Suzanne Hopgood

Suzanne Hopgood is the President and CEO of The Hopgood Group LLC, a business and workout consulting firm she founded in 1985.

She has served on the board of five public companies and as Chairman of the Board of two. She has also served as CEO of both public and private troubled companies, and she is a Financial Expert. She has assisted a variety of companies in facing difficult business, financial and legal challenges and crises, serving at various times as a turnaround CEO, as chairman of the board, as chair of public company executive, nominating, governance, and audit committees as well as a member of strategic planning, compensation, and CEO search committees.

She has served on the board of an Italian company and currently serves as Chair of Nominating & Governance of Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE: AKR) and DHB Industries, Inc ( She has twice served as a member of board slates elected in proxy contests initiated by institutional investors.

She is an active educator, facilitator and mediator for boards of a wide variety of public and private companies on behalf of the organization. She is a frequent writer and speaker on corporate governance issues, and co-authored the award-winning Board Leadership for the Company in Crisis.

Prior to founding The Hopgood Group, LLC, she was responsible for a $1 billion equity real estate portfolio for Aetna Realty Investors, a subsidiary of Aetna. She received a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Posts by Suzanne Hopgood

  • Guest Contributor: A How-To on Crisis Management for Boards (03.02.11 )

    GUEST CONTRIBUTOR POST: Suzanne Hopgood is a former crisis CEO and/or board member of public and private companies, several of which were under investigation by the SEC, DOJ, DOD and IRS. She is also co-author of Board Leadership for the Company in Crisis and former managing director of advisory services for the National Association of […]