Connect with your PE & VC CFO and COO peers

Join your peers on September 14-15 at the premier event for the private equity and venture capital community.

The CFOs & COOs Forum West builds on a nineteen-year legacy of providing invaluable industry insights, expert opinions, best practices and proven solutions for redefining the CFO role.

As finance and operations executives navigate the current climate, we’ll cover timely and relevant topics that are of importance to CFOs and COOs today.

 

What can you expect at the CFOs & COOs Forum West?

Connect with your peers.

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

Hear from the leaders in private equity.

The Forum’s authoritative speaking faculty will share key information that will impact processes and practices within the firm.

Build your network.

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with authoritative private equity finance and operations executives.

Key sessions for finance professionals

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

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.

Networking – participate in invaluable peer-to-peer conversations with leading CFOs, COOs, and senior finance executives

Featured keynote speaker

In this keynote discussion, Matthew Breitfelder will talk about his vision for Apollo Global Management, the economic impacts facing talent management in private equity, how to identify and source back and middle office talent, and much more.

Matthew Breitfelder
Partner and Global Head of Human Capital
Apollo Global Management

Mr. Matthew Breitfelder is Partner and Global Head of Human Capital at Apollo Global Management, a high-growth alternative asset management firm. He is a member of the firm’s management committee. In this role, Matthew leads Apollo’s talent management, leadership development, diversity, equity and inclusion, learning, performance management, citizenship, compensation, benefits, and recruiting.

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2022 confirmed attendees include:

5AM Ventures
ACME Capital
Alpine Investors
American Family Ventures
Angeles Equity Partners
ARC Financial
Ashcroft Capital
B Capital Group
Backstop Solutions
Bow River Capital
Brightwood Capital Advisors
Caltius Structured Capital
Calvert Street Capital Partners
CAZ Investments
Eclipse Ventures
EIG Global Energy Partners
ElmTree Funds
Energy Impact Partners
Equilibrium
eShares
FactSet Research
FFL Partners
Francisco Partners Consulting
Freeman Spogli & Co.
Fundamental Advisors
Genesys Capital
Genstar Capital
Glynn Capital Management
Goldman Sachs
HGGC
K1 Investments
Knox Lane
Landmark Partners
Laramar Group
Linden Capital Partners
Linden Capital Partners
Mainsail Partners
Maranon Capital
MiddleGround Capital
NGP Capital
Northpond Ventures
Nosara Capital
Pacific Investment Management Company
Pantheon
Peak Rock Capital
Pfingsten Partners
Pine Brook Road Advisors
PowerPlant Partners
Prysm Capital
Qwest Investment Fund Management
Rhone Group
Rose Park Advisors
Sorenson Capital
Strattam Capital
Sumeru Equity Partners
The Cynosure Group
TMV
Transformation Capital Partners
Tribeca Venture Partners
True Wind Capital Management
Veleta Capital
VMG Partners
WestBridge Capital
White Wolf Capital

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Psilos Group

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2022 Agenda

 

Download the agenda to see the timely and relevant topics that will be covered at this year’s Forum.

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

All times are listed in Pacific Time (PDT)

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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 14th

Registration
08:00 - 08:45

Registration & Continental breakfast

PEI Welcome
08:45 - 09:00

PEI Welcome

Keynote interview
09:00 - 09:40

Keynote interview

Matthew Breitfelder, Graham Bippart

Keynote interviewee:
Matthew Breitfelder, Partner, Global Head of Human Capital, Apollo

Interviewer:
Graham Bippart, Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

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Matthew Breitfelder

Partner, Global Head of Human Capital, Apollo

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Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

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Plenary session
09:40 - 10:30

Leveraging the CFO/COO role to support the growth of the firm

Charly Kevers, Lynn Atkinson, Greg Fujii, Monica Johnson, Justin Vinci
  • Determining what needs to be done at the GP level to foster firm growth
  • How can the finance team support the business?
  • Assessing how CFOs and COOs are leveraging their time to complete internal tasks
  • Methods for getting the resources you need—money and staff
  • Assessing the evolution of the CFO role and how it overlaps with the COO
  • Providing teams with autonomy by developing a business unit approach to fund strategies
  • Best practices for leveraging outsourced providers and vendors
  • Having a seat at the table to assist with investment team conversations including DDQs, ESG, and performance
  • Examining the value of a forward-facing CFO to interact with LPs
  • Understanding LP tax sensitivities
  • Staying abreast of SEC developments and jurisdictional regulatory demands

Moderator:
Charly Kevers, Chief Financial Officer, Carta, Inc.

Panelists:
Lynn Atkinson,
Chief Operating Officer, Mainsail Partners
Greg Fujii, Chief Operating Officer, Backstop Solutions
Monica Johnson,
Operating Partner & CFO, NGP Capital
Justin Vinci, Chief Operating Officer, Fundamental Advisors, LP

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Charly Kevers

Chief Financial Officer, Carta, Inc.

