The Role of the Board in the IPO Process
Recently IPO or looking to go public in the next 12-18 months? Then you don’t want to miss the Pre- and Post-IPO Board Forum, hosted by NYSE Governance Services, Corporate Board Member, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the offices of PwC, 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA.
This Board Forum is targeting newly listed public companies, as well as companies planning to go public within the next 12-18 months, to help educate directors on core regulatory and governance requirements and guide them through the series of necessary governance decisions. In addition, the Board Forum will examine how corporate governance dictates success, providing participants an in-depth review of leading practices. A series of panels will debate popular governance myths and realities and provide tips on building the most effective board, dealing with shareholders and institutional investors, and creating a roadmap to success in their new environment.
Safeguard’s President and CEO, Steve Zarrilli, will be the keynote speaker during a Fireside Chat entitled, “The Role of the Board in the IPO Process”, which is scheduled to take place between 11:50am and 12:30pm PST.
“Having been entrepreneurs, board members, financiers, managers and operators ourselves, the Safeguard team has amassed extensive experience, cultivated a deep network, and built an efficient platform of resources which can be utilized by the companies in our portfolio to build strategies, ramp sales and position themselves for a successful exit,” said Mr. Zarrilli. “Over the course of my own 30 year career, I’ve personally served as CEO and CFO of both publicly traded and privately held technology companies and have had substantial board governance experience having served on the boards of four other publicly traded enterprises over the last 15 years. I’m looking forward to sharing my insights with attendees to help them and their companies navigate the pre- and post-IPO waters.”
This post was written by John E. Shave III