Redefining the private equity CFO & COO role

As roles continue to evolve and responsibilities increase, private equity CFOs and COOs are charged with ensuring the firm’s finance and operations strategies are sound, up-to-date and compliant.

Whether you’re a seasoned finance and operating professional or new to the role, the CFOs & COOs Forum 2020 has been customized for you. No other industry-wide gathering exists for this community to explore how best to add value to the GP-LP partnership.

Join 600+ C-suite executives from the private equity and venture capital community at the Forum on January 22-23 to acquire strategic approaches for enhancing operating efficiency.

  • Join CFOs and COOs from large, mid-sized, small and start-up firms attending to influence the discourse on the current state of private equity.
  • COOs interested in how back office systems are evolving, will garner valuable perspective on process and procedure.
  • A diverse speaker faculty will provide expertise and highlight key methodologies for managing LP/GP relations, performance calculations, data management, fundraisingco-investing and more.
  • An examination of new tax legislation and developments in structuring and how it impacts firms’ financial and tax reporting.

Keynote speakers

Carl Thoma
Founder and Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo

Brien P. Smith
Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
Chief Operating Officer, Neuberger Berman Private Equity Division


William H. Hinman
Director, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Why you should attend the 2020 Forum


Get the key information guaranteed to impact financial processes and practices within your firm, at the largest annual gathering of private equity CFOs.


Gain unparalleled insight into operations opportunities, including identifying how to support improvements to the investment process at your firm.

Mid-Market Firms

Obtain the industry insights, best practices and proven solutions that have steered mid-market firms to redefine processes and drive their business forward.

PEI 300

Engage in timely discourse with the world’s foremost private equity firms, influential finance and operations executives, and decision makers in PE.

2020 Advisory Board Members

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Download the preliminary brochure

Download your copy of the preliminary brochure to see confirmed keynotes, featured speakers, agenda highlights and a sample of past attendees for the CFOs & COOs Forum, the definitive gathering to meet C-level finance and operations executives within private equity firms.

Last year's attendees included:

Aberdeen Asset Management
ACON Investments
Advent International Corporation
AE Industrial Partners
Alcion Ventures
Altaris Capital Partners
Ares Management
Arlington Capital Partners
Atlas Holdings
Atlas Merchant Capital
Audax Group
Audax Private Debt
Berkshire Partners
Bernhard Capital Partners
Bregal Investments
Brookfield Asset Management – Private Funds Group
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Capital Partners
The Carlyle Group
Carnelian Energy Capital
Center Rock Capital Partners
Charlesbank Capital Partners
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Cloverlay Partners
Comvest Partners
Crestview Partners
Dallas Police and Fire Pension System
Delos Capital
Dyal Capital Partners
EnCap Investments
Fengate Real Asset Investments
FFL Partners
Five Point Capital Partners
Francisco Partners
Fundamental Advisors
General Atlantic
Gennx360 Capital Partners
GI Partners
Global Infrastructure Partners
Glouston Capital Partners
Goldman Sachs
Great Hill Partners
GTIS Partners
Halstatt Real Estate Partners
Hamilton Lane
Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company
Hastings Equity Partners
HCI Equity Partners
IFC Asset Management Company
Insight Equity
Insight Venture Partners
Intishar for Tourist Patches
INTS Company
Ion Pacific
JMI Equity
Juggernaut Capital Partners
Kainos Capital
Kohlberg & Company
KPS Capital Partners
L Catterton
Leerink Capital Partners
Leonard Green & Partners
Lexington Partners
LightBay Capital
LLR Equity Partners
Lovell Minnick Partners
Madryn Asset Management
MCR Investors
The Meridian Group
Merlin Nexus
Nautic Partners
New Harbor Capital
New Heritage Capital
Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko
Omega Funds
Orix Capital Partners
Pamlico Capital
Parthenon Capital Partners
Patria Investments
Pearl Energy Investments
Pfingsten Partners
PPC Partners
Promus Holdings
Prostar Capital
Providence Equity Partners
Pt Capital
Quantum Energy Partners
Roark Capital Group
Rockland Capital
SFW Capital Partners
Shorehill Capital
Siguler Guff & Company
Snow Phipps Group
Spruce House Capital
Starr Investment Holdings
Starwood Energy Group
Tailwater Capital
Thoma Bravo
TowerBrook Capital Partners
TPG Capital
Trilantic Capital Partners
Trive Capital
Varde Partners
Veritas Capital
Vista Equity Partners
Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
Willowridge Partners
Winona Capital Management
York Capital Management

What our attendees say about the Forum

James Crossen

Managing Director, Finance, Apollo Global Management

The top conference I have attended. Very relevant topics, a great cast of characters and a diverse group of firms represented.

