NACD Virtual Event: Ed Pendergast to be Panelist – Sage Wisdom For Private Company Directors

October 26, 2020

BOSTON-MA Why do 93% of Private Companies report an increase in EBIT after implementing a Board? According to Lodestone’s 2019 Private Company Board Survey, this is just one of the likely impacts from adding an independent Board of Directors. At this event, our seasoned panelists and moderator with decades of experience on private company boards will discuss how private companies can drive superior performance through the strategic use of corporate and advisory boards.

This event’s discussion is designed for private company business owners and management, board members, and prospective board members.  Key takeaways addressed:

    • How do Boards promote accountability and drive performance in private companies?
    • What topics are likely to emerge when starting or joining a private company board?
    • How has our panelists’ board membership directly enhanced company performance?
    • Who fits the profile of a private company board director?


    • Dr. Jill Wittels – Managing Partner, Sostenuto Strategic Advisors, COO and President, Route Dynamics Corp.
    • Ed Pendergast – Managing Director, Dunn Rush & Co.

Moderated by:

    • Carl Metzger – Partner, Goodwin, Litigation Department

Watch the full panel presentation here:

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When I decided to sell my third generation, family business, I had many concerns. I wanted to be represented by an Investment Bank who had a strong reputation in the mergers and acquisition market, knew the market we participated in well enough to target likely interested parties, and who would manage the process of the transaction with various family members with various personal interests.

Betsy Alden / Former CEO and Owner, Alden Products

I had never sold a business before and didn’t realize everything that went into it, or the time involved. One of my best decisions was hiring professionals, Dunn Rush & Co., to guide us through the sale process. Their experience, determination and guidance resulted in a very smooth and efficient transaction. They were especially helpful during the negotiations over price. We achieved optimal results for all constituents: our shareholders, employees and customers.

Bill Jemison / Former Owner and CEO, Heyco Products, Inc.

I have seen the Dunn Rush team perform in several sell-side situations. You want them on your team! Their preparation and attention to detail is impressive. They are also real good people to have by your side during a stressful time. In the case of Bridgeport Fittings, Kevin and Greg introduced us to their Gold Standard of Preparation and we took their advice getting audited financial statements and a Quality of Earnings report. This preparation made the due diligence process go smoothly, helped the firm proactively address issues and greatly improved the due diligence process. The final results exceeded our expectations.

Nate Levenson / Board Member, Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.

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