Join a series of interactive discussions with PE CFOs & COOs

The CFOs & COOs Fall Roundup is a one-day virtual event for private equity finance and operations executives to benchmark against their peers and create conversations about strategically navigating new challenges caused by the pandemic.

The Roundup will provide vital peer insight, feedback and allow for in-depth conversations on issues impacting firms and portfolio companies presently and highlight what is to be expected as the industry moves toward a new normal.

Connect with your peers on how they are addressing a wide variety of topics including:

  • ESG integration
  • Compliance & SEC matters
  • The evolution of the role of CFO and COO
  • Data management: efficiency and transparency
  • Due diligence in LP communication
  • Tax changes
  • Technology implementation
  • Attracting and sourcing talent
  • How PE will continue to grow and scale in the new normal

Key sessions for finance professionals

Roundup sessions – collaborative, strategic and solution driven for attendees to discuss the biggest challenges that are having an impact on their role and responsibilities.

Breakout sessions – craft a personalized agenda of sessions most applicable for improving the finance and operations at your firm.

Keynote interviews – industry leaders clear their schedules for in-depth and engaging conversations that assess and raise awareness of industry trends, challenges and solutions.

Think Tanks – these closed-door, interactive group discussions promote an open dialogue to answer your most pressing questions and solve challenges facing your firm.

Build strong connections.

Network with peers in interactive roundup sessions and invite-only think tank discussions from the comfort of your workspace.

Hear from leaders in private equity.

Engage with a community of CFOs & COOs with a unique forum to receive best practices and solution-driven methods.

Connect with your peers.

Connect with a community of CFOs, COOs, and senior finance executives in networking sessions and small group meetings.

Join our growing community of CFOs & COOs

ABRY Partners
Advent International
American Family Ventures
Avista Capital Partners
Blackrock
Center Rock Capital Partners
The Cynosure Group
Crestview Advisors
Fengate Asset Management
Five Point Energy
Flexpoint Ford
Frontier Growth
Fundamental Advisors LP
Greenspring Associates
Greyhound Capital Europe
HCI Equity Partners
Investindustrial
JMI Equity
Kohlberg & Company
Landmark Partners
Lindsay Goldberg
Lovell Minnick Partners
LLR Partners
Luther King Capital Management
MassMutual
Melody Investment Advisors
MiddleGround Capital
MidOcean Partners
New Harbor Capital
New Leaf Venture Partners
Onex
OrbiMed Advisors
ORIX Capital Partners
Ottawa Avenue Private Capital
Palladin Consumer Retail Partners LLC
Peak Rock Capital
Portland Private Equity
Promus Holdings
Resource Land Holdings
Revelstoke Capital Partners
SFW Capital Partners
Stripes Group
Tailwater Capital
Thomas H. Lee Partners
VMG Partners

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2020 Roundup Speakers

For speaking opportunities, contact Nikki Gale at nikki.g@peimedia.com.

Joshua Cherry-Seto, Blue Wolf Capital

Joshua Cherry-Seto

Managing Director, CFO & CCO, Blue Wolf Capital Partners

Joshua Cherry-Seto is the Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a family of private equity funds which focus on transformational investments in middle market companies. Mr. Cherry-S… Read full bio

Kate de Mul

Director, Client Services, KKR

Katherine T. B. de Mul (Kate) joined KKR in 2007 and leads the global Client Services Team and participates in investor relations, operations and capital raising activities for KKR. Prior to her current role, Ms. de Mul directed investor relations fo… Read full bio

Michael Elio

Partner, Stepstone Group

Michael Elio is a member of the private equity team, leading the middle- and large-market buyouts and secondary funds sector teams. He is also lead Portfolio Manager for many of the firm’s largest advisory clients, SMA clients, and high-net-worth dis… Read full bio

April Evans

Partner, CFO and CCO, Monitor Clipper Partners

April E. Evans is Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Monitor Clipper Partners, which has raised and managed $2 billion in private equity. Previously, Ms. Evans was Partner and CFO of Advanced Technology Ventures, a $1.5… Read full bio

James Gaven

Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

James Gaven is Senior Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, having joined WCAS in 2010. In addition to his legal and compliance responsibilities, Mr. Gaven helps coordinate the Firm’s ESG program. He also serves as an Advisor to Text IQ. Previously… Read full bio

