President & CEO
Smart Business Network
Fred co-founded Smart Business Network in 1989 with a single publication in Cleveland, Ohio. In the years since, he has built the company into a leading multimedia and content marketing business providing print and digital marketing services to a national client base.
CEO & Co-Founder
Lubert-Adler Partners, L.P.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dean S. Adler is CEO and co-founder of Lubert-Adler Partners LP, a real estate equity firm with over $7 billion in equity and $17 billion of assets under management. He is head of the Investment Committee and leads the strategic direction of the team. He is an Executive Committee member and research sponsor for the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center of The Wharton School.
President & CEO
Sterling Drive Ventures / The Rodon Group
Michael Araten is president and CEO of Sterling Drive Ventures LP, a family office that owns The Rodon Group. Rodon is a highly automated plastics injection molder, with a focus on small parts used in over 100 industries, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical diagnostic packaging and toys. Previously, he was president and CEO of K’NEX Brands, whose K’NEX™ construction toy is distributed in 40 countries. More than 95 percent of the K’NEX component parts are made at Rodon in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.
Alliant Insurance Services
Frank Arcara is vice president of Alliant Insurance Services in Philadelphia, responsible for business development, execution of risk management strategy for clients and management of client service teams. For the last 12 years, he has specialized in complex risk management strategies for middle market organizations with $500 million to $10 billion in revenue, including mergers and acquisitions consulting.
Martyn S. Babitz
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Martyn S. Babitz is vice president and a family wealth strategist for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He advises clients on all aspects of family wealth transfer, business succession, philanthropy, and income tax, estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping tax mitigation strategies. Previously, he was a senior vice president and national director of estate planning for Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth.
Thaddeus Bartkowski, CEO and founding partner of Catalyst Outdoor and Catalyst Experiential, his fifth company. Catalyst Outdoor is one of the largest owners and operators of high-quality digital billboards in the region; he sold it in 2018 for an estimated $80 million to $90 million. That paved the way for Catalyst Experiential, his newest venture, which works with municipalities in a public/private partnership to meet community needs.
Founder and CEO
When CEO Nick Bayer founded Saxbys in 2005, he never considered it a coffee company; instead, he sees it as a social impact company fueled by amazing food, beverage and hospitality. Saxbys has grown from one cafe to a 30-unit business with a singular mission: Make Life Better. That began by fostering an O.D.D (outgoing, detail-oriented, and disciplined) team, committed to the betterment of the communities it serves. Today, more than 750 members represent the change-makers of tomorrow.
Emily V. Biscardi
Xelerate, LLC; Entrepreneur's Forum of Greater Philadelphia
Emily Venable Biscardi is founder and CEO of Xelerate LLC, an agile and data-driven recruitment process outsourcing provider. She founded the company in 2004 because she believed there was a better way to service customers in the talent acquisition industry by designing and implementing solutions that fill gaps in corporate recruiting programs. Xelerate was named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 list and received the SmartCEO Brava! Award in 2013 and the SmartCEO Hall of Fame Award in 2014.
Carole L. Borden
Founder & CEO
Carole Borden founded CB Transportation, a third-party logistics company in 1995, proving that growth and solid reputations could be built virtually. Decades of experience and foresight have been the catalyst to CB’s expansion. The company now includes a fleet of trucks and a technology division offering turn-key and customizable transportation management software.
Robert J. Bowman
Managing Director, Business Development
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Robert J. Bowman is regional managing director of Business Development for BNY Mellon Wealth Management in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has spent 34 years in wealth management, beginning as a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch and progressing into leadership roles including national sales manager and Mid Atlantic regional director responsible for over $900 million in revenue. Over the last three years he was a managing director at a start-up hybrid wealth management firm and an independent broker dealer and RIA.
Donald R. Braun, Jr.
Donald R. Braun Jr. is a managing director of Bernstein in the Philadelphia office. He joined the firm in 2005 and was appointed a principal in 2010, a director in 2015 and managing director in 2016. As a principal, he advised high-net-worth families and institutions and their respective trusts, estates, foundations, endowments and pension plans. Previously, he was vice president of a privately held family business, Greater Media Inc.
