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Strategies to Build, Scale, and Monetize a High Performance Business

Thursday, Jan 28 2016 12:30PM to 7:30PM

Various Speakers and Panelists
Mint Museum Uptown, Large Auditorium 500 South Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28202

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Location: Mint Museum Uptown, Large Auditorium

                   500 South Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

                    Parking details will be sent with registration confirmation email.

Time: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm followed by a Reception

"Strategies to Build, Scale, and Monetize a High Performance Business"

Much has been written over time relative to the many diverse reasons why good people with good ideas don’t translate into good businesses and meaningful exit events. In this event, we will introduce the most common business constraints to success as well as the strategies and tactics that break you free from them. There will be particular emphasis once a company becomes investment grade on introducing proven tactics and strategies that can be taken to optimize the value of your business on exit. This event has been developed specifically for entrepreneurs and investors who are seeking to create a world class company to create wealth.

We have an exceptional group of speakers with extensive knowledge and experience in accelerating a company's growth and achieving a successful exit.



12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Registration and Networking

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm  Opening Remarks

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Overview of the M&A Market

                Frank Wiliamson, Four Bridges Capital- Southeast Overview
                Andy Agrawal, DecisionPoint- Technology Sector

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Fireside Chat: SQL Sentry Story

                Ken Teeter, SQL Sentry, and Mainsail Ventures

                Moderator: Frank Williamson, Four Bridges Capital

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm  Build and Scale a High Performance Company

               Moderator: Will Shook, Accelerence

              Denny Hammock, Patterson Pope
               Keith Luedeman, goodmortage.com
              Alex Dickey, Carlisle Gallagher (sold to NTT Data)
              Lisa Maki, Pokitdok- tentative
              Miller Welbourne- Access America Transport, Chattanooga Renaissance Fund- tentative

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm  Optimize the Value of your Company at Exit

              Moderator: Doug Ellis, DecisionPoint

               Scott Gantt, Benefit Controls (sold to USI Insurance)
               Mark Rees, Conclusive Analytics (sold to Marketing Associates)
              Tony Marsico, Patient Care Technology Systems (sold to Awarepoint)
              Joe Alala, Capitala Group - tentative

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Fireside Chat: AvidXchange Story

               Michael Praeger, CEO, AvidXchange

               Moderator: Tom Wilson, DecisionPoint

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Reception in Lobby outside Auditorium

Program Cost: BIG Members free

Guests $75 in advance, $90 at the door

Students $25


Registration: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Dress Attire: Business casual