Jeffrey Gilbert

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Carnelian Energy Capital

Jeffrey Gilbert is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Carnelian Energy Capital Management, L.P., where he oversees Carnelian’s administrative, compliance and legal functions. Mr. Gilbert focuses on fund and corporate matters and other… Read full bio

Melissa Gliatta

COO, Thor Equities

Melissa Gliatta is Chief Operating Officer of Thor Equities. Ms. Gliatta works closely with Thor Equities Chairman & CEO Joseph Sitt to expand the company’s business activities. Her responsibilities include overseeing asset management, leasing, h… Read full bio
Pamela Hendrickson The Riverside Company

Pamela Hendrickson

Vice Chairman, The Riverside Company

Pam joined Riverside in 2006 as COO and she currently serves as Vice Chairman. In this capacity, she monitors and manages policy, political and legislative risk for Riverside and its portfolio companies. She also supervises several of Riverside's fun… Read full bio

Sandra Kim-Suk

Chief Financial Officer, Engine No. 1

Sandi is a senior financial executive with over 25 years of experience in banking and private equity. Prior to joining Engine No.1, she had roles as CFO of Norwest Equity Partners | Norwest Mezzanine Partners, and at L Catterton. Sandi began her care… Read full bio

Jeremiah J. Loeffler

COO – Credit, Crestline Investors, Inc.

Mr. Loeffler joined Crestline in 2010. He heads operations for the Credit & Opportunistic Strategies platforms. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Loeffler spent 5 years with Maverick Capital, Ltd. leading the internal audit function and working on s… Read full bio

Shant Mardirossian

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Kohlberg & Company

Mr. Mardirossian is a member of Kohlberg’s Investment Committee, overseeing investor relations and the Firm’s financial, compliance and administrative functions. Mr. Mardirossian joined Kohlberg in 1996, was named Chief Financial Officer in 1999, a P… Read full bio

Isobel Markham

Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas, PEI

Isobel is the Senior Editor, Private Equity Group, Americas. She joined PEI in September 2014 as a staff writer, was promoted to senior reporter in May 2015 and became editor of Private Equity International's monthly print publication in January 2017… Read full bio

Isaiah Massey

Managing Director - Chief Financial Officer, CAZ Investments LP

As a member of the CAZ Investments team at Fund Services Group, Isaiah Massey serves as Managing Director - Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for directing the firm’s efforts in all financial matters as well as leading the firm’s interface w… Read full bio

Thomas Mayrhofer

CFO and COO. EJF Capital, LLC

Thomas B. Mayrhofer is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of EJF Capital, LLC. EJF manages approximately $9 billion across a diverse group of alternative asset strategies, primarily targeting investment opportunities that are cre… Read full bio

John McGuinness

Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Counsel, StepStone Group

John McGuinness leads the Compliance team at StepStone Group, where he serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining StepStone, Mr. McGuinness was a vice president at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he served as a c… Read full bio
Jason Mulvihill, American Investment Council

Jason Mulvihill

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, American Investment Council

Jason Mulvihill currently serves as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel for the American Investment Council (AIC). As COO & GC, Mulvihill is the executive lead of Government Affairs for the AIC. He has responsibility for regulatory and… Read full bio

Kristine O’Connor

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Franklin Park

Kristine is Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Franklin Park. At Franklin Park, Kristine leads the accounting and reporting functions. She is also actively involved in the firm's compliance efforts. Prior to joining Franklin Park in 200… Read full bio

Stephanie Paine

Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Pritzker Private Capital

Stephanie Paine serves as the Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Pritzker Private Capital. In this role, she oversees the financial reporting, tax, treasury, management company budgeting and forecasting, human resources, and IT functions. Prior… Read full bio

Drake Paulson

Director, Nasdaq Private Fund Solutions

Drake Paulson is Managing Director of Nasdaq Private Fund Services, where he leverages his deep subject matter expertise across sales, account management, and strategic planning responsibilities. Drake joined Nasdaq in 2015 with the acquisition of To… Read full bio

Andrew W. Petri

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer , Pfingsten Partners

Andrew joined Pfingsten in 2008 and is responsible for all financial, tax, compliance and administrative activities of the firm. Prior to joining Pfingsten, he worked with private equity, hedge fund, and broker-dealer audit clients in the Financial S… Read full bio

John W. Polis

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Star Mountain Capital

John Polis is an entrepreneurial information management and business operations leader with a 25+ year track record of creating and enhancing technology enabled businesses and building platforms that allow for significant scale. At Star Mountain Capi… Read full bio

Abrielle Rosenthal

Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and co-Chief Human Resources Officer, TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P.

