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a16z Podcast: Boards, from Both Sides of the Table

Jennifer Tejada and Margit Wennmachers

Posted May 10, 2017

A board veteran who has sat on both sides of the table, CEO of PagerDuty Jennifer Tejada shares what you gain from board membership (vs. being only an operator). How does being a board member change you as a CEO, and vice versa?

Recorded as part of our annual Director’s College held at Stanford University in April 2017, Tejada (in conversation with a16z operating partner Margit Wennmachers) in this episode of the a16z Podcast offers advice about the importance of diligence on both sides, subject matter expertise, and complex dynamics among fellow board members. Tejada also talks about how to make the best use of your board as a CEO… including what’s most important when managing them (hint: no surprises!). 

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