Private Equity and Its Relation to Our Daily Lives
Date(s) - 04/02/2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Private equity. What was and what’s in a name? Corporate raiders? Vultures? Job killers? Or did the industry really create jobs and, possibly more importantly, better run companies that truly helped the US economy? Does private equity truly help further the principles of economic liberty?
On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, America’s Future Foundation (AFF) New York will be presenting a panel discussion on the private equity industry. Topics will focus on the nature of the business, the past spotlight on whether private equity is “good or evil” (particularly in light of the 2012 election), the effects of private equity on economic liberty and the free market and where the industry will go from here. The panel will be moderated by Sumeet Shah of Gotham Consulting Partners (@PE_Feeds), and panelists will range from seasoned journalists covering the industry and PE deal flow data providers to executives themselves.
7:00 PM = Cocktails and networking
7:30 PM = Panel officially begins
Jason Kelly (@jasonkellynews)
Managing Editor, Bloomberg LINK
Author, The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry that Owns Everything
Jason Kelly is the managing editor of Bloomberg LINK, overseeing content for the firm’s global conference business. He’s the author of The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything, the product of five years leading Bloomberg’s coverage of the private equity business. He’s also a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Television. During his tenure at Bloomberg, he’s written about issues ranging from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to economic development during the war in Afghanistan. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2002, he was the editor in chief of digitalsouth magazine, a publication focused on technology and finance in the Southeast and Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
David Snow (@snowsnotes)
Co-Founder & CEO, Privcap
David Snow is the creator of Privcap, a digital-media channel for thought leadership. We produce and distribute exclusive video interviews and panel discussions (all fully transcribed) across a range of topics important to serious participants in the private capital market. Prior to launching Privcap in September 2011, David Snow was a financial journalist covering the alternative investment market for 13 years. He began his career in 1998 at Thomson Reuters where he became editor of Buyouts magazine. He later joined a division of Guggenheim Partners to create an online information network for accredited investors. Until November 2010, he was Editor in Chief of PEI Media, a media company covering the alternative investment industry, with offices in London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. Snow played a key role across PEI’s editorial products, events and business strategies, including the launch of magazines serving the private equity, private real estate and infrastructure asset classes. He has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Chinese Studies from the University of California at San Diego. He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Cody Boyte (@codyboyte)
Marketing Manager, Axial
Cody Boyte is the Marketing Manager for Axial, focused on growing Axial’s online and offline presence in the middle market. Cody is dedicated to creating world-class articles, content, and data resources to help middle market businesses, intermediaries and buyers better analyze and understand the private capital markets. Prior to Axial, Cody ran a marketing consultancy while traveling around the world. Earlier in his career, Cody spent time at Morgan Stanley. Cody graduated from the University of California Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.