Executive Leadership: Maturing Your Company



  • Designed for mid and later-stage company management teams, this first session will address Board Communication and Team transition.

    Case Studies are now posted! Download them from the bottom of this page.

    This first session will address:
    (i) Founder and team transition
    (ii) Building, communicating with and managing an effective Board of Directors

    See below for a detailed agenda and speakers

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    Program Overview

    The Executive Leadership Series is a new program designed to provide management teams, including CEO, COO, and VP levels, with case-study materials and highly interactive discussion on the current issues, trends and solutions to problems confronting mid and later-stage companies in the Valley.

    Each Saturday session will address two case studies on two distinct, but related topics. Cases in these sessions will be studied under the Socratic method, like business school. Our partner in this Program, White & Lee, will moderate discussion between attendees and an expert panel for each case and topic. Cases will be posted at least one week in advance of each session. This will truly be a "leadership" program, where all attendees will be expected to read the cases and be prepared to actively participate in the discussion bringing their our experience to the classroom. Cases will be on fictitious companies that highlight issues facing real companies real-time, with facts being layered on top of facts to replicate the complexities of resolving issues in complex situations.

    This Program is unique, and it is not for the faint of heart or wall flower among us. As in business school, we will all teach and share with each other... but without the exam. Make it through this program and you'll run circles around your competitors... unless they are sitting next to you!


    Event Logistics


     8:30- 9:00 Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
     9:00-11:00 Case Study One:
    Building, Communicating With and Managing an Effective Board of Directors

    - Peter Herz, Founder/Former CEO/Current VP Biz Dev and Director, 3ware
    - Han Kim, Partner, Altos Ventures
    11:00-11:30 Lunch
     11:30-1:00 Case Study Two:
    Founder/Team Transition

    - Joe Davis, CEO, Capella Photonics
    - Joe Kouri, Founding Member/Attorney, Bononi & Kouri


    Future Leadership Series Sessions

    Save these Dates! More information to follow.
    Sat April 26
    Sat May 31



    SDForum Center
    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113


    8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
    9:00am-2:00pm Program



    Cost (Continental breakfast and lunch included)

    Pre-Registration/Discounted Pricing 1
    $50 SDForum, FWE, Churchill Club Members
    $100 Non-Members

    Regular/At-the-Door Pricing
    $75 SDForum, FWE, Churchill Club Members
    $125 Non-Members

    To register by phone or use a coupon, call 408.494.8378.
    To register on-line, please visit the link below. Sorry pre-registration is closed. Please register at the door. Anchor