SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES



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The Speakers

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Kee Rabb   |  Robert Radway   |  Vikrant Raina   |  Bo Ramsey   |  Mahendra Ramsinghani   |  Bradley Rathe   |  John Regan   |  James Roche   |  Karen Rode   |  Mark Rodger   |  Robin Rodriguez   |  Eric Rosenfeld   |  Gregory Roth   |  Greg Roumeliotis   |  Elliot Royce   |  David Rubenstein

Kee Rabb, Managing Director, Private Advisors
Buyouts East Speaker

Kee Tilghman Rabb is responsible for 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, Ms. Rabb was an analyst with Harris Williams & Co. where she participated in all stages of the divestiture process - initial presentation, preparation of offering memorandum, marketing, and negotiation. She was responsible for comprehensive financial valuation and strategic industry analyses and communicated directly with prospective purchasers, both strategic and financial, regarding potential acquisition opportunities. Ms. Rabb also worked closely with the senior management team and shareholders, primarily middle market buyout groups, of client companies. Ms. Rabb received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in Economics with concentrations in Mathematics and Financial Economics from Vanderbilt University.

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Robert Radway, Chairman & CEO, NXT Capital
Buyouts East Speaker

Robert Radway is Chairman and CEO of NXT Capital. After founding the company with his senior management team in April 2010, NXT Capital has grown to over $3.0 billion in owned and managed assets. The company originates transactions throughout the U.S. across four business segments; Corporate Finance, Real Estate Finance, Equipment Finance and Venture Finance. Under Mr. Radway’s leadership, NXT Capital has raised approximately $4.2 billion in equity, debt and asset management commitments and has quickly evolved into a leader in middle-market lending. Prior to NXT Capital, Mr. Radway led the formation and successful development of Merrill Lynch Capital from its inception in 2001 until its 2008 sale to GE Capital, during which he was responsible for all aspects of the business. Under his direction, Merrill Lynch Capital grew into a leading middle-market commercial finance company managing $20 billion of loan commitments on its balance sheet and another $12 billion for third parties. Prior to forming Merrill Lynch Capital, Mr. Radway held senior executive positions with Heller Financial, Inc., a NYSE traded commercial finance company, where he played an instrumental role in structuring and negotiating Heller’s 2001 sale to GE Capital for $5.6 billion. Mr. Radway’s background also includes of a number of senior executive positions with The Finova Group, a middle-market commercial finance company. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara and a B.S. from Syracuse University.

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Vikrant Raina, Managing Partner, BV Capital
Buyouts East Speaker

Mr. Raina is the Managing Partner of BV Investment Partners. He joined the Firm in 1999 as a Director and brings more than 21 years of investment banking, strategic consulting, and principal investment experience to the Firm. He chairs the Firm’s Investment, Operating, and Valuation committees. Mr. Raina is focused on the Firm’s investment, risk management, and LP relations activities. Previously, he was an Executive Director in the Communications, Media, and Technology Group at Goldman Sachs (Asia), and a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Mr. Raina earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University in 1990 and M.B.A. in 1994 from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, where he was a Baker Scholar. He is on the Board of the Aditi Foundation for the Arts.

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Bo Ramsey, Director of Private Equity, Indiana Public Retirement System
AIMS Speaker

Bio to come...

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Mahendra Ramsinghani, Managing Director, First Step Fund
Venture Alpha East Speaker

Mahendra Ramsinghani manages First Step Fund, a micro investment fund with investments in 45 start-ups in greater Detroit area. He is the author of “The Business of Venture Capital” (Wiley Finance, 2011) and co-author (with Brad Feld) of Startup Boards (Wiley, 2013). He articles have been published in pehub.com, Forbes, MIT Technology Review and Huffington Post. His educational background includes a BE (Electronics) and MBA (Finance and Marketing) from University of Pune, India.

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Bradley Rathe, Managing Director, Astor Janssen Partners
AIMS Speaker

Bio to come...

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John Regan, Chief Investment Officer , Permanens Capital
AIMS Speaker

Mr. Regan is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Permanens Capital. Permanens provides outsourced CIO portfolio management for endowments, foundations and family offices. The firm also functions as the family office for Joseph S. Steinberg, President of Leucadia National.

Mr. Regan previously served as a Senior Investment Officer for Cornell University's Office of Investments, which is responsible for managing the $4.95bn(1) Cornell Endowment. As a member of the Executive Management Group, he oversaw all investment allocations and endowment activities, and was responsible for hedge funds, private equity and overall endowment liquidity. While at Cornell, he formulated and implemented a cross-asset class liquidity model for the management of illiquid assets. Cornell’s endowment increased by 12.6% and 19.9% in fiscal years 2010 and 2011, respectively, during his tenure on the investment team(2).

