Webinar: Three Legends and a Recession


Wednesday July 1, 2020 | 10 to 11 am ET

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The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic shutdowns brought to an end a period of 11 straight years of economic growth. And while this recession is certainly unique, challenges are being exacerbated by the fact that, given the length of the prior economic expansion, many executives have limited or no experience managing the minefields of a recession. For those executives who successfully managed through them, previous recessions have provided valuable lessons.

Please join us, along with three past recipients of the PACT Legend Lifetime Achievement Award, all key leaders in our region who have each helped myriad companies successfully navigate the waters of severe recession. We will discuss the unique challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from past recessions as we seek to understand - and reemerge from - the current one.


Bob Keith
Managing Director, Nouveau Capital

Bob is a Founder and Managing Director of Nouveau Capital, a family investment company, and TL Ventures, which raised more than $1.5 billion over its seven funds. Bob also served as a Director and Chairman of the board of Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE), Internet Capital Group and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA, and was previously on the board of the National Venture Capital Association.

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal
President & CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA

RoseAnn serves as President & CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA, a seed-stage capital provider which, in its over 35-year history, has invested more than $200 million and launched more than 2,000 companies. RoseAnn has over five decades of experience in economic development, business investment and regional planning, and has advised state and federal governments through several administrations.

Howard Ross
Partner, LLR Partners

Howard is a partner in LLR Partners, a private equity firm focused on growing middle market companies, which has raised more than $3.5 billion across five funds. Prior to forming LLR in 1999, Howard ran Arthur Andersen's Growth Company Practice in the Greater Philadelphia market, assisting many emerging technology companies in the region.

Moderated By:

Allen Born
Director, Fairmount Partners

Allen Born focuses on originating and executing middle market investment banking transactions in the Technology sector. He has completed more than 60 transactions and has more than 20 years of experience advising management teams, boards of directors and investors regarding business combinations (both exclusive sale and buy-side), financings, strategic alternatives and capital structure.

About Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners in an independent investment banking firm focused on the needs of middle market and emerging growth companies. We help our clients complete mergers and acquisitions; raise funds for growth, acquisitions and liquidity; and design and improve their corporate development strategy. Our clients include successful entrepreneurs, private equity sponsored enterprises, and global public companies. Fairmount has completed more than 225 transactions in over 20 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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