Corporate Governance Expert Susan Shultz to Lead BarkerGilmore's Board Practice

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Industry leader BarkerGilmore announces enhanced Board practice.

This provides a powerful opportunity to leverage our global board expertise with BarkerGilmore’s 25 years of success in building legal and compliance teams throughout corporate America.

BarkerGilmore, a New York-based executive search firm focused on general counsel, compliance and board of directors placements, has announced industry veteran Susan Shultz will head up the firm’s Board Practice.

Bob Barker, Managing Partner of BarkerGilmore, says, “We are delighted to welcome Susan Shultz. With her unique expertise, BarkerGilmore will be positioned as a leading retained search firm in recruiting and structuring corporate boards, as well as legal and compliance officers.” According to Susan Shultz, “this provides a powerful opportunity to leverage our global board expertise with BarkerGilmore’s 25 years of success in building legal and compliance teams throughout corporate America.” Together, the firms’ clients encompass the broad spectrum of public and private companies, and the practice includes statutory, advisory and international boards of directors.

Susan Shultz founded SSA Executive Search International, Ltd. in the early 1980s. She has conducted senior level searches, nationally and internationally, including assignments in China, Europe and Mexico, and is recognized as a leading expert in corporate governance. Ms. Shultz authored the highly acclaimed The Board Book, Making Your Corporate Board a Strategic Force in your Company's Success (AMACOM) and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today, Strategic Finance, CFO Magazine and numerous other media. She currently leads the Global Board Practice for INAC Executive Search Worldwide, helping public and private companies build better boards of directors.

In 2002, Susan founded The Board Institute, Inc., to improve boards of directors through a suite of web-based, independent, educational tools to help directors evaluate, educate and improve their boards, committees and individual directors. The Board Institute is the only web-based solution to board education and evaluation accredited by RiskMetrics.

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Based in New York, BarkerGilmore is the leading executive search firm focusing on general counsel, compliance and board of directors placements. The firm has refined an approach that guarantees success. Audited metrics over the past three years demonstrate a 96% successful finalist retention rate, 64% of whom are minorities or women, and a 93-day average search completion rate. The highly-applauded boutique firm expects to match or improve these metrics as it recruits and strengthens a broad cross-section of boards of directors.

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