Quarterly Executive-in-Residence Program

Gleacher Center

Friday, November 4

Session times vary between 8 am and 4:30 pm

Gleacher Center
6th Floor
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Registration for this event has closed.  See below for the executives who participated on November 4.

Jay is a founder and managing partner of Crystal Rock Capital Management, LLC. He is Crystal Rock’s Portfolio Manager and has analytic responsibilities for consumer-related industries.

Prior to forming Crystal Rock, Jay created and managed Credit Suisse First Boston’s Global Valuation Strategy Group from 2000 through 2005. The group provided insights into shareholder value creation for corporate boards and strategic decision makers, institutional equity investors, and CSFB’s global equity research department. Jay was also Chairman of CSFB’s Focus Stock List.

Prior to joining CSFB (in late 2000 through the DLJ merger), Jay was a managing director at Lincoln Capital Management Company (1992 – 2000), a privately held institutional investment manager. Jay was a member of LCM’s management committee and was responsible for investing in several consumer and leisure sectors. While at LCM, Jay developed and implemented a proprietary market-based DCF valuation discipline. Jay was twice voted “Best of the Buy Side” by Institutional Investor magazine’s survey.

Jay's investment career started at Kidder, Peabody & Company in 1982, where he was responsible for covering the Household Products and Cosmetics industries. He was voted onto the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team every year from 1985 to 1991, and was the top-rated Household Products analyst in 1990 and 1991.
Jay holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jay holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Daniel C. Kenary serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the Harpoon Brewery. Dan graduated with Charlie Storey (Harpoon President) from Harvard College in 1982 with a degree in American history. He then earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1985 while working at the First National Bank of Chicago. Dan left the bank in 1986 to cofound Harpoon with Rich Doyle.

Dan has served on the Institute of Brewing Studies Board of Advisors; as a director and the treasurer of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, a local environmental advocacy organization; as president of the Boston Marine Park Business Association; and as founding president of the Massachusetts Brewer’s Guild. He currently serves as chairman of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the commonwealth’s largest business association, and as vice president for North America of the newly formed Global Association of Craft Beer Brewers. Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, Dan lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with his wife Julie and has four children.

Michael (Mike) O’Sullivan is senior vice president of development at NextEra Energy Resources, the nation’s leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels and also the world leader in producing electricity from the wind and sun.

Mike received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, "NextEra Energy Resources"), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the US, with approximately 20,000 MW of generating capacity outside of FL in 25 states and four provinces of Canada. By year-end 2016, Nextera will, together with its affiliated entities, have over 16,000 MW of owned capacity in the US and Canada in our wind and solar fleet. The business also operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa, and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE).

Mark Kaczynski is president, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. (NMAC), where he oversees general operations and exercises complete discretionary authority over daily operations. He was named to this post in December 2011.

Most recently, Kaczynski served as controller, Sales & Marketing for Nissan Americas. He joined Nissan in 2007 after holding management posts at companies including the Ford Motor Company.

He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mike Boush is senior vice president, e-business and chief digital officer at Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS). Discover is a leading credit card issuer, direct bank, and electronic payment services company, and is one of the most recognized brands in US financial services. Mr. Boush oversees all Discover Card web and mobile activities: marketing, e-commerce, customer service, social community, and brand experience. He’s also responsible for the companywide digital strategy and the Digital Center of Excellence.  

Mr. Boush has a BA from the University of Delaware, a master of management from the Pennsylvania State University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.