Board of Directors | Advisory

Tap into a Network of Board of Directors and Executive Level Advisory Boards.

The success of your company can often depend on the guidance from your board. Whether you are supplementing your current board or creating one for the first time, Cerius’ executive level advisory board network can provide the expertise you need.

At Cerius, we measure our success by your company’s success and achieve it through a collaborative effort with you. Our customers are the best barometer of success: their satisfaction and continued reliance on us from their early stage inception to putting together their board to their exit.

We work with a variety of business on board positions including:

  • Family owned businesses extending their board beyond the family
  • Early stage businesses needing top level guidance and hands-on assistance as needed to help it to the next stage of growth
  • Publicly traded companies replacing or augmenting with specific criteria and already vetted executives

You want your board to reflect the future needs of your business (even if you don’t know what those are). It is not a one-size-fits-all process. We work with you to understand your unique business needs and then choose the ideal board member(s) to meet them. This enables you to tackle your opportunities or risks quickly. Imagine having a variety of expertise on call as needed. You now do!

One of the most asked questions from CEO founders is:

What is the difference between a board of Advisors and Board of Directors?

Board of Advisors – A consulting body hired by the CEO to help him maneuver through making the right decisions for the company; thus avoiding unnecessary risks. They do not have any fiduciary or legal responsibilities for the company. They commonly are brought in to advise and help with strategic decisions (legal, financial, marketing, technology, global).

Board of Directors – This board is elected by the shareholders and has a fiduciary and legal responsibility to protect the interests of the shareholders as well as enhance the value of the company. They oversee the financial well-being of the organization and its management, including having the power to remove the CEO, if necessary.

Advantages of both:

  • An outside perspective that can produce more innovative ideas
  • Access to networks or connections that the company has not had success in getting to in the past
  • Mix of seasoned professionals who have run companies and can help the CEO come up with better strategies for rapid growth