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Dave Strohm Named to Prestigious 2011 NACD Directorship 100

October 05, 2011

 

Dave Strohm to Be Honored among the Year’s Most Influential Corporate Leaders

Greylock Partners, Menlo Park, CA (October 5, 2011) — Greylock Partners is pleased to announce that Partner, Dave Strohm, has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD’s) 2011 Directorship 100, in recognition of his work promoting the highest standards of corporate governance.

Mr. Strohm will be among those recognized at a gala dinner on November 8 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, during the NACD Directorship 100 Forum.  As a Partner of Greylock Partners, Mr. Strohm has shown his commitment to NACD’s mission of promoting board diversity and boardroom excellence.

“The D100 honorees represent the most influential leaders whose decisions impact both Wall Street and Main Street and echo around the global,” said Kenneth Daly, president and CEO of NACD. “As the voice of the director, it is important for NACD to help set the standard by recognizing these visionaries as examples to others.”  

NACD recently recognized the Directorship 100 honorees which distinguishes the most influential leaders in the boardroom and the corporate governance community. Honorees have demonstrated their commitment to upholding the highest standards and best practices in corporate governance, as well as helping to promote NACD’s initiatives to further boardroom diversity.

The full list is comprised of more than 100 directors and officers alongside more than 100 boardroom advocates in 13 categories: Regulators and Rule Makers, Investors, Exchanges, Attorneys and the Plaintiffs Bar, Academics, Auditors and Accountants, Compensation Advisors, D&O Liability Advisors, Journalists, Crisis Communications, Policy Advisors, Proxy, and Executive Recruiters. The top leaders of corporate governance chosen this year represent a range of companies including Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., General Electric, Unilever, and VMWare.

The methodology to determine the NACD Directorship 100 finalists includes a review of quantitative results from an NACD Directorship survey including NACD members, search engine rankings, and qualitative measures including peer input from NACD chapters, expert review, major media references, and review by an editorial advisory board for each of the more than 1,000 nominations. Directors and Officers on the list are chosen for their individual attributes, not because of the board on which they serve on. Conversely, honorees in the Governance Institutions and Professionals are included based on the influence of the organizations they serve. 

To view the full list of 2011 NACD Directorship 100 honorees, please visit www.NACDonline.org/2011-D100-Honorees.

About Greylock Partners

Greylock partners with entrepreneurs to help them build market-leading businesses. Over the past 45 years the firm has worked with hundreds of companies, 150 of which have gone on to IPOs and 100 of which have gone on to profitable M&A events. Such companies include Ascend Communications, CheckFree, Constant Contact, Continental Cable, Decru, Data Domain, DoubleClick, Internet Security Systems, Legato, Media Metrix, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Openwave, Open Market, OutlookSoft, Polyserve, Red Hat, RightNow Technologies, Success Factors, Tellabs, Trilogy and Wily Technology. Current Greylock portfolio companies include Apptio, Cloudera, Data Robotics, Facebook, Groupon, Imperva, LinkedIn, One Kings Lane, Palo Alto Networks, Pandora, Picarro, Redfin, Workday and ZipCar. 

For more information about Greylock Partners, visit our Web site (http://www.greylock.com) or blog (http://www.greylockvc.com) or follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/greylock) or Twitter (@greylockvc).

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization delivering the information and insights that corporate board members need to confidently confront complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value. With more than 11,000 members, NACD advances exemplary board leadership. NACD is focused on creating more effective and efficient boards through director-led education and peer forums to share ideas and leading practices based on more than 30 years of primary research. Fostering collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership. To learn more about NACD, visit NACDonline.org. To join, please contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd@NACDonline.org or 202-380-1891.


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