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Eleanor Bloxham Columns

Chief Executive Officer,The Value Alliance [and] Corporate Governance Alliance

Recognized internationally as an expert on Corporate Governance and a pioneer in the area of Economic Value Management, Ms. Bloxham is an author, speaker and advisor who provides advisory and education services for organizations, their CEOs and Board members.

She is the CEO and Founder of The Value Alliance (founded in 1999) and Corporate Governance Alliance, a board education, information and advisory firm.

The mission of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance is to Build a Bridge of Trust between management, board, shareholders and all stakeholders which creates sustainable value.  As an advisor, Ms. Bloxham has provided information and advisory services to the largest Fortune 5 global firms as well as smaller start-up companies. Her focus is on the kinds of information and processes boards, senior leaders, lenders, and investors need to do their jobs, in their analytic, oversight and strategic capacities.  

 Director, Investor and Executive Education - Keynote Speaker

Ms. Bloxham has provided customized educational programs for boards. She has also been the featured and keynote speaker at conferences and forums of directors, CEOs, and investors, as well as an invited panelist at directors' conferences. She has been an invited guest lecturer and speaker at numerous universities, including Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, and Ohio State University, as well as numerous public and private conferences and seminars across the globe, where she has chaired and spoken on the topics of corporate governance, performance, value, compensation and risk. 

Advisory Services - Valuation, Strategy, Governance, Risk, and Performance Management/Compensation

The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance provides advisory services focused on value and governance, providing board evaluation, strategic insight and analysis, enterprise risk management, and executive compensation services focused on adding sustainable value for all shareholders and stakeholders. In addition to governance review and consultation before a problem escalates, Ms. Bloxham has acted as an expert witness in complex litigation involving issues related to board and corporate governance. 

More information on the advisory services of The Value Alliance may be found at

Author and Commentator

Frequently called upon to provide her expertise to the financial, national and international press, Ms. Bloxham has appeared on the many shows of CNBC including appearances with Maria Baroilomo and Larry Kudlow,  on Fox Business and Bloomberg TV, on National and German Public Radio, MSNBC,  Business Week, USA Today, Les Echos, American Banker, New York’s Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle, Charlotte Observer, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times, Board Alert, Compliance Week and the Wall Street Journal, among many others, discussing the subjects of corporate governance, compensation, performance and value. 

Since January 2003, Ms. Bloxham has published The Corporate Governance Alliance Digest, a publication on current value and corporate governance topics, which has been recognized by leading academic and other institutions, and read by CEOs, board members, senior managers, regulators and investors across the globe, including Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and the Americas. 

More information on The Corporate Governance Alliance Digest may be found at

Ms. Bloxham is the author of two books: Economic Value Management published by John Wiley and Sons in the Wiley Finance Series; and, Value-led Organizations (also published by John Wiley and Sons). Economic Value Management has been selected as a Featured Book Recommendation or “Recommended Read” by numerous publications including, among others, Harvard Business School’s HBS Working Knowledge, CEO Refresher, Directors Monthly, Global CEO, The Corporate Board, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Valuation Issues, On Philanthropy, Accounting Today, Cost Management, and The Journal of Accounting and Finance. Her books have been sold on all five continents and Economic Value Management has been translated into orthodox Chinese. 

Ms. Bloxham is also the author of the Governance chapter in The Investor Relations Guide (published by Kennedy publications) and the Board chapter in Business Valuation Resource’s Guide to Healthcare Valuation and the author/co-author of over 100 articles published by, among others Corporate Board Member, Directors Monthly, Directorship Magazine, International Finance and Treasury, Bank Accounting and Finance, American Banker, National Underwriter, Valuation Issues, Shareholder Value Magazine, CFO Magazine, Corporate Finance Review, the Wharton Leadership Digest, the Journal of Strategic Performance Measurement, Executive Talent, and the Journal of Cost Management.

Professional Experience

Prior to founding of The Value Alliance, Ms. Bloxham devoted nearly twenty years of her professional career in financial services posts encompassing the banking, investments and insurance sectors, holding executive positions at Prudential Financial Services and at Bank One (now merged into JPMorganChase), where she managed strategic, financial, operations, technology, and compliance functions and at KPMG where she ran a global practice.

At Prudential she managed domestic and international equity operations for Prudential's general and institutional client accounts as well as its mutual funds, and Prudential’s entry into emerging markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. At the time, Prudential was the largest institutional asset manager in the US and the tenth largest mutual fund manager. At Bank One, she implemented the first-ever economic value management performance measurement and compensation processes at a major US bank.

Education - Honors

Ms. Bloxham holds an MBA in Finance from New York University (where she was a Stern Scholar). Other academic honoraries include Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma.


June 14, 2013 SEC Chair Mary Jo White's first big test

Source: Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance, Fortune

While her staff fiddles over whether to address Senate report allegations of false J.P. Morgan London Whale disclosures, SEC Chair Mary Jo White has an immediate staffing matter that should command her attention. White set her...

June 11, 2013 If a TOMS shoe fits, wear it

Source: Eleanor Bloxham is CEO of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance

"If people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust Congress and don't trust federal judges to make sure that we're abiding by the Constitution, due process and rule of law, then we're going to have some...[more]

June 10, 2013 Dear Fortune 500: Worker woes are at home, too

Source: Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance, CNN Money/Fortune

FORTUNE – In the wake of the tragic factory fire in Bangladesh, a group of Wal-Mart investors sent a letter to the retail giant expressing concern about worker conditions, proper risk oversight, and transparency at the company....

May 20, 2013 J.P. Morgan's doubtful Dimon defense

Source: Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance, CNN Money

J.P. Morgan's letter to shareholders defending its actions and Jamie Dimon's hold on the CEO-chair position not only missed its mark, it also unwittingly advanced their opponents' cause.

January 17, 2013 Memo to Beijing: Carbon Dioxide Does't Cause Smog

Source: American Thinker

This weekend in Beijing, the air quality index broke historic records, summarized succinctly in the title of a New York Times story by Edward Wong, "On Scale of 0 to 500, Beijing's Air Quality Tops 'Crazy Bad' at 755." The South...

June 3, 2011 Beware the perils of paying CEOs with stock

Source: Eleanor Bloxham, CNN Money

FORTUNE -- If regulators are serious about addressing compensation and risk at financial institutions, they ought to pay much closer attention to paydays that come in colors other than green. The comment period for a proposed...

May 19, 2011 Why corporate directors should thank Dodd and Frank

Source: Eleanor Bloxham, CNN Money

Despite the grumbling and gnashing of teeth that followed its passage, the Dodd-Frank, Senators Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank financial reform bill has turned out to be a boon for directors this proxy season. In fact, 2011,...

April 14, 2011 How Can we Address Excessive CEO Pay?

Source: Eleanor Bloxham, Fortune

FORTUNE -- CEO pay is headed skyward once again, leaving their non-executive minions far behind. Median CEO salaries jumped 27% in 2010 while overall worker pay increased by just 2.1% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,...

April 4, 2011 Accountability over the Long Term

Source: Eleanor Bloxham

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is fast approaching and the differences in our world today from just ten years ago are startling. [more]

March 15, 2011 Can shareholders and management make it together?

Source: Eleanor Bloxham, Fortune

Informal polls of corporate board directors find that about 5% view the proxy as a marketing tool for the board and the company. But that may be changing. As proxy season gets underway, some early, behind the scenes discussions...

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