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Lynn Atkinson

Chief Operating Officer, Mainsail Partners

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Greg Fujii

Chief Operating Officer, Backstop Solutions

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Monica Johnson

Operating Partner & CFO, NGP Capital

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Justin Vinci

Chief Operating Officer, Fundamental Advisors, LP

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Networking coffee break
10:30 - 11:00

Networking coffee break

Plenary sessions
11:00 - 11:50

Managing an increasingly intensive fundraise process

Lawrence Aragon, Tom Clarkson, Max Eisenberg, Jay Farber, Aaron Simkovich
  • How has CFO involvement changed since your last fundraise?
  • How have investor demands changed?
  • Managing increased LP scenario analysis and data what-if models
  • How to respond to LP scrutiny of the gross to net IRR bridge
  • Approaches for meeting LP requests for more disclosure
  • Strategies for staying ahead of the trend of more data intensive fundraises
  • What is the CFO role in revenue producing activities?
  • Utilizing placement agents to help diversify the LP base in geographies around the globe
  • Evaluating additional resources required and how to prioritize them as you scale
  • Are firms still making use of the virtual environment?
  • How do you balance face-to-face and virtual meetings?
  • Analyzing the technology needed to manage more data
  • Assessing what the fundraising and ESG conversations entail in the US vs Europe

Moderator:
Lawrence Aragon, West Coast Bureau Chief, PEI Alternative Insight

Panelists:
Tom Clarkson, Chief Operating Officer, Strattam Capital
Max Eisenberg, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Versant Ventures
Jay Farber, Head of Growth, Juniper Square
Aaron Simkovich, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Maranon Capital, L.P.

Lawrence Aragon, PEI

Lawrence Aragon

West Coast Bureau Chief, PEI Alternative Insight

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Tom Clarkson

Chief Operating Officer, Strattam Capital

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Max Eisenberg

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Versant Ventures

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Jay Farber

Head of Growth, Juniper Square

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Aaron Simkovich

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Maranon Capital, L.P.

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11:50 - 12:40

Data management and analysis to identify synergies, opportunities and risks

Marilee Shea, Rufina Adams, Ted Hill, Chaim Langer
  • Gauging the state of data management, ownership and control within your firm
  • Prioritizing governance and quality of data
  • How have firms been trying to solve today’s data problems and the outcomes?
  • Establishing a process to make data more usable without requiring considerable manual input
  • Key considerations to build out a platform
  • Tools for automating manual processes
  • Leveraging software to obtain good data in order to add curated elements
  • Making data comparisons over time—from old to new—to help the investment decision process
  • Achieving better capture and utilization of data across functions within he firm
  • Getting comfortable with the level of detail of your data
  • Using data to gain a strategic advantage

Moderator:
Marilee Shea, VP Sales, North America, Mercatus, a State Street Company

Panelists:
Rufina Adams,
Chief Financial Officer, True Wind Capital
Ted Hill, General Partner and Chief Administrative Officer, B Capital Group
Chaim Langer, Chief Operating Officer, Vintage Funds, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Marilee Shea

VP Sales, North America, Mercatus, a State Street Company

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Rufina Adams

Chief Financial Officer, True Wind Capital

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Ted Hill

General Partner and Chief Administrative Officer, B Capital Group

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Chaim Langer

Chief Operating Officer, Vintage Funds, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Networking luncheon
12:40 - 14:00

Networking luncheon

Breakout series I
14:00 - 14:50

Track A (<$2B AUM) | Implementing next-level portfolio monitoring for the collection and tracking of performance metrics

Hank Boggio, Alfred Chuang, Jamison Davis, CFA, Mike Derrick, Alexia Kalfas
  • Managing portfolio company data and measuring performance
  • Reviewing portfolio monitoring systems for metrics and reporting
  • How do resources and databases factor into your monitoring process?
  • Utilizing portfolio monitoring to analyze data and investment decisions
  • What portfolio monitoring tools allow firms to connect ESG metrics?
  • Adapting to increasing LP interest in the performance of portfolio companies
  • Capturing data in real time to become the single source of truth
  • Portfolio monitoring tools and templates that capture critical information

Moderator:
Hank Boggio, Chief Commercial Officer, Cobalt, a FactSet Company

Panelists:
Alfred Chuang,
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Kensington Capital Partners
Jamison Davis, CFA, Chief Financial Officer, Bow River Capital
Mike Derrick, Chief Financial Officer, ACME Capital
Alexia Kalfas, Chief Financial Officer, TMV

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Hank Boggio

Chief Commercial Officer, Cobalt, a FactSet Company

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Alfred Chuang

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Kensington Capital Partners

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Jamison Davis, CFA

Chief Financial Officer, Bow River Capital

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Mike Derrick

Chief Financial Officer, ACME Capital

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Alexia Kalfas

Chief Financial Officer, TMV

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14:00 - 14:50

Track B ($2B – 10B AUM) | Benchmarking valuation policy and implementation to align with the industry

Jeremy Barlow, Tanya Causgrove, Igor Rudfeld, KS Shah
  • Evaluating what’s influencing evolving valuation policies and how to maintain a consistent process
  • What is the proper structure of the valuation committee?
  • Who is on your firm’s valuation committee and does it incorporate the deal team?
  • What valuation methodologies are firms using in times of volatility?
  • Getting it right: regulatory and execution considerations in the valuation process
  • Adopting technology to help scale the valuation process
  • Assessing whether documents need to be changed from a compliance and audit perspective
  • SEC approach for firms who deviate from their valuation procedures
  • Ensuring policies and procedures are aligned with what the industry is doing
  • Is it necessary to have a formal process for backtesting?
  • How much do you outsource and when?

