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Dealmakers Conversations

Presented By: Smart Business Dealmakers

  • A Dealmakers Conversation with Beth Haas, Partner, Cyprium Investment Partners
  • A Dealmakers Conversation with Todd Federman, Managing Director, North Coast Ventures



Dustin S. Klein
Chief Content Officer
Smart Business

Dustin is an award-winning business journalist, bestselling author, and the chief content officer of Smart Business. Over the past 30 years, he has interviewed thousands of business and civic leaders, and helped more than 50 CEOs and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into books. A trained investigative politics reporter and former digital media entrepreneur, Dustin joined Smart Business in 1997 after serving as an editor at several daily newspapers.


Beth Haas
Cyprium Investment Partners

Beth is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and structuring investments on behalf of Cyprium, as well as on-going portfolio company management. She has diversified experience within the food and beverage, packaging, distribution, industrial and building products industries and has worked on several of the firm’s Canadian investments. Beth also serves as a member of Cyprium’s Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm in 2000, she served in various investment banking roles at KeyBanc Capital Markets and Carleton, McCreary, Holmes & Co.

Beth graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in government and received her MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Additionally, Beth serves on the board of the Cleveland chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, where she is a member of Executive Committee and focuses on the organization’s DEI, Women in Transactions and Young ACG initiatives. She is also a member of the board of Magnificat High School, an all-girls high school and her alma mater, where she co-chairs the Strategic Planning committee. When she’s not traveling or watching her three kids play sports, you can usually find Beth running trails throughout northeastern Ohio.

Todd Federman
Managing Director
North Coast Ventures

Todd is the Managing Director of North Coast Ventures. North Coast has over 300 individual investors that pool their capital to invest in high-potential, B2B, SaaS startups. North Coast includes six funds and has closed $65M+ of capital in 60 early-stage companies since 2007. Prior to joining North Coast, Todd served as a technology strategy consultant for DiamondCluster and AOL, and launched a consumer packaged goods company, One With Nature. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Kent State University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Conference Location

Dealmakers Conference
Cleveland, Ohio
Tel: (800) 988-4726