BUILD is back with all new episodes! (You can catch up on season 3 here.) This season is all about the journey to the boardroom. We will be interviewing seasoned and new-comer B2B software directors and highlight the steps that many successful executives in our network have taken to get a seat at the table.
At the expansion stage, the role of an independent board seat becomes increasingly important. With a number of investors now sitting around the table, CEOs are inclined to want to bring someone on who does not have financial ties to the business with a purely independent point of view. Having an executive operator who truly understands the business model, and ideally your market, can really make board conversations more meaningful. And depending on the gaps of the business having an exec who can fill the go-to-market gap becomes hugely important to the the high level strategic decisions being made in the boardroom.
There is not one path to get to the top, but there certainly some underlying themes on how this subset of elite individuals within the B2B software ecosystem have risen to this rank.
In this season we’ve pulled in a diverse set of executives who will share their unique stories – hopefully their insights help you either consider what type of persona to bring onto your board if you are a CEO, and help you think through what your path will be to get to the boardroom as an independent director. Happy listening 🎧