November 15, 2018, Phoenix, AZ
FEI: The Nexus Between Growth Capital and Storytelling
Whether your company is public or private, family-owned or non-profit, growth capital is likely in your future. Finance executives have been trained to believe that equity or debt financing comes down to financial metrics — full stop. Regarding that long-held belief, former institutional investor, best-selling author, and acclaimed speaker Adam J. Epstein has the following question:
“If equity and debt financings were just about dollars and cents, then how does that explain the fact that similarly performing companies are valued completely differently by investors and lenders every day?”
See full information here.
September 29, 2018, Washington, DC
2018 Global Board Leaders Summit
The National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Global Board Leaders’ Summit is the largest and most important director forum in the world, where the greatest minds in governance convene to take on the largest issues facing today’s boardrooms and collectively discover the future of exemplary board leadership.
Convening nearly 2,000 corporate executives and board members, the Summit brings together the best and the brightest—cutting-edge thought leaders and industry experts—for four days of dialogue, interactive workshops, and unprecedented networking opportunities.
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September 19, 2018, San Jose, CA
Future CFO Roundtable
Unlike for large public companies, capital formation for middle market companies is a minefield for the unwary. Varying degrees of trading liquidity, equity research coverage, and c-suite and director experience conspire to create equity capital market transactions that are sometimes needlessly dilutive. Our speaker, Adam J. Epstein of Third Creek Advisors, brings the seasoned perspective of a former institutional investor to the issue in order to facilitate a robust, informative, and interactive debate.
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September 12, 2018, Palo Alto, CA
Elevating Private Company Board Performance in the Age of Disruption
The spotlight on private company governance has never been brighter as high-profile start-ups and their investors and directors have been thrust into the national conversation around workplace culture, board oversight, and business practices. This event concentrated on insightful panel discussions on how directors, investors, and executives can align on board composition, skills, and processes to help early-stage companies better prepare for the long term. Learn from what other companies didn’t do right and gain actionable takeaways you can bring back to the boardroom.
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July 9, 2018, San Francisco, CA
NACD Entrepreneurial Board Forum
Founders shed plenty of blood, sweat, and tears getting their companies starting a business. Once that company hits a revenue threshold of about $250M, having an effective board becomes a key asset to ensuring long-term success. We are increasingly seeing clear links between good governance and robust financial performance over the medium to long term. A failure to focus on boardroom talent and the right processes and controls can lead to a dysfunctional board and a stagnant or failed company.
This event is specifically curated for directors of public and private companies that have revenues under $500M.
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June 5, 2018, New York, NY
Nasdaq Facebook Live
Adam J. Epstein was live in Nasdaq’s Times Square studio, discussing how U.S. small-caps are impacted by a one-size-fits-all market structure and unique investor communication challenges.
Watch the recorded video here.
June 4, 2018, New York, NY
The Conference Board Webcast
Seven out of ten US public companies have a market capitalization of less than $500 million and, consequently, employ the majority of the country’s public company board members. However, most governance resources are directed toward large-cap boards—whereas small-cap directors, with fewer resources, fewer advisors, and more tenuous balance sheets, can have much greater sway over their companies’ successes or failures.
Author Adam J. Epstein discusses his handbook for small-cap company directors, detailing the challenges they face, important differences between small-cap vs large-cap governance, and tips for effective small-cap governance.
View the event on-demand here.
May 24, 2018, New York, NY
EY Growth Markets Webcast
The transition from private company to public enterprise is a complex undertaking. Between understanding regulations, preparing for transparency and navigating costs, C-suite executives can lose sight of other critical preparations that contribute to a successful IPO.
This event featured a candid conversation across a variety of issues to consider in your IPO preparation, including:
- Preparing to make critical capital markets decisions
- Strategies for approaching and appealing to Wall Street analysts and institutional investors
- Avoiding pitfalls that can negatively impact the IPO process and transformation into public company
Watch the event on-demand here.
April 23, 2018, Washington, DC
Sec Roundtable Discussion
A discussion of the challenges faced by participants in the market for thinly-traded exchange-listed securities and potential improvements that might be considered to the market structure for these securities. Watch the archived webcast here.
Other Past Speaking Events
Society for Corporate Governance, June 27, 2019, San Diego, CA
Private event, June 3, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
CFO Academy (FEI), May 15, 2019, San Jose, CA
Corporate event, May 13-14, 2019, Houston, TX
Texas Life Science CEO Summit (BIO Houston), May 1-3, 2019, Austin, TX
Private Corporate Event, April 22, 2019, Dallas, TX
OPEN Forum, April 20, 2019, Santa Clara, CA
Fireside Chat with Nicola Corzine: Why Better Governed Companies Make More Money (Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center), December 13, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Private Corporate Event, November 26-27, 2018, Dallas, TX
FEI: The Nexus Between Growth and Storytelling, November 15, 2018, Phoenix, AZ
NACD 2018 Global Board Leaders Summit, September 29, 2018, Washington, DC
Private Corporate Event, September 23, 2018, Las Vegas NV
BDO, Future CFO Roundtable, September 19, 2018, San Jose, CA
Elevating Private Company Board Performance in the Age of Disruption, September 12, 2018, Palo Alto, CA
NACD Entrepreneurial Board Forum, July 9, 2018, San Francisco, CA
HAX Start-up Exit Master Class, June 19, 2018, San Francisco, CA
The Conference Board Webcast, June 4, 2018, New York, NY
EY Growth Markets Webcast, May 24, 2018, New York, NY
Private Corporate Event, May 1-2, 2018, Dallas, TX
SEC Roundtable: "Challenges in Market Structure Performance of Thinly-Traded Exchange-Listed Equity Securities", April 23, 2018, Washington, DC
BDO Board of Directors Forum, January 24, 2018, Dallas, TX
BDO Board of Director's Forum, January 23, 2018, Houston, TX
BDO Board of Directors Forum, December 11, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
Private Corporate Event, November 2, 2017, Dallas, TX
BDO Board of Directors Forum, October 10, 2017, Boston, MA
NACD Global Board Leaders' Summit, October 1-4, 2017, National Harbor, MD
Private Corporate Event, June 6, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
Private Corporate Event, May 17, 2017, Seattle, WA
Private Corporate Event, May 3, 2017, Dallas, TX
BDO Board of Directors Forum, March 22, 2017, Palo Alto, CA
Private Corporate Event, February 9, 2017, Palo Alto, CA
Small-Cap Boards: Realities & Strategies for Capital Structuring, January 19, 2017 (BDO Webinar)
Smarter Growth Really Starts in the Boardroom, January 18, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Private Corporate Event, December 6-7, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
Private Corporate Event, December 6, 2016, Dallas, TX
Nasdaq Amplify Small-Cap Shareholder Activism, October 5, 2016 (webinar)
MicroCap Leadership Summit, September 22, 2016, Chicago, IL
Global Board Leaders’ Summit, September 17-20, 2016, Washington, D.C.
