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MIDWEST PRIVATE MARKETS FORUM

October 27, 2021 | Virtual

The Midwest has become a draw for private equity and credit investors and portfolio companies. Meet leaders in the landscape to learn about trends in investing, mergers and acquisitions, business transformation, leadership, and talent development.

speakers

SHOSHANA VERNICK

Avathon Capital

MARISA MURILLO

K&L Gates

JOHARA FARHADIEH

Illinois State Board of Investment

ANGELA MILLER-MAY

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

agenda

11:00 AM CT | SPINNING OUT: SHOSHANA VERNICK

Shoshana Vernick, Avathon Capital

Marisa Murillo, K&L Gates (Moderator)

11:30 AM CT | SPEED NETWORKING

Speed Networking is one-on-one conversations with a member of the audience for up to four minutes. 

12:00 PM CT | CIO PANEL

Johara Farhadieh, Illinois State Board of Investment

Angela Miller-May, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

Linsey Payne, Marquette Associates (Moderator)

12:30 PM CT | LP PERSPECTIVES

Juan Prieto, Mutual of Omaha

Neal Graziano, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Julia Canna, 50 South Capital (Moderator)

1:00 PM CT | MIDDLE MARKET OUTLOOK

Betsy Booth, Twin Brook Capital

Erin Lansky, Blue Sea Capital

Cici Zheng, ParkerGale Capital

Marisa Murillo, K&L Gates (Moderator)

1:30 PM CT | CAPITAL MARKETS OUTLOOK

Sidney Dillard, Loop Capital Markets

Carey Davidson, Monroe Capital

Kelly Cornelis, LaSalle Capital

Ryan Nelson, Goby  (Moderator)

2:00 PM CT | FIRESIDE CHAT: CEO SPOTLIGHT JULIE HOWARD, RIVERON

Julie Howard, Riveron

Michelle Kuhr, Riveron (Moderator)

 

2:30 PM CT | PE NEXT HUB

Laurent Frecon, LFE Capital

Susan Gohman, Lightspring Capital Partners

Beth Haas, Cyprium

Emma Gergen, Carlson Private Capital

Maggie Tatton, Ballard Spahr (Moderator)

5:00 PM CT | NETWORKING IN-PERSON HAPPY HOUR (OPTIONAL)

Optional networking in-person happy hour will take place in Chicago.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Investors – Private equity, venture capital, private debt and other lenders across all stages and sectors.

Limited Partners – Institutional investors in private funds investing in the Midwest, including endowments, foundations, pension funds and LP Consultants.

Advisors – Consultants, attorneys and investment bankers serving private funds and PE-backed companies.

 

THE VENUE

Virtual + In-Person: The content portion of the program will be offered virtually on the platform Hopin. Networking will be in-person in small-group gatherings in Chicago.

sponsors

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