Kristina Veaco – Principal

Kristina Veaco believes that sound corporate governance must be practical and tailored to the needs of each company. She founded Veaco Group in recognition of the growing emphasis on corporate governance and the need for expert advisory and support services to boards and senior management.  She and her team provide practical corporate governance advisory and support services to public, private and nonprofit entities and their boards of directors.  They also specialize in providing independent board evaluations, skills assessments, governance audits, stock administration governance and other governance solutions to improve board effectiveness. 

Recent assignments include:

  • Board evaluation for large pension fund board
  • Skills assessment and board evaluation for public company board
  • Board evaluation for CalPERS Board of Administration
  • Governance audit for LLC

Prior to forming Veaco Group, Kris previously advised public companies on securities law compliance and corporate governance as in-house corporate securities counsel.  Most recently she ran the Office of the Corporate Secretary, including support for the board and committees, securities law, stock exchange and SOX compliance, stock administration and subsidiary maintenance at McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 15 company. Prior to that, Kris had responsibility for the Corporate Secretary function as well as securities law compliance as the head of the corporate securities group at AirTouch Communications, Inc., which was spun off from Pacific Telesis Group.

In addition to her depth of experience in corporate governance through her work with her clients and in managing the Corporate Secretary and Board work, Kris and her team bring further knowledge of functions and responsibilities to her governance work including stock administration and equity grant practices, transfer agent management, captive broker, registered agent, subsidiary management and other vendor relationships.

Kris is sought after as a speaker and panelist by a variety of professional organizations. She is a longstanding member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and is a former President of the Northern California Chapter and a member of the Advisory Board. She was a member of the national board of the Society from 2002 - 2007 and is a member of the Corporate Practices, Membership, Nonprofit and Small and Mid-Cap Companies Committees.   Kris is also a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Corporate Governance Committee.

Kris graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Political Science/Public Service with highest honors.  She was a Regents Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  She received her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. 

Kris works with other experienced governance lawyers, paralegals and stock administrators to make the right resources available for your needs. Contact Kris at


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