One of the things I have learned in my business career is the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are smarter than you, whether they are colleagues, mentors, or advisors.
Many young companies like New Kind rely heavily on the advice and counsel of others who have been successful in their respective professions and we are no exception.
Today, I am pleased to announce the first New Kind Board of Advisors.
On this board we are honored to welcome a fantastic group of people who are recognized leaders in business, education, public policy, and technology. These individuals not only bring great wisdom and deep experience, but each has a genuine commitment to making our world a better place in which to live and work.
Here’s a brief introduction to the members of our Board of Advisors (click on a name or picture to access the complete bio).
Josh Becker, Palo Alto, CA
Josh is a venture capitalist, the Co-Founder and General Partner of New Cycle Capital, and a former employee at Netscape, McKinsey, and Agile Software.
Laura Carpenter Bingham, Raleigh, NC
Laura is the former President of Peace College and currently serves on a number of corporate, civic and philanthropic boards.
Paul Jones, Chapel Hill, NC
Paul is the director of ibiblio, a contributor-run, digital library of public domain and creative commons media in the Office of Information Technology Service at UNC-Chapel Hill where he is also Clinical Associate Professor.
Eric Reeves, Dallas, TX
Eric is an attorney and the Founder and Managing Director of High Bar Companies. He is also a former member of the North Carolina Senate.
Mark Webbink, Durham, NC
Mark is the former General Counsel of Red Hat and is a visiting professor of law and executive director of the Center for Patent Innovations at New York Law School.
You may ask, why does New Kind need a Board of Advisors? The short answer is that the board will provide advice, recommendations, and guidance to New Kind related to corporate goals and strategy.
But beyond that, we believe an outside board will make us a better company; better for our own personal growth and better for those organizations and companies that we are fortunate enough to call our clients.
We are humbled that these accomplished individuals are willing to invest their time and expertise in helping us build a great company. And to our advisors I say, thank you for agreeing to serve. We will do everything we can to exceed your expectations.