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The University of Michigan’s 19th Annual Private Equity Conference kicks off October 12 and attracts hundreds of private equity and institutional finance professionals annually to connect and hear from the nation’s top thought leaders and deal makers.

Cocktail Reception hosted by Women in Private Equity
October 12, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
University of Michigan Golf Course | Richard Postma Family Clubhouse

University of Michigan Private Equity Conference
October 13, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Arrival, breakfast and networking
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – In-person and virtual
University of Michigan Union – Rogel Ballroom (second floor)

Keynote Fireside Chat:
Chris Keogh, Head of the Midwest Goldman Sachs, interviewed by Sam Valenti, Chairman of the Board, TriMas Corporation.

Panel Topics and Speakers Include: 

  • Partnering with Private Equity from a CEO’s Perspective
    • Moderator: Adam Filkin, Head of Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, William Blair
    • Mary Petrovich, Senior Operating Executive, Carlyle Group
    • Joe Stackhouse, CEO, 1-800 Hansons, LLC
  • Financing a Deal in Today’s Market
    • Jim Bunn, President of Global Equities and Investment Banking, Raymond James
    • Clay Miller, Partner, StoneArch
    • Jesse Gray, Principal, LLR Partners
  • The Impact of Chat GPT and AI on Private Equity
    • Brian Nowak, Managing Director, Internet Research, Morgan Stanley
    • Kirstie Tiernan, Principal and Co-National Leader – Data Analytics and Robotic Process Automation, BDO Digital