Kristine O'Connor

Managing Director and CFO, Franklin Park

The Forum is consistently the best conference for finance professionals in the private equity industry! The event offers meaningful content, knowledgeable speak…

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Shant Mardirossian

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Kohlberg & Company

A must attend conference for me. Plan to expand to other members of the Finance team.

Forum agenda

View each tab below to explore the 2020 agenda featuring insightful breakouts, panel discussions, working groups and networking opportunities for the leaders in finance and operations.

You can also download the CFOs & COOs Forum agenda here.

For speaking opportunities, contact Shamara Ray at

Day 1 Day 2
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Day 1 - Wednesday 22nd

Plenary session
07:45 - 08:30

Registration – continental breakfast

08:30 - 08:40

PEI welcome & chair’s introduction

08:40 - 08:45

Chair’s welcome

08:45 - 09:30

Keynote interview

09:30 - 10:30

7th annual global CFO and COO benchmarking survey results

In this session, we will review the results of the seventh annual survey of CFOs and COOs from across the globe. We’ve collected extensive data on people, processes, and planning for the future. The insight gained from the survey will provide the foundation for a robust discussion by an esteemed panel of CFOs and COOs representing a broad spectrum of private funds.

10:30 - 11:00

Networking coffee break

Think tanks
11:00 - 12:00

Taking a deep dive on fundraising strategies - GPs only

  • Fundraising terms: is there room for creativity?
  • Has intensity and level of operational due diligence been front and center in your fundraising process?
  • Are you doing ILPA DDQs?
  • Examining what’s market and what isn’t
  • Length of fund extensions
  • Prioritizing which investor goes where when a firm has multiple funds in the market at the same time
  • LP expectations regarding co-investment
  • How do emerging manager programs fit into fundraising?
  • Importance of ESG to investors
  • Pros and cons of utilizing placement agents
  • Technological applications making fundraising more efficient
11:00 - 12:00

Cash management strategies and the use of LOCs - GPs only

  • Assessing effective cash management strategies
  • Use of lines of credit and its impact on performance
  • Impact of interest rates on temporary cash investments
  • What level of risk is acceptable?
  • What are firms putting in LPA?
11:00 - 12:00

Attracting and retaining finance professionals - GPs only

  • The challenge of attracting top talent
  • Exploring terms of compensation
  • Are recruitment challenges attributable to finding qualified candidates or dollars and cents?
  • How and where firms are recruiting entry level staff? Are you hiring direct from university?
  • Cost benefit of outsourcing as a way to leverage your staff
  • Considering more functional / career operational candidates vs. just hiring generalists from public accounting
  • Best practices for retaining talented professionals
  • Does your firm ascribe to planned attrition?
  • Compensating the back office: base, bonus and carry pool
  • How do you keep employees happy?
  • Understanding and working with millennials
11:00 - 12:00

CFO contribution to the strategic growth of the PE firm - GPs only

  • How are CFOs involved in the decisions of the firm—levels of involvement?
  • Interfacing with partners to strategize on growth initiatives
  • Managing the firm’s capital strategies
  • CFO involvement in new fund initiatives
  • Scaling the enterprise-methods to address growth, scaling up, etc.
  • Identifying the right tech solutions to help your business grow
11:00 - 12:00

GP perspectives: ensuring third-party due diligence - Service Providers only

  • Determining what to outsource
  • Establishing exactly what you need from a third-party provider
  • Mitigating the risk associated with the use of third-party vendors
  • Managing the responsibilities of the firm and deliverables of service providers
  • Practical approaches to ensure your due diligence is memorialized
Networking luncheon
12:00 - 13:30

