Board Developer Announces Leadership Change for Organization

Board Developer Announces Leadership Change for Organization

PHOENIX, (June 6, 2024) — Board Developer, a business providing enhancement and professional development services to for-profit and nonprofit organizations and leaders, is delighted to announce the promotion of Marcus Kent to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Board Developer.

Marcus Kent, who has been instrumental as the President of Organizational Development, brings over 20 years of experience launching and advising over 50 growing and established businesses globally. His impressive career includes executive roles in startups, large international brands, and various other sectors, balancing these parallel pursuits with remarkable success. Marcus’s strategic vision, honed through his diverse experiences, has consistently delivered measurable results across industries such as packaging, consumer products, sports apparel, licensed brands, and food service, inspiring confidence in Board Developer’s future under his leadership.

“It is with great pleasure that I share with you that Marcus Kent has accepted the position of CEO of our company, Board Developer,” said Jim Hayden, Founder of Board Developer. “At our board meeting last week, the board unanimously approved Marcus’s new role. As we embark through our second decade in business, always continuing to grow, leadership should grow as well. I have been incredibly impressed with Marcus, and I cannot think of a better person to lead our journey together moving forward. Marcus brings a clear vision for the future of Board Developer, focusing on expanding our services and reaching new markets.”

“I am truly honored to take on the role of CEO at Board Developer. This position offers me the chance to continue our meaningful work in creating impactful boards with a team I deeply respect. I am excited about the future and what we can accomplish together,” said Marcus Kent.

Board Developer specializes in assembling advisory boards and boards of directors, providing organizations with access to a broad range of services and advisors to achieve desired growth. Marcus’s extensive experience and strategic vision will be instrumental in steering the company towards continued success and innovation.

As an accomplished strategic C-Suite leader, Marcus has overseen product design, marketing, product launch, merchandising, operations, logistics, customer relations, sales, project management, business planning, and more. He has built new companies, brands, teams, and products, optimized internal organizations and processes, created and implemented go-to-market strategies, and led global and remote teams. His expertise includes product innovation, IT integrations, and comprehensive business development.

Marcus is also a mentor to leaders and organizations of all sizes, a certified behavioral expert, and a master of all things people-related in business. He has found a niche in helping people identify and navigate important life changes, serving as a personal project manager and coach, helping people through the process from start to finish.


Marcus and his wife Laura reside in the charming suburb of West Linn, OR, near Portland, where they are raising their two beautiful daughters, Taylor and Riley. In his leisure time, Marcus indulges in his passions for cooking, photography, off-grid camping, and woodworking. He is an active member of his local community, volunteering for the PTA and the Parks Commission. Marcus also serves as a camp lead for one of the longest-running camps at Burning Man, Black Rock Garnish, showcasing his commitment to community engagement and personal growth.

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Avery Hayden
Marketing Director
Board Developer


Board Developer provides business enhancement and professional development services to for-profit and nonprofit organizations and leaders. Board Developer’s broad areas of expertise are long-term strategic plans, financial reviews, governance reviews, enterprise risk management, disaster recovery plans, supply chain strategy, succession and liquidity advisement, and international business expansion and management. The professional staff of Board Developer has more than 30 years of experience in corporate board leadership and development, board member placement and advanced leadership development.

Please join us in congratulating Marcus Kent on his new role as CEO of Board Developer.