2016 CFO Innovation Conference: Private Equity Discussion

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Greg Libertiny, SVP of Finance & Operations at Theorem, Inc., Jonathan Stearns, Chief Investment Officer at i2 Capital, Edward (Ted) Stone, CFO at TMG Energy Corporation, and Bob Yinglin, Interim Finance & Operations at 54 Madison will lead discussion on private equity at 8:30 A.M., May 5th, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. CFOs and senior finance executives may attend at no cost, and non-CFOs may purchase tickets, by registering at www.CFOstudio.com.

Greg Libertiny, Senior Vice President, Finance & Business Operations, Theorem

Greg Libertiny is a broad-based executive with extensive experience in operations and finance. His early career was spent with industry titans RCA, General Electric and MCI. His collective experience has been global in nature and spans a variety of industries and sectors, including information, communications, technology (collectively “ICT”), manufacturing, distribution and green/renewables.

 

Jonathan Stearns, Chief Investment Officer, i2 Capital

Jonathan Stearns has over 20 years of experience in private capital investments in a variety of industries, capital structures and stages of development across the U.S. and Europe. A leader in impact investing, Mr. Stearns has helped to create and launch a number of new investment vehicles, with a focus on women-led platforms. As Managing Director of Stearns Associated Partners, he focuses on socially responsible investing that provides market rate risk adjusted returns and meaningful social and environmental value. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Managing Director of PineBridge Investments. Beginning in 2006, he served as the Managing Director of AIG’s Global Investment Group, where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing private capital investments on behalf of AIG and its subsidiaries. Mr. Stearns previously served as Managing Director of Associated Partners and was its Founding Member, where he managed co-investment portfolios for Abbott Capital. Prior to founding Associated Partners, he served as Managing Director of Abbott Capital Management LLC and served as a Head of the co-investment team, responsible for its direct investments in private companies. Mr. Stearns served as Managing Director and co-Head of Equinox Investment Partners LLC, a private capital investment company, from 1992 to 2001, where he focused primarily on investing in private, middle-market companies. Mr. Stearns received his B.A. in history and political science from the University of the South.

Edward W. (Ted) Stone, Chief Financial Officer, TMG Energy Corporation

Ted Stone is Chief Financial Officer for TMG Energy Corporation, developer and operator of “on-site utilities” for commercial buildings using proprietary combined heat & power (“CHP”) technology.

Since his first CFO assignment in 1984, Ted has served as CFO and business partner with the CEOs of 10 other companies across a range of global, B2B, technology-driven industries and varying in size from start-ups to established companies with $100 million to $2.5 billion in revenue.  His career includes 8 years as CFO for 3 public companies, 3 private equity backed firms (8 years), 3 privately held technology start-ups (6 years) and 2 large subsidiaries of Fortune 500 corporations (8 years).

 Ted seeks out opportunities to team up with his CEO to lead significant strategic and cultural changes such as a new go-to-market strategy, merger transaction / integration, turnaround, new technology launch, or a new ownership / management team.  As a result of successful changes, nearly all of his companies increased in value more rapidly than their industries during his tenure. 

 Previous CFO assignments include: Ecorithm, Inc., developer of software to optimize energy efficiency and comfort for commercial buildings worldwide; Velocity Express, a $400M, PE-backed but NASDAQ-listed provider of specialized logistics; Solucient, a $100M PE-backed healthcare information provider; Executone, a $130M NASDAQ-listed telecommunications equipment supplier where he also led a friendly PE-backed management buyout; a $2.5 billion group of 50 companies within Thomson Corporation; Krueger International, a $350 million, PE-backed manufacturer of commercial furniture; Searle Pharmaceuticals; and two specialty chemical firms – one private, one NASDAQ-listed.  Mr. Stone began his career Pfizer in 1976, ultimately serving as a Division Controller for Pfizer’s second largest division. 

 Ted earned an MBA from the Amos Tuck School and an AB in Engineering Sciences, cum laude, from Dartmouth College.

Bob Yinglin, Interim Finance and Operations, 54 Madison

Bob Yingling is an accomplished, middle-market, public company (led IPO) CFO with a Columbia Business School MBA. Bob has additional CFO experience with PE portfolio companies. He has also implemented SAP several times and led a number of transactions.  Bob is the Audit Committee chair at Gleacher & Co., a publicly traded (“GLCH”) independent investment bank.

 

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