Closing Keynote

Thursday, February 8 | 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

Keith Maib, Mackinac Partners LLC (Moderator)
Scott Victor, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC (Moderator)

Michael Psaros is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, and a member of its Investment Committee.  KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with approximately $5.2 billion of assets under management focused on making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.

Mr. Psaros and the Partners of KPS have successfully developed and executed a proprietary investment strategy of creating new companies to acquire assets or businesses from large corporations, businesses owned by families or entrepreneurs, and businesses presented for sale in connection with financial restructurings, including companies owned by former creditor groups.  KPS then transforms these businesses into independent, world-class, industry-leading enterprises by structurally improving their strategic position, competitiveness and profitability.

The KPS Funds' Portfolio Companies have aggregate annual revenues of over $6.6 billion, operate 162 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries, and employ approximately 49,000 associates, directly and through joint ventures worldwide.

Mr. Psaros currently serves on the Board of Directors of the following KPS portfolio companies: American & Efird (Chairman), Chassis Brakes International Group (Chairman), C&D Technologies, DexKo Global, Electrical Components International, Expera Specialty Solutions, Heritage Home Group, International Equipment Solutions, TaylorMade Golf, and Winoa. In addition, Mr. Psaros previously served on the Board of Directors of 23 former KPS portfolio companies.

Prior to joining its predecessor and creating KPS in 1997, Mr. Psaros was an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.

He received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University and attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Psaros serves on the Board of Directors of Georgetown University.  He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Advisors of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown University Center for Financial Markets and Policy.  Mr. Psaros and his spouse created “The Michael and Robin Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration” at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2013.  

Mr. Psaros is the Treasurer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and serves on its Executive Committee. He is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarch, Order of St. Andrew, where he serves on its National Council. He is also a founding member of FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism; and serves on the Board of Trustees of The Leadership 100 – Advancing Hellenism and Orthodoxy in America, and the Executive Board of The Hellenic Initiative.  Mr. Psaros is a benefactor of the St. Nicholas National Shrine in New York City at Ground Zero and The Washington OXI DAY Foundation.  He is the recipient of numerous awards from national Hellenic and Orthodox organizations. 

ConferenceAgenda

Tuesday, February 6, 2018  
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
TMA Chair's Reception*
Mozart
Wednesday, February 7, 2018  
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Operations Committee Meeting*
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Executive Board Executive Session*
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Joint Executive Board/Board of Trustees Meeting*
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Chapter Presidents Council Meeting*
2:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
 
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Making Connections:
First Time Attendee Reception

Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Certification Oversight Committee Meeting*
Schubert
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 
Joint Education Session with CFA:
ABCC Market Update 2018: Another Record Year -
So Now What?
5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.





 
Joint Opening Reception with CFA
Sponsored by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings,
Crystal Financial LLC, Hilco Global, 
LBC Credit Partners, Inc.,
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP,
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP,
Winston & Strawn LLP, and
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Thursday, February 8, 2018  
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen LLP
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote: Neely Tamminga
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Soundbites from Industry Leaders
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 
Potential Impact of Political, Labor, Tax, and
Immigration Reform on U.S. Supply of
Skilled and Unskilled Labor
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Capital Markets/Distressed Investing Trends
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Changing Stalking Horses Mid-Stream
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
 
Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Closing Keynote: Michael Psaros
Sponsored by SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 
Distressed Martini Bar
Sponsored by Loughlin Management
Partners & Company
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Turnaround Capital Forum
Friday, February 9, 2018  
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Grab n' Go Networking Breakfast &
One-on-One Meetings

*Invite only.
Agenda subject to change.

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