Management Conference


Friday, May 15, 2015

Refresh your perspective at Management Conference 2015 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.

Confirmed faculty presenters include:

  • Gregory D. Bunch, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship on Innovation Inside the Corporation
  • Ronald S. Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, on Leading Management Networks
  • Harry L. Davis, Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management, on Leadership
  • Michael Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics; Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program, on Global Corporate Governance in Corporate Governance Practices
  • Steven Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, on Private Equity
  • Richard Leftwich, Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Accounting and Finance, on Asset Management
  • Lil Mohan, Adjunct Professor of Marketing on Digital Marketing 
  • James E. Schrager, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, on Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy
  • Richard H. Thaler, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, on The Making of Behavioral Economics 
  • Mark E. Zmijewski, Leon Carroll Marshall Professor of Accounting, on Managing a Consultancy 

Confirmed alumni presenters include:

  • Carol Bramson, ’92, President and CEO, Summer Infant, on Leadership
  • Ted Brandt, ’87, CEO, Marathon Capital LLC on Energy

  • Girisha Chandraraj, ’03, Head of Digital and Chief Operating Officer, United Stationers, on Digital Marketing 

  • Chris Dialynas, ’80, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, PIMCO on Asset Management

  • Bill Eichhorn, ’85, Cofounder, Textura, on Managing a Consultancy
  • Tim George, AB ’74, MBA ’75, Vice Chairman, Lazard on Private Equity

  • Raymond Harris, ’80, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley on Asset Management

  • Kevin Hartman, ’98, Head of Industry, Google, on Leading Management Networks
  • Alex King, ’01, SVP/COO of Operations, Enova International, on Leading Management Networks

  • Michael Krauss, ’76, President and Managing Principal, Market Strategy Group on Digital Marketing
  • Mark McCall, ’00, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc. on Managing a Consultancy

  • Luiz Muniz, 

    ’90, Managing Director-Global Partner, Rothschild and Co., on Global Corporate Governance in Corporate Governance Practices

  • Dennis Nguyen, 10 (XP-79), Chairman and Founder of Newport Capital, Chairman and Cofounder of New Asia Partners, on Global Convergence in Corporate Governance Practices
  • Catherine Odelbo, ’00, Executive Vice President, Morningstar on Asset Management

  • Daniel Oh, ’00, CEO, Renewable Energy Group on Energy
  • Jim Perry, ’85, Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC on Private Equity

  • Kristina Peterson, 90, CEO of Mayflower Partners, on Energy
  • Tandean Rustandy, 07 (AXP-6), Chief Executive Officer, PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk, on Global Convergence in Corporate Governance Practice
  • Gus Sauter, ’80, Chief Investment Officer, Vanguard (retired) on Asset Management

  • Alexis Sermeno, ’06, Head of Organizational Development, Americas at Abbott on Leading Management Networks

  • Rich Sykes, ’90, Director and Managing Partner, McKinsey and Company, on Managing a Consultancy
  • Jeff Wilcoxon, ’04, Senior Manager of Applied Insights and Innovation, General Motors on Leadership
  • Paul Yovovich, ’75, President and Principal, Lake Capital, on Private Equity

Session topics include:

  • Leading Management Networks
  • Global Convergence in Corporate Governance Practices
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Innovation Inside the Corporation – A panel including Chicago Booth faculty and corporate leaders who have spearheaded innovation inside their firms. This session will be led by Hal Weitzman of Booth's Intellectual Capital group and also serve as a live event for Booth’s Big Question video series.
  • Asset Management
  • Energy
  • Marketing

Session topics subject to change.

Conference Schedule

Hyatt Hotel

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration and Networking Reception

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Lunch and Keynote Address
Featuring Richard H. Thaler, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, on Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

Gleacher Center

1:45 - 3 p.m. 
Breakout Session 1 

3:15 - 4:30 p.m. 
Breakout Session 2 

Event Pricing

General Public: $249

Booth Alumni: $199

Table of 10: $1,900