Brian Stafford

Brian Stafford is Chief Executive Officer of Diligent Corporation. Brian is responsible for all day-to-day operations, with a focus on accelerating global growth and incorporating scale into the business in order to seamlessly manage the growth. Brian previously served as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he founded and led their Software as a Service Practice. Prior to his tenure at McKinsey, Brian was the Founder, President and CEO of CarOrder, a division of Trilogy Software based in Austin, Texas. Aside from Diligent, Brian is also an active seed stage investor and startup advisor. His other passion lies in the arts, and he is supportive of the NYC community as a BAM board member.

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In the past year, CIOs and CISOs faced unprecedented disruption. Some of these leaders handled the crisis with aplomb, enabling their companies’ resilience and success. Diligent CEO Brian Stafford discusses what we can learn from them. Seldom has any group in the corporate world faced more disruption more quickly than CIOs and CISOs in the context of COVID-19. The forced, overnight digital...

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The makeup of private equity firm boards is still largely homogeneous, but PE firms ought to be taking the lead in advancing diversity. Diligent’s Brian Stafford discusses how PE firms and their boards are in a good position to spur change. The growing Black Lives Matter movement and protests over systemic racism have expanded globally, catalyzing public demand for corporations to take...

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Diligent, a leading expert in corporate compliance and board governance, has recently released a report examining boardroom communications and the dangers posed by a glaring gap in directors’ digital diligence and their understanding of cybersecurity. Without an understanding of just how dangerous their online communications practices can be, the risk will persist.

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Boards prove high risk in terms of cybersecurity

Roughly 30 percent of board members and directors use free email service providers (ESPs), such as Yahoo, to conduct business. In the wake of the recent Yahoo data breach, your company could be vulnerable to hacking and other online threats. In this article, learn how to limit potential exposure and re-gain critical control over the highly sensitive data handled at the board-level.

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As enterprises face increased competition and regulatory challenges, industry titans have taken serious notice of pioneering governance and collaboration SaaS companies. And with recent key acquisitions, the space is heating up. This piece dives into the growth and challenges of an industry that powers corporate decision-making today.

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