2018 Conference Panel Sessions

DISTRESSED AND TURNAROUND
Steven Serajeddini, PARTNER, KIRKLAND & ELLIS (MODERATOR)
Jon Bauer, CEO AND CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, CONTRARIAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Daniel Han, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CO-HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA, SVPGLOBAL
Bao Truong, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, CENTERBRIDGE
Daniel Zwirn, FOUNDER, CEO AND CIO, ARENA INVESTORS

TECHNOLOGY
Julia B. Austin, SENIOR LECTURER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, HBS (MODERATOR)
Freddie Martignetti, PRINCIPAL, HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS
Ansaf Kareem, PARTNER, LIGHTSPEED
Chip Hazard, PARTNER, FLYBRIDGE
Max de Groen, PRINCIPAL, BAIN CAPITAL
Rudina Seseri, FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER, GLASSWING VENTURES

OPERATIONAL VALUE CREATION
Frank A. Porfido, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ERNST & YOUNG (MODERATOR)
Asheesh Gupta, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AUDAX PRIVATE EQUITY
Ann Berry, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CORNELL CAPITAL
Kermit Cook, DIRECTOR, CO-HEAD KKR CAPSTONE AMERICAS
Ross Andrese, VICE PRESIDENT, AMERICAN SECURITIES

GROWTH EQUITY
Alexandra Tentis, PARTNER, MCKINSEY (MODERATOR)
Jeremy Holland, MANAGING PARTNER, THE RIVERSIDE COMPANY
Ethan Liebermann, PRINCIPAL, TA ASSOCIATES
Saagar Kulkarni, VICE PRESIDENT, STRIPES GROUP
Teddie Wardi, PRINCIPAL, INSIGHT VENTURE PARTNERS

STATE OF PE
Christian Atwood, PARTNER, ELLIS & KIRKLAND (MODERATOR)
Jay W. Sammons, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CARLYLE
Darren Abrahamson, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BAIN CAPITAL
Michael S. Berk, MANAGING DIRECTOR, TA ASSOCIATES
Erik Brooks, MANAGING PARTNER, ABRY PARTNERS
Patricia Zollar, FOUNDING SHAREHOLDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEUBERGER BERNMAN

ENERGY / RENEWABLES
Hyder Kazimi, PARTNER, MCKINSEY (MODERATOR)
Steve Bolze, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
V. Frank Pottow, MANAGING DIRECTOR, GCP CAPITAL PARTNERS
Kate Richard, FOUNDER AND CEO, WARWICK ENERGY GROUP
William Lese, MANAGING PARTNER and CO-FOUNDER, BRAEMAR ENERGY VENTURES
Daniel Hullah, MANAGING DIRECTOR, GE VENUTRES

CROSS BORDER
Michael Chu, SENIOR LECTURER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, HBS (MODERATOR)
Andre Bliznyuk, PARTNER, RUNA CAPITAL
Amit Garg, PRINCIPAL, SAMSUNG NEXT VENTURES
Ansaf Kareem, PARTNER, LIGHTSPEED
Deborah Mei PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER, RAINE GROUP
Mark Pepler, PARTNER, ERNST & YOUNG

SOCIAL IMPACT AND EDUCATION
John Kim, SENIOR LECTURER, HBS (MODERATOR)
Dan Burton, CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER, LEARNSTART VENTURE CAPITAL FUND
Jean Hammond, CO-FOUNDER AND PARTNER, LEARNLAUNCH
Adam Newman, FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER, TYTON PARTNERS

CONSUMER
Phyllis Rothschild, PARTNER, MCKINSEY (MODERATOR) 
Michael Farello MANAGING PARTNER, L CATTERTON
Adam Nebesar PRINCIPAL, BAIN CAPITAL
David Roberts PRINCIPAL, ADVENT INTERNATIONAL
Annette Rodriguez MANAGING DIRECTOR, WARBURG PINCUS

STATE OF VC
Nori Gerardo Lietz, SENIOR LECTURER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, HBS (MODERATOR)
Patrick Montague, VICE PRESIDENT, BETAWORKS
Russ Wilcox, PARTNER, PILLAR VC
Michael Skok, CO-FOUNDER AND PARTNER, UNDERSCORE VC
Dan Mindus, MANAGING PARTNER, NEXTGEN VP
Sonja Perkins, MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE PERKINS FUND

FAMILY OFFICE
Lauren Cohen, L.E. SIMMONS PROFESSOR IN FINANCE & ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT, HBS (MODERATOR)
Jens Joller, PRINCIPAL, MSD CAPTIAL
Francis Carr, CO-FOUNDER, MILTON STREET CAPITAL
Paul Karger, CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER, TWINFOCUS

INFRASTRUCTURE
Lance T. Brasher, PARTNER, SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP (MODERATOR)
Recep Kendircioglu, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, JOHN HANCOCK POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE
Tom Rousakis, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, EY INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORS, LLC
Viktor Kats, CO-HEAD, IFC GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND
Thomas Lefebvre, MANAGING DIRECTOR, I SQUARED CAPITAL

HEALTHCARE
Markus Bolsinger, PARTNER, DECHERT LLP (MODERATOR)
Kevin Mullins, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, LIFESTANCE HEALTH
Mehran Ahmed, PRINCIPAL, WEBSTER CAPITAL
Andrew Kaplan, PRINCIPAL, BAIN CAPITAL
Megan Preiner, DIRECTOR, THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS

FUNDRAISING / LP
John D. Dionne, SENIOR LECTURER AT HBS & SENIOR ADVISOR TO BLACKSTONE (MODERATOR)
Erica Berthou, PARTNER, INVESTMENT FUNDS GROUP AT KIRKLAND & ELLIS
John Morris, MANAGING DIRECTOR, HARBOURVEST
Lisa Lee, MANAGING DIRECTOR, PROVIDENCE EQUITY PARTNERS
Alicia Cooney, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER, MONUMENT GROUP

DIVERSITY IN PE / VC
Jonathan Kim, PARTNER, DECHERT (MODERATOR)
Jeannine Santarelli, PRINCIPAL, THE CARLYLE GROUP
Patricia Zollar, FOUNDING SHAREHOLDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEUBERGER BERMAN
Menna Samaha, DIRECTOR, SEO ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Kelley Morrell, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BLACKSTONE