June 26 Tech CEO Forum Panel Announced
The Connecticut Technology Council’s June 26 Tech CEO Forum Panel has been solidified. The Forum, open exclusively to the CEOs, COOs, and Presidents of tech and tech-enabled companies in Connecticut and neighboring states, will focus on the finer aspects of the acquisition process.This event will cover the ins and outs of factors to consider during the acquisition process, whether you are acquiring a company or your company is being acquired. Our expert panel will answer questions, offer anecdotes, advice, and best practices on the acquisition process from those who have mastered it. Don’t miss this essential evening networking and professional growth opportunity.
This event, including beer and wine and light hors d’oeuvres, is FREE to Connecticut Technology Council members, and only $25 for non-members.
If you are a CEO or would like your C-suite leadership to attend the June 26 Tech CEO Forum, you can gather more information by contacting Maureen Lord at MLord@ct.org.
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Mr. Kaplan possesses more than fifteen years of private equity and investment banking experience with a focus on providing junior capital, including mezzanine, preferred and common equity and structured capital to companies in the lower middle market throughout the United States. Mr. Kaplan joined Balance Point as a Partner in 2013. Mr. Kaplan is active in business origination efforts, deal execution and portfolio company monitoring. Prior to joining Balance Point, Mr. Kaplan was a Senior Vice President for BNY Mellon Alcentra Mezzanine Partners, L.P., from 2004 – 2013, where he was responsible for transaction sourcing, deal execution and the monitoring of portfolio companies which included significant workout and restructuring experience. Mr. Kaplan was a member of the investment committee and served on the boards of directors of several portfolio companies. From 2001 – 2004, Mr. Kaplan was an investment banker with Marlin & Associates, LLC, a boutique firm specializing in business information services. Mr. Kaplan began his career in 1998 with the investment banking group of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, an independent investment bank and private equity fund specializing in the media industry, where he completed more than 25 corporate finance and private equity related transactions totaling over $2.0 billion in aggregate deal value.
Mr. Kaplan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.
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Prior to iDevices, Chris comes from an investment background having worked for over 15 years for A.G. Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo Investments), Prudential Financial and Allstate.
Chris’ philosophy when it comes to smart home technology, has consistently been about providing the consumer best user experience possible and enhancing their everyday life. In an effort to do this, he believes it’s paramount that the technology be directly integrated into the home. Chris believes that, “Technology should be invisible to the user and any device should merely exist to enhance the users’ daily life.”
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[ps2id id=’brad-miller’ target=”/]Brad Miller
Prior to his time at Perimeter, Brad was COO of Production Resource Group, which he grew from $30mm to $350mm in 2 years via the acquisition of 24 companies. During that time, Brad raised over $275mm in capital for PRG.
Brad has won several personal awards including Innovator of the Year and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Finally, he and his business accomplishments have been featured in several books including The Business of Software by renowned MIT Sloane Business School professor Michael Cusumano.
Brad started his career at Schroders, an international investment bank, where he focused on Mergers and Acquisitions and founded the Financial Sponsors Group. Prior to that, he received his MBA from Columbia University where he is now a Mentor in the Entrepreneurship Institute helping current students advance their business plans. Brad has served or currently serves on the Boards of Palomar Technologies, Production Resource Group, Perimeter eSecurity and Awareness Technologies.
If you are a President, CEO, or COO, and would like to attend this event, please register at the button below.
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