Tuesday, April 19

10:30 – 10:35 am ET


10:35 – 11:00 am ET

Where This Wild M&A Market Is Headed Next

After Covid slammed the breaks on 2020 M&A activity, 2021 proved to be a blockbuster time for dealmaking. Vast caches of PE dry powder, historically low interest rates and the SPAC revolution fueled the fever — but with inflation on the rise, will it last? And how can you best take advantage? An expert on middle-market dealmaking will walk you through the outlook for the year ahead to help you make the most of this time. Gain strategies, tips and insights to help you navigate—and prosper—in this time of exceptional risk and opportunity.

11:00 – 11:40 am ET

What Buyers Want: Lessons Learned from a Serial Dealmaker

  • Mark Mlotek, EVP, Chief Strategic Officer and Board Member, Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, with operations or affiliates in 32 countries and territories and more than 21,000 employees worldwide. The Company’s net sales reached $10.1 billion in 2020, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. In this Chief Executive exclusive, the executive who’s quarterbacked Henry Schein’s dealbook for decades opens his playbook to give you a glimpse of how they’ve pulled of this incredible string of successes. From sizing up opportunities to allocating capital to due diligence to integration, he’ll give you hard-won insights to make you and your team smarter and savvier to build maximum value with minimum disruption and risk.

11:40 – 11:45 am ET


11:45 am – 12:25 pm ET

Art or Science? Veteran Dealmakers Share Their M&A Wisdom

  • Amanda Duguay, Director of Finance, Zebra Techologies; Former CFO, Profitect Inc. 
  • Bryan Morris, Chief Financial Officer, Demandbase
  • Jeff Kaczperski, President, Omega Plastics
  • Phil Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Mega-Broadband Investments

Part art, part science, there are fundamental elements that drive successful M&A outcomes. We’ll sit down with a panel of seasoned executives who have sat on both sides of the deal to share their hard-earned lessons on deal negotiations and increasing bargaining powers, bridging the price expectation gap, the keys to post-deal integration success, getting both teams aligned (quickly) and more. Gain invaluable insights to help you develop, steward, and close deals that benefit everyone involved.

12:25 – 12:30 pm ET


1:30 – 1:45 pm ET


3:00 pm ET

Event Concludes


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.