Please join us for this half-day session focused on building a board of directors. Join high-growth company CEOs & CFOs and hear from our expert presenters:
• Board Composition and Recruitment (Best Practices)
Karin Eastham, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Burnham Institute for Medical Research
Ms. Eastham has over 25 years experience in financial and operations management, primarily in life sciences companies. She currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research. Ms. Eastham also serves as a director for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Tercica, Inc., Illumina, Inc., and SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Eastham received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Director.
• Audit Committee Effectiveness (Function and Responsibilities)
Taryn Lynch, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Ms. Lynch has more than 18 years of experience serving all aspects of the life sciences and healthcare industries. She has served as audit partner for complicated, multi-location clients, and has extensive experience with IPOs and companies in early stages of development. Ms. Lynch also has strong experience in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, dispositions and due diligence.
• Corporate Governance in a Private Company (Basic Rules)
Steve Rowles, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Mr. Rowles is Chair of the San Diego Corporate Group and Co-Chair of the firm-wide Private Equity and Fund Formation Group. He has over 20 years experience as corporate counsel to public and private companies and the venture funds that invest in those companies. Mr. Rowles has extensive industry experience in both the technology and life sciences arenas.
• Compensation Committee Preparation
Dee DiPietro, Founder & CEO, Advanced-HR, Inc.
With more than 20 years' experience in business management, Ms. Di Pierto’s accomplishments are extensive. Ms. DiPietro leads workshops on pre-IPO compensation and equity design for organizations that educate entrepreneurs and venture capitalists - enterprises such as the Software Development Forum, Stanford Business School and the National Venture Capital Association's VC Institute.