Your Board of Director’s Resume Document Has One Chance to Make
A First Impression… Make Sure It’s The Right One

  • Multi-award-winning top executive Board Documents (resume) writing firm for Directors, SVPs, and C-Suite Executives
  • Run by careers industry thought leader, Mary Elizabeth Bradford
  • Trusted and referred by top retained executive recruiting firms worldwide
  • Helping Board of Directors and aspiring Board members land BOD nominations 2015
  • Holds 8 elite global executive resume writing certifications including an International Board Competency Designation Certification (IBDC.D)
  • 99% client satisfaction rate

We Know How to Build Your Board (Resume) Document so you are considered seriously as a Board Director or Advisor For Public, Private, and Non-Profit Board Seats

Board Resume Writing was founded by Mary Elizabeth Bradford, CERM, CMRW+EE, CARW, MCD, NCOPE, IBDC.D, MQLE.D, an award-winning executive and board resume writer, career industry thought leader and past executive recruiting firm owner. She holds multiple international certifications in coaching and leadership, and her team has created powerful board documents (board resumes) for both established and aspiring leaders worldwide. Not all board resumes are created equal, even by top executive resume writing firms. Properly designed board resumes are actually called “board documents.” Not understanding what BODs are looking for in a board candidate submission can lead to you not being taken seriously as a potential nominee. We understand how to properly craft your board documents (BOD resume) so you get the serious consideration you deserve.

Contact us for a confidential evaluation of your Board goals.

Mary Elizabeth and her small team of board document writers, leadership coaches, and past executive recruiters have been successfully serving board members and C-Suite leaders across the globe for over a decade and are known as one of the top boutique board resume-writing firms in the world.

Let us show you how a small investment in yourself and your career can result in landing board nominations for public, private and non-profit BOD opportunities.

Attention: Executives Seeking Your First or Next Board Appointment

Are you facing these challenges?

  • You’re not privy to what properly designed board documents (BOD resumes) should look like.
  • You have not updated your Board resume recently but were thinking of “dusting it off” for a potential board opportunity.
  • You are uncertain about what skills to emphasize in your board document (board resume).
  • You are ready for your first paid or public board seat but unsure where to start.
  • You are uncertain of the difference between an executive resume and board documents (board resume).
  • You are unsure how to convey your board of director skills on your LinkedIn profile.
  • You are unsure if or why you need both an executive resume and a board document (resume).

Your BOD Document (BOD Resume) is Your Key to
Being Considered Seriously for the Best Board Roles

Our BOD document (board of director resume) writing firm understands what boards are looking for and what immediately disqualifies otherwise qualified candidates from being seriously considered for board roles.

We have developed a proprietary method for partnering with you to clarify your goals, create your unique branding message, identify and categorize the key leadership skills boards are looking for today, and construct it in a properly formatted, compelling way, even co-branding the visual appearance of your board documents to align with your industry, leadership profile, and subject matter expertise.

Our executive resume writing services team designs board documents (board resumes) for board of director members and aspiring board of director members across almost every industry. Our strategy involves, in part, crafting your board documents (board resume) TO your goals—packaging your executive leadership skills into a compelling, strategically designed board document that is both impressive and engaging to board nominating committees.

Our clients secure Board of Director roles on public, private and non profit boards across all industries, including with the world’s largest global corporations.

What Makes Us Different

BOARD Resume Writing is NOT Your Typical Board Document & Resume Writing Services Firm – What Makes Us Different


Years Of Executive Recruiting, Leadership Coaching, & Award-Winning Executive Resume and Board Document Writing


Client Satisfaction Rate

Founder Mary Elizabeth Bradford brings 20+ years’ of executive recruiting, leadership coaching, and award-winning executive resume writing to her team and clients. Understanding how things look “from different sides of the table” and having coached and advised thousands of top executives through their entire job search gives her a unique perspective on executive career transitions and BOD appointments.

This expertise is why we are more than just a board document (board resume) writing firm. operates as an advisor, empowering you with the skills, information and strategies to secure your first or next board role. From getting clear on your goals, your target markets, what you want to specifically contribute to a board, to developing your board documents (board resume), and finally, helping you define and implement the best way to market yourself for board seats.

This hands-on and highly personalized approach has earned the trust of our clients, who return over the years for ongoing advisory coaching and to update their board documents as they continue to advance their executive career goals. With a high degree of client referrals and a 99% client satisfaction rate, we are known as one of the top board document firms in the US and we continue to maintain a strong position globally as a premier board document resume writing firm for top C-suite and BOD leaders.

