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    1. Eight Corporate Jets: What Is This, the ‘80s?

      Eight Corporate Jets: What Is This, the ‘80s?

      The activist investors are on the tarmac at Emerson Electric Co.  D.E. Shaw Group on Tuesday released a letter calling for the $42 billion industrial company to spin off its climate division and make productivity and corporate-governance improvements, including culling its fleet of eight corporate jets and a helicopter. The public pressure follows reports late last month that D.E. Shaw was seeking a breakup of the company and Emerson’s subsequent announcement that it would review its operations....

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    2. Immunic, Inc. Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Industry Veteran Tamar Howson

      Immunic, Inc. Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Industry Veteran Tamar Howson

      SAN DIEGOOct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunic, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMUX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing best-in-class, oral therapies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, today announced the appointment of Tamar Howson, a highly seasoned life sciences executive, to its Board of Directors...

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    3. Opendoor Adds to Leadership Team, Board of Directors

      Opendoor Adds to Leadership Team, Board of Directors

      Between new partnerships and expanding into the mortgage lending business with the launch of Opendoor Home Loans, Opendoor has seen quite a few changes in the past few months. That trend continues for the iBuyer, as its CEO and co-founder, Eric Wu, announced the addition of new leaders to the executive team and board of directors... 

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    4. Voce Comments on SEC Investigation at Argo

      Voce Comments on SEC Investigation at Argo

      Voce Capital Management LLC ("Voce"), the beneficial owner of approximately 5.4% of the shares of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) ("Argo" or the "Company"), today commented on Argo's recent disclosure of an ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC ( News - Alert )") investigation at Argo related to executive compensation and benefits and associated disclosure issues: "Earlier this year Voce published a detailed case demonstrating that a culture of indulgence, entrenchment and failed oversight has plagued Argo under the aegis of the ...

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    5. Boeing: New Chairman Is a Boardroom Force Familiar With Crises

      Boeing: New Chairman Is a Boardroom Force Familiar With Crises

      Boeing Co.'s boardroom shakeup puts David Calhoun, a powerful behind-the-scenes figure, in position to control the aerospace giant's response to the 737 MAX crisis, one of the most fraught episodes in the company's history. Senior officials at some Boeing customers said they found the move to appoint Mr. Calhoun chairman, unveiled Friday, reassuring amid the MAX's prolonged grounding following two deadly crashes...

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    6. CEOs Need to Skip the ‘yogababble’ and Back up Their Company’s Purpose With Action

      CEOs Need to Skip the ‘yogababble’ and Back up Their Company’s Purpose With Action

      The rumbling started last August when the Business Roundtable announced that a company’s responsibility is more than just to its shareholders. Companies actually hold a responsibility to their respective communities as well, this group of corporate chieftains acknowledged. The declaration elicited both praise and condemnation. Among the most cynical reactions was to call the statement “yogababble,” which is a snarky way of questioning purpose-driven terms and language.

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    7. Hudson Executive Capital to Nominate Directors to Board of USA Technologies

      Hudson Executive Capital to Nominate Directors to Board of USA Technologies

      NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hudson Executive Capital LP (“Hudson Executive” or “HEC”), a New York-based investment firm that beneficially owns approximately 16% of USA Technologies, Inc. (“USAT” or the “Company”) (OTC: USAT) common stock, today issued a letter to shareholders highlighting the USAT Board of Directors’ numerous value-destructive actions and lack of management qualifications or accountability...

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    8. NRG Energy Continues Board Refreshment with Appointment of Two New Directors

      NRG Energy Continues Board Refreshment with Appointment of Two New Directors

      PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NRG Energy (NRG) today announced changes to its Board of Directors, including the appointment of two new independent directors: Antonio Carrillo and Alexandra Pruner, effective October 15, 2019. In addition, Bill Hantke will be retiring at the end of 2019 and Terry Dallas will not be standing for re-election at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders..

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