7:30 a.m. Registration / Breakfast, Ballroom Foyer
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1:1 Speed-Networking, Ballroom
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception, Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by Siguler Guff

NOTE: Beverages and light snacks will be provided throughout the day. Grab and go lunch will available during lunch hours.


7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Registration / Breakfast / Networking, Ballroom Foyer
7:30 – 8:10 a.m. Women in Private Equity & Finance Breakfast, Salon B
Sponsored by Barings
8:15 a.m. Welcome, Ballroom
Jon Finger, McGuireWoods
8:20 – 9 a.m. 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
Ben Hantz, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
9:05 – 9:45 a.m. 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 and Co-Head of Growth Equity, Declaration Partners
Sara Zulkosky, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Recast Capital
Richard Grant, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
9:50 – 10:30 a.m. How to Engage with Endowments as an Emerging Manager
Trish DiGirolomo, Investment Manager, Babson College
Michael Kakenmaster, Director of Investments, Loyola University Chicago
Matt McGanity, Managing Director, University of Illinois Foundation
Tarek Saghir, Chief Investment Officer, Brandeis University
Ramsey White, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:25 a.m. 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, Managing Director, Brookfield Asset Management
Greg Walsh, Managing Director, Brandywine Group Advisors
Tom Zahn, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. 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
David McLean, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
12:10 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 1:40 p.m. What do LPs Actually Care About
Jeremy Knox, Senior Investment Director, Schroders Capital
Michael Marvelli, Deputy CIO & Head of Privates, University of California Los Angeles
Brad McCarter, Sr. Director, University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company
Casey Peters, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Pacenote Equity
Blair Webb, Director of Investments, Purdue Research Foundation

Jon Finger, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
1:45 – 2:25 p.m. Improving Diversity in PE through Emerging Managers
Yibai Li Haney, Director, MPowered Capital
Mary Hunt, Principal, Portfolio Manager, RCP Advisors
Sheryl Mejia, Managing Partner, Steward Asset Management
Kenneth Saffold, Managing Partner, o15 Capital Partners
Elizabeth Weindruch, Managing Director, Barings

Amber Walsh, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
2:25 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:25 p.m. How to Develop and Implement an Emerging Manager Program
Chris Anderson, Private Investments, TIFF Investment Management
Lisseth Lin, Vice President and Head of U.S. Primaries, Private Equity, Unigestion
Brian Nobis, Private Equity Investment Professional, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Michael Sustarsic, Partner, Fiducient Advisors
Whit Matthews, Senior Investment Director, abrdn

Abdul Lediju, Associate, McGuireWoods (moderator)
3:30 – 4:10 p.m. Nuts and Bolts of Different GP Stakes/Seed Structures
Peter Birk, Vice President, Moelis Catalyst Partners
Elizabeth Browne, Managing Director, Sponsor Solutions, GCM Grosvenor
Michelle Jacobi, Managing Director, Gatewood Capital Partners
Mark Millard, Principal, East Rock Capital
William Prather, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Cypress Creek Partners

Kevin Boardman, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
4:15 – 5 p.m. 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

Geoff Cockrell, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)
5 – 6:45 p.m. Closing Cocktail Reception, Ballroom Foyer