SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES



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The Speakers

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Alex Bangash   |  Rodrigo Barfield   |  Quint Barker   |  Steven Barnes   |  Katherine Barr   |  Peter Barris   |  Marshall Bartlett   |  Jake Barton   |  Arthur A. Bavelas   |  Scott Becker   |  Andrew Beer   |  Luisa Beltran   |  Ted Beneski   |  Andrew Bentley   |  Steve Bills   |  Adam Blumenthal   |  Greg Bohlen   |  Marc Bonavitcola   |  Mark Boslet   |  Matt Botein   |  Thomas Bradley   |  Laure Brasch   |  Marc Brown   |  Delaney Brown   |  John Buser   |  John Buser

Alex Bangash, Managing Director, Rumson Group
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Alex Bangash is the founder of Trusted Insight, Inc and Rumson Consulting Group. LLC. Trusted Insight is an institutional investor relational marketplace and social network for Alternatives, with over 10,000 members. Rumson is an advisor to institutional investors focused on venture capital and emerging markets. Since 2003, Rumson has helped clients invest over $1.0 billion in more than 50 funds, including some of the very best VC funds backing the marquee companies of last decade. Rumson clients include top ten foundations, endowments, pensions, and sovereign wealth funds. Prior to Rumson, Mr. Bangesh held various positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Lucent in Optical and Wireless Networking and Supply Chain. He also worked in the ecommerce division at General Electric.

Mr. Bangesh has been a mentor and Lecturer of entrepreneurship at Wharton School since 2004.

Mr. Bangesh holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MENG in Operations Research and a triple major BA in Computer Sciences, Eng. Lit., and Economics, both from Cornell University.

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Rodrigo Barfield, Founder & Partner, Real Infrastructure Capital Partner
AIMS Speaker

Mr. Barfield is a partner at Real Infrastructure Capital Partners (REAL), a private equity fund focusing on power generation infrastructure in Latin America. Prior to developing the fund’s concept and founding REAL, Mr. Barfield was a Director of Investments with Middle East and Asia Capital Partners’ (“MEACP”) US$400 million Asia Clean Energy Fund. At MEACP he created the fund concept, wrote the initial PPM, closed over US$70 million in LP commitments and originated/negotiated the initial project pipeline for that fund. Prior to MEACP, Mr. Barfield was a Deputy Director of Investments for Emerging Markets Partnership’s US$730 million IDB Infrastructure Fund, covering infrastructure investments in Asia and the Middle East, specifically involved with investments in energy and oil and gas services companies. Previously, he was an Infrastructure Finance Specialist at the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank he worked in investment banking in New York, London, and Sydney in varying capacities for such firms as JP Morgan and AIG.

Mr. Barfield is a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil.

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Quint Barker, Managing Principal, Goldpoint Partners
AIMS Speaker

Quint Barker joined NYLCAP in 2000 and is involved in all of its investment activities, with a concentration on equity co-investments. Prior to NYLCAP, Mr. Barker was a Vice President in PaineWebber's Principal Transactions Group, covering a $1 billion portfolio of buyout, venture capital, real estate, and hedge fund investments for the firm and its top executives. Prior to PaineWebber, Mr. Barker worked in the Private Finance Group of New York Life, where he managed a portfolio of private equity, mezzanine, and non-investment grade debt investments. Mr. Barker earned a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Duke University. Mr. Barker is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Steven Barnes, Managing Director, Bain Capital
Buyouts East Speaker

Steven Barnes is a Managing Director at Bain Capital, LLC (“Bain”) and has been affiliated with Bain since 1988. Bain is a leading investment firm with $67 billion in assets under management. Steven lead the development of Bain’s Capital’s Portfolio Group, was formerly co-head of Bain’s European Private Equity business and is currently head of Bain’s North American Private Equity business.