Ms. Rosenthal is a Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and co-Chief Human Resources Officer of TowerBrook Capital Partners. Prior to joining TowerBrook, Ms. Rosenthal was a corporate partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis advisi… Read full bio

Sanjay Sanghoee

CCO, CFO, and CCO, Delos Capital

Sanjay Sanghoee is COO, CFO and CCO of Delos Capital, a lower middle market private equity fund launched in 2013 and based in New York City. Mr. Sanghoee has more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. He is responsible… Read full bio

Daren Schneider

CFO & CCO, JLL Partners, LLC

Daren Schneider, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, joined JLL Partners in 2018. Mr. Schneider, a seasoned finance professional with over 20 years of experience in private equity, plays a leading role in the firm's management, incl… Read full bio

Todd Schneider

Chief Financial Officer, Shorehill Capital

Todd Schneider has been the CFO & CCO of Shorehill Capital LLC (SHC) since June 2013, a Chicago-based private equity firm investing middle market industrial products, industrial services, and distribution businesses. He is also the CFO of CHS Cap… Read full bio

Béla Schwartz

CFO, The Riverside Company

With more than 30 years in private equity, Béla Schwartz has been the Chief Financial Officer at Riverside since 1998. Mr. Schwartz holds an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan; a master’s in music from Northwestern University and bachelor… Read full bio

Louis Sciarretta

Chief Operating Officer, Kline Hill Partners

Louis Sciarretta is the Chief Operating Officer at Kline Hill, having joined the firm in August 2019. He is responsible for overseeing firm operations, governance, finance, human capital, planning and budgeting. Mr. Sciarretta has over 24 years of ex… Read full bio

Yokasta Segura-Baez

Managing Director, Capital Dynamics

Yokasta is a Managing Director of the North American Business Development team and is also a member of our Responsible Investment Sub-Committee – Truly Invested® in Diversity & Inclusion (“D&I”). Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, Yokasta was… Read full bio

Yuriy Shterk

Chief Product Officer, Allvue Systems

Yuriy has 20+ experience working in different functions for technology solution providers in Capital Markets. Most recently he worked as Head of Product Management at Fidessa Inc and managed the build out of its derivatives trading OEMS for global fi… Read full bio

Kevin Slaton

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Insight Equity

Kevin is Insight Equity’s Chief Financial Officer. Kevin joined Insight Equity in 2007 and is responsible for the financial management and administration of Insight Equity and its funds. He serves as a resource for portfolio company CFOs with respect… Read full bio

Christine Smoragiewicz

Chief Financial Officer, Intervale Capital

Christine joined Intervale Capital in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer. She oversees the finance, compliance and administrative functions of the firm. Prior to joining Intervale, Christine served as Controller at J.W. Childs Associates L.P., a private… Read full bio

Tina St. Pierre, CPA

Partner, Chief Administrative Officer, Secondaries, Landmark Partners, an Ares company

Ms. St. Pierre is a Partner and Chief Administrative Officer, Secondaries in the Ares Secondary Solutions Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, she was a Partner and the Chief Administrative Officer at Landmark Partners, where she focused on Landmark… Read full bio

James Stevenson

Partner, ABS Capital Partners

James was a General Partner and CFO at ABS Capital for 17 years and was responsible for management of many aspects of the business, including running the finance, accounting, tax, legal, human resources, information systems, and operational functions… Read full bio

Joshua Weiner

Director, GP Fund Solutions

Josh joined GPFS in 2020 as Director to head the Real Assets Fund Services team. Josh began his career in public accounting as an auditor with Ernst & Young in their Entrepreneurial Services group, and following that spent many years working at p… Read full bio

John Yantsulis

CFO & Partner, Searchlight Capital Partners

Prior to joining Searchlight in 2010, Mr. Yantsulis worked as a CFO at Reservoir Capital in New York, where he enhanced the infrastructure and internal controls to create efficiencies within the finance and operations functions and established the fa… Read full bio

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For exclusive sponsorship packages for 2021, contact Cristiana Crocco at cristiana.c@peimedia.com call +1 646 921 0923.