Moderator:
Jeremy Barlow, Head of Commercial, Diligent Equity, Diligent

Panelists:
Tanya Causgrove,
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.
Igor Rudfeld, SVP, Senior Direct Investment Controller, HarbourVest Partners
KS Shah, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, WestBridge Capital

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Jeremy Barlow

Head of Commercial, Diligent Equity, Diligent

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Tanya Causgrove

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.

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Igor Rudfeld

SVP, Senior Direct Investment Controller, HarbourVest Partners

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KS Shah

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, WestBridge Capital

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14:00 - 14:50

Track C (>$10B AUM) | Balancing the demand to hire new employees with the necessity to retain existing ones

Jen Kokko, Max Eisenberg, Marc Miele, Jon Zagrodzky
  • Strategies for retaining talent and intellectual capital within the firm
  • Conducting an analysis of compensation trends in the PE industry
  • Exploring what CFOs are using to incentivize retention other than compensation
  • Dissecting management incentive plans
  • Linking DEI and hiring initiatives to promote equal opportunities at the firm
  • Incentivizing talent to return to the office
  • In a post pandemic environment, are face-to-face encounters pivotal for developing talent?
  • Creating hybrid work arrangements with comprehensive resources, systems protocols and tools
  • Soft vs hard incentives for new and existing employees

Moderator:
Jen Kokko, Regional Manager, Insperity

Panelists:
Max Eisenberg,
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Versant Ventures
Marc Miele, Head of Fund Operations and CCO, American Family Ventures
Jon Zagrodzky, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Rhône Group

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Jen Kokko

Regional Manager, Insperity

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Max Eisenberg

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Versant Ventures

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Marc Miele

Head of Fund Operations and CCO, American Family Ventures

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Jon Zagrodzky

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Rhône Group

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Breakout series II
14:55 - 15:45

Track A (<$2B AUM) | Examining how the shifting compliance landscape will impact firm operations

Graham Bippart, Kirby Bartlett, Darilyn Olidge, Sarah Pikover
  • How will the compliance landscape change over the next few years?
  • Potential impact of SEC proposed rules on fund compliance and business processes
  • Examining the impact of Form PF amendments on fundraising and side letters
  • Reshaping how your firm is doing business in the back office
  • 2022-2023 SEC exam priorities
  • What can CFOs expect to change with exams and enforcement?
  • How might fees and expense allocations and GP clawbacks and taxes present during exams?
  • Will CFO and COO roles and responsibilities become more compliance focused?
  • What are GPs doing for advertising, staffing and allocating, and changing processes?
  • Cybersecurity rules: protecting investors and the firm
  • Effect of cybersecurity rules on PE firms and level of third-party engagement

Moderator:
Graham Bippart, Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

Panelists:
Kirby Bartlett,
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, ACME Capital
Darilyn Olidge,
Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Brightwood Capital
Sarah Pikover, Chief Compliance Officer & Director of Operations, 137 Ventures

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Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

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Kirby Bartlett

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, ACME Capital

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Darilyn Olidge

Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Brightwood Capital

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Sarah Pikover

Chief Compliance Officer & Director of Operations, 137 Ventures

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14:55 - 15:45

Track B ($2B – 10B AUM) | Mapping your firm’s technology needs to achieve a more efficient investment process

Rich Itri, Alfred Chuang, Joel Lanik, Richard Lee, CPA, Chase Paxton
  • Taking stock of the technology currently in use at the firm: commercial-off-the-shelf vs specialized
  • Evaluation of what systems are working and what’s not
  • How to handle solutions that are not synergized
  • Positioning the firm to implement technology-based platforms for every vertical of the business
  • Surveying budgeting and planning tools
  • Is building out a full cloud-based ecosystem an option?
  • Examining the best tools to leverage and synergize Excel
  • Securing top-down buy-in through incentives or drivers
  • Providing education and training for employees to take ownership of the technology adoption process
  • Lessons learned in systems implementation and for making tech platforms useful within firm

Moderator:
Rich Itri,
Chief Innovation Officer, ECI

Panelists:
Alfred Chuang,
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Kensington Capital Partners
Joel Lanik, Partner, Frontier Growth
Richard Lee,
Chief Financial Officer, The Cynosure Group
Chase Paxton, Director of Finance & Valuations, NGP Energy Capital Management

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Rich Itri

Chief Innovation Officer, ECI

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Alfred Chuang

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Kensington Capital Partners

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Joel Lanik

Partner, Frontier Growth

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Richard Lee, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, The Cynosure Group

