Speaker Sessions

June 6, 2024 · 11:00am - 12:00pm · Room 205AB, Level 2, BCEC

Investing in Sports

Investing in the sports industry offers a unique avenue for financial growth and diversification. This dynamic sector encompasses a wide range of opportunities, from traditional sports teams and leagues, to emerging trends like eSports and sports betting.  Hear from our seasoned speakers investing and advising in the game!

Sponsored by

Tracy Deforge

Founder | The Players’ Impact

Darren Ross

Executive Vice President and Managing Director | Wasserman Ventures

Josef B. Volman

Partner & Co-Chair, Boston Office | Blank Rome (Moderator)

Jennifer Epstein

Founder, Juno Equity & Controlling Manager | Boston Unity Soccer Partners

June 6, 2024 · 1:30pm - 2:30pm · Room 205AB, Level 2, BCEC

AI in the M&A Industry

Join our panelists as they explore the transformative role of artificial intelligence in the deal-making processes. They’ll discuss AI’s capacity to enhance due diligence, accelerate decision-making & contracting, and optimize post-merger integration, while reflecting on the additional challenges and risks that come into play. 

Paul Griffiths

Founder & Principal | Sannasig

Rob May

Founder & CEO | BrandGuard.ai & General Partner | Half Court Ventures

Noah Waisberg

Co-Founder & CEO | Zuva

Julia Karol

President & COO | Watermill Group (Moderator)

June 6, 2024 · 3:00pm - 4:00pm · Room 205AB, Level 2, BCEC

Building Relationships with Private Equity

In the dynamic world of private equity, where relationships can make or break deals, understanding the nuances of building and maintaining connections is paramount. Our panel will delve into the strategies, challenges, and opportunities inherent in fostering enduring relationships within the private equity landscape.

Jon Von Bargen

Managing Director | H.I.G. Capital

Isaac Garcia-Dale

Founder & President | North Point Associates (Moderator)

Sponsored by

Laurens Goff

Co-Founder & Managing Partner | Stone-Goff Partners

Christina Pai

Partner | Fort Point Capital

Edward Shahnasarian

Managing Director | THL

June 6, 2024 · 3:00pm - 4:00pm · Room 204AB, Level 2, BCEC

Family Office Session

This exclusive session will feature a fireside chat with family offices successfully investing with independent sponsors, sharing their best practices and strategies. There is no additional cost to attend for family offices, but you must be a single or multi-family office and registered for DealFest Northeast in order to attend.

Sponsored by

Mark Anderegg

Co-Founder | Newbury Franklin

Kevin Brady

Co-Founder | Newbury Franklin

Paul Donahue

Vice President | Salem Capital Management

Michael Inwald

Managing Director | Crocker Mountain Capital

Eric Nadzo

Principal | WhiteHorse Capital (Moderator)

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