ASPIRE Cleveland 2018 Conference

Cleveland, Ohio
Thursday, May 03, 2018
2018 AGENDA

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


7:00 A.M. Registration, Coffee & Networking

7:30 A.M. Breakfast Is Served

7:45 A.M. Kickoff & Introductions


8:00 A.M. ENTREPRENEURS' M&A ROUNDTABLE

[Presented by Fifth Third Bank]

Moderator:
Joe DiRocco Fifth Third Bank

Panelists:
Matt Kaulig LeafFilter Gutter Protection / Kaulig Capital LLC
Howard L. Lewis Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America
Tony Mazzella Mazzella Cos.


9:00 A.M. WORKSHOPS 1

SESSION A: Buying a Business
[Presented by KJK]

Moderator:
Jon Pinney KJK

Panelists:
Ansir Junaid PWC Group
Jack D. McCarthy Jr. A&M Capital Partners
Neil Sethi Transtar Industries Inc.


SESSION B: Selling a Business
[Presented by Western Reserve Partners & BDO USA LLP]

Moderator:
Dave Dunstan Western Reserve Partners

Panelists:
Dave Pamer Kichler Lighting
Ross W. Vozar BDO USA LLP
Paul Smucker Wagstaff  Eagle Family Foods Group LLC


10:00 A.M. WORKSHOPS 2

SESSION A: Raising Capital
[Presented by U.S. Bank & Skoda Minotti]

Moderator:
Alan M. Zang U.S. Bank

Panelists:
Aaron Grossman TalentLaunch
Steve Potash OverDrive Inc.
John R. Sinnenberg Cyprium Partners
Gregory J. Skoda
 Skoda Minotti


SESSION B: Liquidity Events
[Presented by BakerHostetler & BNY Mellon Wealth Management]

Moderator:
Peter W. Van Euwen III BakerHostetler

Panelists:
Ronald S. Ambrogio BNY Mellon Wealth Management
John Mastrantoni The M.F.Cachat Co.
R. Louis Schneeberger Proformex


11:00 A.M. MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Frank C. Sullivan
Chairman and CEO
RPM International Inc.

NOON NETWORKING LUNCH & AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Ted Souder
Head of Industry, Retail
Google
Interviewed by: Adam Kaufman, JumpStart Advisor

1:00 P.M. ANATOMY OF A DEAL
Moderator:
Stewart A. Kohl The Riverside Company

Panelists:
Kevin J. Mayer Western Reserve Partners
Peter Tsang The Riverside Company
Christin Wostmann n2y

2:00 P.M. WORKSHOPS 3

SESSION A: Buying a Business
[Presented by Tucker Ellis LLP & Imprise Financial]

Moderator:
Jayne Juvan Tucker Ellis LLP

Panelists:
Ken Ganley Ganley Auto Group
Jim Mooney STERIS Corporation
Kelly Price Imprise Financial
Rebecca Lynn White Kenan Advantage Group


SESSION B: Selling a Business
[Presented by First National Bank & Oswald Companies]

Moderator:
Boyd Pethel First National Bank

Panelists:
Chris Adams Park Place Technologies
Matt Keefe EdgePoint Capital Advisors
Jeff Schwab Oswald Companies


3:00 P.M. WORKSHOPS 4

SESSION A: Raising Capital
[Presented by Chemical Bank]

Moderator:
Jamie Lynch Chemical Bank

Panelists:
Fred DiSanto Ancora
Sean Dorsey League Park Advisors
Gregg Gay Asurint


SESSION B: Liquidity Events
[Presented by SunTrust Banks & JumpStart]

Moderator:
James R. Geuther SunTrust Banks Inc.

Panelists:
Ray Leach JumpStart
Steven J. McHale formerly Explorys/IBM
David Neubert SunTrust Banks Inc.

4:00 P.M. Cocktails & Networking Reception


* As of April 9, 2018
 

Contact Information




  • Meredith Rankin
    Event Sales Manager
    mrankin@sbnonline.com
    (440) 250-7023

    Single Ticket: $395
    5-Pack of Tickets: $1475
    10-Pack of Tickets: $2950

    NOTE: All ticket sales are final. 
    Tickets can be transferred to another guest but not refunded.



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