Prior to Cornell, Mr. Regan founded and was the Managing Partner of Steeple Capital, a $600mm(3) healthcare sector hedge fund. He has over 20 years of investment experience in multiple asset classes. Mr. Regan was previously a Principal and General Partner at Andor Capital Management, a $12bn(4) equity hedge fund. While at Andor, he was the Portfolio Manager of the Andor Healthcare Fund. He has held senior investment positions at Bessent Capital, JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management, Train Smith Investment Counsel, and began his finance career at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Regan is a University Overseer on the Board of Athletics at Tufts University, a member of the Investment Committee for The Salvation Army of Greater New York, a member of Samsung Investments’ Global Investment Advisory Council and a Trustee of Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, NY. He has chaired Poly Prep's Investment Committee since 2008.

Mr. Regan graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received his M.B.A. in Finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern Graduate School of Business. He has also studied at the Yale in China Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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James Roche, Principal, GSO Capital Partners
Buyouts East Speaker

Bio to come...

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Karen Rode, Partner, Hewitt EnnisKnupp
Buyouts East Speaker

Karen Rode, CFA, CPA, is head of the firm’s global private equity and infrastructure research group. She manages global private equity consulting assignments for several retainer and project clients. Prior to joining Hewitt EnnisKnupp, Ms. Rode was a Senior Managing Director for GE Equity, the private equity arm of GE Capital, where she managed a team of 18 professionals, a $2.2 billion portfolio of global limited partnership investments with 250+ private equity sponsors and a $600MM direct co-investment portfolio. She was also President and CEO of Global Fund Partners, GE’s fund of funds. Previously, Ms. Rode held several roles within Heller Financial, Inc. (later acquired by GE Capital) where she led the underwriting and syndication of over $1.2 billion of highly leveraged debt facilities supporting middle market private equity owned companies. Ms. Rode began her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young. She is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and a Certified Public Account, with a B.S. in finance and accounting from Indiana University, an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and over 21 years professional experience.

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Mark Rodger, Senior Portfolio Manager, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
AIMS Speaker

Mr. Rodger is currently responsible for managing two teams which advise on the active risk allocations and management for the Investment Planning Committee.

Prior to joining the CPP Investment Board in May 2006, Mr. Rodger consulted on foreign exchange derivatives and managed a FX trading partnership. Mr. Rodger has a background in the pension fund industry as an equity derivative and foreign exchange portfolio manager at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. Mr. Rodger also has experience as an FX options and proprietary trader at the Royal Bank of Canada and as a credit analyst with the First Interstate Bank of Canada.

Mr. Rodger holds a B. Comm. from Carleton University and is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.

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Robin Rodriguez, Managing Member, Anglo-American Financial
HedgeWorld East Speaker

Robin Rodriguez was a Founder and Chairman of the Board of Stonegate Bank, an FDIC-insured commercial bank. He was a Founder and Managing Member of Anglo-American Financial, LLC which has acted as an asset-based lender and, through subsidiaries, acted as an options broker on the London Stock Exchange and the London Metal Exchange, an SEC-registered Investment Advisor, and an NASD-registered and SIPC-insured broker-dealer. He is the Founder and Managing General Partner of Cordell Funding, LLLP, an asset-based lender which has been approved by the Central Bank of the Bahamas to act as a Lender in that country. He was Co-Founder and Managing Director of India Investment Advisors and the India Deep Value Fund, registered as a Foreign Institutional Investor with the Securities Exchange Board of India. Prior to that he was the Managing Partner of FSI Group which was a dealer in U.S. government securities, an Associate Member of the GNMA Dealer’s Association and, through its subsidiary, a CFTC- and NFA-registered commodities brokerage firm. Before that he set up the commodity department for Vilas & Hickey, a New York Stock Exchange firm, engaged in New York/Chicago silver arbitrage and interest arbitrage in the metal switches for Mocatta Metals Corporation, and was a currency trader for Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, a private bank. He has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, the International Monetary Market in Chicago, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the International Commodity Exchange (Bermuda), Ltd and the New York Futures Exchange.

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Eric Rosenfeld, CEO, Crescendo Partners
HedgeWorld East Speaker

Mr. Rosenfeld has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crescendo Partners, L.P., a New York based investment firm, since its formation in November 1998. Prior to forming Crescendo Partners, he held the position of Managing Director at CIBC Oppenheimer and its predecessor company Oppenheimer & Co., Inc for fourteen years. He was chairman of the board of Spar Aerospace Limited from 1999 through 2001.

