Managing the VW Emissions Crisis

February 18, 2020 All Industries Crisis Management

Earlier this year, automotive giant Volkswagen found itself facing a regulatory investigation for the results of their diesel-emissions tests.  For some, the ensuing negative headlines would have broken the company. Not so for VW, which has embraced the opportunity to learn from the experience, protect shareholder value and position itself for even better days. Recorded at DirectorCorps’ Avoiding the Corporate Crisis Conference on December 3, 2019 at the Nasdaq MarketSite in NYC.

Preventing Accounting Missteps

January 21, 2020 All Industries Risk

Accounting missteps can reverberate throughout an organization. Mike Shmerling, chairman of Clearbrook Holdings, and Tony Klaich, Managing Partner at Crowe, discuss ways senior leadership can prevent mayhem.

How Not to Destroy a Deal

January 7, 2020 All Industries M&A

Kison Patel, the CEO of software company DealRoom, remembers working for a private equity firm trying to do a deal not long ago. His firm bombarded the target company with requests for information — including repetitive requests for the same information, often in Excel spreadsheets. Eventually, the seller got fed up and walked away.