Networking luncheon

Breakout sessions
13:30 - 14:20

Track A | Staying ahead of investor reporting

  • Role of GIPS reporting in PE
  • Are firms planning to adopt GIPS 2020?
  • ILPA standards
  • Legislative perspective on reporting
  • How to work within your investor base
  • Reporting requirements that arise during the fundraising process
  • Emerging portals for investor reporting
  • Ensuring the security of data
  • Are GPs getting ahead of the curve to follow GIPS and will there be a standard way of calculating performance?
  • What percentage of GPs have claimed GIPS compliance in their disclosures?
13:30 - 14:20

Track B | Revamping ESG policies

  • Why investors care about ESG so much
  • Steps for putting an ESG policy in place
  • An examination of the current level of ESG diligence
  • Assessing ESG from an investor relations standpoint
  • Foreign LP expectations for ESG
  • Documenting your efforts and formally making ESG a part of the policy
  • Compliance considerations for ESG
  • Implementing more in-depth monitoring of portfolio companies
  • How to approach and deal with the growth in ESG as sponsors continue to fundraise
  • How do you implement ESG at the firm level and all portfolio companies?
  • How do you track ESG policy and progress?
  • Creating reporting metrics investors want to see regarding portfolio companies
13:30 - 14:20

Track C | PEI 300—views from the top

  • Fundraising challenges, opportunities and future direction of the industry
  • Demands from LPs: the latest requests becoming common practice
  • Providing multiple strategies for diverse investment options
  • Growing product offerings to meet evolving LP needs
13:30 - 14:20

Track D | COO role in building an investment process

  • Key considerations for launching a fund
  • Building out the process
  • Creating an investment pipeline
  • Required systems and controls
  • Working with the investment team on compensation, direction of the firm and culture
  • Spending more time on the front facing LP issues
  • How to decide when to launch a new or shut down a fund
13:30 - 14:20

Technology Spotlight

Discover new automated solutions firms are implementing to address challenges and the best technology to help with accounting, transparency, reporting and more.

Breakout sessions
14:25 - 15:15

Track A | Exploring opportunities in a maturing secondary market

  • Factors driving growth in fund restructuring
  • Taking the firm and fund through the secondary process
  • Making the process more streamlined – lessons learned
  • Addressing conflicts
  • LP appetite for making commitments in secondary funds
  • Dollars raised in 2018 vs 2019 and expectations for 2020
  • Secondary market valuations
  • Identifying pain points in the secondary process
14:25 - 15:15

Track B | Embarking on diversity and inclusion across the spectrum

  • Identifying shortcomings in the organization on the diversity and inclusion front
  • Do you have a diverse management team?
  • Have you implemented processes to increase the number of women and minorities at your firm?
  • Common questions LPs ask when completing DDQs
  • What information are LPs demanding about diversity at the firm?
  • Practical strategies to improve diversity
  • Exploring the option of hiring junior talent to address diversity challenges
  • One year later: what have you done within your firm?
14:25 - 15:15

Track C | Examining the macro tax environment

  • Impact of tax regulations on PE
  • Are there structures that enable partners to take carry within the first 3 years of the company?
  • How is tax reporting different from GAAP reporting?
  • Ensuring the waterfall takes tax into account
  • New partnership audit rules
  • Questions you should be asking your tax advisor
  • Pitfalls you may encounter and ways to avoid them
  • Legislative updates
  • When do you use estimates?
  • Taking a deep dive on new regulations: management fee and carried interest waivers
  • Tax compliance best practices
14:25 - 15:15

Track D | COO toolkit for operational efficiency

  • Providing investors with the amount of transparency and custom reporting they seek
  • Strategies to meet goals faster, cheaper and more efficiently
  • Time management training for employees
  • Providing investors with access to information earlier
  • Ensuring your infrastructure and technology is set up for efficiency
  • Are you ready for single and aggregated views of data across deals, investments, funds and strategies?
  • Is outsourcing the answer?
  • Can fund administrators build the systems you need?
  • Responding to the push on how you service your investors
  • Best practices to set expectations with investors
14:25 - 15:15

Track E | Technology spotlight

Discover new automated solutions firms are implementing to address challenges and the best technology to help with accounting, transparency, reporting and more.