Since 1988, Steven has been involved with various leveraged acquisitions and has served in various leadership positions with Bain Companies, including CEO of Dade Behring, a global medical diagnostic company, President of Executone Business Solutions, a telecommunications company and President of The Holson Burnes Group, a publicly traded consumer products company.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Securitas Direct, CRC Health and Ideal Standard. In addition to corporate roles, Steven is also active in numerous community activities including the Trust Board of Children’s Hospital in Boston, a trustee of Syracuse University, Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and was the former Chairman of the Board of Director’s of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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Katherine Barr, Managing Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Venture Alpha East Speaker

A General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, Ms. Barr focuses primarily on investments in web and mobile consumer and business services. She has a particular interest in retail and commerce innovation; data analytics that enable automation, optimization and personalization of the digital experience; next generation media; familytech; and novel ways that mobile devices are disrupting large markets.

Ms. Barr sits on the boards of PunchTab, BandPage and Ruby Ribbon, is a board observer for Ticketfly, sponsored the seed investments in Retention Science and Storefront, and is responsible for the investments in Visible Measures, Massive Health and Infusionsoft. Prior to Mohr Davidow, she held various senior management roles in product development, marketing and negotiation.

Ms. Barr is an advisor to Samasource, Co-Chair of C100, an advisor to 500Startups, and a founding sponsor of Startup2Startup. She also guest lectures a yearly negotiation session at Stanford.

Founded in 1983, Mohr Davidow Ventures has more than $2B under management. The firm is currently investing out of Fund IX, which is a $670M fund.

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Peter Barris, Managing General Partner, NEA
PartnerConnect East Speaker

Peter Barris joined New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in 1992 and was named Managing General Partner in 1999. Since that time NEA's assets under management have grown from $1B to over $13B and the firm has expanded its operations globally. Under Peter's leadership, NEA has invested in industry-transforming technology companies like CareerBuilder, Data Domain, Diapers.com, Groupon, Juniper Networks, Macromedia, Salesforce.com, and TiVo. Mr. Barris has been named several times to the Forbes Midas List, having personally led investments in over two dozen technology companies that have successfully completed public offerings or mergers. He serves on the board of public company Groupon (GRPN) and is currently a director of several private companies including BenchPrep, Goji Food Solutions, Mediaocean, SnagFilms, and Sprout Social. Prior to joining NEA, Peter held leadership positions with Legent Corporation (LGNT) and UCCEL Corporation (UCE). Both companies were ultimately acquired at valuations that were record breaking for their time. Earlier, Peter spent almost a decade at General Electric Company in a variety of management positions. He serves on the Northwestern Board of Trustees and the Board of the Tuck School Private Equity and Entrepreneur Center. He has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern and an MBA from Dartmouth.

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Marshall Bartlett, Managing Director, Fisher Lynch Capital
AIMS Speaker

Marshall Bartlett is a Managing Director of Fisher Lynch Capital, a boutique private investment firm with $2 billion in capital under management focused on private equity co-investments and funds-of-funds. He serves on the firm’s Investment Committee and is one of the leaders of its co-investment practice. In his role he has overseen investments across multiple industries, fund strategies, and with multiple sponsors, and serves on several portfolio company boards of directors. He additionally plays a leadership role in marketing at Fisher Lynch Capital, along with the recruitment and management of the firm’s investment team.

Prior to joining Fisher Lynch Capital, Mr. Bartlett was a partner at Parthenon Capital, a middle-market private equity firm with $2.2 billion in capital under management. While at Parthenon Capital, Bartlett was involved in some of the firm’s most successful investments across a variety of industry sectors and transaction structures. Before joining Parthenon Capital, Marshall was with The Parthenon Group, a strategy consulting firm. Earlier in his career, Marshall was with Saugatuck Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market buyouts and growth equity transactions, and the corporate finance and private equity group of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Bartlett earned his M.B.A. at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and his B.A. in History at Yale University.