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Chase Paxton

Director of Finance & Valuations, NGP Energy Capital Management

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14:55 - 15:45

Track C (>$10B AUM) | Directing steps to make ESG a part of the firm’s DNA

Kristin Kelly , Nora Abusitta-Ouri, Ashley McNamee, Sanaz Raczynski, Jon Samuels
  • Implementing ESG policies and procedures at the firm and portfolio company level
  • Putting a process in place to meet ESG regulatory requirements
  • How has your firm responded to investors looking to increase investments in ESG?
  • Transitioning to a portal for portfolio companies to engage with the firm
  • Emerging ESG technologies—what are firms considering for enhanced disclosure?
  • Following ILPA guidance on aggregating metrics: monitoring and tools
  • Strategies for collecting portfolio company data via comprehensive ESG questionnaires
  • Exploring opportunities to automate ESG data aggregation
  • Dealing with LP ESG sophistication, investment considerations and reporting

Moderator:
Kristin Kelly, Head of Product, Allvue

Panelists:
Nora Abusitta-Ouri,
Chief Purpose Officer & Executive Partner, Ethos Capital
Ashley McNamee,
Director of ESG, Revelstoke Capital Partners
Sanaz Raczynski,
Head of Sustainability, Kohlberg & Company
Jon Samuels
, Partner & Co-Head, Vistria

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Kristin Kelly

Head of Product, Allvue

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Nora Abusitta-Ouri

Chief Purpose Officer & Executive Partner, Ethos Capital

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Ashley McNamee

Director of ESG, Revelstoke Capital Partners

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Sanaz Raczynski

Head of Sustainability / ESG, Kohlberg and Company

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Jon Samuels

Partner & Co-Head, Vistria

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Networking coffee break
15:45 - 16:15

Networking coffee break

Plenary session
16:15 - 17:05

Reevaluating investor reporting strategy for optimal dissemination of LP information

Phil Gaeta, John Herr, Alexia Kalfas, Eric Wauthy
  • How the pandemic accelerated investor reporting technology strategy
  • Did your firm begin to use a portal and/or introduce more self-service content?
  • Reviewing operational due diligence policy with LPs
  • Are there ESG focus areas in your historical track record?
  • Where does the firm stand on the use of templates: pros, cons, opportunities and challenges?
  • Expectations and future outlook on how regulation will drive investor reporting requirements
  • Using portals to disseminate information to LPs
  • What LPs want to know about the make up of firms, hiring and talent acquisition strategy
  • How are firms using DEI information? Is it a factor for primary investment decisions?
  • Shifting toward more sophisticated portfolio reporting: have firms changed technology over the last several years?
  • Technology innovations providing more information to investment managers and LPs

Moderator:
Phil Gaeta, Senior Manager, Center for Advanced Tax Technology, RSM

Panelists:
John Herr, Chief Financial Officer, Francisco Partners
Alexia Kalfas, Chief Financial Officer, TMV
Eric Wauthy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Caltius Capital Management

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Phil Gaeta

Senior Manager, Center for Advanced Tax Technology, RSM

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John Herr

Chief Financial Officer, Francisco Partners

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Alexia Kalfas

Chief Financial Officer, TMV

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Eric Wauthy

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Caltius Capital Management

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Cocktail reception
17:05 - 18:00

Cocktail reception and end of day one

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 15th

Think tank
07:45 - 08:15

CFOs and COOs Think Tank (invite only)

Designed to facilitate candid discussion, this closed-door session for CFOs and COOs targets the issues and challenges impacting your firm. Attendees can benchmark ideas and share best practices to help you gain solutions for common concerns facing your office.

Continental breakfast
08:15 - 08:50

Continental breakfast

PEI welcome
08:50 - 08:55

PEI welcome

Plenary session
08:55 - 09:45

Taking a closer look at resourcing firm operations

Frank Anduiza, Priya Iyer , Greg Lyon, Isaiah Massey, Sarah Rogers
  • Analyzing resources: determining what the firm should insource and outsource
  • How outsourcing has changed pre and post COVID
  • Setting up an operating model and operations roadmap for fund accounting, administration and reporting
  • Essential elements for working with third-party admins and platforms
  • Identifying software to manage a fundraise in the new norm
  • Integrating software and tracking deal flow
  • LP communications: what information are you sharing along the way and is it curated?
  • What’s needed for effective data and ESG strategy collection from portfolio companies?
  • Examining the value firms are placing on standardizing various technologies
  • Choosing and managing service providers in a post COVID world
  • Treating outsourced staff as part of your team
  • Driving firm efficiency by focusing on volume: funds, investors, tax returns, audits, etc.
  • Figuring out how to put data in a single-entry point portfolio monitoring tool to save time and reduce error
  • Tracing the root cause of operational errors

Moderator:
Frank Anduiza, EVP, Head of Private Fund Sales, Ultimus LeverPoint

Panelists:
Priya Iyer,
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Concertiv
Greg Lyon,
Operating Partner and CFO, Eclipse Ventures
Isaiah Massey, Managing Director – Chief Financial Officer, CAZ Investments LP
Sarah Rogers, Partner – COO & CCO, Glynn Capital

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Frank Anduiza

EVP, Head of Private Fund Sales, Ultimus LeverPoint

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Priya Iyer

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Concertiv

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Greg Lyon

Operating Partner and CFO, Eclipse Ventures

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Isaiah Massey

Managing Director – Chief Financial Officer, CAZ Investments LP

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Sarah Rogers

Partner – COO & CCO, Glynn Capital

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Think tanks I
09:50 - 10:40

Track A (<$5BAUM) | What’s keeping CFOs and COOs up at night?

