Management Conference

Friday, May 16, 2014

Refresh your perspective at Management Conference 2014 with incisive research and bold ideas from Booth faculty and alumni who are leaders in their fields. Sessions will examine a wide range of topics that impact businesses today.


11 a.m.–Noon:
Registration and Networking Reception

Noon–1:45 p.m.: 
Lunch and Keynote Address


2–3:15 p.m.: 
Breakout Sessions 1 (see lineup below)

3:30–4:45 p.m.: 
Breakout Sessions 2 (see lineup below)

4:45–6 p.m.: 
Networking Reception

Breakout Session 1


Moderator: Brian Coe
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

  • JP Fairbank, ’06
    Managing Director and Founder, Orchard Venture Partners
  • Alexis Ji, ’13
    Principal WuXi Venture Fund
  • Guy Nohra, '89
    General Partner, Alta Partners Management
  • Bret Ulery
    Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago

Business in Latin America

Moderator: TBD

  • Jose Costa, '11
    President, Maaco
  • Ricardo Haneine, '84
    Partner, A.T. Kearney, Inc. Mexico
  • Ramon Tisaire, MBA ’91, AM ’91
    General Manager, ADVentura Capital

Cross-Cultural Management

Moderator: Ronald S. Burt
Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy

  • Mark Hoplamazian, '89
    President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation


Moderator: Jean-Pierre Dubé
Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing

  • Jim Kilts, '74
    Founding Partner, Centerview Partners
  • Colin Kinsella, '89
    CEO, North America, Mindshare

Women in Leadership

Moderator: Linda E. Ginzel
Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology

  • Rachel Kohler, '89
    President, Interiors Group, Kohler Co.
  • Leandra Knes, '84
    President and CEO, PPM America, Inc.
  • Janet Pucino, '94
    CIO, Prolacta Bioscience Inc.

The Changing Role of Investment Banking

Moderator: Richard Leftwich
Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Accounting and Finance

  • Ken Crews, '74
    Partner and Managing Director, Greenhill & Co., LLC
  • David Resnick, '84
    President, Third Avenue Management, LLC
  • Barry Zubrow, '79
    President, ITB, LLC

Breakout Session 2

Emerging Markets

Moderator: TBD

  • Luis Miranda, '89
    Chairman, Board of Advisors, Centre for Civil Society
  • Jaime Chico Pardo, '74 
    President and CEO, ENESA, SA de CV
  • Bassam Yammine, '94 
    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Excelsa Development Holding SAL

Investment Management

Moderator: Tobias J. Moskowitz
Fama Family Professor of Finance

  • Mark Carhart, PhD '95
    Chief Investment Officer, Kepos Capital, LP
  • Ray Iwanowski, '97 
    Managing Principal, SECOR Asset Management, LP
  • John Liew, AB ’89, MBA ’94, PhD ’95
    Cofounder, AQR Capital Management, LLC

Private Equity

Moderator: Chris McGowan
Private Equity Professional and Investor; Entrepreneur in Residence at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Jai Das, '99
    Managing Director, SAP Ventures
  • Marty Nesbitt, ’89 
    Cofounder and Co-CEO, Vistria Group
  • Stu Porter, '94
    Chairman and CEO, Denham Capital Management, LP
  • Ray Svider, '89
    Co-Chairman and Managing Partner, BC Partners

Compensation and Attracting Talent

Moderator: Stacey Kole, AM '86, PhD '92
Clinical Professor of Economics; Deputy Dean for the Full-Time MBA Program

  • Karl Alleman, ’91 
    Partner, Egon Zehnder International
  • Maurício Wendling Lopes, '04 (EXP-9)
    Director, President, Chief Executive Officer
    MindQuest Educação S.A.
  • Bruce Rigal, '89
    Global COO, Human Resources, Deutsche Bank AG

Creativity in Business

Facilitator: Harry Davis
Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management

  • John Michael Schert
    Social Entrepreneurship, Artist in Residence, The University of Chicago


  • Johnathan Evarts, '05
    CFO Mediafly
  • Girish Gaitonde, '89
    CEO and Founder, Xoriant Corporation
  • Doug Monieson, ’89
    Chairman of the Board, Hyde Park Angels
  • Immanuel Thangaraj, AB '92, MBA '93
    Managing Director, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures

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