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Tech CEOs & Entrepreneurs...what are you worth? How do you get it?

The GXS Conference is now virtual!

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.

Growth & Exit Strategies: USA Tech - Chicago & NYC

Dec 10, 2020


10:40 - 11:00
Login Grace Period

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


Closing Remarks


Illinois Ventures

Nancy Sullivan

CEO & Managing Director

Astra Capital Management

Brian Kirschbaum


Corum Group

Rob Griggs


Metro Data Center

Niles Overly

Chairman & CEO

Corum Group

William Hill

Senior Vice President


Matt Wasserlauf

CEO and Founder

Susquehanna Growth Equity

Ben Weinberg

Managing Director

Tensility Ventures

Armando Pauker

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Espresso Capital

Mark Gilbert

Director, Loan Origination

Corum Group

Timothy Goddard

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategies

The Riverside Company

Cheryl Strom

Principal, Origination


Corbett Kull

Co-founder and CEO

Corum Group

Yasmin Khodamoradi

Vice President, Valuation Services

Corum Group

David Levine

Executive Vice President - Director


Karl Redenbach

CEO & Founder

Periscope Equity

Alex Friedman

Principal - Business Dev.

FoxInspires LLC

Kristin Fox



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