Growth & Exit Strategies: USA Tech - Chicago & NYC

The flagship WFS Tech Conference for CEOs, founders, and investors of software and IT companies, covering Tech M&A: investment, growth, strategy, buyouts, sales, and mergers. Insights from: private equity, VC, angels, strategic buyers, M&A advisors, and CEOs who’ve had a successful exit.

- M&A Market Update & 2020 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends

- Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

- Tech Valuation Metrics: What is your company worth& how do you get it?

- Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

- Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who've sold

- The Merger Experience

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11:00 am
3:00 pm
(11p-3p) Chicago Time, (12-4pm) NYC Time
Agenda

10:40 - 11:00
Login Grace Period

11:00
Welcome & Opening Remarks

WFS Director: Matt Rung

Conference Chair: William Hill, Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)

11:10 – 11:35
M&A Market Update & 2020 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends: Is it time to exit?

Tim Goddard, Corum Group


11:35 – 12:35
Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Armando Pauker, Managing Director and Co-Founder Tensility Ventures

Mark Gilbert, Director Espresso Capital

Kristin Fox, Founder FoxInspires LLC

Ben Weinberg, Managing Director Susquehanna Growth Equity

Nancy Sullivan, CEO & Managing Director Illinois Ventures

Moderator: Rob Griggs, Executive Vice President Corum Group


12:35 – 1:00
Tech Valuation Metrics: What is your company worth & how do you get it?

Yasmin Khodamoradi, Director of Valuation Services Corum Group

1:00 – 1:10
The Merger Experience & Short Break


1:15 – 2:15
Buyers Panel:
Do you have what they want?

Karl Redenbach, CEO & Founder LiveTiles

Brian Kirschbaum, Partner Astra Capital Management

Alex Friedman, Principal Bus. Dev. Periscope Equity

Cheryl Strom, Principal: Origination The Riverside Company

Moderator: William Hill, Senior Vice President Corum Group

2:15 – 3:00
Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit

Corbett Kull, CEO Tillable

Matt Wasserlauf, CEO & Founder Blockboard

Niles Overly, Chairman & CEO Metro Data Center

Moderator: Dave Levine, Senior Vice President Corum Group

3:00

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Rob Griggs
EVP of Tech M&A
Corum Group
Tim Goddard
Executive Vice President
Corum Group
Armando Pauker
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Tensility Ventures
Mark Gilbert
Director, Loan Origination
Espresso Capital
Kristin Fox
Founder
FoxInspires LLC
Yasmin Khodamoradi
Director of Valuation Services
Corum Group
William Hill
Senior Vice President
Corum Group
David Levine
SVP of Tech M&A
Corum Group
Karl Redenbach
CEO & Founder
LiveTiles
Ben Weinberg
Managing Director
Susquehanna Growth Equity
Brian Kirschbaum
Partner
Astra Capital Management
Alex Friedman
Principal - Business Dev.
Periscope Equity
Matt Wasserlauf
CEO and Founder
Blockboard
Niles Overly
Chairman & CEO
Metro Data Center
Corbett Kull
Co-founder and CEO
Tillable
Cheryl Strom
Principal, Origination
The Riverside Company
Nancy Sullivan
CEO & Managing Director
Illinois Ventures

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