Corporate Governance For Public,
Private and Not-for-Profit Firms

Stuart Chase Van Wagenen brings broad experience in public, private, and non-profit company governance, reorganization, board leadership, and management oversight.

Public and Private Companies

ISCO International (AMEX: ISO), 2001-2006:

  • Wireless telecom hardware supplier, Elk Grove, Illinois
  • A "Deloitte Technology Fast 500" 2005, 2006
  • One of America's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Business Ethics Magazine, 2005
  • Chairman of the Board, 2002-2006
  • Chair, Audit Committee, 2002-2006
  • Compensation Committee, 2002-2006
  • Chair, Governance Committee, 2003-2006

Company Accomplishments:

  • Implemented Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Conducted national CEO search
  • Negotiated compensation packages with two CEOs
  • Managed predecessors' reassignments
  • Initiated new executive compensation plan
  • Developed D&O stock ownership policy
  • Recruited three new directors
  • Created Governance Committee
  • Involved in multiple rounds of financing, including a rights offering, equity, and debt
  • Developed directors' compensation plan
  • Developed new company-wide employee incentive plans
  • Mediated and settled legacy litigation

Not-For-Profit Board Governance

Current Boards:

  • Judson Services Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
    • Annual Fund Campaign, Judson Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
    Finance Committee member:
    • Revised and updated investment policy statement
    • Drafted RFP for new investment advisor
    • Led search and retained new advisor.
  • Intermuseum Conservation Association, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Revenues grew 50% in two years
    • Recruited five new directors
  • Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Investment Committee Co-Chair
      • Revised investment policy statement
      • Revised spending policy
    • Governance Committee Chair:
      • Recruited new directors
      • Increased director giving by 300% in two years.
    • Annual Fund Chair
      • Raised annual fund giving by 100% in two years

Former Boards:

  • United Way Services
  • Cleveland Grand Prix Charities
  • Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio



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Email: schase@stuartchase.com

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