Patty Nykodym
  • What are the top issues causing concern for today’s finance and operations executives?
  • International conflicts impact on private equity
  • Cybersecurity, compliance, and changing SEC regulation
  • What areas of concern could potentially bring any firm to its knees?
  • Putting good controls in place at the firm
  • Bolstering the relationship between finance and fundraising and IR

Facilitator:
Patty Nykodym,
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, FFL Partners

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Patty Nykodym

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, FFL Partners

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09:50 - 10:40

Track B (>$6BAUM) | What’s keeping CFOs and COOs up at night?

Dorothy Walter
  • What are the top issues causing concern for today’s finance and operations executives?
  • International conflicts impact on private equity
  • Cybersecurity, compliance, and changing SEC regulation
  • What areas of concern could potentially bring any firm to its knees?
  • Putting good controls in place at the firm
  • Bolstering the relationship between finance and fundraising and IR

Facilitator:
Dorothy Walter,
Chief Financial Officer, Alpine Investors

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Dorothy Walter

Chief Financial Officer, Alpine Investors

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Networking coffee break
10:40 - 11:10

Networking coffee break

Plenary sessions
11:10 - 12:00

Waterfall calculations and carried interest allocations

David Ludwig, Terry Elizabeth Cheyney, Randy Randleman, Lance Taylor
  • Has PE industry sentiment on carried interest changed?
  • Eligible for carry: how carry is allocated, attributed and used to incentivize
  • What is considered market for carry allocations?
  • Evaluating waterfall calculation and carried interest tools to help with predictive work
  • How do you make sure individuals are incentivized if it’s European carry?
  • Tax legislation and carry—what is on the horizon?
  • Methods for tethering carry to performance
  • Tying carry to impact: why some GPs are including it in their documents
  • How do the firm founders spread carry more evenly?
  • Methods for continuing to reward and spread parity across senior leadership who’ve been with the firm since day one
  • Communicating carry in a more effective manner to participants
  • Succession planning: managing departing partners and incentivizing new leadership with the tools you have
  • Exploring opportunities for the middle office and executive corporate leadership to participate in the carry
  • Is the adoption of phantom carry becoming prevalent at firms?

Moderator:
David Ludwig, Regional Director – Americas, EWM Global

Panelists:
Terry Elizabeth Cheyney,
Chief Financial Officer, Tribeca Venture Partners
Randy Randleman, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sumeru Equity Partners
Lance Taylor, Partner and Chief Financial Officer, HGGC

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David Ludwig

Regional Director – Americas, EWM Global

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Terry Elizabeth Cheyney

Chief Financial Officer, Tribeca Venture Partners

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Randy Randleman

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sumeru Equity Partners

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Lance Taylor

Partner and Chief Financial Officer, HGGC

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12:00 - 12:50

How are firms adapting and improving programs to address ongoing cyber threats?

Simon Eyre, Rebecca Lucia, Mike Martinez
  • Where does cyber risk rank in the top challenges firms are facing today?
  • Analyzing cybersecurity policies and risk mitigation
  • Putting cyber measures in place to prepare for increasing risks at the firm and portfolio companies
  • Working with cybersecurity and IT process and control to ensure consistency across the portfolio
  • Beyond the data: protecting infrastructure and preventing disruption
  • Revisiting cybersecurity and email standards LP investor portal logins, PDF attachments, password-protected PDFs, email encryption, etc.
  • Importance of performing third-party due diligence when relinquishing control for outsourced cybersecurity

Moderator:
Simon Eyre, Chief Information Security Officer, Drawbridge

Panelists:
Annie Chau, Chief Operating & Compliance Officer, Angeles Equity
Rebecca Lucia, Partner, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, 5AM Ventures
Mike Martinez, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Pine Brook Partners

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Simon Eyre

Chief Information Security Officer, Drawbridge

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Rebecca Lucia

Partner, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, 5AM Ventures

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Mike Martinez

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Pine Brook Partners

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Luncheon and end of conference
12:50 - 13:50

Luncheon and end of conference

2022 Speakers

For speaking opportunities, contact Nikki Gale at nikki.g@peimedia.com or call +1 646 970 3813.

