SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES



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The Speakers

 A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   --  ALL  

Katie Hall   |  Gordon Hargraves   |  Trey Hart   |  John Harthorne   |  Pamela Hendrickson   |  Marek Herchel   |  John Hill   |  Neal Hill   |  Eric Hippeau   |  Tom Hobbis   |  Holly Holtz   |  Lee Hower   |  Jason Huemer   |  Glenn Hutchins

Katie Hall, CEO & CIO, Hall Capital Partners
PartnerConnect East Speaker

Katie Hall is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC which she founded in 1994. She is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Investment Review Committee. Previously, Ms. Hall was a General Partner of Laurel Arbitrage Partners, a risk arbitrage investment partnership that she founded in 1989. Prior to that, she was a General Partner of HFS Management Partners (predecessor to Farallon Capital Partners), HFS Partners I, and Hellman & Friedman. Ms. Hall began her career at Morgan Stanley where she worked in both the risk arbitrage and mergers and acquisitions departments.

Currently, Ms. Hall is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius College Preparatory, and the Board of the UCSF Foundation. She also serves on the Federal Reserve Board's 12th District Economic Council.

Previously, she served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO) from 2008 to 2011 and as a director from 1998 to 2011. She also served on the boards of Stanford Management Company, San Francisco Ballet Association, Mills College, Thacher School, San Francisco Day School, Larkin Street Youth Center, Juma Ventures, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as well as the Investment Committee of the UCSF Foundation. She was a Director of the American Century Mountain View Funds from 2002 to 2007.

Ms. Hall graduated cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Economics and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Gordon Hargraves, Partner, Private Advisors
AIMS Speaker

Mr. Hargraves is responsible for primary private equity strategy and industry research, manager sourcing and due diligence, manager selection and portfolio construction, and monitoring of small company fund managers. Prior to joining Private Advisors, Mr. Hargraves was a Partner at Rho Fund Investors and led investments in small buyout and venture capital funds in North America and Europe. Prior to Rho Fund Investors, Mr. Hargraves led the development of the National Bank of Kuwait’s private equity activities in New York. Mr. Hargraves began his private equity career at GCC Investments in Boston, working on growth investments in the United States and Western Europe. Mr. Hargraves received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in investments and entrepreneurial studies from Babson College.

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Trey Hart, VP, Northern Trust
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Trey Hart is a Vice President at Northern Trust and currently performs due diligence for both fund and direct investments. Previously, Mr. Hart was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the private equity group, focusing on private equity fund formation. Prior to this experience, he worked at New Enterprise Associates. Mr. Hart is a magna cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University where he earned his degree in Politics and a magna cum laude and Order of the Coif graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Maryland Law Review. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois. Mr. Hart currently serves as a member of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra board of trustees and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law's Alumni Board, where he teaches a seminar on venture capital and entrepreneurship

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John Harthorne, Founder & CEO, MassChallenge
Venture Alpha East Speaker

John Harthorne is the Founder and CEO of MassChallenge, the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition. Startups participating in the 2010 and 2011 MassChallenge accelerator have raised over $250M and created over 2,000 jobs. The 2012 MassChallenge competition received over 1,230 applications from 36 US states and 35 countries. In January of 2011, President Barack Obama identified MassChallenge as one of America’s most effective startup accelerators.

Mr. Harthorne received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2007. While at school, John received Grand Prize in the 2007 MIT $100K Business Plan Competition and received the 2007 Patrick J. McGovern Award for impact on quality and visibility of entrepreneurship at MIT. He also led the 10th annual MIT Global Startup Workshop (GSW) held in Trondheim, Norway. In September 2011, the Boston Business Journal identified Mr. Harthorne as one of Boston's 50 Most Influential Business Leaders, alongside the CEOs of Akamai Technologies, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Boston Celtics.

Mr. Harthorne is a life-long Massachusetts resident and an avid Red Sox fan. He currently lives in Somerville with his wife Natalia, their 6-year old son Max and their 2-year old girl Yulia.

