C-Suite and Board Directors need a Business Agent just like LeBron needs a Sports Agent

LeBron James is one of the most successful athletes in sports history, not only because of his multiple MVP awards and NBA Championships, but because of his financial success off the court through endorsements and businesses.

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Between practices, team meetings, and regular season games, how does an athlete like Lebron James have the time and expertise to negotiate contracts and invest in business ventures?  With the help of his agent, Rich Paul, Lebron has maximized his earning potential, while performing at the highest level in his profession.

Rich Paul has shaped Lebron’s career since the 4-time MVP left the Creative Artists Agency in 2012. By having Paul as his agent, Lebron has been able to ink a billion dollar lifetime deal with Nike, invest in various restaurants, and serves as the First Vice President of the NBA Player’s Association.

Like professional athletes, C-Suite and Board Director Executives lack the time and exposure to what opportunities may lie outside of the world that they are entrenched in.  With the help of an agent, athletes are able to accomplish all of their personal goals, while achieving their professional goals. But who is doing that for Executive leaders?  Appointed Partners acts as an Agent for Executives, proactively driving demand for them in the marketplace. “Membership in the Appointed Leaders Club means that Executives are ultimately looking to broaden their network and exposure to key opportunities,” said Marci Nigro, Founder and CEO of Appointed Partners.   

The longevity of an athlete’s professional career is reliant on their personal brand. The longevity of a business executive’s career is established the same way, with Appointed Partners operating as their Agent.

An athlete develops numerous opportunities throughout their professional career, which are often times not related to sports. Those opportunities would not be possible without the help of an agent. Business professionals should be viewing their career the same way athletes view theirs, which would mean to maximize their potential as a professional, both inside and outside of their warm network.

Appointed Partners redefines how companies gain access to Board Directors and C-level leaders by delivering a SMART approach to DIVERSE leadership

New venture’s disruptive solutions enable Private Equity and Fortune 1000 companies to have sustainable access to a diverse bench of “keyed-up” Board and C-level leaders

New York, NY, September 8, 2015–  Appointed Partners, a leadership advisory solutions firm launched today, transforming the way Private Equity and Fortune 1000 companies meet and collaborate with vetted, qualified Board Director and C-level leaders.  The new firm has a sharp focus on C-level and Board Level expertise at the Functional level, as well as at the Diversity level which includes female diversity, next generation leadership, and cross-functional board expertise.

Appointed Partners was created with the mission to remove the obstacles that are holding companies back from realizing optimal Board Director and C-level composition.  Appointed Partners CEO and Founder, Marci Nigro, explains, “We are clearly seeing a need for different dynamics among C-suite and Board Director level leadership.  The Private Equity and Fortune 1000 community are excited to explore progressive and pro-active solutions to build optimal and fresh teams.”  Appointed Partners offers solutions which empower clients to employ happy and effective leadership teams by proactively addressing and overcoming leadership issues that can undermine company performance such as stagnant or distressed leadership teams, lack of objective perspective, revolving door in executive roles, lack of board refreshment, lack of diversity, and lack of succession planning.

“It takes more than great talent to make a great board.  Talent alone cannot overcome dysfunctional dynamics.  Companies increasingly recognize the distinction between diversity and inclusiveness:  Diversity is counting numbers; inclusiveness is making the numbers count.  Boards need to improve on both dimensions.”  June 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review.

The team at Appointed Partners applies decades of expertise in best of breed professional matching, helping clients mitigate risk, and facilitating executive connections.  They use a proven, unbiased, and methodical process to professionally match and connect their clients with a coveted network of Board level and C-level leaders.  Whether there is an immediate or future need, their services lead to and secure both interim and permanent engagements.  With their trusted advisor status, Appointed Partners operates with the utmost integrity, confidentiality, professionalism, and thoughtfulness.  Appointed Partners empowers clients to have direct connections to a diverse and pre-qualified collection of leaders who bring fresh perspectives, the right blend of skills, community eco-systems, and transformational influence across the board.

About Appointed Partners
Appointed Partners is a leadership advisory solutions firm, transforming the way Private Equity and Fortune 1000 companies meet and collaborate with vetted, qualified Board Director and C-level leaders.  As a firm comprised of authentic, seasoned business professionals, Appointed Partners takes a humanistic approach in tackling one of the biggest challenges that all companies face which is sustainable access to a diverse bench of keyed up Board and C-level leaders.  Appointed Partners prepares clients for planned or unforeseen leadership changes in Technology, Financial Services, Pharma/Bio Tech, Healthcare, Energy, Software, Consumer Goods, and Media.  For more information, please visit www.appointedpartners.com or call 212-658-1986.

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