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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - Evening Program
Modern Leadership: Accelerating Diversity and Inclusion from the Top
Brian Stafford

Diligent Corporation has quietly become one of the largest SaaS companies on the planet, providing governance software to nearly 20,000 organizations globally. Following the events of 2020, Diligent has called on its network of board members and executives to positively impact diversity from the top. CEO Brian Stafford will share details on the initiative that is changing the board succession planning process and reflect on the role companies should play to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society. 


Brian Stafford is CEO of Diligent Corporation, a pioneer of modern governance technology. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations, with a focus on accelerating global growth and incorporating scale into the business in order to seamlessly manage the growth. Previously, Stafford served as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he founded their Growth Stage Tech Practice, and was also the founder of CarOrder. He holds a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.