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Thursday, June 22 • 4:51pm - 5:36pm
Growth Financing: Operators

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Growth Financing: Operators
Perspectives on raising venture capital to accelerate growth of tech companies and the strategy behind raising the round.

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Moderators
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Andy Kass

Co-Founder, Managing Director & CEO, BlackWatch Advisors LLC
Prior to founding BlackWatch Advisors in 2017, Andrew worked at leading Wall Street investment banks for nearly 20 years, mostly recently serving as Managing Director of Deustche Bank’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications investment banking group until the end of 2016. His experience spans corporate finance and... Read More →

Speakers
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Adam Hughes

President, Avant
Adam Hughes is the President of Avant, the leading provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers in the US & UK. Avant also offers its technology solutions to bank and non-bank partners via its Powered By Avant product which offers an innovative digital lending experience to their customers. Avant, founded in early 2013, has raised over $600 million of equity capital and originated over $3.6 billion of loans on the platform. Prior to Avant, Adam served at Enova (ENVA) as a senior member of the strategy... Read More →
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Joe McCann

CEO and Founder, NodeSource
Joe McCann is a Founder and the CEO of NodeSource, the Node.js company. Node.js is the fastest growing open source technology on Earth and is being used by 100% of the Fortune 500. With more than 17 years of web, mobile and software development experience, Joe previously has wor... Read More →
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Kristi Ross

Co-CEO and President, tastytrade
Kristi Ross is the co-CEO and President of dough, Inc. dba tastytrade (“tastytrade”), the most-watched online financial network making finance fun and actionable. tastytrade recently launched a new brokerage firm, tastyworks. The collective offering focuses on empowering the do-it-yourself investor to engage more with their finances, through the unique combination of content, technology and fees. Ms. Ross also co-hosts the show Bootstrapping in America, where she interviews innovative entrepreneurs. Previously, Ms. Ross was the CFO of thinkorswim Group as a private company where she led numerous mergers, acquisitions and integration. thinkorswim sold to TD Ameritrade for $750M in 2009. Prior to thinkorswim, Ms. Ross was CFO of Automated Trading Desk Specialists, a stock specialist on the Chicago Stock Exchange. Ms. Ross started her career in public accounting, specializing in financial services industry clientele including individual traders, proprietary, market makers, specialists, discount brokerage and advisory firms and has been in and around the trading business for more than 25 years. | | As co-CEO and President of tastytrade, Ms. Ross has been honored as the Illinois Technology Association... Read More →
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Michael Rothman

Chairman & Founder, SMS Assist
With more than 25 years of experience in the industrial service sector, Michael Rothman served as chairman and CEO of SMS Assist since its startup in 2003 to May 2017. Rothman currently serves as chairman. Under his leadership, SMS Assist became one of the fastest-growing technol... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 4:51pm - 5:36pm
Venue Six10 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605