theBoardlist and Valence will support HeartFlow’s search for a Black director

August 23, 2021

NEW YORK, August 23, 2021 — The Board Challenge, a movement to increase the number of Black directors on U.S corporate boards, announced today that HeartFlow has signed on as a Pledge Partner, committing to add a Black director to its board within the next 12 months. HeartFlow, the leader in precision heart care, provides non-invasive, personalized cardiac tests and associated software suite solutions to address heart disease, the leading cause of death in the world.

HeartFlow will leverage resources from The Board Challenge including Valence and theBoardlist to identify top candidates for the open board seat.

“I am delighted to welcome HeartFlow to The Board Challenge,” said Sheryl Hilliard Tucker, executive director of The Board Challenge. “We are always looking for new companies willing to step up and take tangible action to diversify their boards, and make a difference in the overall makeup of U.S. boardrooms.”

HeartFlow joins a roster of Pledge Partner companies committed to diversifying their boards, including Quickbase, Accolade and PagerDuty. To date, 15 of the initiative’s Pledge Partners have elected a total of 17 new Black directors. The Board Challenge has 75+ Partners and Supporters in total working across industries to make board diversity a business imperative.

“We believe HeartFlow’s non-invasive, artificial intelligence-enabled solution can transform and democratize cardiovascular care by providing physicians with the information they need to make precise diagnoses and optimize treatment for their patients,” said John H. Stevens, MD, President, CEO and Co-Founder, HeartFlow. “We look forward to working with The Board Challenge to identify a Black director who can help us accomplish our mission of making HeartFlow accessible to more patients and providers.”

The Board Challenge invites all public and private U.S. companies to join the movement. Companies without a Black director can take the pledge and leverage our resources and network to assist in their search, while companies that have at least one Black director can sign on as Charter Partners and connect other organizations to The Board Challenge.

For more information and to take the pledge or express your support, reach out to

About HeartFlow

HeartFlow is the leader in revolutionizing precision heart care, uniquely combining human ingenuity with advanced technology. HeartFlow’s non-invasive HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis leverages artificial intelligence to create a personalized three-dimensional model of the heart. By using this model, clinicians can better evaluate the impact a blockage has on blood flow and determine the best treatment for patients. HeartFlow’s technology is reflective of our Silicon Valley roots and incorporates over two decades of scientific evidence with the latest advances in artificial intelligence. For more information, visit

About The Board Challenge

The Board Challenge is a movement to increase representation and accelerate progress for Black board directors at public and private U.S. companies. The initiative was founded in September 2020 by Brad Gerstner (CEO, Altimeter Capital), Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Founder and Chair, theBoardlist) and Guy Primus (CEO, Valence Community). Companies that take the pledge commit to adding at least one Black director to their board within 12 months, and can leverage resources from theBoardlist and Valence to enhance the search process, including a free, custom slate of top candidates.

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