Mary Elizabeth Bradford, CMRW+EE, CARW, CERM, MCD, NCOPE, IBDC.D, MC

At your level, you need an advisor and subject matter expert that knows what they are talking about. We do. The one thing we hear from clients is that no matter who they have worked with or spoken to in the resume writing industry in the past, they keep coming back to us because “we are different.” They are correct. We are not only board document writers, but past executive recruiters, leadership development experts and C-suite advisors. We speak your language. We understand your goals. That is why we are known as both unique and the preferred BOD partner for the world’s top executives & directors.

Award-Winning Resume Writing Services Awards, Certifications, Distinctions, & Association Memberships

Board Certification

IBDC.D Certification, Pfister Strategy International Board Competency Designation, MA Pfister Strategy Group, Inc.

Executive Board Documents Package Includes:

DISC Leadership Assessment

We use the DISCstyles™ LEADERSHIP REPORT, an industry standard in behavioral style assessments, to establish your leadership aptitudes.

An Executive Board Document

Your board document (resume) will be strategically tailored to attract BOD nominations.

1 Value Proposition Letter

Focused for recruiting and PE firms – a succinct and powerful letter that gets read because it quickly establishes your credibility and value in a board of directors role.

Multiple Formats

Your executive board documents will be provided in multiple formats: PDF, Word and ASCII Text.

Digital Storage

Your Executive Resume and Value Proposition Letters will be stored online for easy access.

Executive Thank You Letter Template

For use with post-interview correspondence that has been time-tested with fantastic results.

Executive Board Biography

A professional narrative of your career highlights and accomplishments with appropriate emphasis on board skills. Biographies are anticipated by companies as part of your board document package.

Reference Testimonials

We will distill the testimonials you have gathered into their most powerful message and compile them into a time-tested marketing format that will become one of your best secret weapons.

Board Ready LinkedIn Profile Design and Optimization

Most employers and recruiters expect senior-level professionals to have some kind of online presence. Having a LinkedIn profile that is compelling, nuanced for BOD roles, and tightly written is just as important as your resume – and may actually be viewed much more than your resume! We create your entire LinkedIn profile top to bottom including optimizing your profile with specialty keywords and emphasis on appropriate board strengths, researched ideal groups and even suggested key connections for you to extend invitations to in order to strategically grow and optimize your network to pull BOD nominations to you. Our average client’s weekly visitor rates triple once we have optimized their profiles! This service also includes a 60-minute coaching audio on LinkedIn and how to use it to network, make inside connections, learn about opportunities, create thought leader/industry leader status, find contacts, and enhance your career. If you wish to simply address your board competencies while still accentuating your C-suite expertise, we can provide content you can blend into your current digital profile.

Executive Recruiter and Private Equity Distribution

This is an exclusive customized distribution to key individuals who conduct BOD searches worldwide. Unlike many other resume distributors, we don’t copy and paste your resume into the email. Each resume is attached in Microsoft Word so the formatting is maintained and each letter is custom addressed to the recipient. We maintain a list of 550 executive recruiters qualified to conduct Board of Directors Searches for their client companies including industry leaders Spencer Stuart, Heidrick & Struggles, Boyden World, DHR International, Egon Zehnder, Crist Associates, Korn/Ferry, Russell Reynolds, and Stanton.
Private Equity Firms have board member needs for their portfolio companies. We provide a similar distribution to the private equity firms in your areas of interest or expertise. You field the inquiries and responses of interest, we do the rest!

Board of Directors Strategies, Interview Tips, Compensation, and Deep-Level Resources

  • Twelve key points to know and consider when considering Board positions.
  • Ten general responsibilities of BODs defined by their size and structure so you can pick the best fit for you.
  • A step-by-step approach to marketing yourself to secure your first (or second or third) Director nomination!
  • A BONUS tip sheet on interim executive positions & solo consulting … just in case!
  • Critical strategies to build trust and confidence in you during board interviews. Includes multiple tips on what to emphasize and what to avoid saying – specific for BOD interviews.
  • Board role compensation breakdown.

Access to Our Unparalleled Executive Resource Partnerships

Gain access to our vetted list of preferred referral partners, including compensation advisors that have successfully coached their clients to secure hundreds of thousands more into their total compensation and outreach advisors that can secure dozens of meetings for you with prospective companies that align with your goals – helping you uncover your next opportunity with startups to Fortune 500 companies.

$4,979.00Add to cart

$4,979 BEST Value
(a $5,364 value)

A la Carte Board Documents

For those who wish to have us design their board documents with no additional services. Includes a board document (resume) and executive board biography.