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Pamela Hendrickson, Chief Operating Officer, The Riverside Company
Buyouts East Speaker

Pam Hendrickson is Chief Operating Officer of The Riverside Company. Ms. Hendrickson leads the largest division of the firm, which is made up of seven departments, including Global Deal Origination and Fundraising. She is the Vice Chairman of the Global Board of Directors for The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the organization focused on driving middle market growth. Ms. Hendrickson also received the 2012 Private Equity Manager Leadership Award from Private Equity International, thanks in large part to her years of service in the private equity industry and her innovative leadership with Riverside. She has spent considerable time promoting the benefits of private equity, including testifying before the U.S. Congress on behalf of the industry, and she is an active participant with various advocacy organizations. Prior to joining Riverside in 2006, Ms. Hendrickson spent 22 years in a variety of senior roles at JP Morgan Chase, most recently as the chief of one of the largest regions in its U.S. Private Bank. She holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Northwestern University and a BA in public policy and history from Duke University.

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Marek Herchel, Partner, Head of US Funds Team, AlpInvest
Buyouts East Speaker

Marek Herchal is a Partner in AlpInvest Partners’ Fund Investments team, and heads up the US Funds team. In addition to the US, he focuses on Emerging Markets, specifically the Latin American markets. Mr. Herchal joined AlpInvest Partners in 2004 from Fleet Fund Investors, where he was an Investment Officer responsible for managing a diversified private equity portfolio. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst with State Street, monitoring private equity commitments to 40 buyout and venture capital firms. Mr. Herchal received a BS in Business Administration and a MS in Finance, summa cum laude, from Suffolk University in Boston. He represents AlpInvest Partners on several Advisory Boards.

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John Hill, Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, First Reserve
Buyouts East Speaker

John A. Hill, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, has been with the firm since its founding in 1983. He serves as a senior advisor on investments, investment origination, investor relations and government policy liaison. Prior to acquiring First Reserve with Mr. Macaulay in 1983, Mr. Hill was a co-founder of Meridien Capital Company, a private equity buyout firm. From 1976 to 1981, he served as Senior Vice-President of F. Eberstadt & Co., Inc., an investment banking, research and institutional brokerage firm, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eberstadt Asset Management and as founding Chairman of the Board of the Eberstadt Energy Fund. Prior to 1976, Mr. Hill spent seven years in the U.S. Federal Government as Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget and subsequently as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration during the Ford Administration. Mr. Hill currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sarah Lawrence College, as Lead Director of Devon Energy Corporation, and as a Trustee of the Putnam Mutual Funds (where he served as former Chairman from 2000 to 2011). Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University and an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from Bethel College.

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Neal Hill, VP, Fund Investments, Business Development Bank of Canada
AIMS Speaker

Neal Hill joined BDC Venture Capital in 2012 as Vice President, Fund Investments.

His main responsibilities are to develop BDC Venture Capital’s reputation as an investor of choice, expand BDC’s industry presence and develop sector knowledge, and identify and develop high-potential general partners (GPs).

Mr. Hill has more than 30 years of experience in technology management and marketing, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the U.S. Before joining BDC, he held senior management and consulting positions in various sectors. Most notably, he was founder and Senior Managing Director of Great Northern Capital, Canada’s first attempt to create a growth-stage venture capital fund of substantial size focusing on emerging technology firms. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, for Cognos Incorporated, the Ottawa-based $1 billion worldwide leader in business intelligence and performance management software, now a unit of IBM. In this role, he was responsible for mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances, including the IBM alliance that led to its acquisition of Cognos. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Hill served as Managing Director - Investments of VIMAC Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm concentrating on early-stage software firms. While compiling top-quartile investment returns for VIMAC's investors, Neal served on the boards of 14 different early-stage companies, many of which are now strategic operating units contributing strongly to such firms as Motorola, Amazon.com, eBay, and Ciena. Earlier in his career, Neal also was CEO and co-founder of a leading New England advertising and marketing agency, COO of a startup software company, and a Senior Analyst covering database and operating system trends for Forrester Research, an influential consulting and analysis firm in technology industry research. In addition, Neal served as Press Secretary and Legislative Aide for a US Senator in the initial stages of his professional life.

Mr. Hill appears regularly as a speaker at industry events and has been widely published in trade and business journals. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife and two sons, and attended Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Physics and Political Science.

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Eric Hippeau, Managing Director, Lerer Ventures
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Eric Hippeau is a Managing Director at Lerer Ventures. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of The Huffington Post. He is also a Special Partner at Softbank Capital, a U.S. based venture capital firm, making investments in early stage technology and digital media companies. Softbank Capital is an early investor in the The Huffington Post and Mr. Hippeau began serving on the board in August, 2006. Prior to joining Softbank Capital, Mr. Hippeau was Chairman and CEO of Ziff-Davis. He serves on the boards of several public and private companies, including Starwood Hotels, The Huffington Post,Thumbplay and Buddy Media.