Plenary sessions
15:15 - 15:45

Networking coffee break

15:45 - 16:35

The 2020 rundown: an interactive analysis of hot topics in private equity

  • Technology innovation and data analytics
  • Operational due diligence and best practices to meet investor demands
  • Implementing cybersecurity measures to protect investor information
  • ILPA guidelines and reporting
16:35 - 17:20

Keynote interview

17:20 - 18:20

Cocktail reception and end of day one


Day 2 - Thursday 23rd

Think Tanks (invite only)
07:45 - 09:00

CFOs and COOs think tank

07:45 - 09:00

CCOs think tank

07:45 - 09:00

Senior finance executive think tank

Plenary session
08:15 - 09:10

Continental breakfast

09:10 - 09:15

Chair’s opening remarks

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote interview

10:00 - 11:00

LP perspectives: driving value for investors

  • What do LPs look for when evaluating fund managers and the typical timetable needed?
  • How LPs are investing capital
  • What type of performance are LPs seeking?
  • What do LPs do with all the data received from GPs?
  • What practices are LPs using to harness data and analytics?
  • Assessing the technology LPs use to analyze GPs
  • What GPs should be doing to create value for LPs
  • LP viewpoint on lines of credit and the impact on IRRs
11:00 - 11:30

Networking coffee break

11:30 - 12:15

Track A | Reexamining data management strategy and implementation

  • More than just monitoring: are you doing more with data?
  • Using data analytics to drive investment decisions
  • Benchmarking across portfolios via diligence and useful tools
  • Does data management reside with the CFO, COO or Operating Partner group?
  • How to gather, validate and archive data over time
  • Developing a long-term data management strategy
  • Leveraging data for improving decision making
  • Pain points of PE industry maturation and data management
11:30 - 12:15

Track B | Global PE: operating issues and management implications

  • Examining the globalization of PE and expansion of management companies
  • Trends in international fundraising—the do’s & don’ts
  • Conducting an AIFMD compliance review
  • How firms are contending with GDPR, CCPA, compiling and managing customer data
  • How the BEPS rules and action plan are impacting funds
  • Global trends in outsourcing
  • Does the consolidation of the global fund administration industry benefit managers?
11:30 - 12:15

Track C | The future firm—founder carry, retirement and succession planning

  • How are firms handling succession? At smaller firms?
  • Outlining the succession process of the firm
  • Creating a more democratic process as you grow your number of funds
  • Future forward: bringing the junior partners and principals into the conversation
  • Succession planning when partners have been at the firm since its inception
  • What do you do when the existing leadership wants to retain control?
  • Importance of having a more collaborative role
  • Preparing to turn over more decision-making
  • LP expectations for the next generation
  • Evolution of the firm: building the infrastructure to run the management company as a more professional business
11:30 - 12:15

Track D | Adopting a compliance culture across the firm

  • Tone at the top: firm leadership perspectives on compliance
  • Best practices and practical approaches for balancing business needs with compliance obligations
  • Implementing strategies to fix processes you’ve been doing incorrectly for years
  • SEC 2020 priorities and focus areas
  • What your compliance team needs to know and implement in your program
  • Conflicts of interest
11:30 - 13:10

PEI 100 roundup

Designed for PEI 100 CFOs and COOs, the PEI 100 Roundup will engage leading finance and operations executives in an interactive dialogue on the issues specifically affecting the largest PE firms.

  • Expanding into new product lines
  • Launching a new fund strategy
  • Is expansion-through-acquisition on your firm’s horizon?
  • Achieving stable AUM growth
  • Publicly-traded GPs – the benefits and disadvantages
11:30 - 13:10

Controller roundup

Developed for PE Controllers, the Controller Roundup will advance strategic discussion and provide financial tools and insight beneficial for the next generation of CFOs.

