Clark Hill Chicago Attorney Frank D. Ballantine Presented to the CFO Leadership Group on “Effective Boards of Directors”
The presentation reviewed the role of the Board of Directors in businesses owned by private equity and venture investors and in closely held and family businesses. Ballantine addressed Board building and attributes of excellent Board members, Board meeting preparation, management and follow up, communication among management and board members outside Board meetings, and composition and role of Advisory Boards.
Ballantine is a trusted advisor and counselor to senior management, boards of directors and investors for public and private companies based in the United States and abroad, and across a wide range of industries. Active client sectors include information technology, food, life sciences, manufacturers, lenders and business services. Ballantine serves innovative and rapidly growing businesses and the investors who fund them. He is outside general counsel to numerous businesses and lead transaction counsel to investors and management in venture and private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, and debt financings. He also assists clients in joint ventures, marketing alliances and licensing. He has served or is serving on the boards of over 20 clients, as well as the advisory boards of two technology venture funds. Frank frequently speaks on topics involving private equity and venture capital finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, and high-growth developmental companies.