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Jake Barton, Senior Portfolio Manager, Promus Capital
AIMS Speaker

Jacob M. Barton is Senior Portfolio Manager for Promus Capital, a multi-family investment office in Chicago. Promus Capital runs a number of investment funds and strategies covering the areas of: Private Equity, Venture Capital, Micro Finance, Real Estate, Hedge Funds, and Managed Futures. He is on the Investment Team and Risk Committee for several fund of funds products in the Hedge Fund and CTA spaces. Prior to joining Promus Capital, Mr. Barton was the Director of UCITS Projects and a member of the Investment Committee at Efficient Capital Management. Prior to working at Efficient, Mr. Barton was the Director of Operations at The Livingstone Corporation in the Publishing Services industry. From 1997 until 2004 he served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy with a Nuclear Power subspecialty. From 2002 to 2004, Lieutenant Barton was Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Northwestern University. Mr. Barton holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He also holds a Series 3 certification.

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Arthur A. Bavelas, Chief Executive Officer, The Bavelas Group
HedgeWorld East Speaker

Arthur A. Bavelas is an internationally-known expert and leading strategic adviser to the ultra-affluent and family offices.

Overseeing renowned authorities from the financial, legal and accounting communities, Mr. Bavelas coordinates their services to bring sophisticated solutions, tax and asset protection strategies as well as unique opportunities to the highly discriminating affluent. Mr. Bavelas is a frequent speaker to the Hedge Fund and Family Office communities. Mr. Bavelas also facilitates customized charitable and foundation development methodologies and stewardship strategies. He has written numerous articles, white papers and books focused on wealth preservation and asset protection. A published author, Mr. Bavelas has been quoted in several publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Elite Traveler, Wealth Management, Investment Advisor. He most recently co-authored: Fortune's Fortress: A Primer on Wealth Preservation for Hedge Fund Professionals.

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Scott Becker , Founder & Managing Partner, Northstar Capital
Buyouts East Speaker

Scott L. Becker is a Founder and Managing Partner of Northstar Capital, LLC. Mr. Becker has wide-ranging experience as a private equity and mezzanine investor with specific strengths in fundraising, investment origination, and managing portfolio exits. He is responsible for all aspects of investment management at Northstar and directs fund raising and legal documentation activities for the General Partner and its limited partnerships. Northstar manages over $1 billion in 5 separate partnerships.

Prior to founding Northstar, Mr. Becker was Manager of Investments at Adler Management, the private family office of Gerald Rauenhorst, founder of Opus Corporation. He also has previous experience in corporate development at General Mills, Inc. and small business loan origination at Control Data Business Centers, Inc. Mr. Becker received a B.A. from St. John’s University, an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and serves as an Advisory Board member of the Private Investment Fund of St. John’s University. While at St. John’s, he played for the legendary John Gagliardi on his 1976 National Championship football team. He now serves as a volunteer youth coach in his community. Mr. Becker enjoys teambuilding and is an active marathoner, including participation in The Boston Marathon.

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Andrew Beer, CEO, Beachhead Capital
HedgeWorld East Speaker

Andrew D. Beer is the Chief Executive Officer of Beachhead Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund advisory firm based in New York, NY and Lexington, MA. Previously, Beer served as the Senior Advisor and seed investor of Belenos Capital Management and co-founded Apex Capital Management, a leading Asia-focused investment firm that manages several market neutral and directional hedge funds from New York and Hong Kong. Prior to this, Beer co-founded Pinnacle Asset Management, a commodity fund of hedge funds firm that manages approximately $2 billion. Mr. Beer received his M.B.A. as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School and his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

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Luisa Beltran, Senior Private Equity Writer, peHub.com
Buyouts East Speaker

Luisa Beltran has been covering Wall Street for a dozen years. Before peHUB, she covered the private equity industry and middle market M&a for four years as a senior writer for The Deal. Prior to this, she was the Wall Street correspondent for CBS MarketWatch, where she broke many scoops on the mutual fund and the investment banker research scandals under then New York attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Ms. Beltran also covered M&a/IPOs for CNN/Money. Ms. Beltran, a Chicago native, is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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Ted Beneski, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner, Insight Equity
Buyouts East Speaker

Insight Equity currently manages two buyout equity funds and a mezzanine debt fund. Insight’s total capital under management is approximately $800M. Its institutional investors consist primarily of academic endowments, foundations, state investment funds and pooled funds.

Ted is currently Chairman of the Board of 12 of Insight Equity’s portfolio companies.

