Boardroom Governance Podcast — Recap First Six Months.

Evan Epstein
2 min readOct 26, 2020
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Six months ago I launched my “Boardroom Governance Podcast” featuring in-depth interviews with leading corporate governance experts, including world-class founders, scholars, board members, executives, investors and other relevant boardroom stakeholders.

Today, the podcast has thousands of listeners including downloads from 71 different countries. This has been a great experience for me, and I hope you can also enjoy some of these discussions involving governance matters and personal insights from a fantastic group of interviewees.

In this post, you will find the first 21 episodes for easy access and listening. If you like this show, please consider subscribing, leaving a review or sharing this podcast on social media. You can find all the show notes on the website or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and more.

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E1 — Joe Grundfest: “Without Luck, Nothing Good Happens.”
E2 — David Beatty: “Boards Should Invest More Time on Foresight.”
E3 — Elizabeth Pollman: Startup Governance and Regulatory Entrepreneurship.
E4 — Kate Mitchell: Applying a Growth Mindset to Boards.
E5 — Scott Kupor: “We Have Institutionalized the Network to Support our Portfolio CEOs”
E6 — Heidi Roizen: “A Good Board Member Has to Be Willing to Speak Truth, Even When It Is Unpopular”
E7 — Anat Admati: “I Don’t Want CEOs to Solve Society’s Problems, I Want the Government to Solve Them”
E8 — Mervyn King: “Integrated Thinking and Reporting is Critical for Corporate Directors”
E9 — Suzanne Vautrinot: From the Military to the Corporate Boardroom, with a Focus on Cybersecurity.
E10 — Miriam Rivera: “If You Invest In Diverse Teams, It Will Lead to Financial Outperformance”
E11 — Nicholas Benes: “We Need to Redesign the Corporation to Provide Better Incentives”
E12 — Dr. Linda Maxwell: “The Lack of Inclusion in Healthcare is Present at All Levels, including on Boards of Directors”
E13 — Marta Viegas: Focusing on Corporate Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean with IDB Invest.
E14 — Frederick Alexander: Benefit Corporations, B-Corps and the Shareholder Commons.
E15 — James McRitchie: The Gadfly Seeking Corporate Change Via Shareholder Proposals.
E16 — Mark Molumphy: “Boards of Directors Routinely Fail to React Properly in Times of Crisis.”
E17 — Roger Barker: Corporate Governance in the U.K. and Europe.
E18 — Esther Aguilera: “Latinos Are The Most Underrepresented Minorities on U.S. Corporate Boards.”
E19 — Ahmad Thomas: “We Made a Decision to Stand on the Side of Progress by Supporting AB-979.”
E20 — Kerrie Waring: “All Stakeholders Are Important, But Only Shareholders Can Effectively Hold Boards to Account”
E21 — Ilya Strebulaev: Focusing on the Finance and Governance of Venture-Backed Companies.

Author: Evan Epstein
Founder & Managing Partner
Pacifica Global Corporate Governance

Executive Director Center for Business Law | Adjunct Professor
University of California, Hastings College of the Law


Pacifica Global was founded in San Francisco to serve as a leading corporate governance advisory firm. The mission of Pacifica Global is to help founders, executives, directors and investors solve some of their most complex corporate governance conflicts and challenges.

The Center for Business Law at UC Hastings was founded with the mission of bringing together leading scholars, business leaders, practitioners, regulators and students to engage in the study, teaching and practice of business law at UC Hastings. The Center aims to be the leading business law venue in San Francisco, one of the world’s great centers of commerce, finance and technology.



Evan Epstein

Exec Dir & Adj Prof, University of California, Hastings / Founder, Pacifica Global / 🎙 / 📝