Donald R. Caldwell
Chairman and CEO
Cross Atlantic Capital Partners
Don Caldwell is founder and CEO of Cross Atlantic Capital Partners and was previously president and COO of Safeguard Scientifics, a publicly traded venture capital firm. He has nearly 25 years’ experience as a private equity investor and at Cross Atlantic has raised four private equity funds totaling over $500 million. He has been a principal in more than 15 IPOs.
Edward Chan joined 1315 Capital in 2016 after spending five years at NaviMed Capital, most recently as a vice president. Previously, he was part of the health care investment team at Siemens Venture Capital. Based out of Boston and Beijing, he evaluated and sourced commercial and growth stage healthcare deals worldwide, performed research on various market sectors, and supported portfolio companies.
Professor of Practice; Partner
Penn School of Engineering; Robin Hood Ventures
Vanessa Z Chan is an entrepreneur, board member, angel investor, keynote speaker and educator. She thrives at the interface of technology and business, and as a partner at McKinsey & Co., she co-led its innovation practice. Today, at the University of Pennsylvania, she is a professor of Practice in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Undergraduate Chair of Materials Science & Engineering and a member of the Executive Committee of Penn Health.
Joseph D. Culley, Jr.
Head of Capital Markets Group
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Joseph D. Culley Jr. joined Janney in 2000 and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. As head of Capital Markets Group, he oversees all of the firm’s Equities, Fixed Income and Investment Banking operations. He also serves as chairperson for Janney's Equity and Fixed Income Commitment committees. Prior to being head of Capital Markets Group, he was head of Equities and Investment Banking.
Philadelphia Market President and Global Commercial Bank Market Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
As market president, Jim Dever is Bank of America’s leader in Philadelphia. He connects businesses, families and individuals to the banking and investment teams that help improve their financial lives. He also leads the work to deploy Bank of America’s resources to address social and economic concerns and build strong communities. In addition, he is global commercial banking market executive for Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, overseeing a team that provides banking solutions to companies with annual revenues of $50 million to $2 billion.
Co-Founder, CAO, and CFO
RTM Vital Signs
Denise L. Devine, CPA, MBA, MST, is an experienced independent board director. Her experience spans from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune100 corporations. She is founder and CEO of FNB Holdings LLC, a company dedicated to initiatives in the health and wellness space, and a founder, CAO and CFO of RTM Vital Signs LLC, an early stage medical device company.
Joseph M. Finley
Regional President, Eastern Pennsylvania
TriState Capital Bank
Prior to being named regional president of TriState Capital’s Eastern Pennsylvania operation, Joseph M. Finley was vice president and group manager in the Pennsylvania Commercial Banking Division at one of the largest bank and trust providers in the U.S. and served as part of a group that managed over 400 institutional relationships that represent nearly $2 billion in middle-market C&I, commercial real estate and private banking outstandings.
President & CEO
Chris Gheysens is president and CEO of Wawa, a chain of more than 840 convenience stores located in six states and Washington, D.C. Known for its fresh food and award-winning coffee, Wawa is a family and associate-owned, privately held company. Approximately 35,000 associates provide convenient, friendly and inviting experiences for over 1.6 million customers every day.
Senior Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Alliant Insurance Services
Jonathan Gilbert is a senior managing director at Alliant and leads its Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He has over 10 years of private equity mergers and acquisitions insurance experience. In addition to due diligence expertise, he has led insurance procurement initiatives for private equity firms nationwide, with a focus on reducing expense and increasing liquidity.
Chief Investment Officer
Hildred Capital Partners LLC
Andrew Goldman is chief investment officer of Hildred Capital Partners LLC. He is responsible for overseeing HCP’s capital allocation and day-to-day investing activities. Since joining HCP in 2015, he, in concert with David Solomon, has overseen the development of the entire HCP portfolio, including equities and fixed income, real assets and private equity.
