Private Equity Conference

Private Equity Conference

Private Equity Through Economic Uncertainty

22nd Annual BPOC Private Equity Conference

February, 3rd 2023 | Marriott Magnificent Mile, Grand Ballroom (7th Floor)

 

8:00am – 9:00am | Registration & Breakfast | Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00am – 9:15am | Opening Remarks | Salon III

  • Greg Caraway, MBA ’23, and Erik Warnquist, MBA ’23 – Private Equity Group Co-Chairs, Chicago Booth

  • David Poss – Principal, BPOC

  • Paul AlivisatosPresident, The University of Chicago

9:15am – 10:15am | Opening Keynote | Salon III

  • David Rubenstein, JD ’73 – Chair, University of Chicago Board of Trustees; Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Carlyle Group

  • Steven Kaplan (Moderator) – Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth; Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director, Polsky Center

10:25am – 11:25am | Concurrent Panels 

  • Liability Management Transactions: Lender on Lender Violence (Sponsored by Ropes & Gray) | Salon I
    • Nichole Lopez-Tackett (Moderator) – Private Capital Transactions/Leveraged Finance Partner, Ropes & Gray

    • Benjamin Rhode (Moderator) – Partner, Business Restructuring Group, Ropes & Gray

    • Brent Banks – Managing Director, Restructuring and Debt Advisory Group, Evercore

    • Lauren Bilzin – Head of US Restructuring, Davidson Kempner Capital Management

    • Andrew Scriven, CFA – Global Head of Restructuring at Aegon Asset Management

  • Opportunities & Challenges for Private Equity in an Uncertain Economy (Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery) | Salon II
    • Andy Warmus, MBA ’11 (Moderator) – Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

    • Zoltan Donovan – Managing Director and Sector Portfolio Manager, First Eagle Investments

    • David Dorfman, MBA ’15 – Managing Director, Industrial Opportunity Partners

    • Renee McMahon – Vice President, Charles River Associates

    • Don Traubert – Director, PSP Capital 

11:25am – 12:15pm | Lunch | Grand Ballroom Foyer

12:15pm – 1:15pm | Lunch Keynote | Salon III

  • Ian Charles – Founder, Managing Partner of Arctos Sports Partners

  • Duane Jackson (Moderator) – Founder and Managing Partner, Author Capital Partners; Investor-in-Residence, Polsky Center

1:25pm – 2:10pm | Book Talk featuring Professor Steve Kaplan (Sponsored by Latham & Watkins) | Salon III

  • Steven Kaplan – Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth; Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director, Polsky Center

  • Greg Caraway, MBA ’23, and Erik Warnquist, MBA ’23 (Moderators) – Private Equity Group Co-Chairs, Chicago Booth

2:20pm – 3:20pm | Concurrent Panels

  • Technology Investing in a Challenging Growth Environment (Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis) | Salon I

    • Tim Kelly, MBA ’00 (Moderator) – Investor-in-Residence, Polsky Center

    • Tom Costello, MBA ’07 – Managing Director, Duchossois Capital Management

    • Steve Jarmel, MBA ’98 – Founder and Managing Partner, Periscope Equity 

    • Jennifer Kozak, MBA ’11 – Managing Director, Groove Strategy Group 

    • Brian O’Neil – CIO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

  • Changing Transaction Technology and the Impact to the Private Equity Landscape (Sponsored by Willkie Farr & Gallagher) | Salon II

    • Neil Townsend (Moderator) – Partner, Corporate & Financial Services Department and Co-Chair, Private Equity Practice Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

    • Tony Doesburg – Managing Director, Riveron Consulting

    • Rory Kenny, MBA ’18 – Principal, Shore Capital Partners

    • Adam Lucas, MBA ’18 – Principal, Concentric Equity Partners

    • Patrick Sandor – Partner, Corporate & Financial Services Department and Private Equity Practice Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

3:30pm – 4:30pm | Closing Keynote | Salon III

  • Joanna Reiss – Partner, Co-Head of Impact, Apollo Global Management

  • Chris McGowan (Moderator) – Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; Investor-in-Residence, Polsky Center; General Partner, CJM Ventures

4:30pm – 5:30pm | Networking Reception | Grand Ballroom Foyer

 

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