The American College of Corporate Directors has a unique membership model. Public company directors become members and participate in the majority of the educational venues free of charge. In addition, there are no dues. We have chosen sponsors of the highest caliber, whose interests and expertise are aligned with our mission, to underwrite a percentage of ACCD costs. These sponsors are nationally recognized as being among the very best in their field, able to provide our membership and their boards with services and expertise in corporate governance at the highest level.

ACCD members have the opportunity to hear experts in our sponsor's field opine on issues critical to their successful directorships. Each sponsor has a designated representative who attends every event and is charged with providing special access, as well as help and advice to members. Permanent and strong relationships between members and sponsors is common.

Sponsors and their ACCD representative are listed below with a description of their services.


Pearl Meyer & Partners

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to Boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Pearl Meyer’s global clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private companies to the Fortune 500 and FTSE 350. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Needham & Company, LLC

Needham & Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Needham Group, Inc., is a privately held, full-service investment bank that has focused exclusively on growth companies since it was founded 29 years ago. Needham provides its clients with the resources to achieve their financing and strategic objectives. The Firm has capital raising expertise in IPOs, follow-on public equity offerings, confidentially marketed equity offerings and private placements. Needham has significant experience in advising clients in mergers & acquisitions and fairness opinions. In addition to investment banking, Needham's activities include institutional sales and trading, corporate & venture services (including share repurchases) and asset management. To serve its institutional clients, Needham & Company, LLC produces comprehensive equity research on more than 350 companies in communications & enterprise infrastructure; healthcare; industrial technology; Internet, entertainment & consumer; semiconductors & semiconductor equipment; and software & services, and makes a market in over 650 stocks. The Firm is headquartered in New York City with offices in Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Menlo Park, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

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Integro Group

Integro is a global insurance brokerage and risk management firm. One of the 25 largest brokers in the world based on property & casualty volume, Integro employs more than 600 colleagues, and serves clients with exposures in more than 125 nations. Launched in 2005, Integro and its family of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies operate from 22 offices located in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and the United Kingdom. Its U.S. headquarter office is located at 1 State Street Plaza, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

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Mintz Levin

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Mintz Levin is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. Applying a cross-disciplinary team approach, we address the rapidly changing legal and regulatory requirements of a wide variety of industries. The firm's major practice areas include Antitrust; Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law; Corporate & Securities; Employment, Labor & Benefits; Environmental Law; Health Law; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Public Finance; Real Estate; and Tax. In addition to US offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, Mintz Levin has an office in London and a liaison office in Israel.

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Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. BCG is a private company with 81 offices in 45 countries.

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