Brings Industry-Leading Diversity Expertise Directly to Boards
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, New Jersey, May 1, 2018 – The executive search firm JBK Associates International, an Amrop member company, celebrates its fifteenth anniversary today with the launch of GET ON BOARD, a new practice to provide organizations with the diverse board of directors talent they need to help companies change the world.
The launch builds on JBK’s founding mission and 15-year success helping Fortune 100 companies and other organizations fulfill their vision for diversity – success that has led to industry-leading recruitment metrics, global expansion, dozens of awards and a national reputation as a champion for diversity in business leadership. Today, about 70 percent of the senior-most leaders placed by JBK serve as Directors on public boards.
“The conversation around diversity and inclusion today is more profound and highlighted than in all the years I have been in the executive search industry,” says Julie B. Kampf, JBK’s CEO, Chief Possibilities Officer & Board Talent Champion. “You can feel the movement that’s happening for the kind of talent we’ve delivered for 15 years, and that’s why we’re giving organizations a direct line to the diverse board-level talent they so undeniably want and need.”
Boards in the U.S. and beyond face growing impatience from investors concerned about their lack of diversity. Men hold 83.5 percent of board seats at Russell 3000 companies as of Q4 2017, according to Equilar, and white men hold more than two-thirds of board seats at Fortune 500 companies, according to Deloitte. Yet research by the index provider MSCI has found that companies with at least three women on the board financially outperform those with no female directors and that adding any number of female directors correlates with higher median increases in earnings per share.
Kampf will lead the GET ON BOARD practice with support from external advisor Denise Kuprionis, president of The Governance Solutions Group and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Their credentials combine industry-leading search and diversity expertise with decades of board experience.
The GET ON BOARD launch caps a milestone 15 years in business for JBK, highlighted by expansion that garnered recognition for four consecutive years as one of the Inc. 500|5000 fastest-growing private companies in America as well as a corporate culture that has made JBK one of the NJBIZ Best Places to Work in New Jersey for three consecutive years.
About JBK Associates International
JBK Associates International specializes in executive search and development of senior-level leadership. The firm is the leader in providing the best talent to a wide range of client companies across many industry verticals, and with specialties in the Life Science and Consumer industries. A member of Amrop (Amrop JBK), one of the world’s largest retained executive search partnerships (www.amrop.com), JBK offers a full-service talent management business team that helps organizations and individuals succeed. Its portfolio of services ranges from executive search and retention, diversity initiatives, succession planning, staff augmentation, onboarding and assimilation, to leadership coaching. JBK has been ranked as one of the nation’s top innovators in diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal and has been named to Inc. 500|5000 fastest-growing private companies in America for four consecutive years. For more information, visit www.jbkassociates.net.
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