Schedule for Tuesday, September 12

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Deal Source – By Invitation Only  |  Executive Meeting Rooms
(Deal Source is a by-invitation-only event of meetings between IBs and PEGs. Scheduled meetings are 9:00 am to 12 pm, followed by open meetings to 3:30 pm)
Sponsored by Vedder Price
11:00 am – General Registration Opens | Hotel Lobby

11:00 am – 12:45 pm – Pre-Conference Women’s Forum | International Terrace
Rosie O’Neill, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Sugarfina
Presented by WestMonroe Partners

11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Networking Lounge  |  Hotel Lobby
Sponsored by Sherwood Partners

1:00 – 1:30 pm – Conference Opening Remarks  |  Beverly Hills Ballroom
Conference Co-Chairs: Scott Kolbrenner, Houlihan Lokey and

Joe Wingard, Merrill Lynch

1:30 – 2:15 pm – Opening Keynote  |  Beverly Hills Ballroom
Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
Life in Space – Are We Alone In The Universe?

Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak

2:30 – 3:30 pm – Technology Breakout Session | Wilshire Ballroom
No Unicorns Need Apply: Achieving a Great Outcome for <$1B Software Companies.

Chase Sanders, Managing Director, Baird’s Technology & Services group

Joe Juliano, former CEO of IQNavigator
Colby Manwaring, CEO Innovyze, Inc.
Prashant Mehrotra, Partner, Clearlake Capital Group

Peter Spasov, Partner, Marlin Equity Partners

Presented by Baird



3:30 – 5:30 pm –
ACG Capital Connection  |  International Ballroom
Sponsored by Sheppard Mullin

5:30 – 7:30 pm – ACG LA Fest  |  Wilshire Garden
Sponsored by Houlihan Lokey, Sheppard Mullin and SingerLewak

An Evening of Craft Cocktails and Pairing Menus

Beer and Wine Sponsor: Comerica Bank

9:00 pm – 12:00 am – After-Party  |  Stardust Lounge
Sponsored by FocalPoint Partners