Prior to founding Insight Equity, Ted was a founding principal and Senior Vice President of the Carlyle Management Group (CMG), a private equity group which yielded top quartile investment returns during his tenure there.

Before CMG, Ted was the co-founder and Managing Director of Bain & Company’s Dallas office. Ted advised Fortune 100 clients across a wide range of industries in the areas of portfolio and business unit strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operational improvement, organizational and process redesign, new product introduction and growth strategy.

Prior to Bain, Ted worked for five years as a commercial banker with Bankers Trust in New York and Shawmut Corporation in Boston.

Ted currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Amherst College (MA) and Trinity University (TX).

Ted received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Amherst College, majoring in economics.

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Andrew Bentley, CPA, Rothstein Kass
HedgeWorld East Speaker

Andrew Bentley is a principal and leader of the tax practice in Rothstein Kass’ Boston office. Mr. Bentley provides ongoing tax expertise to the firm’s Boston-based clients and is responsible for business development as it relates to tax. Andrew has more than 14 years of “Big Four” public accounting experience with both regulated and non-regulated funds and specializes in the taxation of alternative investments. He has worked with clients across a broad spectrum of alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity funds, CDO and special opportunity funds.

Mr. Bentley has significant experience with alternative investment vehicle allocations, having been a tax technical champion for the development of the internal partnership allocation system at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he served for more than six years prior to joining Rothstein Kass. Andrew is the co-founder and co-chairperson of the Alternative Investments Committee of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He is also actively involved with the Massachusetts Working Group of the Managed Funds Association (MFA) as well as the Northeast Chapter of Hedge Funds Care.

Mr. Bentley has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and marketing from Boston College, and is a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and New Jersey. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the MSCPA. e-

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Steve Bills, Senior Editor, Buyouts Magazine
Buyouts East Speaker

Steve Bills is a senior editor at Reuters Buyouts, with responsibility for covering the financial services industry, technology and leveraged finance.

Before joining Buyouts Magazine in January 2010, Mr. Bills spent eight years as a deputy editor at the daily newspaper American Banker, where he wrote about financial technology, corporate cash management, international trade and payment systems, including the transformation of the check-clearing system, among other areas of responsibility.

From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Bills was a news producer at CNN’s financial Web site in New York, covering markets, the economy, corporate news and small business. He began his career at the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and News, where he served as business editor and covered a variety of other beats, including the courts, education and neighborhoods. As a Knight-Ridder "loaner" working on the staff of the Grand Forks Herald after North Dakota's historic 1997 flood, he shared in the Pulitzer Prize for community service in 1998.

A native of Chattanooga, Mr. Bills is a graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia.

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Adam Blumenthal, Partner, Blue Wolf Capital
Buyouts East Speaker

Adam Blumenthal is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm, and Blue Wolf Capital Fund II, L.P., a private equity fund, which specialize in control investments in middle-market companies in which managing relationships with government or labor, or resolving financial or operational distress, are critical to building value. Mr. Blumenthal serves on the board of directors of Blue Wolf’s portfolio companies: Channel Technologies Group LLC., Finch Paper Holdings LLC, Gloucester Engineering Co., Inc., and Pharmaceutical Strategies Group LLC. Mr. Blumenthal is also a member of Blue Wolf’s investment committee.

From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Blumenthal served as First Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer for New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. In this capacity, he oversaw the capital markets' activities of the Comptroller's office, including management of the assets of the New York City Retirement Systems; issuance of budget, financial, and economic analyses; and oversight of the City's debt issuance. During his tenure, the City's pension assets increased from $65 billion to $85 billion primarily as a result of strong investment gains. Adam also led a restructuring of the Funds' operations and investment strategies, including the establishment of multi-billion dollar allocations to private equity, real estate, and inflation-linked securities; the creation of a risk management unit; and securing, for the first time, funding from the pension funds to hire professional investment staff.

From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Blumenthal built and managed American Capital Ltd., a publicly-traded buyout and mezzanine fund (NASDAQ: ACAS). When Mr. Blumenthal joined ACAS in 1989, it had one other employee and had not yet raised institutional capital. In the subsequent years, he played a central role in building it into a publicly-traded buyout and mezzanine fund with a portfolio of over $1 billion invested in sixty-three middle-market companies by the time he left in 2002.

