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Fundamentals for New Public Companies - Agenda


Thursday, December 1, 2016

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Registration


1:30 PM – 1:40 PM

Welcome


1:40 PM – 2:25 PM

Case Study: Realities of Shareholder Engagement & Proxy Voting

  • Yumi Narita, Vice President, BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship Team

  • Reid Pearson, Alliance Advisors

  • Nate Sisitsky, Vice President & Associate General Counsel

  • Moderator: Ron Schneider, Director, Governance Services, Donnelley Financial Solutions


2:25 PM – 3:10 PM

Board Evolution: Recruiting Directors for the Future

  • Catherine Bromilow, Partner, PwC Governance Insights Center

  • Martha Demski, Board Member, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Chimerix Inc. and Neothetics Inc.

  • Moderator: Jason Kent, Partner, Cooley


3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking Break


3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Executive Compensation under the Microscope

  • Julian Hamud, Manager, Executive Compensation Research, Glass Lewis & Co.

  • Linda Steffen, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners

  • Megan Arthur Schilling, Associate, Cooley

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


4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

A Delicate Balance: Operational & Liability Factors in Strategic Growth Decisions

  • Denise Amantea, Partner, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

  • Patricia Bitar, Chief Financial Officer, TRACON

  • Sean Clayton, Partner, Cooley

  • Nils Erdmann, Vice President of New Listings & Capital Markets, Nasdaq

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


5:00 PM

Closing Comments


5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Cocktail Networking Reception


6:15 PM

Event Concludes


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