ACG ASA/SV/SF present: SPACs, IPOs and Resulting Cultural Changes

Tech Trends Event

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April 8, 2021 12 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

Free - $35
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A Four Part Series on Tech Trends from the Silicon Valley to the Silicon Hills - Part Two: SPACs, IPOs and Resulting Cultural Changes
This web-series is presented by ACG Austin/San AntonioACG Silicon Valley, & ACG San Francisco
In this session, we will discuss:
-The different paths to going public (IPO’s, SPAC’s, , and a look at the current SPAC boom
   oDiscuss the different go-public strategies
   oThe benefits and drawbacks of being a public company and the benefits and drawbacks of the different paths
-What makes a company attractive to investors
-Building out your infrastructure / human capital
   oIdentifying needs and creating a recruiting plan
   oCompliance, Labor law, workers comp
   oPolicies and HR
   oInclude discussion on diversity & inclusion 
-Changes in culture – how to retain the Company’s mission, ingenuity and overall ‘vibe’

Phil Ilgenstein, Partner – Assurance Services at Weaver 
12Noon CST/10AM Pacific to 1PM CST/11AM Pacific - Speakers discuss SPACs, IPOs and Resulting Cultural Changes
1PM CST/11AM Pacific to 1:30PM CST/11:30AM Pacific - Networking for attendees 
For ACG Members, this is a free event.  Non-members may attend @ $35. Advanced registration is required. The Zoom meeting link will be included in you reg. confirmation email.


Kelley Zanfardino

Kelley Zanfardino

HR Compliance Analyst

Kelley has over 30 years of Human Resources experience focusing on employee relations, leave and disability management, liability management, and strategic human capital planning. She has experience in multi-state requirements and is certified in California compliance. Kelley has worked with clients of all sizes and in a variety of industries, leading them through change and growth in their industries. Aligning HR compliance controls with organizational objectives is an area that Kelley enjoys.

Craig Lilly

Craig Lilly

Reed Smith LLP
Technology M&A Partner

Craig Lilly’s practice focuses on complex cross-border and domestic acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Mr. Lilly has wide ranging experience in advising strategics and private equity clients on a wide variety of transactions including stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, consolidations, auctions, leveraged buyouts and distressed investments. His practice focus includes strategic investments, corporate governance and advising boards on innovative investment structures.

Mr. Lilly also represents fund sponsors in connection with structuring and organizing investment funds and investment vehicles. He also provides transactional and general corporate advice to portfolio companies.

Jan Robertson

Jan Robertson

SiVal Advisors
Managing Partner & CEO

Jan Robertson, Managing Partner & Co-founder, SiVal Advisors, a Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking firm that specializes in advising mid-sized technology companies valued between $20 and $250 million on selling or merging their business. Jan is a 30+ year M&A professional, a former Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets and at NYC-based Needham & Co, whose Silicon Valley M&A practice on Sandhill Road she built from 1997 – 2002. At the invitation of a client, Jan co-founded SiVal Advisors in late 2002, and together they have grown the firm to include Boston in addition to Silicon Valley, with connections around the globe.

Phil Ilgenstein

Phil Ilgenstein

Partner – Assurance Services

Phil Ilgenstein, CPA, has more than 15 years of experience providing audit and assurance services for a wide variety of clients, ranging from small venture capital and private equity–backed startups to Fortune 200 and multinational corporations. Phil’s clients have operated in industries including semiconductor design and manufacturing, telecom, heavy and industrial equipment, general manufacturing, software, oil and gas (primarily upstream exploration and production), consulting, fund management and real estate. He has extensive experience in providing audit and assurance services for SEC registrants including integrated audits, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and various other debt and equity offerings.

Hosted by: ACG
Austin/San Antonio