The 2023 McGuireWoods Emerging Manager Conference will be held on May 16-17 in Dallas, Texas. This preeminent gathering will bring together GP’s planning or currently raising their first committed fund to GP’s who have raised Fund I-III along with LP’s ranging from family offices to insurance companies, pensions and endowments, fund of funds and other fund investors. Attendees will come from across the US and internationally and will include private equity, private debt, venture capital and other strategies.

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Day One

Day One will focus on our speed-networking event that will provide efficient and effective relationship-building in our dedicated space at the hotel, followed by our opening cocktail reception for all attendees. Lunch will be provided.

Day Two

Day Two will include a networking breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception, informative panel sessions and sharing best practices.

Panel Topics

Constructing Your Desired LP Base for Long-Term Success
Cris Conner, Portfolio Manager, Briar Hall
Sean Kelly, Director of Private Markets, The Alfred I. DuPont Charitable Trust
Rob Langley, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Align Capital Partners
Todd Roland, Principal, GCM Grosvenor
Greg Walsh, Managing Director, Investments, Brandywine Trust Company

How to be Differentiated as an Emerging Manager
Christopher Aluce, Senior Portfolio Manager, SkyBox Capital
Chris Barbier, Managing Director, Siguler Guff & Company
Brady Hyde, Vice President, Director of Private Equity, B1 Capital Partners
Elliot Wagner, Partner, Declaration Partners
Sara Zulkosky, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Recast Capital

Sector and other Specialization Approaches as an Emerging Manager
Tim Burke, Partner, Stride Consumer Partners
Brooke Coburn, Co-Founder and Partner, Capitol Meridian Partners
Neil Keegan, CEO, Marlinspike
John Kim, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Datavest Partners
Matt Pettit, Founding Partner, Seven Hills Capital

How to Develop and Implement an Emerging Manager Program
Chris Anderson, Private Investments, TIFF Investment Management
Lisseth Lin, Vice President, Private Equity, Unigestion
Brian Nobis, Private Equity Investment Professional, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Michael Sustarsic, Partner, Fiducient Advisors
Whit Matthews, Senior Investment Director, abrdn

Navigating the Journey from Independent Sponsor to Emerging Manager
Nick Antoine, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Red Arts Capital
John Huhn, Founder and Managing Partner, Compass Group Equity Partners
Scott Hutchins, Partner, Solamere Capital
Ward McNally, Founder and Managing Partner, McNally Capital
Jeff McNelley, Managing Principal, Head of Americas, Allstate Investments

Improving Diversity in PE through Emerging Managers
Fadi Chehadé, Co-CEO, Ethos Capital
Mary Hunt, Principal, RCP Advisors
Sheryl Mejia, Managing Partner, Steward Asset Management
Elizabeth Weindruch, Managing Director, Barings
Suzanne Yoon, Founder and Managing Partner, Kinzie Capital Partners

How to Engage with Endowments as an Emerging Manager
Michael Kakenmaster, Director of Investments, Loyola University Chicago
Matt McGanity, Managing Director, University of Illinois Foundation
Tarek Saghir, Chief Investment Officer, Brandeis University

Nuts and Bolts of Different GP Stakes/Seed Structures
Elizabeth Browne, Managing Director, Sponsor Solutions, GCM Grosvenor
Michelle Jacobi, Managing Director, Gatewood Capital Partners
Chris Keller, Founder and Managing Partner, Moelis Catalyst Partners
Mark Millard, Principal, East Rock Capital
William Prather, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Cypress Creek Partners

What I Wish I Knew Before I Raised My First Fund
Kate Beardsley, Founding Partner, Hannah Grey Ventures
JP Gutfreund, Founder and Managing Partner, Halle Capital Management
Trevor Nelson, Founder and Managing Partner, Aria Growth Partners
Jim Pieri, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Assured Healthcare Partners
Adrian Polak, Co-Founder and Partner, Strattam Capital

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