Randal looks back, “It is the first time I’ve been here.” They go off to the side and pick two chairs next to each other. Shortly thereafter Ashley (the marketing and sales director), Herb (HR), and Grant (COO) walk in and take their places. Micky enters the room, pauses to look around, and enters as if it is friendly surroundings and sits next to Ashley. Then Clint, Neal, and Bryn enter. They are the company’s three external board members. Clint was the CEO and Neal was the president of their respective software companies. Bryn was a founder of a software start-up that went from five employees to 150 before she solid it off for a small fortune.