Anuj Goswami, a partner in the Business & Finance Department at Ballard Spahr, regularly advises emerging growth and established private and public companies. He also works with financial institutions, private equity and mezzanine funds in structuring and negotiating a range of debt and equity financing transactions, including, leveraged and acquisition financings and venture debt financings. Anuj’s representations cover a variety of industries, including the software, medical device, aerospace and logistics industries.
Daniel J. Hayes, CPA MT CGMA
Director, Outsourcing, Life Science
Daniel J. Hayes, CPA MT CGMA, joined CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in 2018 and is a director in the Outsourcing and Life Science Industry Group. He has over 30 years of financial and operational accounting experience. Prior to joining CLA, he was founder, CFO and COO of several life science entities. He has hands-on experience building international enterprises ,from start-up to successful exits.
President & CEO
Gerri Henwood has served as president and CEO, and a director of Recro Pharma — a revenue-generating, specialty pharmaceutical company — since its inception in 2008. From 2006 to 2013, she served as president of Malvern Consulting Group Inc., a pharmaceutical incubator and consulting firm. She continues to spend a small amount of time engaged in the provision of consulting services for MCG to other companies.
Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
Prior to his appointment as executive director of the Economy League in 2018, Jeff Horstein served as director of Financial and Policy Analysis for the Philadelphia City Controller, where he worked on critical issues relating to Philadelphia's fiscal health. Under his leadership, the Policy Unit produced numerous data-driven policy analyses on topics including the city's property tax system, tax delinquency, incentive programs, charter school finances and the state of retirement security.
Over the course of his 15-year career, Ryan Hurst’s areas of expertise have included advising clients on buying and selling businesses, succession planning, conducting valuations for transactions and structures, litigation support for shareholder disputes and strategic alternatives analyses. He earned the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation in 2015.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Blue Highway Capital
Christine Jones is managing partner of Blue Highway Capital, formed to stimulate and reinforce the growth of small companies in rural and other underserved areas. She has 25 years of expertise sourcing, structuring and managing 24 investments in small middle-market companies across a broad range of industries including business services, health care services, telecommunications, transportation and logistics, consumer products and manufacturing. Blue Highway is currently investing $2 million to $4 million in growth equity for companies with revenues of $5 million to $50 million.
Frederick ‘Rick’ Jones, M.D., is a director at Broadview Ventures. He shares responsibility for all aspects of Broadview’s investment activity, from identification and screening of new opportunities through due diligence, negotiation of deal structure and portfolio company board involvement. Previously, he founded Spordiff Therapeutics, and he served as CEO of Anchor Therapeutics. He also sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and is a member of the StrokeNet External Oversight Board at NINDS.
Wayne Kimmel is a sports tech venture capitalist, entrepreneur and author of “Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel.”
He is managing partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital company he founded in 1999, and invests in startup consumer-facing tech companies in the sports, health and retail industries. He has invested in more than 50 startup technology and health care companies, including SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub, Take Care Health Systems and Nutrisystem). Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo!
Kramer Communications; Private Investors Forum / Angel Venture Fair
Marc Kramer is executive-in-residence at Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business and president of Kramer Communications, a marketing communications firms. He is also executive director of the Private Investors Forum, which runs the Angel Venture Fair, the largest gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic region. As Executive Director of the Private Investor’s Forum, Marc has worked with almost over 1,000 companies from all over the world making introductions to Angel investors across the U.S.
Ted Karkus is entrepreneur and CEO of ProPhase Labs. He restructured the entire company, turned it around and sold the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy brand for $50 million. He previously financed and advised ID Biomedical, a biotech company, when it was near bankruptcy. The company was eventually sold for more than $1.4 billion. He graduated from Tufts University Magna Cum Laude in 1981 and Columbia Business School (MBA) with Beta Gamma Sigma honors in 1984.
