Hi, I'm looking for some suggestions please, where could I find people with as well as possible established business relationships (the network) with board members of public companies (publicly traded stock on stock exchanges)? Actually either executives (particularly CFOs) or non-executives. I tried contacting Executive Search firms but they declined me just because my inquiry has nothing to do with recruitment. Another idea I already got is using "business development" keyword phrase on LinkedIn and hope someone, within needed areas of expertise (corporate finance, capital markets, investment banking, etc.), will be stating on the profile that he or she has such network of known relationships with executives with whom he/she can get in touch directly at any time. No luck so far. What else could I do to find those people with said connections? Could anyone please help?
You need to create a profile on Linkedin and be active, post and comment on others profiles. It's a process but people help people they know. Executives are extremely busy people and they protect their time. Also try Facebook groups, again you'll have to join and interact- that's networking in social media. All the best.