Roundtables: Industry Verticals & Market Trends

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M&A East will host Roundtables on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. There will be a combination of peer focused, industry vertical and market trend discussions.  Sessions will be led by a moderator and faciliators with subject matter expertise.  These roundtables are designed to be highly interactive as attendees engage in dialogue on trends and issues with operators, investors and advisers.

TUESDAY ROUNDTABLES - 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM 

PEER: Portfolio Company Exits (Room 124)
By invitation to CEOs and CFOs of PE-backed companies

  • Jim Flynn, CEO, Sicom
  • Steve Higgins, Managing Director, Baker Tilly Capital
  • Bill Tobia, former CFO, Maxwell Systems


WOMEN DEALMAKERS:  Business Development Strategies (Room 125)

Join female deal professionals for a roundtable program designed to facilitate peer to peer networking, deal sourcing and industry knowledge.

  • Helen Chang, Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Meghan Jodz, Partner – M&A Tax Services, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Erin Lizotte, Director - Corporate Development, Berwind Corporation
  • Barb Shander, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Marsha Zebley, Associate, Business Development, OFS Capital

WEDNESDAY ROUNDTABLES

9:00 - 10:10 AM 10:20 - 11:30 AM

Big Data (Room 123) 
Cybersecurity: Investing (Room 124) 
Healthcare (Room 122B)
Human Capital (Room 125)
Risk Mitigation/Value Maximization (Room 122A)

Consumer Products (Room 123)  
Cybersecurity: Best Practices (Room 124) 
E-Commerce (Room 122A)
Industrial Technology (Room 122B)
Operationally Intensive Investing (Room 125)

TOPICS & MODERATORS

Big Data

Moderator: Amir Akhavan, Managing Director, JEGI
  • Paul Chachko, CEO, Throtle
  • Todd Crockett, Managing Director, TA Associates Management, L.P.
  • Dale Renner, Founder & CEO, RedPoint Global Inc.
  • Paul Slaats, Partner, Milestone Partners


Consumer Products

Moderator: Billy Busko, Managing Director, Consensus Advisors
  • Irena Blind, Principal, TSG Consumer Products
  • Susan Engel, Board Member, Cherokee Brands
  • Catherine Moellering, GMM, Anthropologie
  • Michael Rimler, President, Robeez


Cybersecurity: Strategies for Investing

Moderator: Eric McAlpine, Founder & Managing Partner, Momentum Partners
  • Justin Nadile, Vice President, NewSpring Capital
  • Brian Radic, Vice President, LLR Partners
     

Cybersecurity: Best Practices to Prevent & Respond

Moderator: John Mullen, Partner, Mullen Coughlin
  • Mark Greisiger, President, NetDiligence
  • Matthew Prevost, Vice President, Privacy and Tech, Chubb
     

E-Commerce

Moderator: Eric Roth, Managing Director and Group Head, Consumer Retail, Lazard Middle Market LLC
  • Robert Berstein, Managing Director, Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking, Signal Hill
  • Carson Biederman, President, Digital Fuel Capital, LLC
  • Connor McMahan, Vice President, L2 Capital and Board Member, RugsDirect
  • Lisa Tolliver, Director, Capstone Partners

 

Healthcare

Moderator: Todd Rudsenske, Managing Director, Cain Brothers & Company, LLC
  • Scott Plumridge, Partner, The Halifax Group
  • Jerry Rhodes, CEO of DCA and Chairman of Baymark
  • Maureen Spivack, Senior Industry Partner, New State Capital Partners


Human Capital

Moderator: Dr. Steven Gilbert, Partner and Head of Private Equity, RHR International
  • Mark Durham, Managing Partner, Strawn Arnold & Associates
  • Dr. Nicole Lipkin, CEO, Equilibria Leadership Consulting
  • Heidi Manna, Vice-President HR, Americas Division, US Sales/E-Commerce & Campbell Corporate Functions
  • Dave Winsborough, VP, Innovation HoganX; Chairman, Winsborough Ltd
     

Industrial Technology

Moderator: Michael Morabito, Director, Investment Banking - Industrials Group, Houlihan Lokey
  • James Clancy, Managing Director, Quetico Partners LLC
  • Pat Malarkey, Strategy and Business Development, Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed
  • John Nowaczyk, Partner, Milestone Partners


OperationalLY Intensive Investing

Moderator: Craig Enenstein, Chief Executive Officer, Corridor Capital LLC
  • Rob Newbold, Managing Principal, Graham Partners
  • Jason Reed, Partner, Wingate Partners
     

Risk Mitigation/ Value Maximization

Moderator: David Allebach, Director, Delancey Street Partners
  • Caleb Clark, Principal, Palladium Partners
  • Leo Greenberg, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Tim Kennedy, Chief Underwriting Officer, Ambridge
     

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