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Committee

Chairman

Fred Koury

Fred Koury

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.


Host Committee

Lemuel Anaejionu

Lemuel Anaejionu

General Counsel

Gigafund Management Company, LLC


Lem received his JD and MBA from Columbia University in 2010. He worked as a corporate associate for Proskauer Rose LLP from 2010 to 2013 where he focused on M&A and fund formation. Lem left the firm in 2013 to work with startups and angel investors and, in 2015, founded Anaejionu + Kuhr, PLLC, a boutique law firm, to provide quality legal services to Startups, Angel Investors, and Key Employees. Lem now serves as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Gigafund, a venture capital firm, that has $1+ billion assets under management.

A.J. Bingham

A.J. Bingham

Founder & CEO

The Bingham Group, LLC


A.J. is the founder of Bingham Group, LLC, a full service lobbying firm representing and advising clients on business and policy matters in the Austin metro. He has over a decade of experience lobbying for clients at the municipal and state level in Texas.

David Buttross

David Buttross

Owner

Buttross Properties


Ross Canion

Ross Canion

Partner

Tulcan Capital


Dr. Anita Foster Horne

Dr. Anita Foster Horne

Co-Owner

Fostering Healthy Solutions


Sid Jawahar

Sid Jawahar

Founder & Managing Partner

Swiftarc Ventures


Stephen Kadenacy

Stephen Kadenacy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

SilverBox Capital, LLC


Steve is the Chief Executive Officer of Boxwood Capital, a private equity firm he founded in 2018. Since July 2019, he has served as Chairman of Centerline Logistics Corp, a leading marine oil transportation services firm and ship assist company. Mr. Kadenacy served as Chairman and CEO of Boxwood Merger Corp until its business combination. Between May 2008 and July 2017, Mr. Kadenacy served in a number of senior leadership roles at AECOM, a large engineering and technical services business, including as President and Chief Operating Officer from September 2015 to July 2017, President and Chief Financial Officer from 2014 to 2015 and Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2014. Previously, Mr. Kadenacy was a Partner at KPMG in Economic Consulting and was a member of the board of directors of ABM Industries, a provider of facility management services, from 2013 to 2014.

Kerry Kilgore

Kerry Kilgore

Audit & Transaction Advisory Partner

Briggs & Veselka Co.


Grant Kornman

Grant Kornman

Managing Partner

NCK Capital


Lee M. Koury

Lee M. Koury

Managing Partner

Smart Business Network Inc.


Lee is managing partner of Smart Business Network Inc., a national events, media and marketing company founded in 1989, primarily responsible for expanding the company’s Aspire deal-making conference throughout the U.S. He plays a key role in establishing corporate policies and developing long-term strategy and growth plans. Previously, he founded and chaired the Growth Group at national law firm Arter & Hadden LLP (now Tucker, Ellis & West), which focused on working with middle-market and high-growth technology companies. 

Thomas Ley

Thomas Ley

Principal

Seacoast Capital Partners


Samuel Parker

Samuel Parker

Managing Director

UBS


Michael Pothoff

Michael Pothoff

Partner

Pax Equity


Scotty Reynolds

Scotty Reynolds

Managing Director

OFS Energy Fund


Reed Seaton

Reed Seaton

Founder & CEO

Hellas Construction


Tom Washmon

Tom Washmon

President & General Counsel

Privateer Capital


Conference Location

Dealmakers Conference
Austin, Texas
Tel: (800) 988-4726