Schedule

Day 1
24 Sep 2020

Private Equity Career Panel

Join us for a virtual Private Equity Career Panel hosted by the U-M Ross PE Club. Learn from Ross MBA alumni and current private equity team members about their transition into PE and their lessons learned along the way. Panelists include Ayo Ayodele (Partners Group), Ann Brophy (LLR Partners), Sarah Hirsch (Shore Capital Partners), and Michael Zukas (Huron Capital). Moderated by Alex Drost (Connection Builders), and co-hosted by MBA candidates Matt Williamson and Fenn Hoffman. Intended audience: current MBA students.
Day 2
25 Sep 2020

Michigan Private Equity Conference

Sponsored by Goldman Sachs and Honigman
For help during the conference between 10am-1pm, visit this Zoom room: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91822067279

Welcome

David J. Brophy, Finance Professor, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
David J. Brophy

Opening Keynote

Join us for a discussion with Chris Blume and Jodi Hochberger of Goldman Sachs.
Chris Blume
Chris Blume
Jodi Hochberger
Jodi Hochberger

Concurrent Panel Discussion – Private Equity Pivot to Healthcare

The global healthcare industry doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Our panel of industry experts will share their viewpoints on the breadth of PE's advancement in this rapidly evolving market sector.

Panelists:
Lenny Dacanay, Director- Private Equity Services, BDO (Moderator)
Dr. Richard Harris, MD, CEO, UroPartners
Joe McIntyre, Investment Banking Chicago, William Blair & Company
Matthew Pettit, Founding Partner, Seven Hills Capital
Evan Wildstein, Partner, Kohlberg & Co.
Dr. Richard Harris, MD
Dr. Richard Harris, MD
Joe Mc
Joe McIntyre
Lenny Dacanay
Lenny Dacanay
Pettit Matthew
Matthew Pettit
Evan Wildstein

Concurrent Panel Discussion – Company Perspective on PE Ownership

Our panel of experienced PE portfolio company executives will provide their perspective on managing a PE-owned company, as well as their take on how PE funds are perceived by companies outside the PE umbrella and the current outlook and possible future trends for private equity.

Panelists:
Eric Jones, Honigman (Moderator)
Alejandro Castro, President & CEO, Authentico Foods
Evan Kramer, CEO, White Glove
Paul McDonald, CFO, Centria Healthcare
David Tuit, Managing Partner & CFO, High Street Insurance Partners
Paul McDonald
Paul McDonald
Evan Kramer
Evan Kramer
David Tuit
David J. Tuit
Alejandro Castro
Alejandro Castro
Eric Jones
Eric Jones

Concurrent Panel Discussion – LP Perspectives on the Current Market

Hear from our seasoned panel of LP's on facing the challenges during the current economic crisis brought on by the outbreak of a global pandemic.

Panelists:
Joshua Cascade, Private Equity Investor (Moderator)
Rishi Chhabria, Partner, Campbell Lutyens
Dan Feder, Managing Director, U-M Investment Office
Jon Harris, CEO, Alternative Investment Management
Fernando Vinzons, Director of Investments, Cook County Annuity & Benefits Fund
Dan Feder
Dan Feder
Joshua Cascade
Joshua Cascade
Rishi Chhabria
Jonathan Harris
Fernando Vinzons

Fireside Chat – Research Commercialization at the University of Michigan

Mike Psarouthakis, Director of the Venture Center and Managing Director of the Accelerate Blue Fund, U-M Office of Technology Transfer
Kelly Sexton, Associate Vice President for Research, Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships, U-M Office of Technology Transfer
Kelly Sexton
Kelly B. Sexton, Ph.D.
Mike Psarouthakis
Mike Psarouthakis

2020 Advisory Committee

Ann Brophy, LLR Partners; David Brophy, University of Michigan; Joshua Cascade, University of Michigan; Lenny Dacanay, BDO; Jordan Finkler, DCS Advisory; Michael Goodwin, Michigan Private Equity Partnership; Fenn Hoffman, U-M Ross PE Club, Eric Jones, Honigman LLP; Kim Easterle Mattes, Aon PLC; Len Middleton, University of Michigan; Mary Nickson, University of Michigan; Adam Oakley, Mesirow Financial; Gretchen Perkins, Huron Capital Partners LLC; Derek Schlonsky, Ricardo Strategic Consulting; Rene Veloso, DLA Piper; Zachary Wensch, Ernst & Young; Matthew Williamson, U-M Ross PE Club