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Board representation, recruitment

If your company, association or foundation is in need of an independent board member, Creative Circle can help.

Many of our consultant associates have board-level experience and of course they all have deep expertise in industry strategy, finances, digital requirements, management, content, revenue, personnel issues or coaching. They can bring experience as managers for major media companies, like Scripps, Gannett, Dow Jones, Newhouse or GateHouse. They understand the big picture. They are smart, reliable and open-minded.

While Creative Circle's team has worked with lots of large companies, like the Chicago Tribune, McClatchy, NBC, Scripps and the Tampa Bay Times, most of our clients are small- or medium-sized family owned companies so we're very familiar with family dynamics. Bill Ostendorf, for example, has served as a confidential advisor to numerous families in multiple countries and has helped lead several conferences on family ownership. He has helped resolve internal family misunderstandings, compensation issues, succession issues and finding the right roles for family members in the company. We've also helped coach family members who need to learn the business to prepare them for management.

Because we also participate in dozens of industry meetings and workshops each year, we are aware of potential board candidates who are not directly affiliated with Creative Circle, as well as CEOs, digital or audience leaders, editors and ad directors who might be excellent candidates for top management positions.

Our team is filled with great advisors, many of whom with C-level experience. Our CEO, Bill Ostendorf, has been advising owners, boards of directors and publishers on three continents for decades.