Governance Partners Group, LLC

Governance Partners Group, LLC (GPG) provides effective, external Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretary service solutions for companies of all types and sizes. GPG professionals serve as the Corporate Secretary for companies with no internal Corporate Secretary and supplement the internal Corporate Secretary function for companies by providing a part-time on-demand Corporate Secretary service.

GPG strives to deliver excellence in external corporate governance services to all types of corporations at a reasonable fixed cost. GPG can accomplish this because its governance professionals have breadth and depth of Corporate Secretary experience and deliver efficient and effective service in a low overhead environment. GPG professionals’ experience and personal service focus enable the delivery of Corporate Secretary services in such a way as to meet the needs of each client based on the client’s size and scope.

Governance Partners Group, LLC (GPG) staff consists of corporate governance professionals who have previously been Corporate Secretaries for multi-national and domestic companies of various sizes.


Delivering Excellence in External Corporate Governance Services

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The GPG Commitment

GPG is committed to promoting open relationships with its clients. GPG pledges to provide services that effectively address each client’s specific corporate governance needs. GPG strives to provide cost-effective corporate governance services, to communicate with its clients on a regular basis and provide outstanding services. GPG will always put its clients first in order to meet their corporate governance needs.

Testimonials

  • “At Dow Corning, Paul Marcela was instrumental in assisting my staff and me in the preparation of the Company’s financial statement footnote disclosures on a quarterly basis.  These disclosures were uniquely complicated due to the Company’s silicone implant mass tort litigation crisis and eventual related Chapter 11 case.  Paul also provided the Company’s CFO and me with support for Board Audit Committee meetings and Corporate Finance Committee meetings.  In addition, Paul assisted the Company’s finance staff with the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley practices and procedures in the private company context.  It had always been a pleasure to work with Paul who regularly demonstrated a steady, balanced and professional approach to fulfilling his corporate governance responsibilities.”

    Richard J. Francel
    Richard J. Francel

    Former Controller, Dow Corning Corporation

  • “When I was the Chief Financial Officer of Dow Corning, I had the pleasure of working with Paul Marcela on many corporate financial transactions.  These significant transactions invariably involved Board of Directors, Board Committee and internal Management Finance Committee approvals.  Paul always had a firm grasp of Dow Corning’s governance procedures and was instrumental in assisting me with respect to securing proper governance approvals at the appropriate organizational level in accordance with the Company’s transaction governance processes.  Paul was always diligent and professional with respect to his activities in support of good governance at Dow Corning.”

    Gifford E. Brown
    Gifford E. Brown

    Former Vice President for Finance & Planning and Chief Financial Officer, Dow Corning Corporation

  • “As a member of the Boards of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committees of several privately held companies, I have had the pleasure of working with Paul Marcela on corporate Board and Audit Committee matters between 2009 and 2013.  Paul is an outstanding professional.  He’s highly experienced and knowledgeable with respect to corporate governance issues, diligent, thorough and thoughtful.  Working with him has been a real pleasure.”

    Alan Schumacher
    Alan Schumacher

    Outside Director and Audit Committee Chair for Several Private Companies

Why Use External Governance Services?

  • Fulfill D&O Fiduciary Duties
  • Preserve Corporate Veil
  • Maximize Efficacy & Efficiency
  • Decrease Alternative Provider Costs
  • Increase Governance Resource Levels
  • Improve Transaction Preparedness
  • Facilitate Financial Statement Audits
  • Enhance Ability to Respond to Document Requests
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GPG Professional Associations
  • ACC GA 3
  • ASCS