Join us for an engaging panel discussion headlined by top-tier family office investors as they discuss their investment strategy and break into portfolio management, family office fundraising and more. After the panel, we will see pitches from a few of our premier high-growth tech startups. The attendees will have an opportunity to connect with each other post the event on a double opt-in basis.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
William Podd is the Executive Director of Landmark Angels (a national, private angel group), President & CEO of Landmark Capital (a boutique advisory and consulting firm founded in 1993 and based in Greenwich, CT), and President of the Landmark Family Office (an investment alliance of prominent US and international Family Offices).
Prior to founding Landmark Capital, Bill completed more than $3 billion in financings as a corporate finance banker and lawyer at major law firms in NYC and at Lehman Brothers where he specialized in both municipal and corporate finance.
He also served as president of an early stage enterprise software company whose technology was developed at The Draper Laboratory at M.I.T. Bill is a frequent speaker and panelist on family office, private equity and venture capital topics.
A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of The University of Notre Dame, he received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Michael Karas is the CEO of Karas Partners Inc. which is a self-directed family business that successfully identifies and structures direct investments with other domestic and international families. For 40 years they have reliably delivered acquisition, disposition and financing transactions.
He focuses on real estate and technology investments.
His past adventures include, President of First Canadian Bancorp Inc., a private equity firm directing partnership investments, officer and director of a public-traded Real Estate Investment Trust REIT.
Their relationship capital provides them access to special situations, enabling them to effectively secure a continuous flow of attractive real estate, technology and liquidity events.
Matt Oguz is Chief Investment Officer at the IRIS Family Office, which invests in multiple asset classes and takes direct positions. The family office deploys a quantitative investment strategy, typically prefers the North American opportunities and is unconstrained in terms of stage or sector.
The family office invests in companies that work in meaningful ways, assets that persist and grow in value, and people who work hard with a positive purpose, aim to make the world a better place and are transparent, realistic and responsible.
Executive specializing in building companies and international brands with a focus in the fashion, retail, consumer product goods, and technology sectors.
Mark is a frequent public speaker and university guest lecturer on a range of marketing topics including international strategy and brand building.
Specialties: Brand strategy, product innovation and differentiation, international marketing and consumer behavior (retail).