From American Capital's 1997 initial public offering until 2002, when he left American Capital to become First Deputy Comptroller of the City of New York, Mr. Blumenthal served continuously on ACAS's board of directors, was a founding member of its investment committee, and held positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President and Vice Chairman. Over this time, American Capital produced a 22% IRR to investors in its initial public offering.

Mr. Blumenthal received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College, and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. From 2004 to 2007, he served on the Yale SOM's Board of Advisors. In 2009, he was named a Donaldson Fellow at SOM. He is Chairman of the investment committee of the UAW VEBA, a $55 billion fund that pays retiree health benefits for UAW employees of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors. He has been a trustee of, and chairman of the investment committee of, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Community Service Society of New York.

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Greg Bohlen, Managing Director, Venture Capital, Private Assets, Morgan Creek Capital
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Greg Bohlen is a Managing Director for Morgan Creek Capital. He joined Morgan Creek in 2011 to extend Morgan Creek’s venture exposure. Mr. Bohlen’s experience and relationships in the venture capital and investment banking communities have been developed over the past 30 years, and he has successfully invested in over 50 venture backed companies, including names as diverse as Sourcefire (FIRE) and Neurogesx (NGSX). During his tenure at Wasatch Advisors, he was the leader in developing and building one of the top venture fund of funds. Prior to Wasatch, Mr. Bohlen was the Chief Financial Officer and an investing professional at The Aurora Funds in North Carolina. His previous work experience also includes a significant tenure in investment banking, most recently with UBS AG as the Director for the Private Equity Coverage Group from 2001 to 2003 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Bohlen is also a published author and currently lives on an orchard in Chapel Hill that he and his family built over the past decade.

Mr. Bohlen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois. You can follow a bit of his unusual life at WWW.Bohlenfarms.com.

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Marc Bonavitcola, Partner, Head of US Private Equity, SVG Advisers
Buyouts East Speaker

Marc Bonavitacola joined SVG Advisers in 2003. He is Partner and Head of US Private Equity based in Boston. He is responsible for overseeing the analysis and due diligence of US primary and secondary private equity investment opportunities. Prior to joining SVG, he worked at Hamilton Lane, where he was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. Before Hamilton Lane, Mr. Bonavitacola was Chief Investment Officer at the City of Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement, where he was responsible for the oversight and administration of the Public Employees Retirement System (US$5 billion) and developed the System’s private equity portfolio. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Bonavitacol has a BBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University and an MBA from the LeBow School of Business at Drexel University.

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Mark Boslet, Senior Editor, Venture Capital Journal
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Mark is a long time technology and financial journalist, and currently a senior editor at Thomson Reuters’ Venture Capital Journal and peHUB. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the San Jose Mercury News, The Industry Standard, Greentech Media and newspapers nationwide. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Mr. Boslet was a bureau chief and senior writer at Dow Jones. He has received several awards for his industry coverage, including a Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2008 Best in Business award. Prior to covering technology, Mr. Boslet served as a business and general-news reporter at newspapers including The Times Union of Jacksonville Florida and The Waterbury (CT) Republican-American.

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Matt Botein, Managing Director, Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors, BlackRock
PartnerConnect East Speaker

Matthew Botein, Managing Director, is head of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). BAI includes BlackRock's hedge funds and opportunistic funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity, private equity funds of funds, real estate and real assets.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Botein was a Managing Director and member of the Management Committee at Highfields Capital Management, a Boston-based private investment partnership. At Highfields, he was responsible for a portfolio of financial services investments, as well as certain other private equity holdings. Previously, he was a member of the private equity departments at The Blackstone Group and Lazard Frčres & Co. LLC.

Mr. Botein serves on numerous boards, including PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE: PMT) and its sponsor, Private National Mortgage Acceptance Company and Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBN). He previously served on the boards of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE: AHL), First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) and CoreLogic Inc. (NYSE: CLGX). He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the CareGroup/CJP Board of Managers and the Exceptional Care Without Exception Trust of Boston Medical Center. Mr. Botein earned an AB degree, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA degree, with high distinction, from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Scholar.