$3,894.00Add to cart


BOD Document (Board Resume) Writing Examples

Your board document (board resume) is a unique creation that will give an overview of who you are as an executive. It will categorize your areas of subject matter expertise and leadership competencies, reflecting your strongest areas of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and grit. To craft the best board documents (board resume), the layout and content must be strategically constructed to appeal to board nominating committees.

Due to the proprietary nature of the evolution of our board documents (board resume), we do not share our actual finished board documents on our website. However, you may view past board documents we have designed to get a feel for the quality and visual appeal we strive for with every project.

Our Unique Board Documents Writing Process for Board Directors and Aspiring Board Directors

Please note that we are available by phone and email for any questions at any time during the process.


Pick your executive resume package online and place your order.


Complete our proprietary marketing blueprint.


Receive your draft resume in 10 business days.


Make minor edits with us by email or phone.


Receive your proofed BOD documents in 3 formats: Word, PDF, and ATS-friendly.


Receive personalized or self-guided instruction on securing board seats.

Board Documents  (Resume) Writing Reviews

Operations Director • US Military • TX

“I accepted an offer as an executive for (premier retailer). Many Many Many THANKS to your outstanding work and all the information I gained and used from your Career Artisan Series. I can say without hesitation the small investment paid big dividends in both obtaining a job I am really excited about, the interview and negotiation process. I was well prepared far more than I understood in the beginning along with realizing how much of an advantage I had obtained over my peers struggling with transition. My new salary is a comparable 6 figures $ to my current military pay. Not bad for starting in a new career with no retail experience (thy hired me for the ability to lead sm, med and large organizations). Also, I negotiated 10K more per year plus and 5K signing bonus and ________ has a very generous benefits program.”

Brad B. • Director of National Training • WA

“My goal was to land a high visibility position, increase my income and relocate out of state. Mary Elizabeth designed an incredible resume for me and gave me the blueprint to reach my goals. I landed an incredible position in the state I wished to relocate to and increased my compensation by 20%!

Interim CFO Board Position • Technology

“Positive update on first few days of responses. I have received well over 100 emails responses to the resume email distribution. I have 12-15 introductory calls completed/scheduled. Quite a few have live full time CFO positions to recruit me for but as you know I am not really interested in ( I suspect these are not reading the resume closely and are responding to CFO job history) Another 30 or so have real potential including “Operating Partners” for Private Equity that get paid on a transaction basis eval and success and transition to a Board Seat or temp embedded management.”

CEO/BOD • Healthcare

I have received well over 100 emails responses to the resume email distribution. 30 or so have real potential including “Operating Partners” for Private Equity that get paid on a transaction basis eval and success and transition to a Board Seat or temp embedded management. I have 12-15 introductory calls completed/scheduled. People are responding very well to the resume even when they don’t have current opportunities.”

Board Position • Technology

Today is the first day in my new position, thanks to you both. I received my official approval to serve as an outside board of directors for xxxx Services from the government on Friday (just in time for my first board meeting today). Again, this wouldn’t have happened without your support. I sincerely appreciate your work and sing your praises to my former colleagues (who will be retiring themselves over the next few years). I would expect some new calls for help.”

Board Position • Security

“I just wanted to let you know that my job search was a success after your help. After a great deal of personal reflection, I turned down some full time opportunities as a Corporate VP for Security and pursued some part-time opportunities that would allow me to spend more time with my family. I recently secured a position on the board of directors of a company doing business with the government. The position is a great part-time position that pays well and allows me to spend maximum time with my family.”

Matt H. • Aviation Dir. • FL

“I was contacted by the xxxxx (57th on the PII top 400) after sending a value proposition letter to the CEO (tapping into the hidden job market). The CEO passed it to the president who I talked to for 1/2 hr and then had two subsequent calls with the VP of Operations over the past two days. Thank you!”

Sean W. • Director of Engineering & Maintenance • PA

“My transition took 4 months and I got exactly what I wanted: a fantastic position with more responsibility in engineering and maintenance management. I secured a 5% salary increase, full relocation package and a nice signing bonus with a Fortune 200 company. It’s a position which can provide me career advancement and development. It’s better than my current position – now I have multiple opportunities to go anywhere in the world. I secure a lateral position. I’m so excited. Thank you for everything.”

Managing Director • Global Finance

“So just wanted to say thanks for the CV!! I can only be on the board of one financial institution so I will be looking at board nominations for corporates next.

