Opening Keynote

Ravi Viswanathan
General Partner New Enterprise Associates

Jeff Hoffmeister (Moderator)
Head of East Coast Technology Investment Banking Morgan Stanley

Search Funds

Location: Room 2400 | Time: 10:40 AM - 11:30 AM

A.J. Wasserstein: Yale School of Management (Moderator)

Bill Egan: Founder, Alta Communications

Martin Steber: Co-Founder, Relay Investments

Jason Pananos: Managing Partner, Nashton Partners

Judd Lorson: Founder, Klaxon

Alex de Pfyffer: Founder, Heritage Holdings

Value Creation in Private Equity


Location: Zhang Auditorium | Time: 10:40 AM - 11:30 AM

Hal Polley: Managing Director, Accordion Partners (Moderator)

Seth Brody: Global Head of the Operational Excellence Practice, Apax Partners

Deran Taskiran: Director, KKR Capstone

David W. Averett: Managing Director (Peak Performance Group), Summit Partners

Kelley Morrell: Managing Director, The Blackstone Group

Geopolitical Environment




Location: Zhang Auditorium | Time: 11:40 AM - 12:30 PM

Tom Easton: American Finance Editor, The Economist (Moderator)

Peter Cornelius: Managing Director, Carlyle 

Roger Leeds: Founder, EMPEA, IFC. Currently, Johns Hopkins SAIS Professor

Location: 2400 | Time: 11:40 AM - 12:30 PM

Song Ma: Assistant Professor, SOM(Moderator)

Cliff Sirlin: Managing Director, LaunchCapital

Gus Warren: Managing Director, SamsungNEXT Ventures

Jennifer McFadden: Co-Founder, Women Entrepreneurs at Yale (WE@Yale)

Successfully Raising Capital from VCs

State of Venture Capital Investing

Location: Room 2400 | Time: 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Grant Son: CEO & Founder, Greater Good Ventures (Moderator)

Aaron Miller: Managing Director, Co-Head of Venture Capital, Common Fund 

Lisa Cuesta: Principal, NextGen Venture Partners

Anthony Xu: Partner, New Ground Ventures

Andrew Schoen: Principal, NEA

Leveraged Buyouts

Location: Zhang Auditorium | Time: 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Bob Davis: Founder, Nebrodi Partners (Moderator)

Monica Spencer: Senior Portfolio Manager, Mellon Foundation 

Bernie Buonanno III: Managing Director, Nautic Partners

Venture Investing in Emerging Platforms

Location: Zhang Auditorium | Time: 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Claudia Reuter: Managing Director, Stanley + Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator (Moderator)

Alon Bonder: Vice President, Venrock

Douglas Clinton: Managing Partner, Loup Ventures

Adam Rothenberg: Partner, BoxGroup

Hyuk-Jeen Suh: Head of East Coast, Samsung Ventures

ESG Factors in PE Portfolio Management

Location: Room 2400 | Time: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Adam Blumenthal: Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Wolf Capital

State of Growth Equity Investing

Location: Zhang Auditorium | Time: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Erik Cafarella: Co-Founder and Partner, Nebrodi Partners

Darshan Prabhu: Managing Director, Starr Investment Holdings

Lee Mooney: Vice President, TA Associates

Brian Peterson: Principal, Silversmith

Location: Zhang Auditorium | Time: 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM

James B. Lockhart, III
Vice Chairman WL Ross & Co. LLC

Closing Keynote


Holcombe Green, SOM '97
Managing Director at Lazard and ICF Advisory Board