:
  • Research phase - prospect identification and targeting
    • Vell compiles a list of potential candidates for review with client.
    • A detailed overview of potential candidates is created using primary research, our own database and our extensive network of industry sources and contacts.
    • Vell and the search committee review the research in detail and get to an approved long list before making any contact with prospects.
    • Client and Vell achieve agreement on which candidates to approach and in what order.
Phase 4:
  • Board candidate development and evaluation
    • Vell recruits prospects.
    • Vell interviews candidates and provides a written candidate evaluation about the candidate's current job, career experience, accomplishments and personal background.
Phase 5:
  • Company interviews candidates
    • Initial interviews are between the client and candidates with an initial set of search committee members.
    • Vell conducts preliminary due diligence and degree verification on the short list.
    • Candidates on the short list are interviewed by broader group.
    • Finalist meets management team and does in-depth due diligence on the company.
Phase 6:
  • Reference checking, offer presentation and negotiation.

Follow-up: Although the recruiting process is complete when an offer is accepted, we stay in touch with the client and the placement to provide assistance, if necessary, for approximately 12 months.


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