The Virtual Advisory Board (VAB) is a virtual and global platform, conceived by Mark Hamill, an executive headhunter for over 25 years and a YPO member for 13+ years, who came up with the idea for creating VAB at the start of the covid-19 pandemic. In that time, global business executives were approaching him looking for board opportunities. At the same time, heads of SMBs and blue chip companies from Mark's network were sending him search requests for board advisors, even if this meant hiring virtual advisory talent from all over the globe.
Mark was soon joined by David Fernandez, an e-commerce entrepreneur, who became VAB co-founder and CEO and helped Mark bring the virtual advisory concept to life.
Our mission is to connect our members and help them navigate their way in the global board of directors and advisory board ecosystems.
To create the best global, virtual community where our high-calibre, invite-only, expert members and partners can find, in a single space, all relevant and necessary resources related to understanding the boardroom.
Talent Diversity & Inclusivity
Top-Quality Advisory Talent & Services
Fun & Collegial Community Environment
Investing in and Supporting People
Chairman & Co-Founder
Mark Hamill is a thought leader in talent acquisition, specialising in C-suite roles, CEO succession, and Board development. He is a strong advocate of care in executive search. He represents Ackermann International as NED, serves as YPO chapter chair in the UK, and is CEO of his own company, The Naked Headhunter.
CEO & Co-Founder
David Fernandez is a Mexican entrepreneur who has lived in Singapore, Brazil, and the UK. He worked for many years in e-commerce. He has served in sales director roles in EMEA and Latin America, working with brands like Cadbury, Groupon and Vend. His passion for connecting people helps him define the strategy for, and grow, the VAB community.