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Meet our growing community of CFOs & COOs

ABRY Partners
Advent International
American Family Ventures
Avista Capital Partners
Blackrock
Center Rock Capital Partners
The Cynosure Group
Crestview Advisors
Fengate Asset Management
Five Point Energy
Flexpoint Ford
Frontier Growth
Fundamental Advisors LP
Greenspring Associates
Greyhound Capital Europe
HCI Equity Partners
Investindustrial
JMI Equity
Kohlberg & Company
Landmark Partners
Lindsay Goldberg
Lovell Minnick Partners
LLR Partners
Luther King Capital Management
MassMutual
Melody Investment Advisors
MiddleGround Capital
MidOcean Partners
New Harbor Capital
New Leaf Venture Partners
Onex
OrbiMed Advisors
ORIX Capital Partners
Ottawa Avenue Private Capital
Palladin Consumer Retail Partners LLC
Peak Rock Capital
Portland Private Equity
Promus Holdings
Resource Land Holdings
Revelstoke Capital Partners
SFW Capital Partners
Stripes Group
Tailwater Capital
Thomas H. Lee Partners
VMG Partners

Connect with your peers.

Connect with a community of CFOs, COOs, and senior finance executives in networking sessions and small group meetings.

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What our attendees are saying about CFOs & COOs Roundup

Great to connect with other CFOs and COOs who are trying to solve the same problems that I am! We had a great networking session on the financing topic at a rou…

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Great format and strong attention to detail. Considering the alternative for not meeting in person, PEI could not have done a better job with this virtual event…

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Perfectly timed topics based on the current environment.

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  • Access to the CFOs & COOs Fall Roundup
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2021 Agenda

Download the agenda to see the timely and relevant topics that will be covered at the CFOs & COOs Fall Roundup.

If you are interested in a speaking role please contact contact Nikki Gale at nikki.g@peimedia.com.

All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET)

Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 16th

10:00 - 10:05

PEI welcome

Keynote interview
10:05 - 10:40

Keynote interview

Plenary session
10:45 - 11:30

How the increasing versatility of CFOs is driving firm success

  • Assessing CFO influence in moving the firm forward
  • More than finance: strategically navigating the back office, HR, IT, IR, etc.
  • How are CFOs effectively managing their time when working on both firm finance and assisting deal teams?
  • Identifying innovative ways for finance and operations to contribute to the strategic growth of the firm
  • Ensuring a connected and cohesive firm through cross-functional engagement
  • Adopting technology to assist with the increasing demands of the CFO role
11:30 - 11:45

Morning coffee break

Roundup sessions
11:45 - 12:45

Roundup A | Fundraising in a post-pandemic environment

  • How has the industry adjusted to a new fundraising paradigm?
  • How instrumental have placement agents been in the fundraising process?
  • What is the LP appetite for continuing virtual meetings and how is it shaping communication approaches?
  • What can we expect in 2022 for fundraising strategies?
  • Projecting the level of LP investments in the year to come
11:45 - 11:45

Roundup B | Fostering a collaborative relationship with outsourced partners

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic influenced the working relationship between GPs and third-party service providers
  • Examining the cost-benefit of outsourcing vs keeping functions in-house
  • Establishing agreed upon metrics to promote a transparent and results-driven relationship
  • Ensuring the firm and service providers are not duplicating tasks
  • Bolstering your third-party due diligence process
  • Engaging with services providers on a consistent basis to direct strategic decision-making
11:45 - 12:45

Roundup C | Gauging the impact of tax reform on private funds and portfolio companies

  • How involved are CFOs with tax reporting in their organization?
  • Will tax reform affect the amount of compliance you perform?
  • What functions are coordinating throughout the firm to comply with tax changes?
  • State tax compliance: tackling issues encountered during state tax reporting
  • Evaluating which tax and accounting practices can benefit from automation
  • Identifying the right external support for tax compliance
11:45 - 12:45

Roundup D | Key considerations for cultivating enduring LP/GP relationships

  • How are firms approaching reporting measures due to the uptick in LP communication?
  • The balancing act between standardizing and creating bespoke reporting templates and questionnaires
  • Employing automation to manage ad hoc LP requests
  • Methods for protecting sensitive information between GPs and LPs
  • Establishing a diverse LPAC to represent LP and fund interests in an efficient manner
  • Examining what’s required to reinstate in-person LP meetings
12:45 - 13:30

Lunch break

Optional lunch & chat sessions
12:50 - 13:20

Lunch chat A | Redefining company culture in the current climate

  • Maintaining trust and confidentiality with employees regarding changes in COVID-19 policies and procedures
  • Enhancing communication between leadership and employees to increase knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • How are firms supporting the development of junior staff in remote and hybrid working environments?
  • Implementing ESG and DEI policies within the firm
  • Encouraging innovative methods for teambuilding
12:50 - 13:20

