26: Experience Across the Board, with Mindy Mount, Board Member and Advisor
Meet Mindy Mount:
Mindy Mount currently serves on a variety of boards of directors including Cerner Corporation, Technicolor, The Learning Care Group, Group 9 Acquisition Corp., and Zayo. She has experience in public, private, and non-profit governance. She has a diverse background in finance and technology, having worked for Microsoft, Time Warner, and on Wall Street. She received an MBA from Harvard, and has a degree in Actuarial Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mindy Mount started her career with a strong analytical background. She has a passion for business and making businesses better. This led to her ample experience in governance.
- Qualities of a Good Board Member. Mindy describes the qualities that make good board members, including expertise, courage, and listening. (27:20)
- Management vs Governance. It’s easy to be a board member when things are going well, the line between management and governance may become blurred during a crisis. (33:24)
- Difficult Decisions. The most difficult, and often most emotional, decisions are around people. (45:50)
- Pathway to the Boardroom. Mindy discusses how professionals can gain the knowledge they need to become board members. (47:34)