Boards in Crisis: Insider Tips to Managing Hard Times

Our panelists: Donna Petkanics, Nicki Locker, Wade Loo, Margit Wennmachers, and Tor Braham

If you’re a board member, crisis isn’t a question of if, but of when.

We’ve all followed the recent major stories of tech companies in crisis — from Uber to AirBNB, Theranos to Zenefits — hoping that something that dramatic could never happen to our company. Hopefully, your startup board will never have to deal with a highly visible crisis such as these, but chances are you will need to deal with some type of crisis.

Earlier this week we pulled together several prominent Silicon Valley experts, many with tech company board experience, for a panel about managing crisis. Below are 5 insider tips from our panelists to help prepare you for any future company crisis.

1. Forewarned is Forearmed

2. Protect Your Employees with a Whistleblower Program

3. Check the Legal Perspective Early

4. Utilize your Board when in a Crisis

5. Don’t Waste a Good Crisis

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