High Quality Data is the core of Relationship Capital Management. The BoardEx database contains biographical information on most board members and senior executives around the world. Approximately 25% of the individuals are currently serving on boards of companies and 75% are either board members or part of the C-Suite. These individuals are associated with over 1.7 million global organizations. New leaders are being added continuously including over 100,000 new people annually representing turnover in key organizational roles in the world’s largest companies.
BoardEx quality is defined along four dimensions: Accuracy, Veracity, Completeness and Timeliness. Accuracy in this context means that data has been transcribed into the database correctly. Veracity means that the data is factually correct. Completeness means that a profile is as complete as disclosure allows and Timeliness means that any change to an individual’s profile is updated as soon as it is discovered. Importantly, BoardEx does not contain any duplicate or uncorrelated information. This characteristic alone differentiates BoardEx from all other data sources who frequently attach biographical data, scraped from the internet, to the wrong individual.
Over 300 BoardEx Analysts gather information only from reliable sources and verify the information from multiple sources before entering the information into the database. Unlike other firms, BoardEx does not enter unverified data directly from the internet. BoardEx analysts are specialists in profile building and maintenance and take great pride in building and maintaining data of the highest quality. As a result, BoardEx is widely acknowledged as the industry gold standard for quality and reliability.