Helping you to build a better board.
Jon J. Masters
Jon is a trusted advisor to CEOs, corporate staffs and boards of directors on governance issues and board dynamics, and his breadth and depth of experience gives him a unique overview of the issues surrounding corporate governance. Jon combines this with an ability to synthesize highly complex problems and then design and help implement appropriate tailored solutions. Jon has been a managing principal of a corporate governance consulting firm, a senior partner in a law firm, a vice chairman of a securities firm, and a director of both business and non-profit corporations. He also served as the Legal Advisor to the ...
Alan A. Rudnick
Alan Rudnick’s specialization in all aspects of corporate governance has developed through a broad range of experience, including service as a corporate general counsel and corporate secretary, work in the corporate finance and treasury arenas, education of corporate boards and staff, practice with a private law firm, and as a principal of his own governance consulting firm. Drawing on his legal training and experience with boards, he works extensively with CEOs, boards, and corporate staffs to help them become aligned with the company’s strategic goals and plans, evaluate their effectiveness, resolve internal disputes, and establish governance processes that are best for the enterprise’s long-range goals, and risk profile. As ...
Masters-Rudnick is a corporate governance advisory firm that helps bring out the best in boards.
Every board is different, each of our board assessments or assignments is unique, and both processes and people are vital parts of the mix. We bring no preconceptions about the boards or people with whom we work.
We do start with an in-depth knowledge of the legal issues and best practices which set the limits on what boards can and cannot do. Within those parameters, we use our decades of corporate governance and legal experience to listen, understand, and work with you to develop processes tailored to your needs and culture, that will accomplish and meet your governance objectives and requirements.
Our philosophy is:
- Listen, don’t lecture
- Think outside the box, don’t just check it
- Make the experience terrific, not intimidating
We use our skills as trained mediators to help create an environment of trust, in which views can be shared confidentially and without concern, issues explored and possible solutions discussed. This approach helps build better dynamics and better boards – boards that are better able to navigate challenges and transition, and meet the highest standards of corporate governance.