November 28, 2020         
Frontier Alliance International Announces a Deeper Journey Through the Book of Revelation With a Number of Free Multimedia Resou   •   Enough is Enough: Ontario Engineering Community Committed to Uprooting Systematic Biases   •   Comcast RISE Awards Over 700 Black-Owned, Small Businesses with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers   •   “KISS THE GROUND” Wins Its 25th Film Festival Award to Date   •   Majority of Americans Expect to Buy Gifts This Holiday Season Despite Tumultuous Year, but Many Cut From the Gift List According   •   Afiya Bennett Makes Stunning Appearance in L'officiel Brasil in Honor of Black Awareness Day in Brasil   •   DISH Network Puts Consumers at Risk of Losing Network and Local Community Programming During Pandemic   •   Michaels is Calling On #DifferenceMakers to Creatively Spread Holiday Cheer   •   realme's 50M Sales Achievement Attracts Positive Comments From Industry Leaders Anticipating Its Future   •   Satmar Cancels Grand Annual Dinner   •   Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Reveals Details of Hall Of Trivia on HQ App   •   Advancing Equity, Improving Lives: Minister Bardish Chagger Launches LGBTQ2 Survey and Engagement on Federal LGBTQ2 Action Plan   •   Because Apes Are Hairy Too, MANSCAPED™ Supports the San Diego Zoo!   •   Jamaican Boy's Post-Dog Attack Procedures Highlight the Less Well-Known Side of a Plastic Surgeon's Work, says Dr. J Plastic Sur   •   iHeartMedia and Podimo Partner to Translate and Adapt Widely Popular Podcasts For Listeners Globally   •   Vehicle Retail Sales Decline due to Quirky Sales Calendar; When Adjusted for Selling Days, Retail Sales Stable   •   COVID-19 Recovery Research Program launched   •   Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities   •   More support to advance reform of services for Indigenous children and families   •   COVID-19 Can Be Beat - Please Don't Shut Down All Youth Activities Indiscriminately
Bookmark and Share

AboveBoard Launches as a Revolutionary Solution For Building Executive & Board Diversity

NEW YORK , October 19 /Businesswire/ - Launching today, AboveBoard is a revolutionary solution for building executive and board diversity that radically changes how companies recruit for the most senior roles. Filling c-suite, board, and other senior-level positions is typically a closed process. AboveBoard flips the recruiting model by providing executives who sign up for the platform with unprecedented access to opportunities that previously would have been hidden. This openness connects companies to a broader, more inclusive pool of qualified executives than they would otherwise reach.

More than 350 openings for senior-level positions are already listed on AboveBoard. Leading private equity and venture capital firms including Warburg Pincus, Audax Group, Summit Partners, and Insight Partners, and some of the hundreds of companies in their portfolios are also hiring through AboveBoard. AboveBoard has already helped ACV Auctions add two key independent board members and has partnered with groups including Seizing Every Opportunity, Commune Angels, and Valence to increase opportunities for their executive members. The platform is free for executives, and anyone VP-level and above or with similar career experience can sign up at

“For years companies have pledged to increase diversity in their executive ranks and on their boards and have struggled to make any true progress. Companies cannot continue to use the same hiring methods and expect a different outcome. AboveBoard opens up the recruiting process and rebalances the power between candidates and hiring firms, to drive better results for executives and employers,” said Lucinda Duncalfe, Founder and CEO of AboveBoard. “Executives should get hired based on what they know, not who they know. AboveBoard makes this possible.”

“The importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as core values of leadership teams is undeniable,” said Asheesh Gupta, Managing Director, Audax Group. ”As we work to expand our practices and resources to widen the applicant pool for portfolio executive searches beyond our traditional sources, we are excited to partner with AboveBoard as they launch this new platform focused on helping firms attract diverse talent.”

Until AboveBoard, there have been only two options for executive hiring: retained executive search and networking. Because both of those methods are based on personal relationships, they are inherently exclusionary and limiting for both executives and employers. Job boards are not tuned to the nuances of executive hiring so senior-level positions are not listed on these platforms and executives do not use them. AboveBoard is the only platform that puts the executive in the power position, able to see the opportunities that have always been hidden and to connect with those who are hiring. Ultimately, AboveBoard provides an inclusive, cost-effective and efficient process that yields better outcomes for both executives and employers.

“We are at an inflection point as a country and Summit Partners is encouraged by companies vowing to build more diverse and inclusive leadership teams,” said Dayton Ogden, Head of Talent & Recruiting, Summit Partners. “We urge our peers and portfolio companies to go beyond verbal commitments and take concrete actions like this to change their recruiting processes."

Hundreds of live opportunities for full-time and board positions are currently listed on AboveBoard by global companies across industries including technology, finance, consulting, fashion and more. The platform’s early focus is on the growth ecosystem, including venture capital and private equity-backed companies and digital and technology positions at large corporations. Examples of jobs currently listed on the platform include: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, VP Sales, VP Marketing, Head of Product, and Head of Finance.

AboveBoard was founded with the support of True Search, the seventh largest search firm in the Americas and the fastest growing large firm globally, and has received seed funding from several strategic angel investors. The company’s Board of Directors includes Jonathan Mildenhall, CEO of TwentyFirstCenturyBrands, and former CMO of Airbnb. AboveBoard’s Board of Advisors includes Frances Frei, Professor at the Harvard Business School and former Senior Vice President of Leadership and Strategy at Uber; Nick Caldwell, Vice President of Engineering at Twitter; David Olivencia, Co-founder of Hispanic IT Executive Council; and Viola Maxwell-Thompson, President & CEO of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum.

About AboveBoard

AboveBoard is an inclusive platform for executive hiring that is driving change from the top. We are revolutionizing how companies recruit and hire executives and board members by offering faster, cost-effective alternatives to traditional retained executive search that also expand opportunities for female, Black, LatinX, and executives from other underrepresented groups. Over 350 senior-level opportunities are already listed on AboveBoard. To learn more, visit

STORY TAGS: United States, North America, Technology, Women, Human Resources, Men, Professional Services, Software, Gay & Lesbian, Consumer, Data Management, Other Professional Services, New York, Product/Service,


White House Live Stream
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News