Teneo has made a strategic investment in and formed a partnership with Boardspan, the San Francisco provider of board governance software.

Its cloud-based systems are for benchmarking, analytics and education programs to complement search and advisory services.

Boardspan's clients include KKR, Ingersoll Rand, Beyond Meat, Kellogg Foundation and US Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

Diane McIntyre, CEO of Teneo People Advisory, said board effectiveness is critical to the strategic direction and success of clients.

She said Boardspan's partnership will enable Teneo to include assessments, gap analysis and benchmarking in its advisory offering "for a truly end-to-end, cloud-based experience."