->Dick Parsons, Chairman & CEO of Time Warner said: "As board members of leading companies, the Directors' Council's partners understand boards' needs, and they know the characteristics of effective directors and cohesive boards. The fact that they also mentor their new placements--going above and beyond current industry practices--is a major reason we engaged the Council."
->Dennis Carey, Vice Chairman of Spencer Stuart, said:"As demand surges for new, independent board members, The Directors' Council provides a needed service by augmenting the pool of qualified women and minority directors. The founders of The Directors' Council are all seasoned corporate directors and are very knowledgeable about the attributes of an effective director."
->Don Fites, retired Chairman & CEO of Caterpillar, Inc. and Chairman of the governance committee at AT&T Wireless, said: "We retained The Directors' Council to find an independent director for the AT&T Wireless board, and they quickly presented us with a diverse and well-qualified group of talented women. John Zeglis, our CEO, and I both agreed that this was one of the most impressive and thoroughly researched group of candidates we have ever reviewed. I look forward to working with The Directors' Council as they bring new talent, skills and greater diversity to corporate boards across the country."
Millstein, senior partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges,
said: "The Directors Council is an idea whose time has
come. Indeed it's overdue. This is not a search firm devoted
to the old fashioned notion that we must have "one" on
the Board. It is a unique firm devoted to placing an overlooked
pool of very talented people. Its methodology assures sensible
approaches, and its founders assure hands on quality and experience."