Modern Governance

Diligent CEO Brian Stafford Recognized as a Leader in Governance for the Second Year Running

NACD Directorship magazine names Stafford among top influencers shaping boardroom agenda

NEW YORK, NY - For the second year in a row, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has named Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent Corporation, among the top 100 influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Diligent, the largest global network of corporate directors and executives, provides over 16,000 organizations and 600,000 leaders with secure and collaborative governance solutions.

The NACD Directorship 100 is composed of 50 public company directors and 50 governance professionals and institutions that demonstrate knowledge, leadership and excellence. Each year, NACD Directorship magazine identifies these individuals and recognizes them for participating in actual board work and influencing how that work is done.

Since joining Diligent in 2015, Stafford has propelled the company's growth and investment in product innovation. Under his leadership, Diligent's clients and revenue have grown more than threefold, R&D has doubled and the company introduced its Governance Cloud, the only integrated, fully secure, and comprehensive governance solution on the market.

'Being named to the NACD Directorship 100 for the second year running is quite an honor,' said Stafford. 'Diligent has grown significantly over the last four years commensurate with an ever-increasing focus on governance, not just within the board room but across the entire organization. Our incredible employees are at the core of everything that we do, and I'm humbled to work for an organization that is changing the face of governance. My thanks to Peter Gleason and the NACD for the excellent work that they do, and for recognizing me alongside my colleagues.'

About Diligent

Diligent is the leading Enterprise Governance Management provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 600,000 users in more than 90 countries across all seven continents rely on Diligent for secure distribution of board materials, as well as secure messaging, integrated compliance, board evaluation and entity management. Governance Cloud is the only solution that meets the evolving governance needs of leading organizations. Visit to learn more.


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