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Thomas Bradley, Partner, StepStone Group
AIMS Speaker

Mr. Bradley is a Partner at StepStone Global LP. He co-manages their New York office and helps manage the firm’s secondary investment practice. He sits on the firm’s Investment Committee for primary, secondary and co-investments and co-leads the firm’s US Middle Market buyout sector team. In addition, Mr. Bradley is also involved in the firm’s advisory business where he co–manages certain key institutional relationships.

Formerly, Mr. Bradley was a Partner at Pomona Capital, where he helped oversee the firm’s secondary, primary and co-investment practices, representing over US$6 billion in total commitments from a diverse group of global investors. Prior to that, Mr. Bradley was a Vice President at Hambrecht & Quist, a growth-oriented investment bank.

Mr. Bradley received his BA from Denison University.

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Laure Brasch, Managing Director, Franklin Park Associates
AIMS Speaker

At Franklin Park, Laure A. Brasch leads the post-investment monitoring efforts, which includes fund manager oversight, investment compliance and performance reporting. She also leads the firm's operational due diligence efforts, providing pre-investment assessments of the back office infrastructure of prospective fund managers. Ms. Brasch interacts with clients on a variety of portfolio matters. Prior to joining Franklin Park in 2006, Ms. Brasch worked with SEI Investments and Kreischer, Miller & Co., a public accounting firm. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Brasch received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Temple University.

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Marc Brown, Managing Director, Corporate Development, Global Head of M&A & Strategic Investments, Microsoft Corp.
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Marc Brown has been a member of Microsoft’s Corporate Development Group since joining the company in January 2000. Currently he is a General Manager, Corporate Development and Global Head of M&A and Strategic Investments.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Brown practiced corporate law at a firm in Boston, was a high school teacher and coach and an investment banker in New York.

Mr. Brown holds a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center, an MBA in finance from New York University and a bachelor of arts in economics from Colgate University.

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Delaney Brown, Head of the Americas, Hermes GPE
AIMS Speaker

As Head of the Americas, based in Boston, Delaney is responsible for all Hermes GPE’s private equity manager relationships in the Americas and for coordinating the sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of funds and co-investments in the region. Hermes GPE is a specialist independent global private markets investor, active in private equity and private infrastructure. The firm manages $10 billion* of capital for leading institutional investors and pension funds via bespoke and diversified investment portfolios.

Delaney has 12 years private equity experience and is a member of the Hermes GPE Investment Committee. He has led the due diligence on funds, across venture capital, growth and buyouts in the Americas and Europe and holds a number of advisory board seats. He was previously at Almeida Capital, the placement boutique, where he was involved in the marketing of funds in the US, Europe and Asia. Delaney began his career as a research scientist at SmithKline Beecham where he worked in the vascular biology department.

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John Buser, Global Head of Fund of Funds, NB Alternatives
AIMS Speaker

John P. Buser is Global Head of Private Equity Fund of Funds for NB Alternatives and a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is also a member of the Investment Committee, Co-investment Investment Committee and Secondary Investment Committee. Before joining NB Alternatives in 1999, Mr. Buser was a partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., where he had extensive experience in the practice of domestic and international income taxation during his 17 year tenure. Mr. Buser was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1982 after receiving his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Buser graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in accounting from Kansas State University and became certified by the Missouri State Board of Accountancy.

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John Buser , Global Head of Fund of Funds , NB Alternatives
Buyouts East Speaker

John P. Buser is Global Head of Private Equity Fund of Funds for NB Alternatives and a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman. He is also a member of the Investment Committee, Co-investment Investment Committee and Secondary Investment Committee. Before joining NB Alternatives in 1999, Mr. Buser was a partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., where he had extensive experience in the practice of domestic and international income taxation during his 17 year tenure. Mr. Buser was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1982 after receiving his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Buser graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in accounting from Kansas State University and became certified by the Missouri State Board of Accountancy.

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