The Sounding Board is a concept that Chicke Fitzgerald conceived after having extraordinary success posting a board position on BoardProspects.com. After receiving over 225 responses to her board post, she was faced with a challenge. How to narrow the field to find just one qualified individual.
Chicke Fitzgerald is the founder of Solutionz Innovations and by nature is a problem solver. So after narrowing the field from 225 to around 110 that she wanted to talk to, she invited them to the Game Changer Network Community platform. Of those, 90 opened the invitation. She was floored when 80 accepted the invitation. An 80% acceptance rate is unheard of in communities.
Over the last six months she has met a dozen of them face to face and talked to more than 50 of them by phone. There was no other way to narrow the field further. But at the end of the day, Fitzgerald came to one big conclusion. There were just too many amazing candidates to pick just one.
What if we could pick the top candidates in each discipline needed (HR, Finance, Governance, IT, etc.) and in each target sector (Care, Events, Media/Publishers, Enterprise Software and Non-Profit). And what if those individuals could be led by a single person that was local in Tampa, who would also act as a mentor to Chicke.
Together those selected for the Solutionz Innovations Sounding Board would have a single board vote and would be the go to place for the Solutionz Team to go when we need consulting or project work, or even if we need an “acting CxO”.
And imagine if we could get that same group to come to a ThinkTank to help figure out how to reduce risk in early stage company investment by expanding the Sounding Board concept to other emerging companies.
The Sounding Board concept was born.
Meet the 2019 Sounding Board for Solutionz Innovations. And meet the rest of our board, professional advisors and our investors.