Nora Abusitta-Ouri

Chief Purpose Officer & Executive Partner, Ethos Capital

Nora oversees the development and execution of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for Ethos Capital and the companies in which it invests. Previously, she has held various positions at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names a… Read full bio

Rufina Adams

Chief Financial Officer, True Wind Capital

Rufina Adams is the Chief Financial Officer of True Wind Capital, a San Francisco based private investment firm focused on transforming lower middle market technology and tech-enabled companies. Since joining True Wind in 2015, her remit and responsi… Read full bio

Frank Anduiza

EVP, Head of Private Fund Sales, Ultimus LeverPoint

As Executive Vice President, Head of Private Fund Sales, Frank is responsible for growing the private fund administration business and overseeing the private fund business development team at Ultimus LeverPoint. He develops the sales and market strat… Read full bio
Lawrence Aragon, PEI

Lawrence Aragon

West Coast Bureau Chief, PEI Alternative Insight

Lawrence Aragon is an award-winning business journalist who writes about venture capital and private equity. As West Coast Bureau Chief, he is one of PEI’s senior editorial decision-makers and works closely with the Editorial Director US, the Group E… Read full bio

Lynn Atkinson

Chief Operating Officer, Mainsail Partners

Lynn works with Mainsail’s partners to manage the firm, including strategy, culture and team development, business and resource planning and the optimization of internal systems and processes, with the goal of maximizing the value the firm provides t… Read full bio

Jeremy Barlow

Head of Commercial, Diligent Equity, Diligent

Jeremy leads the commercial team for Diligent Equity, which simplifies equity and portfolio management for venture capital, private equity, start-ups, and service providers. Diligent is the largest governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS provider,… Read full bio

Kirby Bartlett

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, ACME Capital

Kirby Bartlett is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for ACME. He previously held a similar role at Bay City Capital, a venture capital firm that raised eight venture capital funds representing $1.6 billion in capital commitment… Read full bio

Graham Bippart

Editor, Private Funds CFO, Private Equity International

Graham Bippart is editor of Private Funds CFO, an online and monthly print intelligence source focusing on best practices for private funds finance and accounting professionals. Graham has covered a broad range of financial markets in the US and Euro… Read full bio

Hank Boggio

Chief Commercial Officer, Cobalt, a FactSet Company

Hank is responsible for leading Cobalt, a FactSet Company’s commercial activities along with managing the firm’s sales, marketing and business development initiatives. He has more than 30 years of experience driving rapid growth and profitability for… Read full bio

Matthew Breitfelder

Partner, Global Head of Human Capital, Apollo

Matt Breitfelder is Partner and Global Head of Human Capital at Apollo Global Management, a high-growth alternative asset management firm. He is a member of the firm’s management committee. In this role, Matt leads Apollo’s talent management, leaders… Read full bio

Tanya Causgrove

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.

Tanya Causgrove is the Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director at ARC Financial Corp. As a member of ARC’s Executive Committee, Tanya is responsible for oversight of the firm’s strategic and operating plans in addition to finance and risk manag… Read full bio

Terry Elizabeth Cheyney

Chief Financial Officer, Tribeca Venture Partners

Terry Cheyney is a seasoned finance professional with more than 26 years of finance and accounting experience. She is the Chief Financial Officer of Tribeca Venture Partners (TVP), a NYC-based early-stage venture capital fund, where she oversees the… Read full bio

Alfred Chuang

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Kensington Capital Partners

Alfred is the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Kensington and is responsible for finance and operations, including valuations, audit and assurance, and financial planning and strategy. Alfred has led global teams in areas of investmen… Read full bio

Tom Clarkson

Chief Operating Officer, Strattam Capital

Tom Clarkson joined Strattam in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Tom leads the firm's capital formation efforts and overseas all internal operations for the firm. Previously, Tom held investor relations and business development roles wi… Read full bio

Jamison Davis, CFA

Chief Financial Officer, Bow River Capital

Jamison "Jamie" Davis is Chief Financial Officer at Bow River Capital. He has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining Bow River Capital, Jamie was Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at SFC Energy Partn… Read full bio

Mike Derrick

Chief Financial Officer, ACME Capital

Mike Derrick is the Chief Financial Officer for ACME. Prior to ACME, Mike served as CFO at Sherpa Capital. He previously held a similar role Trident Capital which, together with spin-out funds Sunstone Partners and ForgePoint Capital, managed active… Read full bio

Max Eisenberg

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Versant Ventures

Max has over a decade of experience in venture capital ranging from operations, compliance, investor relations, people management, finance, and legal. As Versant’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, based in San Francisco, Max has direct re… Read full bio

Simon Eyre

Chief Information Security Officer, Drawbridge

Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer at Drawbridge. He is a leader and frequent public speaker on all aspects of Cybersecurity with a particular focus on the Alternative Investment Markets. Simon brings more than 20 years of deep… Read full bio

Jay Farber

Head of Growth, Juniper Square

Jay Farber is Head of Growth at Juniper Square, a venture-backed technology company providing fund management software and administration services to more than 1,700 GPs with over $2.0T in assets under management. Jay is also a Venture Partner at F-P… Read full bio

