Spencer Stuart S&P MidCap 400 Board Report

By: Julie Hembrock Daum and Ann Yerger


Spencer Stuart’s inaugural survey of S&P MidCap 400 companies finds significant differences between mid- and large-cap boards. Not only are mid-cap boards generally smaller in size, younger and less diverse than larger S&P 500 companies, the profiles of directors joining mid-cap boards differ. In some ways, mid-cap boards appear to be casting a wide net to identify boardroom talent, appointing more actively employed executives, first-time directors and division/functional heads compared to large-cap boards.

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