EVP, Product and Business Development
Kevin Kemmerer brings over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. Prior to joining iPipeline, where he serves as executive vice president, Product and Business Development, he was an executive-in-residence at Warburg Pincus. Prior to Warburg, he was executive vice president and managing director of Safeguard Scientifics, where he led Safeguard’s technology deal team and was responsible for eight of Safeguard’s companies in the enterprise software and internet markets.
Senior Managing Director
Griffin Financial Group
John Lee manages Griffin’s Commercial, Industrial and Services Group. He has 25 years of experience providing merger and acquisition advisory services, private placements of debt and equity capital, and management buyout advisory services for middle-market companies in a wide range of industries. His experience includes sourcing, initiating and managing numerous investment banking transactions for middle-market business and government services, consumer and industrial manufacturing, distribution and technology companies.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Analytics Officer
JM Swank, LLC
Ted Lentz is CFO and chief analytics officer for the consolidated JM Swank, Lentz Milling and Armour Specialty Marketing companies owned by Platinum Equity LLC. Previously, he was president of Lentz Milling Co. which he acquired in 2005 in a leveraged buyout transaction from the third generation of family leadership. He was actively involved in leading the successful process to sell the company to Platinum Equity in 2018.
Founder & Managing Director
Element Partners & Activate Capital
David F. Lincoln has been a prominent investor in venture and growth equity for 22 years and has over 27 years of experience operating and investing in energy and technology companies. He manages multiple investment funds, including Activate Capital, a late-stage venture firm investing in high-growth companies in energy, transportation and industrial IT, and Element Partners, an $860 million cleantech growth equity firm.
Frank C. Lordi
Partner, Advisory Services (Former Managing Principal & CEO)
BDO USA LLP
Frank is the former managing principal and CEO of AC Lordi, a boutique management consulting firm, and has served as part-time CFO, strategic adviser and board member for numerous early stage and growing companies. He is an accomplished management consultant and seasoned entrepreneur who has sold three businesses while serving as the CFO, two businesses as the majority shareholder and two businesses as an active member of the board.
Fred Massanova, CPA
Partner and Philadelphia Commercial Team Leader
Fred L. Massanova, CPA, is an audit partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, with more than 12 years of comprehensive audit and advisory experience. His areas of expertise include auditing manufacturing, distribution and technology companies, financial institutions and construction and real estate companies. He has extensive experience in providing audit and advisory services to private equity companies and ESOP companies and has a deep understanding of Department of Labor rules and regulations for employee benefit plans governed by ERISA.
Daniel W. McDonough
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Daniel W. McDonough is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Food and Beverage Industry Group. He devotes his practice to merger and acquisition transactions, corporate finance matters, complex commercial contracting and general corporate advisory matters. He also has represented domestic and foreign companies in transactions overseas and in the United States.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Hobbs & Towne Inc.
John McInerney is co-founder and managing partner at Hobbs & Towne Inc. He has a deep operational and financial background across multiple industries as a CEO, entrepreneur and private equity/venture capital investor. He heads the Advisory Services Group for Hobbs & Towne, focused on identifying opportunities and implementing its advisory service initiatives that offer significant value to clients
PWP Growth Equity
John McKee is a managing director at PWP Growth Equity, focused on both minority and control investments, partnering with management teams to offer strategic guidance and capital to achieve their vision for growth. He has over 20 years of experience in private equity and investment banking, with prior experience at Weston Presidio, Greenbriar Equity Group, Compass Partners International and JP Morgan.
Spring Creek Investment Management
Jonathan Meltzer has been responsible for private equity investments at Spring Creek Investment Management, a Philadelphia-based single-family office, since 2016. Previously, he originated and executed direct private equity and credit investments at Ulysses Management and American Capital. He began his career as an investment banker as an analyst at Wasserstein Perella and an associate at Goldman Sachs.
Christopher S. Miller
Christopher S. Miller is a partner and member of the leadership team of Pepper Hamilton’s Health Sciences Department. He is co-chair of Pepper's Emerging Growth Group, chair of the Technology Practice and managing partner of the Berwyn office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, securities, technology law and general corporate matters.
