Stanford GSB’s first Search Fund Conference is designed for CEOs, directors, and investors of search-acquired companies, as well as those actively searching for a company to buy. Our goal is to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about growing and leading operating companies from top faculty and executives, while connecting with other search operators and investors in Stanford’s stimulating setting.
Open to all, the full-day conference on September 13 will include a conversation with John Stanton (CEO, Seattle Mariners; Director, Microsoft and Costco; renowned telecom entrepreneur), a fireside chat with Irv Grousbeck, expert speakers on current topics, and opportunities to connect with friends and colleagues from around the world.
September 12 will be set aside for CEOs to hold investor update meetings, with rooms available at Stanford GSB on request. Please contact email@example.com no later than June 30 for more information.
Registration is open to all; however, space is limited due to facility restrictions. In case registration fills, priority will be given to CEOs, directors, and investors of search-acquired companies.
A block of rooms for attendees has been reserved at the nearby Sheraton and Westin hotels in Palo Alto. Make hotel reservations online.
|Tuesday, September 12|
|10:00am – 5:00pm||
Investor Update Meetings
|5:30 – 8:30pm||Evening Group Activity (CEOs, Investors, and Directors)|
|Wednesday, September 13|
|7:30 – 8:30am||Breakfast and Registration|
|8:30 – 9:15am||Conversation With John Stanton (CEO, Seattle Mariners; Chairman, Trilogy Partners; Director, Microsoft Corporation and Costco)|
|9:15 – 9:30am||Break|
|9:30 – 10:30am||CEO Panel: Current Operating Issues|
|10:30 – 11:15am||Networking Break|
|11:15am – 12:15pm||Sales Management Issues|
|12:15 – 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:30 – 2:30pm||Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Professor of Marketing: Scaling & Purpose|
|2:30 – 3:15pm||Networking Break|
|3:15 – 4:15pm||
Asurion: Recruiting, Hiring, and Retention (Jim Ellis, Gerald Risk, Kevin Taweel)
|4:15 – 4:30pm||Break|
|4:30 – 5:15pm||Fireside Chat With Irv Grousbeck|
|5:15 – 6:45pm||Cocktail Reception|
|7:30pm||Small Group No-Host Dinners Around Palo Alto|