2020 Agenda

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
8:40 - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote address by Dwight Poler T'93, Senior Advisor, Bain Capital
9:40 - 10:30 a.m.
Session I: Panels 1-3

1.  Healthcare Innovation & Venture Environment: What's Working and What's Not

Moderated by Ross Klosterman T'20

Panelists:

  E. Selemon Asfaw T'14 - UnitedHealth Group, Optum

  Graham Brooks T'02 - .406 Ventures, Partner

  Leah O'Donnell - BambüGlobal Healthcare, Consultant

  Sarah Sossong - Flare Capital, Investor

2.  Dual Perspectives: Former VCs Now Growing VC-backed Companies

Moderated by Melina Sánchez Montañés T'20

Panelists:

   Jason Coloma T'07 - Maze, President & CEO

   Heather Onstott T'07 - Onstott Financial Consulting

   Samantha Truex D'92 TH'93 T'95 - Quench Bio, CEO

3.  Consumer Retail: Proliferation & Sustainability of Direct-to-Consumer Brands 

Moderated by Nirlipta Panda T'20

Panelists:

•  Dan Aziz - Premama, CEO

•  Dean Bakes - M3 Ventures, Principal

•  Anna Fagin D'13 - 3L, Director

  Sophie Kahn - AUrate, Co-CEO

  Jason Shuman - Primary Venture Partners, Principal

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Coffee & Networking Break
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Session II: Panels 4-6

4.  Real Estate Investing in the Late Stages of a Boom Market

Moderated by Mike Hartford T'20

Panelists:

•  Sarah Schwarzschild T'08 - Carlyle, Partner & Co-Head of Metropolitan Real Estate

  Sarah Shank T'03 - Beacon Capital Partners, Managing Director & Head of Portfolio Mgmt.  

  Stephen Vicinelli D'87 - TIFF Investment Management, Former Managing Director

5.  Buyouts: Using Industry Expertise in the Middle-Market

Moderated by Sandy Carton T'20

Panelists:

  Jason Crowl T'13 - Graham Partners, Principal

  Matthew Goulding - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Partner

  Jonathan Lewis T'05 - Sheridan Capital Partners, Managing Partner

  Elizabeth Williamson D'05 - Frontenac, Managing Director

 

6.  Energy Private Equity: Investing in the Energy Transition 

Moderated by Ryan Ganong T'20

Panelists:

•  Patrick Fox T'07 - New Energy Capital, Managing Partner

•  Timothy Healy D'91 T'02 - P3 Energy, CEO

 Matt Prescottano T'15 - BlackRock, Vice President

  Pooja Yadav T'18 - CrossBoundary, Senior Advisor

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Mentoring Sessions
1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
Keynote address by Diane Daych T'85, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Granite Growth - interviewed by Martha Pease D'79, Partner & Director, BCG
2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
Session III: Panels 7-8

7.  Private Equity: Weathering the Storm During Recession 

Moderated by Olivia Moore T'20

Panelists:

   Kathleen Bacon T'93 - HarbourVest Partners, Senior Advisor

•   Brendan Cameron D'79 - JP Morgan Investment Management, Managing Director

   Micah Meisel T'04 - InTandem Capital, Managing Director

   Nick Russell D'00 T'10 - Tuckerman Capital, Partner

8.  Sourcing Strategies in Buyouts & Growth Equity

Moderated by Trey Meyer T'20

Panelists:

  Mehran Ahmed - Webster Equity Partners, Principal

  Jared Pomerance T'16 - Parthenon Capital Partners, Vice President

  Renny Smith T'83 - Staley Capital, Managing Partner

•  Jonathan Wilson - Siguler Guff & Company, Managing Director

 
3:10 - 4:00 p.m.
Session IV: Panels 9-10

9.  Venture Capital: It’s Heating Up

Moderated by Gavin Loudfoot T'20

Panelists: 

  Luofei Deng D'10 - Green D Ventures, Principal

  Matt Fates T'02 - Pulse Ventures, Founder & General Partner

  Phil Ferneau D’84, T’96 - Borealis Ventures, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

•  Erica Van - Charles River Ventures, Investor

10. More than One Way to Make an Impact

Moderated by Maddie Conlin T'20

Panelists:

  Jay Bockhaus - CORI Innovation Fund, Managing Partner

•  Caroline Bressan T'14 - Open Road Ventures, Managing Director

  Deb Kemper T'95 - Golden Seed Ventures, Managing Partner

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception