Growth and Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies - Chicago 2019

$395 usd
Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:00 - 5:00 PM (CST)
Polsinelli, 150 N Riverside Plaza #3000, Chicago, Illinois, USA  

This is the flagship WFS Tech Conference for CEOs, founders, and investors of software and IT companies. We will cover critical topics: investment, growth, strategy, buyouts, sales, and mergers. Hear insights from top executives from Tech and Finance: private equity, VCs, angels, accelerators, strategic buyers, M&A advisers, industry luminaries, and CEOs who’ve built and sold their companies.

Growth & Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies

Chicago – 11/12/2019


150 N Riverside Plaza #3000, Chicago, IL 60606

On the “Lower level amenities center”

11:30 – 12:00

Registration and Light Lunch

12:00 – 12:10

Chairman’s Welcome & Word from Sponsor

Conference Chair: Rob Griggs, Corum Group

Platinum Sponsor: Corum Group

Gold Sponsor: Anthony Nasharr, Polsinelli

Silver Sponsor: JP Morgan Securities: The Loeb Group

12:10 – 12:30

Top Ten Disruptive Technology Trends: Will they put you out of business?

Rob Griggs, Corum Group

12:30 – 1:15

Financial Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Armando Pauker, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Tensility Venture Partners

Mark Gilbert, Director: Loan Origination, Espresso Capital

Kristin M. Fox, Founder & President FoxInspires LLC

Rob Schultz, Managing Director, Serra Ventures

Moderator: David Loeb, Executive Director, JP Morgan Securities

1:20 – 1:50

Growth Keynote: Building a Unicorn

Adam Hughes, President & COO, Amount

1:55 – 2:40

Introductions & Networking Break

2:45 – 3:45

Buyers Panel: Do you have what they want?

Alex Friedman, VP, Periscope Equity

Tony Danielak, Vice President, Prairie Capital LP

Chris Barnes, SVP Corp. Dev. & Solutions, Syndigo

Todd Crick, Co-Founder & Partner, Astra Capital Management

Moderator: James Asmussen, Polsinelli/ Gold Sponsor

3:50 – 4:35

Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit

Corbett Kull, CEO, 640 Labs, Current CEO, Tillable

William Hill, Former Tech Entrepreneur, VP, Corum Group

Todd Crick, Former President & CEO, inCode

Moderator: Dave Levine, Corum Group

4:35 – 5:00

Valuations & Process: What you’re worth and how you get it…

Bruce Milne, CEO, Corum Group

5:00 - 6:00

Cocktail & Networking Reception

Sponsored by: JP Morgan Securities, The Loeb Group

Adam Hughes, Amount

President & COO, Amount

Alex Friedman, Periscope Equity

VP, Periscope Equity

Anthony Nasharr


Armando Pauker, Tensility Ventures

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Tensility Ventures

Bruce Milne, Corum Group


Chris Barnes

SVP, Corporate Development & Solutions Delivery

Corbette Kull, Tillable

Co-Founder, Tillable

David Levine, Corum Group

Sr. Vice President

David Loeb, J.P. Morgan Securities

Executive Director

James Asmussen


Kristin Fox, FoxInspires LLC

Founder & President, FoxInspires LLC

Mark Gilbert

Director: Loan Origination

Rob Griggs, Corum Group

Sr. Vice president

Rob Schultz

Managing Partner

Todd Crick, Astra

Co- Founder

Tony Danielak, Prairie Capital LP

VP, Prairie Capital LP

William Hull

Vice President
Polsinelli, 150 N Riverside Plaza #3000, Chicago, Illinois, USA