R. Bud Miller
Bud Miller is regional president of Provident Bank, overseeing the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. He is a proven leader, business developer, coach and credit expert. He has started and built lending teams that have produced record results and consistent profits and has a passion for growing businesses, providing the best customer experience and developing winning teams.
Bob Moul is a serial tech CEO with more than 37 years of experience working with a broad range of private- and public-sector clients. He has worked in both VC and private equity-backed scenarios and has led four software companies to exits. He began his career with 19 foundational years at Ross Perot’s EDS, starting in the mailroom as a 17-year-old high school graduate.
Chong Moua is general partner at Boathouse Capital, a private equity firm that manages $350 million across two funds. Previously he served as vice president of American Capital, a buyout and mezzanine firm, and before that, he worked in private equity at AIG Global Investment Group and in investment banking at Wachovia Securities. He sits on the boards of MIS Training, Navint, OrthoFi, SurveyHealthcare and TapClicks.
Michael J. Mufson
Mufson Howe Hunter & Co. LLC
Michael J. Mufson is a founding partner and managing director of Mufson Howe Hunter & Co. LLC, a Philadelphia-based investment banking firm specializing in providing mergers and acquisitions services for middle-market growth companies. With over 25 years in investment banking, he has extensive experience completing hundreds of merger and acquisitions transactions and placements of debt and equity.
Adele C. Oliva
Adele Oliva has been a health care investor for over 20 years, focusing on commercial stage medical technology, health care service and specialty therapeutic investments. She co-founded 1315 Capital in 2014 to establish a firm focused on health care growth investing, and it has since raised two funds and has over $500 million under management. She currently serves on the boards of Colorescience, Encore Dermatology, Innovative Health, NovaSom, Onkos Surgical and TELA Bio.
Regional Executive, Northeast & Central Northeast
Lee Peters is regional executive, Northeast & Central Northeast, at Vistage, an executive coaching organization. He has a strong background and proven track record of managing multilocation businesses. He is skilled at leading and motivating teams to optimize results in delivering customer service excellence, growing market share, hiring and developing talent, and optimizing financial results. He has managed sales, marketing, operational and business development functions with full P&L responsibility for 46 locations in the greater Hartford/Springfield area.
Stephanie L. Pindyck-Costantino
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Stephanie L. Pindyck-Costantino is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, vice chair of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, co-leader of the Women’s Initiative, a member of its Diversity Committee and serves on the Associates Committee. She concentrates her practice on private investment funds and advises clients on fund formation matters for onshore and offshore investment funds, private equity investment transactions, venture capital investments and acquisitions, among others.
Randall C. Raifsnider, ASA, MBA
Herbein + Company, Inc.
Randy Raifsnider is a partner in the Transaction Services Group at Herbein + Company Inc., one of Accounting Today’s top 115 largest firms. The firm specializes in small to mid-market transactions for privately held businesses. His industry experience includes food, manufacturing, services and entertainment, and his primary responsibilities include financial due diligence (buy and sell sides), quality of earnings reports, cash flow forecasts, operational analysis, fairness opinions and business valuations.
Chair, Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice
Louis Rappaport is chair, Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice at Blank Rome LLP. He concentrates his practice on business and corporate matters, with specific emphasis on mergers and acquisitions for middle-market companies in a wide range of industries. He has over 20 years of experience advising on hundreds of strategic and private equity M&A transactions.
Charles M. Robins
Charles Robins is a founding member of Fairmount Partners and heads the firm’s Technology practice. As Fairmount’s senior technology expert, he has over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive, strategic consultant and investment banker. Prior to entering investment banking, he was an executive at Safeguard Scientifics, a high-technology investment firm, and was co-founder of Rabbit Software Corp., a publicly traded pioneer that developed and marketed software-based communications products for enterprise networks.
Stephen Robinson is a business adviser who utilizes his entrepreneurial leadership and CEO background to facilitate CEOs, presidents and owners of companies in achieving successful professional and personal goals. He enjoys working in the strategy world and has been a master chair with Vistage for more than 11 years.