Mr. Rosenfeld is chairman of the board and chairman of the strategic planning committee of CPI Aerostructures Inc., a NYSE:Amex listed company engaged in the production of structural aircraft parts for the commercial and military sectors of the aircraft industry. He is also Chairman of the board and CEO of Trio Merger Corp, a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) that went public in June of 2011. He is also a director of Primoris Services Corporation, a NASDAQ listed specialty construction firm that went public by merging with Rhapsody Acquisition Corporation. Rhapsody was a blank check company of which Mr. Rosenfeld was chairman, president and CEO. In addition, he is the lead director of Cott Corporation, a NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange listed beverage company. He is also a director of Absolute Software, a TSX listed company.

Mr. Rosenfeld was a director of Hill International, a NYSE listed construction management firm that went public by merging with Arpeggio Acquisition Corporation. He was chairman, president and CEO of Arpeggio. He was chairman of the board of Computer Horizons Corp., an IT Services Company. He was a director of DALSA Corp, an electronics and imaging company that was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange until its acquisition by Teledyne Inc. He was a director of Matrikon Inc, a provider of industrial intelligence solutions and a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company until its acquisition by Honeywell Inc. Mr. Rosenfeld was a director of Emergis Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed electronic commerce company until its acquisition by Telus. He was a director of Sierra Systems Group Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed information technology, management consulting and systems integration firm until it was acquired in 2007. He served as a director of the Geac Computer Corporation Limited, a Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listed enterprise software company until it was sold in 2006. Mr. Rosenfeld served as a director and head of the special committee of Pivotal Corporation, a Vancouver based customer relations management software company until it was acquired. Until its sale in 2004 to Kronos Incorporated, he was also a director of AD OPT Technologies, Inc., a company based in Montreal that provides advanced workforce planning, scheduling and management solutions.

Mr. Rosenfeld is a regular guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and he is a founding faculty member at the Directors College. He has served on numerous panels at Queen’s University Business Law School Symposia, McGill Law School, the World Presidents’ Organization, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Conference and the Canadian Foundation for Investor Education. He has also been a regular guest host on CNBC. Mr. Rosenfeld received an MBA from Harvard University and an AB degree in economics from Brown University.

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Gregory Roth, Senior Editor, Buyouts Magazine
Buyouts East Speaker
AIMS Speaker

Gregory Roth is a senior editor and correspondent for Reuters, Buyouts and peHUB.com, where he writes about “fresh capital” and the pension funds, sovereign funds and endowments that invest in private equity. Prior to joining Reuters, Mr. Roth was a senior producer for The Wall Street Journal, where he was responsible for the News Hub, a twice-daily live business video program that appears on WSJ.com. Prior to that, he was a Web editor and business producer for NYTimes.com. He has also worked for CNBC and the Financial Times. Mr. Roth has an MBa from Columbia Business School, a Masters from Columbia’s Journalism School and a Ba from Duke.

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Greg Roumeliotis, Correspondent, Thomson Reuters
Buyouts East Speaker

Bio to come...

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Elliot Royce, Managing Partner, Alpinvest Partners
Buyouts East Speaker

Elliot co-leads AlpInvest Partners’ Fund Investments team and focuses on the US and Latin American markets. He is a member of the new Operating Committee. Elliot joined the firm in 2007 from Allianz Private Equity Partners, where he led US investment activities and was a member of the global investment and management committees. Previously, he worked at GE Equity, McKinsey, Dillon Read, CSFB and Aberdeen, Inc. Elliot received an AB in Government, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA, with distinction, from INSEAD. He represents AlpInvest Partners on various Advisory Boards.

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David Rubenstein, Co-CEO, Co-Founder, The Carlyle Group
PartnerConnect East Speaker

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Rubenstein is based in Washington, D.C.

Prior to forming the firm in 1987, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman). From 1977 to 1981, during the Carter administration, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. From 1975 to 1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1973 to 1975, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Mr. Rubenstein is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from The University of Chicago Law School.

Among other philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Rubenstein is the Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, President of the Economic Club of Washington and on the Boards of Directors or Trustees of Duke University (Vice Chair), the Brookings Institution (Vice Chair), the Council on Foreign Relations (Vice Chair) and the Institute for Advanced Study.

Mr. Rubenstein is also a member of several advisory boards including the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Board of Trustees of the Young Global Leaders Foundation, the Advisory Board of School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.

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