Dec. 28, 2022

Episode 177: Matt Fullbrook, Founder of Ground-Up Governance, Toronto, CA

Episode 177: Matt Fullbrook, Founder of Ground-Up Governance, Toronto, CA

Matt Fullbrook

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Matt Fullbrook is a corporate governance speaker, researcher, advisor, and educator based in Toronto. For over 20 years, he led the Rotman School of Management’s governance research at the University of Toronto as the head of the David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation. Matt has worked in over 250 boardrooms in North America and Europe, supporting boards and executives to optimize their approaches to decision-making.

Matt has dedicated his professional life to becoming a governance expert. In this session we 'nerd out' over what governance means and touch on:

  • The definition of good governance - or as close as we can get.
  • Why entrepreneurs should think about governance early in the life of their company.
  • Observations made and lessons learned from years of working with boards.
  • Why a founder should consider options when determining if an investor should or should not be invited to be a voting board member.
  • Understanding aspects of power, authority, and accountability and why a founder needs to consider this for board members and staff leaders.

Matt is the creator of Ground-Up Governance, an online platform that is an equal parts encyclopedia, graphic novel, and meeting place for governance nerds. He is also the host of the One Minute Governance podcast, which offers provocative corporate governance perspectives and questions one minute at a time.

Matt is also a professional musician and is the bass player for KC Roberts & the Live Revolution, an original touring band whose seventh album, Grit, was released in June 2022.

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