2019 Conference Panel Sessions

More than 80 partners and principals from leading private equity and venture capital firms from around the country will participate in the conference. The conference team is delighted and humbled to already have confirmed an exceptional roster of speakers (see press release, https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181129005203/en/25th-Annual-Venture-Capital-Private-Equity-Conference).

Family Offices

Moderator: Monica Mandelli / Managing Director / KKR

Latif Peracha / Managing Director / Virgin Management (Sir Richard Branson’s Family Office)

Basil Trikatzopoulos / Managing Partner / Navis Ventures

Carlos Gonzalez / Founder / Riva Capital

Eileen Aptman / Chief Investment Officer / Belfer Management

Scott Yaphe / Managing Director / Schooner Capital

 

Succession Planning

Moderator: John Dionne / Senior Advisor, The Blackstone Group and Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Scott Soussa / Senior Managing Director / Blackstone

John Morris / Managing Director / HarbourVest

Bob White / Founding Partner / Bain Capital

 

Consumer

Moderator: Maura Graul / Partner / McKinsey

Karen Gordon / Managing Partner, Portfolio Operations / L Catterton

James Ho / Partner / AEA Investors

Colin Welch / Partner and Managing Director / TSG Consumer Partners

Jamie Manges / Partner, Head of Consumer / Trilantic Capital Partners

Nick Romano / Partner / Harvest Partners

Joth Ricci / President / Dutch Bros Coffee

 

Energy & Infrastructure

Moderator: Kelann Stirling / Partner / Kirkland & Ellis

Michael Allison / Managing Director / Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Jared Davis / Principal / Centerbridge

Todd Bright / Partner and Head of Americas, Private Infrastructure / Partners Group

C. George Yong / Director / ArcLight Capital Partners

 

State of PE

Moderator: Neal Reenan / Partner / Kirkland & Ellis

Todd Abbrecht / Head of Private Equity / Thomas H. Lee Partners

Steve Silver / Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Private Equity / Centerbridge

Brian Bernasek / Managing Director and Head of the Global Industrial & Transportation / The Carlyle Group

Brian Hoesterey / President / AEA Investors

 

Impact Investing

Moderator: Christine Hagler / Executive Director of Climate Change and Sustainability Services / Ernst & Young

Todd Cook / Managing Director / Bain Capital Double Impact

Ira Ehrenpreis / Co-Founder and Managing Partner / DBL Partners

Johanna Posada / Co-Founder and Managing Director / Elevar Equity

Michael Staton / Partner / Learn Capital

Brian Trelstad / Partner / Bridges Fund Management

 

Life Sciences & Biotech

Moderator: Brendan Smith / Associate Director / Boston Consulting Group

Peter Barrett / Partner / Atlas Venture

Markus Goebel / Managing Director / Novartis Venture Fund

Stephen Knight / President and Managing Partner / F-Prime Capital

Andrew Levin / Managing Director / RA Capital

Bruce Robertson / Managing Director / HIG BioHealth Partners

Adriana Tajonar / Principal / The Column Group

 

State of VC

Moderator: Joseph F. Daniels / Partner / McCarter & English

Graham Brown / Partner / Lerer Hippeau

Rob Go / Co-Founder and Partner / NextView Ventures

Katie Rae / CEO and Managing Partner / The Engine

David Tisch / Managing Partner / Box Group

 

Technology

Moderator: Jeff Vogel / Managing Director, Head of the Software Strategy Group / EY-Parthenon

Frank Baker / Co-Founder & Managing Partner / Siris Capital

Ryan Hinkle / Managing Director / Insight Venture Partners

Eric Lee / General Partner / Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Bob Pan / Principal / ABRY Partners

Gabriela Weiss / Vice President / Advent International

 

Investing Internationally

Moderator: Nazim Zilkha / Partner / DeChert LLP

Farah Khan / Partner / L Catterton

Bryce Fort / Managing Director and Founding Partner / Emerging Capital Partners

Rodrigo Boscolo / Managing Director and CFO / GP Investments

Denis Barrier / Co-Founder and Managing Partner / Cathay Innovation

David Gross-Loh / Managing Director and Co-Head of Asia / Bain Capital

Dr. Felix Cardenas / Partner and Innovation Director / EFM Capital

 

Breaking In & Succeeding as a Diverse Candidate

Moderator: Bola Osakwe / Director, Human Resources, Head of Inclusion and Diversity / KKR

Kara Helander / Managing Director and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer / The Carlyle Group

Miriam Rafiqi / Principal / HIG Capital

John Civantos / Managing Partner / Court Square

Lily Lyman / Principal / Underscore VC

 

Cleantech

Moderator: Hyder Kazimi / Partner / McKinsey

Peter Fox-Penner / Chief Strategy Officer / Energy Impact Partners

Anup Jacob / Managing Director / Activate Capital

Christina Karapataki / Member / Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Ira Ehrenpreis / Co-Founder and Managing Partner / DBL Partners

 

Turnaround, Distressed & Special Situations

Moderator: Ranesh Ramanathan / Partner / Kirkland & Ellis

Jeff Chung / Director / Bain Capital Credit

Michael A. Gatto / Partner / Silver Point Capital

Daniel Y. Han / Managing Director and Co-Head of North American Investment Team / SVPGlobal

Roger Marrero / Managing Partner / Comvest Partners

Shary Moalemzadeh / Managing Director / The Carlyle Group

 

Healthcare

Moderator: Peter Gates / Executive Advisor / EY-Parthenon

Darren Black / Managing Director / Summit Partners

Josh Hausman / Managing Director / Onex

Ethan Liebermann / Director / TA Associates

Andre Moura / Managing Director / New Mountain

Carmine Petrone / Managing Director / Advent International

Ravi Sachdev / Partner / CD&R

 

AI, Machine Learning Investing

Moderator: Andy Wu / Associate Professor of Business Administration (Strategy Unit), HBS

Tiffany Loer / Investor / Gradient Ventures

Jeremy Kaufmann / Principal / Scale Venture Partners

Mackey Craven / Partner / OpenView Venture Partners

Sunil Nagaraj / Founder and Managing Partner / Ubiquity Ventures

Sajjad Jaffer / Co-Founder and Managing Partner / Two Six Capital

Rexhi Dollaku / Principal / Base10 Partners

 

Investing in Blockchain, Crypto, and ICOs

Moderator: Ben Hron / Partner / McCarter & English

Richard Dulude / Co-Founding Partner / Underscore VC

Travis Scher / Vice President / Digital Currency Group

Jim Robinson / General Partner / RRE Ventures

Vanessa Pestritto / Director of Strategic Growth / Xpring Ventures