LD Micro Summit, September 6, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Nasdaq Amplify State of the Capital Markets, August 26, 2016 (webinar)
NACD Director Professionalism, August 15-16, 2016, Laguna Beach, CA
Private Corporate Event, June 8, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
NACD Director Professionalism, June 13-14, 2016, Chicago, IL
NACD Advanced Director Professionalism, June 16-17, 2016, Chicago, IL
Growth Capital Expo, May 3-5, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
Private Corporate Event, April 25-26, 2016, Dallas, TX
NACD Director Professionalism, February 29 – March 1, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
NACD Advanced Director Professionalism, December 7-8, 2015, Scottsdale, AZ
LD Micro, December 1, 2015, Los Angeles, CA
PLI Directors’ Institute on Corporate Governance, November 23, 2015, New York, NY
Private Corporate Event, October 26-27, 2015, Dallas, TX
SIAS Global Corporate Governance Conference, October 12-13, 2015, Singapore
Global Board Leaders’ Summit, September 26-29, 2015, Washington, D.C.
NACD Director Professionalism, August 17-18, 2015, Laguna Beach, CA
Financial Times Outstanding Director Exchange, June 9, 2015, Palo Alto, CA
NACD Advanced Director Professionalism, June 1-2, 2015, Philadelphia, PA
AICPA CFO Conference, May 13, 2015, Denver, CO
Business Confidential, May 21, 2015 (Radio)
American Bar Association Business Law Section, April 17, 2015, San Francisco, CA
Growth Capital Expo, April 12, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
NACD Director Professionalism, March 23-24, 2015, Miami, FL
27th Annual ROTH Conference, March 8, 2015, Laguna Niguel, CA
Small-Cap Boards and their Unique Challenges, February 25, 2015, Portland, OR
CDF Directors Forum, January 25-27, 2015, San Diego, CA
The Rising Tide of Shareholder Activism, December 15, 2014 (webinar)
NACD Director Professionalism, December 8-9, 2014, Palm Beach, FL
LD Micro Conference, December 1, 2014, Los Angeles, CA
Summit Conference for Officers and Directors, December 4, 2014, Deer Valley, UT
NACD Board Leadership Conference, October 12-14, 2014, National Harbor, MD
NACD Director Professionalism, August 14-15, 2014, Dana Point, CA
NACD Small-Cap Forum, July 17, 2014, San Francisco, CA
Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, June 25-28, 2014, Boston, MA
NACD Director Professionalism, June 9-10, 2014, Chicago, IL
LD Micro Conference, June 3-4, 2014, Los Angeles, CA
IPO Boot Camp, April 29, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
Special Event, April 8, 2014, Dallas, TX
Small-Cap Governance Forum, April 10, 2014, San Antonio, TX
NACD Director Professionalism, April 3-4, 2014, Houston, TX
CDF Directors Forum, January 29-31, 2014, San Diego, CA
NACD Director Professionalism, December 9-10, 2013, Miami, FL
Summit Conference for Officers and Directors, December 5-6, 2013, Deer Valley, UT
LD Micro Conference, December 3-5, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
NACD Board Leadership Conference, October 13-15, 2013, National Harbor, MD
Growth Capitalist, Holy Grail for Micro-Cap CEOs & CFOs, October 10, 2013 (webinar)
NACD Director Professionalism, August 15-16, 2013, Newport Beach, CA
Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, July 10-13, 2013, Seattle, WA
NACD Director Professionalism, June 10-11, 2013, Boston, MA
Growth Capitalist, Negotiating with Hedge Funds, April 25, 2013 (webinar)
Corporate Board Member, Risk Oversight in the Boardroom, April 9, 2013, New York, NY
NACD Master Class, February 27-28, 2013, Scottsdale, AZ
NACD Director Professionalism, February 25-26, 2013, Scottsdale, AZ
KPMG Global Enterprise Institute, February 6, 2013 (webinar)
CDF Directors Forum, January 27-29, 2013, San Diego, CA
The DealFlow Conference, December 18, 2012, New York, NY
Growth Capital Investor, ATM Offerings, November 8, 2012 (webinar)
NACD Board Leadership Conference, October 14-16, 2012, National Harbor, MD
NACD Diversity in the Boardroom, September 11, 2012, Seattle, WA
CDF To the Brink & Back: Life at a Small Cap, April 26, 2012, La Jolla, CA
CDF Directors Forum, January 22-24, 2012, San Diego, CA