2019 Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 4, 2019




3:00-5:30 PM

Conference Registration

Saunders Hall

5:30-7:00 PM

Networking Reception

  • Members of the Advisory Board

Wilkinson Courtyard

Friday, April 5, 2019




8:00-8:50 AM

Women in Business Breakfast 

  • Co-sponsored with Graduate Women in Business

  • Peggy Roberts (D'01), Managing Partner, RCAF at The Riverside

Abbott Dining Hall

8:00-9:00 AM


Abbott Lobby

9:00-9:10 AM


  • Scott C. Beardsley, Dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Abbott Auditorium

9:10-9:40 AM

Status of the Private Equity Market

  • Rick Coffey (D'88), Managing Director at Private Equity Connections

Abbott Auditorium

9:40-10:25 AM

The Next Frontier for Venture Capital Investing

  • John Cambier, Founding General Partner at IDEA Fund Partners

  • David S. Jones (UVA '02), Founding General Partner at Bull City Venture Partners

  • Bob Creeden, Managing Director at UVA LVG Seed Fund & New
    Ventures (moderator)

Abbott Auditorium

10:25-10:45 AM

Coffee Break

Abbott Lobby

10:45-11:30 AM

Real Estate Private Equity Panel

  • Robert G. Byron (UVA '73), Chairman and Co-CEO at Blue Vista Capital Management

  • Sonny Kalsi, Founder of GreenOak Real Estate

  • Patrick Connell (D'09), MD & Head of Capital Raising at L&L Holding Company

  • Tom Decarlo (D'12), Vice President at New Mountain Capital (moderator)

Abbott Auditorium

11:30-12:15 PM

Keynote Interview

  • Frank Baker, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Siris Capital Group

  • Chris Stringer (D'01), President and Head of Private Equity at Private Advisors (interviewer)

Abbott Auditorium

12:15-1:00 PM

The Shift from Financial Engineering to Value  Generation through Operations

  • David H. Jones (UVA '68), Co-Founder and Director at Flexential

  • Mark Pacala, Operating Advisor for Oak Hill Capital Partners, New Spring Capital, and Blue Mountain Capital

  • Brian Goldberg (D'02), former CFO, CSO, and EVP of Corporate Development at Amplify Snack Brands

  • Bill Stone (D'98), CEO of Mountain Lumber Co.

Abbott Auditorium

1:00-2:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Abbott Dining Hall