2021 Agenda

All times are EST.


12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of BlackRock

Interviewed by Peter Fischer, Clinical Professor, Tuck School of Business

6:00-6:50 p.m.  |  Keynote by John Rhee, Chairman of Stratis Impact Private Equity
Moderated by Tobin Krieg T'21

7:00–8:00 p.m.  |  Panel: Climate Tech and Sustainability in Venture Capital
Moderated by Tobin Krieg T'21
- Julia Brady, Partner, Valo Ventures
- Dave Kirkpatrick, Managing Director, SJF Ventures
- David Yeh, Managing Director, 3x5 Partners
- Geoff Eisenberg, Managing Director, Ecosystem Integrity Fund


12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with Adena Friedman, President & CEO of NASDAQ
Interviewed by David Marchick, Adjunct Professor, Tuck School of Business

6:00-6:50 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with Kirsten Green, Founder and Managing Partner of Forerunner Ventures
Interviewed by Kate Mitchell, Scale Venture Partners

7:00-8:00 p.m.  |  Panel: Gender Diversity in Private Equity and Venture Capital
Moderated by Madeleine Livingston T'21
- Christina Pai, Partner, Fort Point Capital
- Toan Huynh, Bankers Financial Corporation
- Cassie Young, Partner, Primary Venture Partners
- Meghan Cross Breeden, Partner, Amplifyher Ventures


12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with David Grain, Founder & CEO of Grain Management
Interviewed by Matthew Slaughter, Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business

6:00-6:50 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with Marc Jones, CEO of Aeris Communications
Interviewed by Jim Feuille, Executive Director, Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital, Tuck School of Business

7:00-7:45 p.m.  |  Panel: Minorities in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship–The VC's Perspective
Moderated by Shervin Stoney T'21
- Daryn Dodson, Managing Director, Illumen Capital
- Jacques-Philippe Piverger T'07, Managing Partner, OzoneX
- Miriam Rivera, Managing Director, Ulu Ventures

7:45-8:30 pm p.m.  |  Panel: Minorities in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship—The Entrepreneur's Perspective
Moderated by Shervin Stoney T'21
- Andrew Olaleye T'13, Co-Founder, Chatdesk
- Amogha Tadimety, Co-Founder and CEO, Nanopath Diagnostics
- Adrian Ortiz, Founder and CTO, Flow


12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  Fireside Chat with Sandy Robertson, Founder of Francisco Partners
Interviewed by Jim Feuille, Executive Director, Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital, Tuck School of Business

6:00-8:00 p.m.  |  Small Group Discussions and Speed Networking* 
*Reserved for Tuck students and Alumni, to be hosted separately


1:00-2:00 p.m.  |  Panels: 

  • Private Equity Investment Trends in Energy
    Moderated by Eric Lukas T'21
    - Michael Allison, Senior Managing Director at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
    - Frank Hermelink (T'05), Managing Director and Head of Power & Utility Group for EMEA at Morgan Stanley 
    - Thad Hill (T'95), President and Chief Executive Officer at Calpine Corporation
    - Mark Hickson, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Strategy, Quality, and Integration at NextEra Energy, Inc.
    - Daniel R. Revers (T'89), Managing Partner and Founder of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC

  • Investing Across the Software/SaaS Spectrum: Venture Capital, Growth Equity and Buyouts
    Moderated by Chi Le T'21
    - Adam Marcus, Managing Director, Providence Strategic Growth
    - David Silverman, Partner, Crosslink Capital
    - Devin Mathews, Founder/Partner, ParkerGale
    - Tim Millikin, Partner/Co-head of Tech, TPG

2:00-3:00 p.m.  |  Panels: 

  • Investing in Infrastructure and Real Assets
    Moderated by Cristian Molina Cornejo T'21
    - Todd Liker T'00, Managing Director & Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree
    - Dave Chen, CEO and Chairman, Equilibrium Capital
    - Nicolas Santoni D'12, AVP, CIM Group
    - Holland Davis T'18, Vice President, HarbourVest Partners
    - Sarah Mahlab T’15, Portfolio Manager, The Lyme Timber Company

  • Investing in Healthcare Data and AI
    Moderated by Martha O'Neill T'21
    - Liam Donohue T'95, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, .406 Ventures
    - Peter Barris T'77, Managing General Partner, New Enterprise Associates
    - Deb Kemper T'95, Managing Partner, Golden Seeds Ventures
    - Sander Duncan D'09, General Partner, Lifeforce Capital

3:00-4:00 p.m.  |  Panels: 

  • Private Credit and Hybrid Equity/Credit
    Moderated by Ben Clark T'21
    - Matthew Prout, Managing Director & Sector Head, Onex Falcon
    - Alexander Greeley, Principal, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
    - Maxwell David D'12, Principal, Apollo Global Management
    - Bryce Fraser T'05, Managing Director, Angelo Gordon

  • Growth Equity: The Land Between Venture Capital and Private Equity
    Moderated by Ned Scadden T'21
    - Dana Callow T'79, Managing Partner, Boston Millenia Partners
    - Steve LeSieur T'05, Managing Director, Spectrum Equity
    - Tim McAdam D’90, General Partner, TCV
    - Jonathan Hunnicutt T'04 D'97, General Partner, WestView Capital Partners 

4:00-5:00 p.m.  |  Panels: 

  • Private Equity: Preparing for an Exit
    Moderated by Steve Hruby T'21
    - Jennifer Balbach T’97, Founding Partner, Summer Street Capital
    - Jonathan Pressnell T’12, Partner, Blue Point Capital 
    - John Ranieri D’88, Managing Director, Peppertree Capital 
    - Drew Loucks T’11, Partner, Great Hill Partners 

  • Entrepreneurship: Recent Tuck alumni with funded startups
    Moderated by Robert Sewell T'21
    - Sarah Apgar T'11, Founder, FitFighter
    - Andew Olaleye T'13, Co-Founder, ChatDesk
    - Ed Warren T'17, Founder, Zippity
    - Ross Klosterman, Founder, UnifiHealth

5:00-6:00 p.m.  |  Closing Keynote with Roger McNamee T'82 | "Big Tech at a Crossroad"
Interviewed by Alva Taylor, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business

6:00-6:30 p.m.  |  Performance by Roger McNamee T'82 and his band Moonalice