Your Board Resume Has 1 Chance

to Make Your First Impression…

Make Sure it’s the Right One

  • Multi-award-winning top executive resume writing firm for BOD and aspiring board members
  • Trusted and referred by top retained executive recruiting firms
  • Hold International Board Director Competency Designation (IBDC.D) and MQLE.D, Mindfulness Intelligence® Leadership Excellence Certification
  • Forbes Top 100 Career Website
  • 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

CEO Resume Writer was founded by Mary Elizabeth Bradford, CERM, CMRW+EE, CARW, MCD, NCOPE, IBDC.D, MQLE.D, an award-winning executive 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 global team of multi-certified, top executive resume writers, executive career 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 board document resume can lead to board nominations and appointments.

Attention Board Directors & Aspiring Board Members
Seeking Your First or Next Board Seat

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 CEO resume recently but were thinking of “dusting it off” for a potential board opportunity?
  • Are you uncertain about what skills to emphasize in your board document (board resume)?
  • Are you ready for your first paid or public board seat but unsure where to start?
  • Are you uncertain of the difference between an executive resume and board documents (board resume)?
  • Are you unsure how to convey your board of director skills on your LinkedIn profile?
  • Do you need BOTH an executive resume and board documents (board 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 land appointments on non-profit, private, and public boards across all industries.

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


Forbes Top 100 Websites for Your Career
4x TORI Nominations, CDI
2x TORI Awards, CDI
Career Innovator Award, CDI
Lifetime Achievement Award, CDI


Certified Master Resume Writer & Executive Editor (CMRW+EE)
Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM)
Certified Executive Resume Writer (CERW)
Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW)
Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), LinkedIn, NRWA


Career Directors International TORI Award Finalist Judging Panel

Career Directors International Innovator Awards Finalist Judging Panel


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


Master Career Director (MCD), CDI

Affiliate Member, Institute of Coaching McLean, Affiliate of Harvard Medical School (2022–Present)

The International Women Leaders Group, Mindfulness Institute
MQLE.D, Mindfulness Intelligence® Leadership Excellence Certification – Coaching & Leadership Training Program, The Inner Business Institute

Certified Executive Leadership Development Coach
Certified Professional Branding Strategist
Certified Career Management Coach
Certified Career Strategist
International Board Competency Designation
MA Pfister Strategy Group, Inc.
Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation (ICF)


Career Thought Leaders (CTL) Consortium Associate (2018–Present)

National Resume Writers Association (NRWA) (2018–Present)

Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC) (2018–Present)

Forbes Coaches Council (2016–Present)

Career Directors International (CDI) (2003–Present)

Affiliate Member, Institute of Coaching, McLean, Affiliate of Harvard Medical School (2022–Present)

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

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) or executive resume writing firm. We can help you learn through our self-guided materials how to create and manage your executive transition and board appointments, from getting clear on your goals, your target markets, and the best move for you, to developing your board documents (board resume), to 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 and board document and executive resume writing services as they continue to advance their executive career goals. With a high degree of client referrals and a 99% client satisfaction rate, we are the top board document and C-Suite executive resume writing firm in the US and one of the top board document and executive resume writing firms for top executives globally.

Our Unique Executive Resume Writing Services 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.

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BOD Document (Board Resume) & LinkedIn Profile 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.

Board Document Resume Packages

The background of our founder, Mary Elizabeth Bradford, allows us to offer you a holistic experience, making us more than just a board document (executive resume writing) services company. We advise you on the direction and transition strategies that work to secure your first or additional board seats. The development of your board documents (board resume) and other supporting marketing materials comes with customized recruiter/private equity introductions, how-to strategies for attaining appointments, and board interviewing and negotiation strategies.

A la Carte Board Documents
For those who wish to have us design their board documents, biography, or executive resume with no additional services.


VIP BOD Documents (Resume) Package 

There are vast and critical differences between a CxO resume and properly prepared board documents. This document package starts with your executive board document (resume) with the corresponding cover letter and executive board biography. In addition, we will create your board-ready LinkedIn profile and show you how to pull opportunities to you through LinkedIn’s powerful digital platform. This is a crucial package for CxOs and aspiring and seasoned board directors looking to be taken seriously when submitting documents for board opportunities. You will also receive critical tips, resources, information on interviewing at the board level, and an introduction distribution to over 500 top executive search firms qualified to conduct BOD searches, as well as PE firms who often have needs for qualified board members for their portfolio companies.


If you are a Director, VP, CxO, or Board Member interested in an executive resume package or working directly with Mary Elizabeth, click below to schedule a complimentary 15-minute call with one of our team members.

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

Our BOD Document (Board Resume) Writing Service Reviews & Testimonials – Why We Are The Premier BOD Document (Resume) Writing Service

It starts with your board documents, but CEO Resume Writer takes a holistic approach to your entire transition, providing valuable advisory services regarding achieving your board-related goals. This is why we consider ourselves the best board document writing firm for board directors in the US.

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.”

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.”

President, CEO • Global Luxury Brands

“Your exceptional wisdom and guidance will play a significant will role in my next chapter…either with a potential advisory board seat or other vetted senior executive opportunities saying, “Maria is undoubtedly the one!”

BOD • Banking & 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 XXXXX bank stage.”

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 • 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 director 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.”

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.”

Recruiter Distribution/Board of Directors • Healthcare

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

Frequently Asked Board Document & Resume Writing Questions

How much do board document (resume writing) services cost?

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.

Who will I work with once I have chosen my BOD document package?

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.

How long does the board document writing process take?

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.

Is hiring a top executive resume writing firm to create my board document (board resume) worth it?

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.

What kinds of board documents do you write, and in what industries?

CEO Resume Writer 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.