Lunch chat B | Conducting a review of compensation trends and terms

  • Determining whether the firm should perform a pay equity analysis
  • Designing compensation plans for a competitive landscape
  • How are firms implementing success-based compensation?
  • Offering incentive programs for staff not eligible for carry
Breakout series I
13:30 - 14:15

Track A | Maintaining and advancing the operational efficiencies achieved during the pandemic

  • What processes or activities for managing firm operations changed within the past 18 months?
  • Evaluating the operational challenges teams face trying to progress firm operations with escalating responsibilities
  • Formalizing cross-functional, firmwide communication for a hybrid work environment
  • Revisiting the workplace and the need for physical office space
  • Designing a process to retain and support a proficient staff
  • Tools for addressing ongoing pain points
13:30 - 14:15

Track B | Extracting value from data to enhance firm and portfolio company performance

  • Reexamining how your firm navigates the data management process
  • Analyzing data from the past 18 months to inform firm decisions in the year ahead
  • Implementing tools to map and make data more accessible for the front, middle and back office
  • Effecting efficient data collection and monitoring to guide portfolio company growth strategy
  • Best practices for protecting and sharing data with third-party service providers and LPs
Breakout series II
14:20 - 15:05

Track A | Navigating the current private equity tax environment

  • Tax requirements affecting the private equity industry
  • Assessing Biden administration tax plans on the horizon
  • Challenges and opportunities: is your firm performing the accounting/tax function in-house or outsourcing?
  • Determining the best way to maintain records for SEC/auditors/tax team
  • Tax implications of providing carried interest across the firm
14:20 - 15:05

Track B | Adopting technology innovations to transition to a future firm

  • Coordinating with staff to assess the technology requirements for firm operations
  • New tech alert: identifying technology to align with the needs of firm finance and operations
  • Determining whether recent technology advancements can benefit firm initiatives
  • Making a case for automating firm functions from data management, IR, fundraising, compliance, etc.
  • Allocating the necessary resources for a seamless technology integration process
15:05 - 15:15

Afternoon break

Think tank sessions (GPs only)
15:15 - 16:15

Think tank A | Paving a path forward: attracting diverse and skilled talent to private equity firms

  • Collaboration amongst leadership to increase the implementation of diversity, equity and & inclusion initiatives within the firm
  • Should firms invest in hiring new employees or train existing team members on new skills when focusing on growth?
  • Expanding the talent pool geographically when recruiting for a hybrid work model
  • Aligning your firm with the best recruiters who understand the industry and talent needs
  • Creating a well-rounded benefits program to entice candidates with the intention of accepting an offer
15:15 - 16:15

Think tank B | Evaluating and modernizing compliance programs to prevent enforcement actions

  • How will the current administration’s stance on private equity influence the SEC’s initiatives and examinations?
  • Current compliance risks on the private equity firm radar
  • Taking a predictive and analytical approach to enhancing compliance programs
  • Determining the Marketing Rule’s impact on communication and advertisement practices
  • Establishing a firmwide compliance culture from the top down
15:15 - 16:15

Think tank C | Can the U.S. catch up on implementing ESG programs and policies?

  • Understanding the industry need to factor ESG into a firm’s strategy
  • What is the growth trajectory for ESG in the United States?
  • Should firms have a say in the implementation of ESG initiatives at portfolio companies?
  • Developing long-standing ESG policies and protocols
  • How will firms under consumer privacy laws remain compliant while delivering ESG data (California, Colorado, Virginia)?
  • Taking cues from the continued growth of ESG programs in both Europe and Asia
  • Reporting and measuring the impact of ESG initiatives
15:15 - 16:15

Think tank D | Taking a proactive approach to implementing cybersecurity protocols

  • What are private equity firms doing to protect data from cyber attacks?
  • Mitigating cybersecurity risk at the firm and portfolio company levels
  • Implementing security software without causing disruption to firm operations
  • Emerging tools to protect information of firms operating in a hybrid work environment
  • Lessons learned during the pandemic to assist in the development of new security measures
  • Creating and conducting periodic trainings for all firm employees
  • Working with third-party service providers to ensure employees are aware of and abide by evolving cybersecurity measures
16:15 - 16:15

End of roundup