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2023 IPO Summit

The Gift of Time – Preparing Now for the Market Return

Presented by Connor Group, DFIN, Gunderson Dettmer, Class V Group, Woodruff Sawyer

Hosted at the New York Stock Exchange

Join executives from the hottest tech and growth companies from around the country. In 2022, 750 companies worth $800+ Billion, including 182 unicorns and 11 decacorns registered to attend this event.

This year features a world-class program where senior executives and expert advisors will share their strategies and plans for companies as they look to grow, scale, and potentially enter the 2024 public markets.

Thank you to our sponsors


Apr. 17, 2023

8 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST
New York Stock Exchange
11 Wall St, New York, NY 10005

Registration is now closed for the event.
Please reach out to [email protected] to inquire about attending.


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Opening Bell Ceremony on the historic exchange floor

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.

State of 2023 Capital Markets
Bonnie Hyun, US Head of Capital Markets, NYSE
Becky Steinthal, Managing Director, Technology, Media & Telecom Equity Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs
Daniel Klausner, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Public Equity Advisory, Houlihan Lokey

The IPO Journey: A CFO’s perspective
Lauren Bowe, Partner, Connor Group
Adriel Lares, CFO, Stash
Cynthia Gaylor, CFO, DocuSign

CFO Leadership in Uncertain Times
Leslie Pfrang, Partner, Class V
John Rucker, CFO, Arcadia
Tricia Tolivar, CFO, Cava
Preparing for your First PCAOB Audit and Beyond
Noelle Calautti, Partner, EY
Derek Steinhiser, Partner, EY

The Investor Perspective on the Late Stage Financing & IPO Environment
Andrew Thorpe, Partner, Gunderson Dettmer
Colin Beirne, Partner, Two Sigma Venture
Yashoda Clark, Vice President, Thrive Capital

What’s next in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Meaghan Miller, Vice President Capital Markets, DFIN
Priya Huskins, Partner & Senior Vice President, Woodruff Sawyer
Frank Kelley, Director of ESG & Compliance Services, DFIN
Andy Pritti, Senior Vice President / Senior Analyst Neuberger Berman

Mental Health: Fireside Chat with NFL Players and Mental Health Business Leaders
Jim Neesen, Managing Partner, Connor Group
Jelani Jenkins, Former NFL Player, CEO of PostSeason, Owner of Mind Body Sports
April Koh, CEO, SpringHealth
Marshall Newhouse, 10 year NFL Veteran, Super Bowl Winner, Residency at Next Play Capital, Investor.