Speaking Engagements

How to Approach the Board Composition Challenge Inside America’s Boardroom 2016
Pederson was interviewed by TK Kertetter, Show Host of Boardroom Resources on How to Approach the Board Composition Challenge.  They discussed processes and programs boards can take to ensure they have a qualified, engaged board that maximizes value for the company.
Role of Committees for Private Companies Private Company Board Governance Summit Washington DC 2016
Cross Border Shareholder Activism NACD Global Summit
Chair:  On Board Bootcamp New York City 2016
Compensation Committee Peer Exchange NYSE
Moderated panel of Compensation Committee Chairs and members on challenges, latest developments, anticipated changes. Focus on real world experiences in protected, off-the – record discussion with individuals dealing with comparable situations.
Role of Cybersecurity for Board Directors Connecticut 2015
Role of Non Traditional Board Committees WCD Americas Institute
Emerging Topics for Compensation Committee of Public Company NACD Connecticut Peer-to-Peer Invitational Roundtable | Stamford, CT
This roundtable discussed the latest developments on Say on Pay, expected changes and input on Glass Lewis and ISS, emerging compensation models and practices and potential regulatory changes.
Governance for New Board Directors WCD Global Summit | New York, NY
The Role of the Board in Developing Strategy at Privately Held Companies Board Strategy Private Company Governance Conference | Washington, DC
Panelists: Eric Pillmore of Deloitte and Margaret Pederson Interactive session discussed management versus board responsibilities, the involvement and interactions based on different types of boards (passive, certifying, engaged, intervening and operating) and how different models function in the real world. Participants shared best and worst case studies based on their experience to identify best practices, tips and techniques to optimize effectiveness and how to adapt in different situations.


Director’s Connect Belle Haven Club, Greenwich CT
Private Equity Director Connection Connecticut Chapters of NACD and ACG hosts the 6th, 7th and 8th Annual Private Equity Director Connection.  This event allows private equity companies to connect with potential directors and operating executives for their current and future portfolio companies, as well as fostering a great atmosphere for the development and discussion of investment ideas and deals.
Private Company Boards – One Size Doesn’t Fit All Private Company Governance Conference | Washington, DC
Panelists: Jim Ethier, Chairman and CEO, Bush bors & Co, Conor boden, Head of Portfolio Board Development, Advent International, Robert Kueppers, Managing Partner for Deloitte’s Center for Corporate Governance, host of Deloitte Directors’ Series, Margaret Pederson
What are the different governance approaches taken by private companies and what are the advantages and disadvantages of various types of boards: advisory, non-independent, independent? Who should be on the board? What differences in governance are there or should there be, with controlling-shareholder, family-owned and private equity-owned companies? How dependent is board governance on the lifecycle stage and size of company? How important is specific expertise and cultural fit?



About Amirexx

Founded in 2009 by Margaret Pederson, Amirexx is a boutique consulting firm providing strategic and tactical services, innovation and marketing to optimize growth and effectiveness by addressing emerging customer needs, competitive changes, and disruptive technology. Pederson is also an experienced director who serves on corporate boards and advises on strategy, innovation and marketing.

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About the Founder

Recognized as a “Director to Watch” in 2013 by Directors & BoardsMargaret Pederson is an independent corporate director, Vice Chair of Xamax, thought leader on strategy, marketing, business development & President of Amirexx.

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