  • What is today’s definition and role of the controller?
  • Adroitly running your payment operation system
  • Updating systems, processes and the general ledger
  • Employing effective tactics for data manipulation
  • How do you keep a controller engaged?
  • State of the industry: is it static and impacting the amount of job turn over?
  • Opportunities for advancement when the CFO isn’t planning to leave in the near future
  • Process for reviewing and revising budgets throughout the year
  • Employing benchmarks or external metrics
  • What is the best way to maintain records for SEC/auditors/tax team?
Working Groups
12:20 - 13:10

Working group A | Technology integration of the front, middle and back office

  • Where are the most important areas to ensure you have integration?
  • Is there technology to accommodate the integration of investor communication, performance reporting, managing LP relationships and data management
  • Bringing your back office into the future
  • Assessing what investments have been made in the front, mid and back office
  • How are you tracking your interaction?
  • Identifying and managing risk
  • Best practices for gaining more access to data
  • A closer look at what’s available in advanced technology: treasury management, software robotics, data warehousing and dashboard reporting
  • What technology has achieved in the management reporting and trend management of workflow
12:20 - 13:10

Working group B | Valuation strategy and guidelines

  • Valuation metrics
  • Ensuring you have real time data to calculate valuation and satisfy auditors
  • How reliant have firms been on valuation software?
  • Growing demand for third-party valuations
  • Alternative approaches for GPs not using a third-party
  • Are you providing LPs with the opportunity to request an independent check?
  • Takeaways from AICPA’s Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and
  • Other Investment Companies
  • The broad picture: surveying the different valuation methods
  • Garnering perspective from the LP
  • How much do LPs care about interim values vs exit values?
  • Do LPs think GPs are being overly conservative concerning write-downs and markups on expected sales?
  • Adopting software for valuation
12:20 - 13:10

Working group C | Waterfall calculations and carried interest allocations

  • Can the waterfall be built in anything other than Excel?
  • Best practices for waterfall processing
  • Waterfall solutions used by third-party administrators and GPs
  • Creative carried interest solutions in the LPA and within the firm
  • Carried interest and compensation: finding the ideal balance
  • Examining advancements in the types of carry being used across funds
  • Structure of carry vehicles, allocation programs and different ways firms do it
  • What standards are you seeing in vesting periods of carry?
  • Are firms giving carry on co-invests?
  • Which members of the finance team participate in carry?
  • Technology solutions
Plenary sessions
13:10 - 14:10

Networking luncheon

14:10 - 15:00

How the CFO and COO functions are moving the firm forward

  • Changing role of the CFO/COO function
  • Effectively managing dual-hatted roles
  • Methods CFOs have employed to scale the enterprise
  • What are the systems you have in place to grow operations?
  • How does a firm with a successful fundraising trajectory keep up with growth for new funds?
15:00 - 15:50

Election year impact on PE

  • Staying on top of key changes coming for PE
  • Examining potential tax changes under different administrations
  • What are the impacts of the current trade war with China and Mexico on portfolios?
  • Reviewing your firm’s political contributions policy
  • SEC stance on contributions and penalties against firms
15:50 - 16:30

Keynote fireside chat

16:30 - 16:30

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Isaiah Massey

Managing Director - Chief Financial Officer, CAZ Investments LP

Firm Profile: Founded in 2001, CAZ Investments is a thematic investment firm dedicated to finding the best opportunities for their personal capital while also providing UHNW individuals, institutions and other RIA’s with the ability to co-invest alon… Read full bio

Thomas Mayrhofer

CFO and COO, EJF Capital, LLC

Thomas B. Mayrhofer is the CFO and COO of EJF Capital, LLC. Mr. Mayrhofer joined EJF in 2018 and has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. EJF is an SEC-registered, employee-owned alternative asset management firm headquarte… Read full bio

Krista McCoy

Executive Vice President, LeverPoint

As the Chief Business Development Officer at Ultimus LeverPoint Private Fund Solutions, Krista currently oversees Business Development and Marketing initiatives across the entire company. She has a comprehensive knowledge of all matters relating to t… Read full bio

Pete Mento

Managing Director and Practice Leader, Global Customs and Duty Practice , Crowe LLP

Pete Mento is the Managing Director and Practice Leader for Crowe LLP’s Global Customs and Duty practice. In this role he is responsible for the growth and development of a multinational practice that focuses on the elimination, recovery and reductio… Read full bio

