Today BoardEffect announced my having recently joined the company in the role of CEO. My first few weeks at BoardEffect have been very energizing; and I couldn’t be more delighted to be part of this evolving organization.
Today also marks another first for me at BoardEffect: my inaugural post to the BoardEffect blog: “eGovernance for Good.” (And it definitely won’t be my last!) Admittedly, this one is a pretty short post, but I consider it an important milestone. Here’s why:
- From my first day here, it has become instantly clear to me that taking an active role in being a thought-partner for eGovernance is a major focus and treasured value of BoardEffect. Our solution is comprised of so much more than the code within our Software-as-a-Service board portal. We view an open dialogue and exchanging of ideas to be immensely valuable to us and to our community. Our blog is one channel for that engagement; and I am eager to become an active participant.
- Related to this first point, there is a common thread that runs through BoardEffect staff— our team has history with non-profits and mission-focused organizations. From serving on boards in management capacities to volunteering our time to being employed as staff members, the vast majority of our team has a a breadth and depth of experiences working with non-profit organizations. Our team firmly believes that good governance supports great organizations. We also believe that well-governed organizations ultimately lead to a better world. This mindset has led to the BoardEffect team proudly referring to itself as a bunch of “eGovernance Geeks.” My background is in education technology, so I can’t yet legitimately claim full-fledged geek-dom. But, I certainly aspire to that status, and I view this forum as one of the valuable means to quickly climb-up that learning curve.
- Our solutions are driven by the needs of our client community. The better we understand our customers’ objectives and challenges, the more agile and accurate we will be in delivering solutions that help them achieve their goals. In that regard, social tools such as this blog are one great way for us to actively engage in a meaningful dialogue. That ongoing discussion helps clarify our understanding of market needs and materially influences our strategy in ways that benefit us all.
My introduction to BoardEffect has been fantastic. Likewise, I am very much looking forward to the weeks and months ahead, as the BoardEffect community grows and evolves. And I hope to have the opportunity to interact with our clients and partners through this particular forum and through many others going forward.