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Bellows ABCD Session A

We’re Not Sorry, We’re Columbus: The No Apologies Approach to Growth in Central Ohio

Presented By: Ice Miller

Three of Central Ohio’s top CEOs and an equity fund partner share firsthand experiences on how to grow your business at every stage — including identifying opportunities, structuring deals and integrating operations. They’ll also offer insight and advice on how to generate major returns.


Rob Ouellette
Ice Miller LLP

Rob is a partner in the Business Group at Ice Miller. He focuses his practice on complex corporate transactions and on mergers and acquisitions, particularly private equity investments and transactions, and a range of financing transactions. He assists clients from a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, financial services, high technology and professional services, at all levels of the capital structure.


Nick Lacaillade
Certified Oil

Nick is a third-generation owner of Certified Oil. Founded in 1939, Certified operates 71 convenience stores with gas, and supplies an additional 70 stores with fuel.
Previously, he worked in London within the investment banking divisions of Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. In 2013, he joined Certified and is currently serving as COO.

Yasmine Lacaillade
Operational Partner
Drive Capital

Prior to joining Drive Capital in 2015, Yasmine was with TPG-Axon for three years, leading investor relation efforts across Europe and the U.S. She was previously a partner at London-based hedge fund Gruss & Co., focused on European marketing and investor relations. She started her career in the alternative investment space in portfolio management at Artist Capital, a New York and Zurich-based multifamily office.

Dr. Linda Lehmkuhl

In her role as CEO, Dr. Lehmkuhl is responsible for driving organizational success and execution of MedVet’s strategy to deliver an exceptional employee experience, deliver the MedVet experience for patients, clients and referral partners, and healthy growth. She works with the leadership team and board to ensure all members of its healthcare and support services teams work in hospitals with a mission-driven and values-based culture, strong dyad leadership and state-of-the art equipment and technology.

Pamela Springer
ORIS Intelligence

Pamela is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience growing tech-based companies, including restarts and IPOs. She has dedicated her career to building high-leverage platforms that have exceptional business models and a best-in-class team at the helm.  As president and CEO of ORIS Intelligence, she leads the team that delivers the premier platform for helping manufacturers manage their Minimum Advertised Pricing policies and preserve the integrity of their brand online.

Conference Location

401 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614) 384-8600