McGuireWoods will host the annual McGuireWoods Emerging Manager Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas on April 16-17. This premier, two-day event is the centerpiece of the acclaimed McGuireWoods Emerging Manager Program and includes the highly sought-after speed-networking event, which facilitated over 1,800 formal meetings last year. We are thrilled to announce the agenda for 2024.

DAY 1: TUESDAY, APRIL 16

7:30 a.m.

Registration / Breakfast

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1:1 Speed Networking with Boxed Lunches

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception


DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

7 – 7:45 a.m.

Registration / Breakfast

7 – 7:45 a.m.

Women in Private Equity & Finance Breakfast

7:55 a.m.

Welcome

8 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Panel Sessions (exact schedule TBA)

Elevating Your Pitch to LPs: Crafting a Story That Resonates
Garrett Bailey, Vice President of Investments, EPIQ Capital Group
John Huhn, Managing Partner, Compass Group Equity Partners
Mary Hunt, Principal, RCP Advisors
Ryan Mahoney, Director, BPEA Private Equity
Jim Pieri, Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, AHP
Rick Starling, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Strategies for Accelerating Fund Closings and Achieving Commitment Targets
Kate Beardsley, Founding Partner, Hannah Grey Ventures
Jake Capps, Co-Founder and Partner, Meaningful Partners
Matt Klinger, Partner, Twin Bridge Capital
Shari Young Lewis, Managing Director, Cresset Partners
Louis Mayer, Senior Vice President, 10 East
Billy Herrfeldt, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Unlocking Liquidity: GP Stakes, Seed & Secondaries
Matthew Fisk, Managing Director, Thrivent
Tim Greenfield, Founder and Managing Partner, Demopolis Equity Partners
Richard Rincon, Managing Director, Bondy Capital
Todd Roland, Managing Director, Brookfield Asset Management
Sophia Tsai, Managing Director, Trinity Church Wall Street
Tom Zahn, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Opportunities for LPs to Create Change with Fund Commitments
Murielle Dawdy, Director, 50 South Capital
Andrea Hedrick, Partner, Amateras AEA
Dana Johns, Head of Private Equity, New Jersey Division of Investment
Renee Nalbandyan, Managing Director, Bank of America
Ken Saffold, Managing Partner, o15 Capital Partners
Abdul-Rahman Lediju, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

How to Choose the Right Partners for Your Fund
Will Darman, Managing Partner, Eden Capital
Neil Keegan, Co-Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Marlinspike
Michael Kornman, Partner, Align Collaborate
Grant Nachman, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Shorecliff Asset Management
Brian Nobis, Private Equity Investment Professional, Liberty Mutual Investments
Kevin Boardman, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

Navigating the Evolving Fundraising Landscape
Rob Callahan, Partner, Ace & Co.
Brooke Coburn, Founding Partner, Capitol Meridian
John Dickie, Vice President, HighVista Strategies
Ravi Sarin, Co-Head, Partner, AEA Investors
Elizabeth Weindruch, Managing Director, Barings
Geoff Cockrell, Partner, McGuireWoods (moderator)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

1:1 Speed Networking

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Closing Reception