Rooke Fiduciary Management
Taylor Rooke is vice president of Rooke Fiduciary Managment, a private trust company that manages family trusts. His day-to-day activities consist of identifying, analyzing and managing current and potential investment opportunities. Previously, he worked at Larsen MacColl Partners, a lower-middle-market private equity firm specializing in investing into companies with proven business models, strong management teams and compelling growth opportunities.
RoseAnn B. Rosenthal
President & CEO
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
RoseAnn B. Rosenthal is president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Rosenthal has more than 45 years of experience in economic development, business investment, and regional planning. With a portfolio of more than 200 technology companies, she has led Ben Franklin since 1996, growing its reputation and impact through innovative partnerships and a solid track record of seeding hundreds of southeastern Pennsylvania’s technology leaders.
Richard A. Silfen
Partner, Corporate Practice Group
Duane Morris LLP
Richard A. Silfen is a partner at the global law firm of Duane Morris LLP. He regularly advises companies and their boards, as well as fund sponsors and their portfolio companies, in capital markets and other capital-raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and control transactions. Richard also assists emerging and private equity-backed companies to develop plans for the growth and development of their businesses and technologies.
Transaction Advisory Services Partner
David Stagliano is a partner in the Transaction Advisory Services division of Marcum LLP’s Philadelphia office. A key leader in the Mid-Atlantic Private Equity Practice Group, he has more than 20 years of extensive experience providing financial services to clients, primarily focused on the middle-market private equity sector. He specializes in working with strategic investors, private equity and venture capital firms and their associated portfolio companies.
Founder, President & CEO
Dr. Ellen “Ellie” Stang is a board-certified pediatrician who, in 2003, founded ProgenyHealth® to address the need for improved care management and health outcomes for premature and medically complex newborns. As president, CEO and a member of the board, Stang leads ProgenyHealth as it works with thousands of NICUs in all 50 states. The company is a recognized leader in deploying evidence-based neonatal care management services.
David B. Stith
Managing Director, Middle Markets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
David B. Stith is a managing director in the Regional Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, advising clients at the CEO and CFO levels. He is responsible for the Northeast Region, which includes clients from Pennsylvania to Canada with revenue from $50 million to $2 billion. His strategic focus is on M&A, corporate finance and global capital markets, including equity and debt.
Principal, Growth Solutions Leader
Grant Thornton LLP
Joy Taylor is a principal in Grant Thornton’s Life Sciences Operational Transformation practice and a Growth Solutions Leader. She has more than 25 years of cross-functional experience in change management and cultural readiness, Lean Sigma, team facilitation, program management and project leadership. She manages complex, global programs and initiatives, drives process and productivity improvement efforts and leads change in a fast-paced environment.
Founder & CEO
Thomas Tillett is co-founder and CEO of MBF Therapeutics, an animal health biotech company developing innovative immunotherapies to treat companion animals. He was founder, president and CEO of RHeoGene LLC, which established an innovative clinical development program with the RheoSwitch® Therapeutic System that led to the first human clinical trial of a small molecule-induced gene regulation system. He is founder and executive director of Sustained Acts, a Christian nonprofit focusing on sustainable projects in Africa.
Adam leads business development efforts for all of NewSpring's investment strategies. Before joining NewSpring, Adam was an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse where he assisted on several transactions in the financial services and financial technology sectors. Adam is highly involved in the private equity and venture community with leadership roles in Mid-Atlantic ACG, PACT, AMAA the New Jersey Entrepreneur Network.
Richard L.N. Weaver
National Director - Wealth Strategies Group
Richard L. N. Weaver is a national director in Bernstein’s Wealth Strategies Group, where he specializes in counseling private business owners, public corporate executives and holders of concentrated equity positions. He is the author of Bernstein’s research publications“Executive Decisions: Making the Most of Compensation Plans to Build and Protect Personal Wealth “and “Selling a Business: Proceed with Confidence.” Previously, he served as a senior portfolio manager.