Board Due Diligence

Objective

Review the background and track record of a mortgage lending professional to assess his suitability as a potential board member for a publicly traded company.

Results

The investigation revealed that the subject had worked at several different companies under the same boss, and that this boss had been extensively scrutinized by investigative journalists for leading a company with allegedly improper loan practices.

Value-add

As the subject himself was not mentioned in any of the negative reporting, the risk-relevant information was uncovered only by taking the initiative to conduct targeted follow-up inquiries on an associated individual.