The Private Equity Play - What You Should Know Before Considering Private Equity Board Service

Event Details

October 20, 2016 (Recorded)

As an aspiring Board candidate, you will have a leg up if you understand the private equity model, and can ‘speak their speak.’ Join us as NACD offers The Private Equity Play: What You Will Need to Know Before Considering Private Equity Board Service. We will present a comprehensive explanation on how the private equity model works: what's in it for the Limited Partners and the private equity firm. Moderated by an acting director, and presented by a practicing private equity investor, this webinar will broaden everyone’s understanding of this major component of the capital markets. And more importantly to NACD members, strengthen your position as a private equity portfolio company Board candidate.

Speaker Spotlight

Michael Lorelli is presently an Operating Partner at Falconhead Capital, and Executive Chairman of the Board of one of their portfolio companies, Rita’s Italian Ices. He previously led four private equity engagements as CEO. Michael’s career spans a wide-range of consumer products and services, and B2B categories, with responsibilities for both domestic and international units. His years as a line-operating manager have been with Fortune 100 companies: PepsiCo and Bristol Myers Squibb. His two PepsiCo division President assignments included President of Pizza Hut’s international division, where he led a “Global Or Bust” charge, surpassing McDonalds in country count. Previously, he held the CMO role for PepsiCo’s beverage sector. He is also on the Boards of CP Kelco, Javo Beverage, Axxune, and iControl. Mike is an NACD Leadership Fellow, and holds is MBA from NYU’s Stern Graduate School of Business, and Bachelor of Engineering, also from NYU. He resides in Darien, CT.

Martin Coyne is a director of RainDance Technologies and EyeNuk, and is also Chairman and CEO of the NJ Chapter of the NACD. For the last 15 years, he has served on the boards of multiple public, family owned and privately held companies. Previously, he was Executive VP at Kodak and led their Photography Group. He is the author of How to Manage Your Board While Your Board Manages You and the Chairman and Founder of the CEO Learning Network.