Greg Fujii

Chief Operating Officer, Backstop Solutions

With more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Greg Fujii serves as the COO at Backstop. Before his appointment in 2019, Greg joined Backstop in 2017 to lead the Company's Professional Services Group. Having used and implem… Read full bio

Phil Gaeta

Senior Manager, Center for Advanced Tax Technology, RSM

Phil is a member of RSM’s Center for Advanced Tax Technology practice primarily focused on the development and implementation of PartnerSight, RSM’s enterprise tax allocation, tiering, and reporting platform. He has over 15 years of industry experien… Read full bio

John Herr

Chief Financial Officer, Francisco Partners

John Herr is the Chief Financial Officer of Francisco Partners, responsible for all finance, accounting and tax matters for the firm and its private equity funds. Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2009, John was the Controller and Chief Complian… Read full bio

Rich Itri

Chief Innovation Officer, ECI

Rich Itri is a Senior Vice President of Professional Services (CIO Advisory) at Eze Castle Integration. Rich has over 22 years of IT executive experience, spending his entire career managing IT within the financial services industry. Prior to joining… Read full bio

Ted Hill

General Partner and Chief Administrative Officer, B Capital Group

Ted Hill is a General Partner at B Capital with the joint role of Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas. He is responsible for leading the talented teams in Finance, Legal, Technology, and the Executive Program Mana… Read full bio

Priya Iyer

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Concertiv

Priya is a proven, high-growth entrepreneurial CEO with demonstrated success in scaling industry leading SaaS software platforms and delivering exceptional stakeholder value. She was awarded New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014; ranked on the… Read full bio

Monica Johnson

Operating Partner & CFO, NGP Capital

Monica is the Chief Financial Officer of NGP Capital and brings over 25 years of financial experience to the role. Most recently, Monica spent two years providing CFO services to a range of ecommerce, SaaS and Digital Health startups. Prior to that,… Read full bio

Alexia Kalfas

Chief Financial Officer, TMV

Alexia is the Chief Financial Officer at TMV, an early-stage venture firm headquartered in New York City. She has over 20 years of demonstrated expertise in private equity, venture capital and investment banking, with a proven track record of buildin… Read full bio

Kristin Kelly

Head of Product, Allvue

Kristin Kelly serves as the Head of Product for Allvue Systems. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial technology industry and has led numerous firms through new product deployments from design to delivery. Prior to joining Allvue,… Read full bio

Charly Kevers

Chief Financial Officer, Carta, Inc.

Charly Kevers is the Chief Financial Officer at Carta, a company revolutionizing the way founders, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership. As CFO at Carta, Charly is responsible for leading cross-functional teams overseeing finance, acc… Read full bio

Jen Kokko

Regional Manager, Insperity

Jen Kokko began with Insperity over 14 years ago as a Business Performance Advisor, where she worked in advising small and mid-sized businesses on reducing their employer related risks and finding solutions to enhance their HR infrastructure. She the… Read full bio

Chaim Langer

Chief Operating Officer, Vintage Funds, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Chaim Langer is a vice president and the Chief Operating Officer for the Goldman Sachs Vintage Funds, based in New York. Previously, he was a member of the Risk Management & Analytics team within the Alternative Investments & Manager Selectio… Read full bio

Joel Lanik

Partner, Frontier Growth

Joel Lanik, Partner at Frontier Growth, joined the team in 2000 as part of the Fund I investment team. Mr. Lanik leads Frontier’s operating partner initiatives, portfolio performance, as well as fundraising. Mr. Lanik is also a member of the firm’s I… Read full bio

Richard Lee, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, The Cynosure Group

Richard Lee joined The Cynosure Group in 2016 and is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Richard has been instrumental in developing Cynosure’s operations and reporting as the firm has grown from approximately $250 million of Asset Under Management w… Read full bio

Rebecca Lucia

Partner, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, 5AM Ventures

Rebecca Lucia serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Partner at 5AM Ventures. Ms. Lucia has over 25 years of experience in venture capital, finance, and the life sciences industry. She previously served as CFO for Prospec… Read full bio

David Ludwig

Regional Director – Americas, EWM Global

Dave Ludwig is a Regional Director for EWM Global based in McKinney, TX. He specializes in incentive compensation services for banks, asset managers and private capital firms in the central and western US. Dave brings a wealth of experience in privat… Read full bio

Greg Lyon

Operating Partner and CFO, Eclipse Ventures

Greg is Operating Partner & CFO at Eclipse Ventures, where he oversees all aspects of finance, investment reporting & monitoring, operational, compliance, accounting, and human resource functions at Eclipse and is also involved in fundraising… Read full bio

Mike Martinez

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Pine Brook Partners

Michael Martinez is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Pine Brook Partners. He also sits on the firm’s Management Committee. Michael is responsible for the firm’s operations, including investor relations, legal, information technology… 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

