How is it that a board comprised of highly successful and intelligent business leaders, can, despite best efforts to behave rationally, fail to make sound decisions? Through a series of interactive exercises and scenarios, this program will explore gaps in the way human beings actually reason and the way we think we reason. These blind spots or biases can make for sub-optimal decisions, and we are susceptible whether we are acting as a consumer making a purchase or as a board member voting on an acquisition hiring a new CEO. We encourage fellow board members and their senior management to experience this lively and thought-provoking program together. Our discussions will utilize your feedback to this brief survey Please complete the survey before the December 6th program (registration is not required to complete the survey).
Joe Timko is a member of Ernst & Young’s Northeast Strategy Practice, a former partner of McKinsey & Company and c-suite member of two Fortune 500 companies.
At Ernst & Young he is currently focused on serving high tech and industrial clients. His work is a mix of growth strategy, digital and operational transformation, and sales and service effectiveness.
Previously he was Chief Strategy Officer of ADP, and prior, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology & Strategy Officer for Pitney Bowes.
Joe’s consulting and technology background includes 13 years at McKinsey where he was a Partner in the Technology/Telecom and Industrial Practice, and he led engagements in business strategy, marketing and sales, M&A, turnarounds, and large scale operational transformations.
He has served as a start-up advisor and on the advisory board of ENACTUS, an education-based non-profit. He is an occasional guest lecturer in MBA programs at Columbia, UVA, Duke, UNC, and UT Austin. He lectures on topics including behavioral economics in executive decision-making, leading innovation, and strategy execution.
Joe received an MBA from Wharton, a Master of Science from Stanford, and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech.
Martin M. Coyne is a board director and advisor to CEOs, boards of directors, and investors. He currently serves as lead independent director of Akamai Technologies and as a director of BioClinica and RockTech. He is also president and CEO of the NACD New Jersey Chapter. In the past, he served as a director of OpenPages and Avecia Group Plc, director and chairman of Welch Allyn, and member of the board of AdvaMed. He is the recipient of the Directorship 100 Award in 2011.
Coyne is the chairman and founder of the CEO Learning Network and the author of many articles on board governance, CEO leadership, and improving CEO relationships with their boards of directors. His book, How to Manage Your Board While Your Board Manages You, is a practical guide to help CEOs and directors work more effectively together.
Coyne has served in a variety of senior management positions at Sterling Drug and Kodak, including president of Health Imaging, president of the Commercial Business Group, and executive vice president of Eastman Kodak and group executive of the Photography Group. He left Kodak in 2003 to pursue his passion for CEO leadership development and more effective board governance.
Coyne earned a BS in Pharmacy from Fordham University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business in 1989.