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June 4, 2024 | NEW YORK

Value Creation Summit

Senior-level meeting for Operating Partners in Private Equity

We are delighted to announce the iGlobal Forum Value Creation Summit. This event leverages our 15 years of hosting conferences for senior-level executives and our strong bonds with the Private Equity and Independent Sponsor communities.

This highly interactive program allows you to benchmark your strategy, provides examples of best practice and ample networking time and curated 1-1 meetings enables you to make meaningful new connections and evaluate the potential for future working relationships. Our one day event allows you to build the knowledge and contacts you need.

Interactive Panels and Executive Exchanges, insightful Thought Leadership Talks and Fireside Chats will position you to:

  • Design a winning operating partner model that drives portfolio value creation
  • Build synergies between your firm and portcos to accelerate time to value
  • Find the best people in today’s market and use your talent strategy to drive growth
  • Leverage digital tech and AI to realize efficiencies and better serve customers
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Strategic Insights Combined With Dynamic Networking Opportunities

Interactive Panel Discussions

Unlocks the vault of industry secrets

1X1 Meetings & Networking Sessions

Develop meaningful connections with Private Equity Firms and Operating Partners

Executive Exchanges

Benefit from live and interactive discussions on the most pressing topics you are facing today

Pre-Hosted Dinner

Join us for an additional opportunity to engage with your peers in a relaxed setting

Special thanks to our advisory board

David Acharya

Managing Partner

Acharya Capital Partners

Junaid Zaheer

Senior Vice President - Operations

Sun Capital Partners

Steve Siwinski

Operating Principal

Accel-KKR

David Acharya

David Acharya is the Managing Partner of ACP where he oversees all aspects of the firm’s investing, management, and strategic activities. He brings over 25 years of investing and transacting experience to ACP. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is recognized by his peers for his expertise in private equity, capital markets, and portfolio value creation.

Before establishing ACP, Mr. Acharya was a partner of AGI Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, and played a key role in the development of the firm including strategy, hiring, and fundraising. He continues to serve on the board of directors for Impact XM and On Location and will be managing until exit. 

Earlier, Mr. Acharya was a Director of an NYC-based private equity firm where he was responsible for investment sourcing and execution. Among other accomplishments, he sourced and executed Revolution Dancewear, co-sponsored with Incline Equity Partners, and was sold to Audax Group.

Previously, Mr. Acharya was a Vice President with Apprise Media, a private equity firm focused on niche media investments, where he worked with the founders of PRIMEDIA, a former KKR founded portfolio company. Mr. Acharya invested over $200 million in niche media companies across digital, events, and print products in North America, Europe, and Asia. He made significant contributions to Apprise Media’s largest portfolio company Canon Communications, a B2B media company. Canon was successfully sold to United Business Media in 2010.

Mr. Acharya spent 10 years as an investment banker in the highly ranked leveraged finance groups of JP Morgan Chase and Toronto Dominion Securities. He advised, structured, and raised over $18 billion of capital for leading financial sponsors, telecommunications, media, and consumer product companies across the globe. He also advised clients on debt tender/consent transactions that affected over $4 billion of debt. While at Toronto Dominion and as part of its merchant banking initiatives, he was involved in numerous equity investments including Rural Cellular Corporation (sold to Verizon), T-Mobile, Bresnan Communications, and Intermedia Communications (Leo Hindery’s Cable Venture).

In 2020, after completing his term as President of the New York Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Mr. Acharya was elected as Chairperson. Additionally, he was recently elected to the ACG Global Board of Directors. In recognition of his years of leadership and volunteerism, he was honored with the ACG Meritorious Award.

Mr. Acharya is a graduate of St. John’s University and holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees with honors. 

Junaid Zaheer

Steve Siwinski

Steve leads the office of the CFO practice for the firm, and focuses on driving finance, operational and strategic initiatives across the investment cycle and AKKR’s portfolio of 70+ Companies. Steve brings a unique combination of private equity, corporate finance, public accounting, and advisory experience to AKKR. Prior to AKKR, he spent 10 years as a private equity operating partner including roles at High Road Capital Partners and Marlin Equity Partners. At High Road, Steve was the finance operating partner responsible for providing financial leadership to portfolio companies and working across the portfolio to implement financial, operational and strategic best practices. Steve has significant experience across the private equity investment cycle having worked on hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, implemented value creation initiatives at numerous portfolio companies and supported multiple successful exits. He has deep experience in optimizing financial operations and driving strategy execution to transform investor-backed businesses and create value. Throughout his career, Steve held multiple roles as a CFO and corporate strategy and restructuring advisor. He began his career at EY where he was a partner in the private equity practice and spent the early part of his career working with high-growth businesses.

Steve received a BS in accounting and finance from Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business and an MBA in finance and management strategy from New York University’s Stern School of Business where he was a Stern Scholar and graduated with honors. He is a CPA and frequent speaker on private equity and corporate finance topics for both corporate and educational organizations.

150 +
Attendees
25 +
Speakers
10 +
Hours of Networking

Key Topics Covered

  • Maximizing The Utility Of Your Operating Partners, & Building Trust & Synergy Between Your Firm & Your Portcos
  • Finding The Best People In Today’s Market & Using Your Talent Strategy To Drive Growth
  • Fully Harnessing Digital Tech, AI & Analytics To Realize Efficiencies
  • Strategies To Drive Top Line Growth & Accelerate Time To Value

Network With Leading

  • Private Equity Firms
  • Operating Partners
  • Independent Sponsors

Natalie Ings

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Solutions, Lightyear Capital

Drew Scielzo

Operating Partner, ACON Investments

Kate Migliaro

Global Head of Portfolio Talent, Searchlight Capital Partners

Shweta Kabadi

Operating Partner, BV Investment Partners

Benjamin Humphreys

Senior Operating Executive, Monomoy Capital Partners

Natalie Ings

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Solutions, Lightyear Capital

Drew Scielzo

Operating Partner, ACON Investments

Kate Migliaro

Global Head of Portfolio Talent, Searchlight Capital Partners

Shweta Kabadi

Operating Partner, BV Investment Partners

Benjamin Humphreys

Senior Operating Executive, Monomoy Capital Partners