Board Position • Board Advisor • FinTech • Renewable Energy

“As to the resume, it’s pure poetry. “Outstanding” isn’t adequate to describe the incredibly high quality of what you’ve produced. It’s magical. I would hire me after reading it. Please accept my sincere, heartfelt thanks to you and your team for all of the hard work you’ve put in to create such a good product. I’m very confident that it will drive good outcomes.”

Managing Director / BOD • Global Finance

“Just also wanted to let you know that I have obtained my first board nomination today. It’s for a XXXX government owned investment bank. My nomination was approved by their shareholders and their board today, and an application will be sent to the central bank for approval (as this is a board role in a regulated entity). Am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be no hiccups at the central bank stage. So just wanted to say thanks for the CV!! I can only be on the board of one financial institution so I will be looking at board nominations for corporates next.”

Board Position • CEO • Finance

“After you designed my Board Documents I quickly landed a nomination and subsequent appointment on my first Public Board. It has been a very rewarding experience and I sit on three committees. During the Board Interview Process the Directors and Nominating Committee complimented me several times on my Board Resume, stating specifically how well it communicated who I was as a leader and the areas I could make the most significant contributions. Thank you.”

Laura DeCarlo • Executive Director & President • Career Directors International

“As President of the professional association, Career Directors International, I have had the opportunity to get to know member, conference speaker, and committee volunteer, Mary Elizabeth. She has consistently impressed me her cutting edge strategies for career success, and her willingness to help others succeed.”

Mary A. • Global Digital Marketing Director • International/Singapore

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I accepted an offer today. I got a 10% raise from my salary at XXX, an additional week of vacation and that Director title I wanted, at XXX. I will be handling global digital marketing and e-commerce. As before, your strong resume was critical in my success. I had initially applied for another job and the outside recruiter handling the listing called me and asked if she could submit me for this job instead, knowing nothing about me other than what your resume represented. So, thank you… again!”

Recruiter Distribution/Board of Directors • Healthcare

“People are responding very well to the board resume even when they don’t have current opportunities.”

Mary G. • HR Director • TX

“Mary Elizabeth re-wrote my resume recently and did a fabulous job! She has created some of the most supportive and informative job search materials I have run across in the last 25 + years in HR! Lots of professionals have great materials but fail to make the “human” connection with their client….but not Mary Elizabeth. She strives to get to know YOU and your experience and talents so she can create the perfect resume highlighting your best skills. Thanks, Mary Elizabeth!”

Board Position • CEO • COO • Healthcare

“Multiple times I have heard that I have a great looking resume, and one even complimented “my team” in putting it together. I believe that to be outside of my experience although the way that you have phrased my experience has definitely helped. The recruiter I spoke with today said it was the best resume he had seen in a while and had an opportunity that he was setting me up for. Very happy with the process and the response so far. I’ll let you know any further results.”

Director to Senior Director • Cybersecurity • Military Transition

“Hello!  It’s been a while, but I wanted to stop in and let you know how things have gone since we finished and published the resume y’all helped me with. I moved from a <$30M company as the Director of IT & Security to a Fortune 100 company as the Sr. Director of Cybersecurity for XXXX. I achieved the goal that I intended and then some. I gained 33% in salary and 33% in bonus (total 66% comp increase) over my previous position. I’m not super familiar with the negotiation process, but this was a great start. When interviewing for the role, there were comments, in both interviews, about how I transformed military jargon into an easily readable resume and experiences. Thank y’all so much for helping me on this journey, I couldn’t have done it without you!  If I can write a testimonial or in some way recommend y’all, please let me know.”

Frequently Asked Board Documents Questions

At the board level, you need a strategically aligned document expertly crafted to your goals. Writers that have amassed the expertise to deliver effective board documents are rare. You may find them in the $2K–$5K range.

Additionally, as executive resume writing is a non-regulated industry, our professional opinion is that the executive resume writer or executive resume writing services firm you retain to create your professional board documents should have at least 10 years of experience crafting board document resumes and board certification from one of the major BOD associations.

Once you have chosen your board document (resume) package, you will work directly with our specialized board writer. Mary Elizabeth Bradford acts as Executive Project Director and ultimately oversees all projects.

Depending on the package you choose, your BOD document package project can be completed in as little as 3-6 weeks. Rush projects are taken with prior approval and require an additional investment.

Our clients return time and again for many reasons. One of the main reasons is the return on investment from the marketing support and strategic guidance they receive from us. If you are serious about securing board appointments, it’s critical your board documents convey the right leadership message in the proper format, so you gain serious consideration from nominating committees.

CEO Resume Writing creates board documents for non-profit, private, and public board seats across all industries and around the globe. We have ample expertise in the private equity and venture capital markets.