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  • Writer's pictureKen Lubin

Episode #14- Charles King-ZRG Partners- How To Land A Board Seat

Updated: May 12, 2020

Charles H. King leads ZRG Partners’ Global Board Practice, where he is responsible for board of director assignments and corporate governance consulting, as well as CEO recruiting. He is particularly well known for his ability to identify and recruit diversity candidates for board service.

Prior to ZRG, he served as Vice Chairman of the CEO & Board Services Practice at CTPartners, and earlier as Managing Director of the Board Practice at Korn/Ferry International. He has recruited over 600 directors for many of the top companies in the world in industries that include manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, consumer packaged goods, technology, financial services, and more. He has also built numerous boards from scratch for IPOs, spinoffs, and other situations.

He served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, holding a variety of highly visible command and staff assignments, including duty as military aide to Vice President George H. W. Bush Charles earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an MBA from The Yale School of Management.


“What are boards looking for?”

Questions to ask yourself before you begin

  • Current market overview

  • Targeting

  • Networking guidelines

  • Pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

  • Time commitment/constraints

  • Public vs Private/Not-for-Profit boards

  • Other considerations

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