Milton L. Rock, Longtime Directors & Boards Publisher, Dies at 96.

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Milton L. Rock -- loving and beloved patriarch, perceptive businessman, community-minded philanthropist and forward-thinking magazine founder--died at home of natural causes on Jan. 27, 2018. He was 96 years old.

Dr. Rock was the managing partner of Hay Associates, a compensation and human resources consulting firm that was sold to Saatchi & Saatchi in 1985. (Today, It is part of Korn Ferry Hay Group.) After the sale of Hay, Dr. Rock formed MLR Holdings LLC along with his son, Robert H. Rock, and the late Charles E. Fiero, both of whom had worked with him at Hay.

MLR owns and operates media and information businesses. Among Its first holdings were Directors & Boards and Mergers & Acquisitions, both of which Hay had acquired from their founder, Stanley Foster Reed. In 1989, recognizing the need for an educational and Informational resource for family companies, Dr. Rock founded...

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