Diversity of Thought Driving Results
Diverse teams solve problems faster and more comprehensively by bringing additional perspectives to the table.
Mission: BoardReady seeks to catapult board diversification through data, experience and network strategies.
Vision: Resilient organizations where diversity drives positive results for all stakeholders.
For investors and organizations seeking a scoring analytic that benchmarks a public or private board’s diversity.
BR Talent Vault
A secure platform for qualified individuals seeking board roles.
For investors and organizations interested in an analysis of boardroom diversity and actionable recommendations.
Diversity Ecosystem Growth underpins BoardReady’s core activities.
BoardReady networks our clients with partners who help US companies diversify their boardrooms, including recruitment, training and other human capital services.
Founding Senior Strategists
Deanna Oppenheimer is founder of CameoWorks and BoardReady.
Recognized globally as one of the most influential leaders in financial services, she’s a turnaround strategist known for her ability to transform entrenched institutions into forward thinking, customer-centric champions.
Deanna has served on a variety of Fortune-500 and FTSE-100 boards and is currently the Chair of Hargreaves Lansdown, a FTSE-100 financial services company; senior independent director of Tesco PLC; and non-executive director at Whitbread.
She also sits on the private boards of Seattle-based Joshua Green Corporation and Vettd. Deanna received the 2018 Diversity Champion Director of the Year Award from Puget Sound Business Journal.
Founding Senior Strategist
Phyllis is an experienced director, having served on four F-500 corporate boards, which includes: Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Safeco, Nordstrom and Alaska Air Group. She has served as lead independent director on two boards and has chaired Audit, Finance and Compensation Committees. She currently chairs the Nominating/Governance Committee of Alaska Air. She also serves on numerous non-profit boards, including currently chairing the board of the U.S.-Japan Council. She is an advisory director for Toyota, NA.
Phyllis is an experienced C-Suite executive having been CEO at her two previous organizations: US Bank of Washington and The Seattle Foundation where under her leadership the size of each organization doubled. Her current executive role is as a corporate Vice Chairman for JPMorgan Chase & Co., overseeing the Pacific Northwest for the firm.
She is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Executive MBA program and has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Washington State University.
Founding Senior Strategist
Charlotte is currently serving as a non-executive director for Berkshire Hathaway as well as a member of that audit committee since 2003.
She also is a Strategic Advisor at CameoWorks and a director for a private family-held company where she is chair of the governance committee. In that role she has established a legacy governance structure.
Charlotte is on the board for Pro.com as well as Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine at the University of Washington where she was chairman of the University of Washington Medicine board and served on that board from 2000-2010.
In addition she has been a Trustee for the international NGO, Save the Children since 2007 where she serves on the audit, international, US programs( as chair) and executive committees.
In 2018, Charlotte won Director of the year from the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Jeni Elam: Expansion Director
Jeni works to expand corporate Board diversification through onboarding new clients and members of the TalentVault. Prior to joining BoardReady, Jeni served as the Chief Strategist at UK Power Reserve where she was responsible for technology, communications, strategic planning, and data analytics. Mrs. Elam has served as Director of Partner Solutions team at Global Impact, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies and international non-profits in emerging markets. Jeni holds a global MBA from Hult, as well as a BA from the University of Puget Sound. Jeni currently serves on the board of Mary’s Place and Global Impact UK, and has worked across four continents in international strategic planning.
Dustin Holloway: Analyst
Dustin joined the team this year and works to expand BoardReady’s thought leadership platform. In his role, Dustin conducts market and industry research, manages thought leadership across digital platforms, implements BoardReady’s content strategy, and works to promote corporate board diversification. Prior to joining BoardReady, Dustin was a filmmaker, with five years of experience in advertising, branded content, and feature films. A writer and editor, Dustin has a history of working with mission-driven startups, including two years as Chief Content Officer at Agent Water. Dustin holds a BA from Haverford College, and is an avid writer, reviewer, and sailor in his spare time.