Trewstar Corporate Board Services

Welcome Beth Vanderslice

February 19, 2019

It’s 2019 and Trewstar is off to the races – and we have added an ace to our team!

As of this month, Elizabeth “Beth” Vanderslice has officially joined Trewstar as a Partner.

Beth comes to us with both an outstanding track record as a media and technology executive and extensive experience as a corporate director. She was recognized by Women, Inc. as one of the Most Influential Corporate Directors of 2018.

Beth has been on the Board of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) since 2000, chairing the Nominating and Governance Committee and serving on the Compensation Committee. During her tenure, she has helped steward the company through a diverse array of complex governance matters, including engaging with investors and activists, board refreshment, and facilitating two CEO transitions, all while enhancing the board’s governance standards by creating and implementing a state-of-the-art board evaluation process.

Beth got her grounding in technology with the IBM Corporation, before going on to earn her MBA from Harvard Business School. She continued her career as an investment banker, based in San Francisco, where she helped raise the capital for Wired Magazine and subsequently went on to hold the position of CEO of Wired Digital, Inc., the online-media arm of Wired Ventures, Inc. When Lycos, Inc. moved to acquire Wired Ventures, Beth helped propel the transition and assumed the position of General Manager after the reorganization.

Beth was a member and officer of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, and was awarded a Henry Crown Fellowship by the Aspen Institute in 2000. She has been an active non-profit board member throughout her career, including as a trustee of her alma mater Boston College.

Our path to partnership with Beth exemplifies the power of our network. We first met Beth in her capacity as the Chair of the Xilinx Nominating and Governance Committee, when she engaged us to help the company with board refreshment. After a successful placement, she became one of our most dedicated advocates and ambassadors. As we looked to expand our ranks, Beth’s experiences both inside the boardroom and beyond made her a perfect fit.

We are honored that Beth has brought these gold medal accomplishments, along with her warmth and enthusiasm, to the Trewstar team


Beth Stewart
Founder and CEO
Trewstar Corporate Board Services