The 7th Annual Private Equity US Forum is the leading investor centric meeting for LPs investing in private markets.
The forum brings together 500+ investors, funds, and advisers for a two day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in the US and around the world.
The investor focused event provides a due diligence forum for US and international pension funds, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on private investment opportunities.
Session topics cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments, from sector specific sessions on venture capital to discussions on global buyout opportunities and roundtables of leading global institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites.
Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman, Blackstone
Mr. James is Executive Vice Chairman of Blackstone (effective March 1, 2018), and a member of the board of directors of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. He is also a member of Blackstones Management Committee and sits on each of the firms investment committees. Mr. James previously served as the firms President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. James was Chairman of Global Investment Banking and Private Equity at Credit Suisse First Boston and a member of the Executive Board. Mr. James is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Costco Wholesale Corporation and has served on a number of other corporate Boards. Mr. James is a Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, member of The Boards of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System, member of the Center for American Progress Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman of Trout Unlimiteds Coldwater Conservation Fund, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wildlife Conservation Society, Advisory Board member of The Montana Land Reliance, and Chair-man Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of American Ballet Theatre.
Ron Bloom, Managing Partner, Vice ChairmanPrivate Equity, Brookfield Asset Management
Mr. Bloom is a Managing Partner and Vice Chairman in Brookfields Private Equity Group, responsible for in-vestment origination, analysis and execution across North America. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Bloom was Vice Chairman, U.S. Investment Banking, at Lazard, focused on restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Bloom served as Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy where he pro-vided leadership on policy development and strategic planning for the Administrations agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector. He led the discussions with the auto industry which resulted in the industrys support for new fuel economy standards. Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Bloom served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury where he helped lead the restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler LLC, and then led the Treasurys oversight of the companies thereafter, including GMs Initial Public Offering, the largest IPO in US history. Mr. Bloom received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with distinction.
Mr. Brenneman is the full time Executive Chairman of CCMP Capital. He plays an active leadership role in executing the Firms overall strategy while remaining actively engaged in completing transactions, developing strategies and coaching the senior management of CCMPs portfolio companies. Prior to joining CCMP in O-tober 2008, he served as Chairman, CEO and/or President of Continental Airlines, Burger King and PWC Consulting. He led a turnaround of each company by dramatically improved customer service, employee satisfation, profitability and financial returns of up to 15x. In 1994, Mr. Brenneman founded Turnworks, Inc., his personal investment company. Mr. Brenneman is an Emmy Award winner and the Author of Right Away & All At Once, Five Steps to Transform your Business and Enrich Your Life. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with distinction from Harvard Business School, Bachelors Administration of Business in Ac-counting/Finance, summa cum laude from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, inducted into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from Washburn University.
David Layton, Partner, Head of Private Equity, Partners Group
Mr. Layton is Head of the Private Equity business department and Head of the European Private Equity business unit, based in Denver. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Executive Board. He is furthermore a member of the Global Investment Committee and the Private Equity Directs Investment Committee. Previously, he was the Head of Private Equity in the Americas. He has been with Partners Group since 2005 and has 15 years of industry experience. He has represented Partners Group on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies. He holds a bachelors degree in finance from Brigham Young Universitys Marriott School of Management, USA.
Leonard Harlan, Non-Executive Chairman of the Executive Committee, Castle Harlan
Mr. Harlan is non-executive chairman of the Executive Committee of Castle Harlan, Inc., a New York based private equity firm focused on buyouts and growth capital investments in middle-market companies across various industries. He is co-founder of CHAMP, the former Australian affiliate of Castle Harlan and a member of the Investment Committee of CHAMP III Management Pty. He is a general partner of Harlan Capital Partners LLC, founded by his son Josh in 2011 that focuses on uncorrelated private investments. Mr. Harlan is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and serves on numerous leadership roles. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovative Institute and a director of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. A graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Harlan has a Masters with Distinction and Doctorate from the Harvard Business School.
Russell SteenbergManaging Director & Global Head of Private EquityBlackRock Private Equity Partners
Brian ConwayChairman & Managing PartnerTA Associates
Mark PennFounder & Managing PartnerThe Stagwell Group
Kim DavisManaging Director & Co-ChairmanCharlesbank Capital Partners
Doug KimmelmanCo-Founder & Senior PartnerEnergy Capital Partners
Ramn BetolazaManaging PartnerBlack Toro Capital
Christopher GaffneyCo-Founder & Managing PartnerGreat Hill Partners
Jane RoweExecutive Managing Director, EquitiesOntario Teachers Pension Plan
Mitchell GoldsteinPartner & Co-Head – Credit GroupAres Management
David ScudellariSenior Vice President, Head of Principal Debt & Credit InvestmentsPSP Investments
Kevin EdwardsSenior Investments DirectorHartford HealthCare Pension & Endowments
John SuydamChief Legal OfficerApollo Global Management
Shannon StaffordManaging Director, Head of global TaxThe Carlyle Group
Stephen CoatsPartner, Managing Director & General CounselRiverstone Holdings
Roberta BrzezinskiManaging Principal – Strategic Partnerships,Caisse de dpôt et placement du Qubec
Dan UppercoFormer Senior Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerMubadala Investment Company