GREENSBORO, N.C. and SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2015 – The Center for Board Excellence (CBE), the leading provider of compliance and governance solutions, today announced that it has appointed Phil Neiswenderto the role of president and Kaley Childs to vice president, client services & business development. Neiswender will also remain as a member of CBE’s board of directors, which he joined in 2013.
“Phil has been an integral part of shaping CBE’s strategy and innovative products since day one,” said Byron Loflin, chief executive officer of CBE. “Having served as general counsel and corporate secretary to public and private companies, Phil brings a wealth of legal and business understanding that is invaluable to our customers. Kaley and Phil are both committed to the CBE vision and know the challenges facing governance leaders today. They each have the skills and experience we need to take CBE to the next level.”
Prior to CBE, Phil held roles as chief legal officer and executive vice president for operations & corporate development at UIEvolution, Inc., chief operating officer at Garagiste, Inc., and general counsel, vice president of legal at BSQUARE Corporation. He also held both legal and business roles at Getty Images, Inc. and was an attorney at Graham & James, LLP and Riddell Williams, PS, in Seattle. Phil also currently advises several early-stage startups and is on the board of Vinzar, LLC. Phil obtained his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Washington bar.
“CBE brings together two things that I am very passionate about: technology and business excellence,” said Neiswender. “Having advised CBE as a board member for several years, I now have the privilege to work with this amazing team on a daily basis. The company is on a fantastic trajectory right now, and I am very excited to be a part of this next chapter.”
As vice president, client services and business development, Kaley will use her experience and talent to further develop our products and customer channels.
Prior to joining CBE, Ms. Childs served as general counsel at Clarolux LLC and practiced law at two firms in New York. Ms. Childs is currently the chair of the board of trustees of the Northside Charter High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and president of YP Civitan of Greensboro, N.C. Ms. Childs received her B.A. degree cum laude in political science from Samford University and her J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Ms. Childs is admitted to practice law in the state of New York.
Founded in 2010 by attorneys and technologists, The Center for Board Excellence has built an innovative governance platform for board assessment, directors’ & officers’ questionnaires and other compliance processes. CBE streamlines laborious, costly and previously paper-based processes in order to allow directors and governance professionals to focus on what they do best: provide strategic advisement and guidance on matters that critically impact a company’s performance. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.boardevaluations.com.