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Fundamentals for New Public Companies - Agenda

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Registration and Lunch

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12:30 PM – 12:45 PM


12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Myths & Realities of Shareholder Engagement & Proxy Voting

  • Eric Hosken, Partner, Compensation Advisory Partners

  • Eric Jensen, Partner, Cooley LLP

  • Sara Grootwassink Lewis, Board Member, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, PS Business Parks, Sun Life Financial, and Weyerhaeuser Co.

  • Rob Zivnuska, Principal, CamberView Partners, LLC

  • Moderator: Ron Schneider, Director, Governance Services, RR Donnelley

1:30 PM – 2:10 PM

Compensation & Cultural Challenges for a New Public Company

  • Rich Cayetano, Director, Compensation, LinkedIn

  • Seamus O’Toole, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group, LLC

  • Ben Spero, Board Member, GrubHub Inc.; Managing Director, Spectrum Equity

  • Moderator: Anamika Mandal, Senior Account Executive, E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc.

2:10 PM – 2:50 PM

Executive Compensation Under the Microscope

  • Matt Isakson, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners

  • Gwen Le Berre, Director – Proxy & Governance, Charles Schwab Investment Management

  • Yumi Narita, Vice President, BlackRock’s Americas Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment

  • Megan Arthur Schilling, Attorney, Cooley LLP

  • Moderator: Dan Siciliano, Faculty Director, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School

2:50 PM – 3:10 PM

Networking Break

3:10 PM – 3:55 PM

Avoiding Post-IPO Pitfalls: Operational, Risk and Liability Considerations

  • Steve Hobbs, Managing Director, Protiviti, Inc.

  • Priya Huskins, SVP & Partner, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.; Board Member, Realty Income Corp.

  • Lauren Silvernail, CFO & Chief Business Development Officer, Revance Therapeutics, Inc.

  • Moderator: Catherine Bromilow, Partner, PwC’s Governance Insights Center

3:55 PM – 4:40 PM

Board Evolution: Recruiting Directors for the Future

  • Katherine August-deWilde, Board Member, Sunrun, TriNet, First Republic Bank, EventBrite, and Equilar, Inc.

  • Catherine Bromilow, Partner, PwC’s Governance Insights Center

  • Ron Codd, Board Member, ServiceNow Inc., Veeva Systems Inc, Rocket Fuel, FireEye

  • Ben Holzemer, Co-Head, North America, Spencer Stuart

  • Moderator: David Chun, Chief Executive Officer, Equilar, Inc.

4:40 PM – 5:30 PM

Avoiding the Activists’ Knock at the Door

  • Edward Knight, EVP, General Counsel & Chief Regulatory Officer, Nasdaq

  • Meredith Leary, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

  • Andrew Shapiro, Founder, President & Portfolio Manager, Lawndale Capital Management

  • Moderator: Jed Repko, Partner, Joele Frank

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

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6:30 PM

Event Concludes

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