ZICO Founder, Venture Capitalist Join Board Management Panel at BevNET Live
October 19, 2010 by BevNET.com Staff
Entrepreneur and Board Member Brad Barnhorn to lead the panel, called “Making your board an asset, not a liability.” Joining him are ZICO founder Mark Rampolla and Highland Consumer Fund General Partner John Burns.
Entrepreneurs and growth companies never outgrow the challenge of assembling the right set of people both in and around the company to help it avoid making the fatal mistakes and achieve its full potential. But that goes beyond hiring: an often mismanaged element in this process is the building of an effective, functioning advisory board group that is not just names on a piece of paper but one that truly contributes to and supports the development of the company. But where do you start in constructing your board, what are the issues you should be thinking about, how do you compensate board members and how do you leverage and manage it to be a real asset to your company that you can work with constructively and cooperatively?
These and other important issues will be addressed in “Making Your Board an Asset and not a Liability,” a special breakout session during BevNET Live, Brad Barnhorn, a successful entrepreneur, investor, and board member in the beverage industry, will lead this discussion featuring Mark Rampolla, the founder of ZICO, and John Burns, the General Partner of the Highland Consumer Fund (OWater and Mix1). Barnhorn will offer a presentation on board structure and board-building considerations for beverage companies and the three panelists will conduct an intensive discussion of how entrepreneurs can create board relationships that are healthy, beneficial working partnerships instead of clashes of wills and wallets.
This breakout session will be part of BevNET Live’s expanded commitment to small group lessons that will encompass everything from traditional Beverage School offerings to Strategy and Marketing and Industry Best Practices. Breakout sessions will take place on both Dec. 6 and 7 – exact dates and times will be published shortly.