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Tom Hobbis, Managing Director, CIT
Buyouts East Speaker

Tom Hobbis is Co-Head and Managing Director of CIT Sponsor Finance. CIT Sponsor Finance provides cash flow and asset-based senior debt for private equity-backed transactions in the middle market throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Hobbis has nearly 25 years of experience in the finance sector. His areas of expertise include private equity and leveraged finance.

Prior to CIT, he was a Director in the Acquisition Finance Group at ING Capital where he initiated a new calling effort and was responsible for providing acquisition financing to financial sponsors for U.S. middle market leveraged buyouts. Prior to ING, Mr. Hobbis was a Director of the Transportation and Logistics Investment Banking Group at ABN AMRO. While at ABN AMRO, he commenced full-time coverage of the airline sector. Before ABN AMRO, he was with ING Barings and held origination and execution positions in several commercial and investment banking groups.

Mr. Hobbis holds a BA from Gettysburg College and an MBA in International finance from Fordham University.

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Holly Holtz, Managing Director, Shinrun Advisors
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Holly Holtz is Managing Director at Shinrun Advisors, an alternative investments advisory business. A former Senior Director at TIAA-CREF, Ms. Holtz has a 15-year track record (1997-2012) building a diverse multi-billion dollar portfolio in private equity (funds and co-investments), direct mezzanine debt and timber. In private equity, she covered the spectrum of fund categories including mid-market and large-cap buyouts, venture capital and distressed and turnaround strategies. She represented TIAA-CREF on numerous LP advisory committees and as an observer on co-investment company boards. Her background includes structuring and negotiating private placement debt workouts at TIAA-CREF (1992-97) and providing financing for leveraged buyouts at several New York money-center banks (1984-92). Ms. Holtz holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and BA from the University of Michigan.

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Lee Hower, Partner, NextView Ventures
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Lee Hower is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has spent his entire career as an entrepreneur and investor in early-stage software and internet startups.

Mr. Hower started his career as an early employee of PayPal in product and business development roles, through the company's 2002 IPO and sale to eBay. After PayPal, Lee was a co-founder of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and served as head of corporate development.

Mr. Hower entered the VC world as a Principal at Point Judith Capital, a Boston-based early-stage VC firm, where he helped to build the firm's internet investment practice. At Point Judith Capital Lee led investments in Multiply (acq. by Naspers) and FanIQ (acq. by Datran Media), and was actively involved in the firm's investments in Sittercity and NABsys.

Mr. Hower graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Management & Technology program, with a BAS in Systems Engineering and a BS Economics from the Wharton School. He was selected as Wharton's Commencement Speaker.

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Jason Huemer, President, Visium Asset Management
HedgeWorld East Speaker

Jason Huemer is President of Visium Asset Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in New York. He joined Visium in 2010. He was previously CEO of Atlas Capital Management, a global macro and emerging markets hedge fund firm. Prior to that, he spent four years at SAC Capital, where he was a managing director and the chief operating officer of SAC's Sigma Capital unit. He was also a managing director at Merrill Lynch; President and Founder of Synthesis Funds, a hedge-fund seeding business; and Chief Operating Officer at York Capital Management. Mr. Huemer holds a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Columbia University, where he graduated cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA in finance from New York University.

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Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder, Silver Lake
Buyouts East Speaker

Glenn Hutchins is a co-founder of Silver Lake and Co-CEO. He has spent his business career investing in the most rapidly growing and dynamic companies in the U.S. and around the world. Mr. Hutchins is Chairman of the Board of SunGard Corp., a director of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and Mercury Payment Systems. Previously, he was Chairman of Instinet, Inc., and a director of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., Seagate Technology, MCI, Inc., Gartner, Inc. and Sabre, Inc.

Mr. Hutchins is active in public and charitable service. Mr. Hutchins served President Clinton in both the transition and the White House as a Special Advisor on economic and healthcare policy. Mr. Hutchins is a director of the Harvard Management Company which is responsible for the management of the University’s endowment. He is also the Chairman of the National Advisory Board, and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard. Mr. Hutchins is a trustee of the Lawrenceville School, the Brookings Institution and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Hamilton Project, a Director of the Partnership for New York City, and a member of the Investors Advisory Committee on Financial Markets of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Hutchins holds an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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