RHR International Puts Spotlight on Board Best Practices

RHR International LLP

CHICAGO, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Directors today are squeezed between historically high levels of scrutiny and increased demand for organizational value. Only boards with a steadfast dedication to excellence and continuous improvement will be prepared to meet this challenge. In the boardroom, that commitment translates to using best practices in the selection and development of individual members and periodic reviews of overall composition and competencies. This constant attention to detail is the key to delivering value that propels exceptional organizational results.

To reflect the importance of an effective board working in close partnership with an aligned chief executive, RHR International has rebranded its CEO Succession & Transition service area as Board and CEO Services.

"The name of the service offering has been updated to more accurately reflect RHR's depth of service for both directors and chief executives," said Thomas J. Saporito, Chairman & CEO of RHR International. "But it is important to remember that we have been helping both groups achieve high levels of performance for nearly 70 years."

Dr. Paul C. Winum, a senior partner at RHR International, has been named Global Practice Leader for the newly named service. "The quality of the board's contribution is significantly impacted by the dynamics and the quality of the dialogue in the board room," he said. "Our goal is to optimize board and CEO functioning, to the benefit of all stakeholders."

To achieve this, RHR International will focus on optimizing three vital areas:

  • Board & Director Evaluation
  • CEO Performance Service
  • CEO Succession and Transition

As co-authors of the popular business book, "Inside CEO Succession: The Essential Guide to Leadership Transition," Drs. Saporito and Winum will continue to lend their expertise to this aspect of the service.

For more information, please visit the Board and CEO Services page on our website or contact us at 312-924-0885.


We are a firm of management psychologists and consultants who work closely with top management to accelerate individual, team and business performance. We focus on four key areas of client need — Individual Assessment, Executive Development, Senior Team Effectiveness, and Board and CEO Services. We have been proven difference-makers for almost 70 years, unique in our combination of top management focus, psychologists' perspective and high-level business acumen.

RHR International has offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit www.rhrinternational.com or follow us on the RHR blog site, Twitter and Facebook.

CONTACT: RHR International Jeff Durocher, 312-924-0885

Source:RHR International LLP