Nickie Norris

Senior Partner, COO, CCO, New Heritage Capital

Ms. Norris co-founded New Heritage Capital in 2006 and serves as NHC’s Senior Partner, COO, and CCO. With 20 years in the private equity industry, Ms. Norris has extensive experience on both the investment and operations side of the business. She has… Read full bio

Jonathan Nunnaley

Chief Financial Officer, Trive Capital

Jonathan is the Chief Financial Officer at Trive Capital. His responsibilities include oversight of the financial, tax and compliance reporting functions, as well as general fund administration. Prior to joining Trive, Jonathan was Director of Privat… 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

Chief Financial Officer, Pritzker Private Capital

Stephanie Paine serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administration Officer for Pritzker Private Capital. In this role, she oversees the financial reporting, tax, fund management, human resources, and IT functions. Prior to joining PPC Par… Read full bio

Tom Pittman

Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer, EWM Global

Tom Pittman has worked with some of the world’s largest private capital firms, traditional asset managers, banks, and insurance companies helping them find administrative solutions for their executive compensation, carried interest, and co-investment… Read full bio

Kevin Power

Head of Compliance – Americas, Pantheon

Kevin is the Head of Compliance (Americas) for Pantheon, including serving as Chief Compliance Officer for Pantheon Ventures (US) LP, Pantheon Ventures, Inc., and Pantheon Securities, LLC. He is also a member of Pantheon’s Operational Risk Committee.… Read full bio

Abrielle Rosenthal

Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer, TowerBrook Capital Partners LP

Ms. Rosenthal is a Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer of TowerBrook. Prior to joining TowerBrook, Ms. Rosenthal was a corporate partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis advising U.S. and European pri… Read full bio

Sarah G. Roth

COO and CFO, Argosy Capital

Sarah G. Roth is COO and CFO of Argosy Capital, where she leads the firm’s financial, investor relations, operations and compliance functions. Sarah has nearly 20 years’ experience investing private equity in lower middle market businesses, including… Read full bio

Sanjay Sanghoee

COO, 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

Béla Schwartz

Chief Financial Officer, The Riverside Company

Béla Schwartz is the Chief Financial Officer at Riverside. Prior to joining Riverside, he was the VP of Finance at Bassini, Playfair & Associates LLC, an emerging market private-equity firm specializing in Latin America; CFO/Treasurer of The Clip… Read full bio

Sal Shah, CPA

Partner, BKD

Sal Shah is a BKD audit partner with over 25 years’ experience serving a full spectrum of investment management entities including: hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, mutual funds, fund of funds, collateral debt obligation fund… Read full bio

Eileen H. Sivolella

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Advent International Corporation

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

Brien P. Smith

Managing Director, Neuberger Berman and Chief Operating Officer, Neuberger Berman Private Equity Division

Brien Smith is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman and the Chief Operating Officer of the Neuberger Berman Private Equity Division. He is a member of the investment committees for the Private Investment Portfolios, Co-Investment and Private Debt… Read full bio

Roy E. Sroka

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Wynnchurch Capital, LLC

Roy Sroka joined Wynnchurch in 2006 and manages the financial reporting, regulatory and tax compliance and administrative operations of the Firm. As a Certified Public Accountant, Roy has more than 25 years of private and public accounting experience… Read full bio

James Stevenson

Chief Financial Officer, ABS Capital Partners

James keeps everything running smoothly at ABS Capital, while also finding time to share expertise with our portfolio company CFOs. James is responsible for management of many aspects of the business at ABS Capital, including running the finance, acc… Read full bio

Carl Thoma

Founder and Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo is a leading investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. With a series of funds representing more than $30 billion in capital commitments, Thoma Bravo partners with a company's management team to imple… Read full bio

Dale Thompson, CPA

Assurance Partner, BDO

Dale provides assurance services to registered funds, alternative funds and broker dealers in New York. Dale has more than 23 years of experience managing multiple audit engagements covering a wide range of asset management companies including busine… Read full bio

Thomas Walker

Chief Financial Officer, Spruce House Capital

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