2019 Investor Summit

Our Inaguraul Investor Summit was held on June 12, 2019 at The Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. We as a firm had the chance to discuss our buy what we want to own investment strategy, portfolio, and systematic M&A practices. Key executives of businesses in our portfolio and renowned private equity thought-leaders, Professor Steven Kaplan and best-selling author Kim Powell, shared their insights.

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Keynote Speakers

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    Steve Kaplan

    Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

    He conducts research on issues in private equity, venture capital entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance and corporate finance. He has published papers in a number of academic and business journals.

    Steven is a research associate at the Naional Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics.
    He teaches advanced MBA and executive courses in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance, and wealth management.

    Business Week named him one of the top twelve school teaches in the country.

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    Kimberly Powell

    Principal at ghSMART

    Kim serves private equity and corporate clients in areas of management assessment, leadership coaching and organizational change initiatives and advises their boards, executives, and investors on their most important leadership challenges.

    Kim co-leads the CEO Genome Project featured in a cover article of Harvard Business Review. She also co-wrote the bestselling book The CEO Next Door, published in 2018, which is based on the research of the CEO Genome Project. The research explores paths and behaviors that lead to the top, typical setbacks CEOs encounter and ways to prevent them.

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