Ashley McNamee

Director of ESG, Revelstoke Capital Partners

Ashley McNamee is the Director of ESG at Revelstoke Capital Partners. Prior to joining Revelstoke, Ms. McNamee founded Alvarez & Marsal’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Services practice in Denver. Prior to A&M, she was the foundi… Read full bio

Marc Miele

Head of Fund Operations and CCO, American Family Ventures

Marc leads AmFam Ventures non-investment activities including finance, operations, technology, investor relations and compliance. In addition, Marc leads all the firm HR activities including performance management, compensation design and recruitment… Read full bio

Patty Nykodym

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, FFL Partners

Patty Nykodym joined FFL as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and was also appointed Chief Compliance Officer in 2011. Patty manages all aspects of FFL’s accounting, tax, financial management, and oversees reporting legal and regulatory compliance func… Read full bio

Darilyn Olidge

Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Brightwood Capital

Darilyn Olidge is a Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Brightwood. Ms. Olidge also serves on the Executive Committee. Ms. Olidge’ s responsibilities at Brightwood include providing strategic legal advice to the firm, setting and… Read full bio

Chase Paxton

Director of Finance & Valuations, NGP Energy Capital Management

Mr. Paxton joined NGP in 2013 and serves as the Director of Finance & Valuations. In his role, Mr. Paxton has a leading role in several areas of the firm’s operations including investor, financial, and management company reporting, portfolio inve… Read full bio

Sarah Pikover

Chief Compliance Officer & Director of Operations, 137 Ventures

Sarah is the Chief Compliance Officer & Director of Operations at 137 Ventures. Previously, she was the Director of Compliance at TriLinc Global, LLC, an Assistant Vice President at Cordium (Acquired by ACA Group), and a Senior Compliance Consult… Read full bio

Sanaz Raczynski

Head of Sustainability / ESG, Kohlberg and Company

Sanaz Raczynski is a Managing Director and Head of Sustainability at Kohlberg. Sanaz is an active participant on Kohlberg’s investment team, reporting to the Chief Investment Officer. She sets the sustainability strategy and drives the implementation… Read full bio

Randy Randleman

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sumeru Equity Partners

Randy Randleman is a co-founder, general partner and managing director / Chief Operating Officer of Sumeru Equity Partners. He sits on the firm’s Investment Committee and leads the Portfolio Operations team that drives value creation activity in the… Read full bio

Sarah Rogers

Partner – COO & CCO, Glynn Capital

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Igor Rudfeld

SVP, Senior Direct Investment Controller, HarbourVest Partners

Igor Rudfeld joined HarbourVest’s accounting team in 1997 and became a direct investment controller in 2007. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the reporting and valuation of direct investments and co-investments. Igor is also involved in a r… Read full bio

Jon Samuels

Partner & Co-Head, Vistria

Jon Samuels is a Partner and Co-Head of the Vistria Portfolio Resources Group, a Chicago-based next generation private investment firm that operates at the intersection of purpose and profit, with a focus on the healthcare, education and financial se… Read full bio

KS Shah

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, WestBridge Capital

Kshitij ("KS") Shah, the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of WestBridge Capital, is based out of Silicon Valley. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. KS formerly served as Managing Director - Fina… Read full bio

Marilee Shea

VP Sales, North America, Mercatus, a State Street Company

Marilee Shea is Vice President of Sales in North America for Mercatus, a State Street company. With offices around the globe, Mercatus partners with leaders in the private markets to transform their investment data into meaningful outcomes for scalab… Read full bio

Aaron Simkovich

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Maranon Capital, L.P.

Aaron Simkovich is a Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer of Maranon Capital L.P. and leads the accounting function and is responsible for managing external audits, loan operations, financial analysis and reporting. Prior to joining Mara… Read full bio

Lance Taylor

Partner and Chief Financial Officer, HGGC

Lance leads the Firm’s finance and accounting operations, provides leadership over the Firm’s human capital efforts and is involved in the day-to-day management of the Firm’s operations. Lance is a member of HGGC’s Management Committee and Valuation… Read full bio

Justin Vinci

Chief Operating Officer, Fundamental Advisors, LP

Justin Vinci is the Chief Operating Officer at Fundamental and a member of the Senior Management Team. Mr. Vinci oversees Fundamental’s Financial Control Group with responsibility for the firm’s financial management, accounting, financial and tax rep… Read full bio

Dorothy Walter

Chief Financial Officer, Alpine Investors

Dorothy is Chief Financial Officer at Alpine Investors, an $8bn AUM middle market private equity firm headquartered in San Francisco. Dorothy runs fund and management company accounting, capital markets, legal, compliance, ESG, fundraising project ma… Read full bio

Eric Wauthy

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Caltius Capital Management

Eric oversees all aspects of financial operations, accounting and financial reporting, taxes, investor relations and reporting, information technology, SEC and SBA compliance, and human resources for Caltius Capital Management and its funds. Prior to… Read full bio

Jon Zagrodzky

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Rhône Group

Jon E. Zagrodzky is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Rhône Group, LLC, a middle market private equity firm, where he is responsible for finance, accounting, operations, human resources, administration, information technology… Read full bio

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