Shareholder Activism

Unlocking Shareholder Value

JANUARY 25, 2018
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The Skytop Strategies team takes pride in assembling top-tier audiences
to maximize not only the discussion experience and accuracy of
polling results, but the networking experience as well.

  1. Randall Adams
    Associate
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  2. Michael Adamski
    General Counsel
    Sachem Head Capital Management
    New York, NY
  3. Graig Aimone
    Investor Relations Manager
    CRH
    New York, NY
  4. Arnaud Ajdler
    Founder, Managing Partner & PM
    Engine Capital Management
    New York, NY
  5. Jason Alexander
    Managing Director
    Okapi Partners
    New York, NY
  6. Joshua Apfelroth
    Partner
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    New York, NY
  7. Michelle Applebaum
    Independent Director
    Northwest Pipe (NWPX)
    Managing Director (Retired)
    Salomon Brothers
    Highland Park, IL
  8. Ben Ashwell
    Digital Editor
    IR Magazine
    New York, NY
  9. Rachel Bangser
    Senior Associate
    ASC Advisors
    New York, NY
  10. Alyssa Barry
    Senior Associate, Capital Markets & Communications
    Sandpiper Group
    Vancouver, BC
  11. Max Batzer
    Partner
    Wynnefield Capital
    New York, NY
  12. Derek J. Bell
    Partner
    DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
    Toronto, Canada
  13. David Benoit
    Activism Reporter
    The Wall Street Journal
    New York, NY
  14. Kathleen Bentley
    Senior Account Executive
    Prosek Partners
    New York, NY
  15. Joseph Berardino
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  16. Lucas Bifera
    Energy Reporter
    S&P Global
    New York, NY
  17. Josh Black
    Editor-In-Chief
    Activist Insight
    New York, NY
  18. Mark Bononi
    Vice President
    Odin Partners
    New York, NY
  19. Bob Bostrom
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
    Abercrombie & Fitch
    New York, NY
  20. Ernest Brod
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  21. Margaret Brown
    Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  22. Steve Bruce
    Managing Partner
    ASC Advisors
    New York, NY
  23. Haley Bryan
    Content Specialist
    Factset Research Systems
    New York, NY
  24. Maureen Bujno
    Managing Director
    Deloitte LLP
    New York, NY
  25. Daniel Burch
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mackenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  26. Francis H. Byrd
    Managing Partner
    Alchemy Strategies Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  27. David Calusdian
    Corporate Communications; Investor Relations; Crisis Communications; M&A
    Sharon Merrill
    Boston, MA
  28. David Carnevali
    Reporter
    Activistmonitor
    New York, NY
  29. Katherine Chen
    Associate
    Vinson & Elkins
    New York, NY
  30. Thomas W. Christopher
    Partner
    Latham & Watkins
    New York, NY
  31. Whit Clay
    Co-CEO
    Sloane & Company
    New York, NY
  32. Michael Coronato
    Senior Content Manager
    Factset Research Systems
    New York, NY
  33. Aneliya Crawford
    Partner
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  34. Adam Cubbage
    Senior Director, Strategic Communications
    FTI Consulting
    New York | NY
  35. Mark Dalton
    Managing Principal
    Halsey Lane Holdings
    New York, NY
  36. Raul Damas
    Partner
    Brunswick Group
    New York, NY
  37. Christopher P. Davis
    Partner
    Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen
    New York, NY
  38. Paul Davis
    Partner and Co-Chair
    Capital Markets & M&A, McMillan
    Toronto, Canada
  39. Mary Ann Deignan
    Managing Director – Shareholder Advisory
    Lazard Group, LLC
    New York, NY
  40. Daniella Divito
    Director of Global Practice Development
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  41. Sean Donahue
    Partner
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
    Washington, DC
  42. Bill Dooley
    Vice President – Activism & Contested Situations
    Morrow Sodali
    New York, NY
  43. Jonathan Doorley
    Partner
    Brunswick Group
    New York, NY
  44. Dawn Dover
    Managing Director
    Kekst and Company
    New York, NY
  45. Christopher Drewry
    Partner
    Latham & Watkins
    Los Angeles, CA
  46. Monika Driscoll
    Partner
    Brunswick Group
    New York, NY
  47. Georges Dubé
    Partner, Capital Markets and M&A
    McMillan LLP
    Toronto, Canada
  48. Seth Duppstadt
    Senior Vice President
    Proxy Insight Limited
    New York, NY
  49. Elana Duré
    Financial journalist
    Activist Insight
    New York, NY
  50. Dave Eaton
    Associate Partner/Corporate Governance Consultant
    Aon Hewitt
    Chicago, IL
  51. Mike Edwards
    Partner
    Arrowgrass Capital
    New York, NY
  52. Lawrence Elbaum
    Partner
    Vinson & Elkins
    Houston, TX
  53. Katelyn Ellins
    Associate
    DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
    Toronto, Canada
  54. Paul Ellis
    Journalist
    Financial Advisor Magazine
    Shrewsbury, NJ
  55. Charles Elson
    Director
    John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
    Newark, DE
  56. Paul Evans
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Shared Band Ltd
    Seattle, WA
  57. Rachel Evans
    Reporter
    Bloomberg News
    New York, NY
  58. Brad Favreau
    Managing Director
    Engine Capital Management
    New York, NY
  59. Michael Fein
    Head of U.S. Operations
    Kingsdale Advisors
    New York, NY
  60. Christopher Ferris
    Vice President
    Catalyst Investor Relations
    New York, NY
  61. Matthew R. Filosa
    Associate Director, Program on Corporate Governance
    Harvard Law School
    Cambridge, MA
  62. Jeremy Fielding
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Kekst
    New York, NY
  63. Adam Finerman
    Partner
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  64. Stephane Fisch
    Associate
    Evercore Partners
    New York, NY
  65. Todd Fogarty
    Senior Vice President
    Kekst and Company
    New York, NY
  66. Patrick Foley
    Associate
    Latham & Watkins
    Chicago, IL
  67. Michael France
    Partner
    Brunswick Group
    New York, NY
  68. Jason Frankl
    Senior Managing Director
    FTI Consulting
    Washington, D.C.
  69. Amy Freedman
    Chief Executive Officer
    Kingsdale Advisors
    Toronto, Canada
  70. Andrew Freedman
    Partner and Co-Chair, Shareholder Activism Practice
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  71. Dan Friedberg
    Managing Partner
    Hampstead Park Capital Management
    New York, NY
  72. Leah Friedman
    Shareholder Advisory
    Lazard Group, LLC
    New York, NY
  73. Patrick Gadson
    Senior Associate / Member of V&E’s Shareholder Activism Response Team
    Vinson & Elkins
    New York, NY
  74. Michael Garland
    Assistant Comptroller, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
    New York City Office of the Comptroller
    New York, NY
  75. Mark Garofalo
    Vice President, Strategic Alliances
    ISS Corporate Solutions
    Rockville, MD
  76. Charles Garske
    Senior Managing Director
    Okapi Partners
    New York, NY
  77. Joe Germani
    Vice President
    Sloane & Company
    New York, NY
  78. Tom Germinario
    Senior Vice President
    DF King
    New York, NY
  79. Navdeep Gill
    Vice President, Finance
    Sandpiper Group
    Vancouver, Canada
  80. Brandon Gold
    Associate
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  81. Bruce H. Goldfarb
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Okapi Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  82. Danny Goldstein
    Associate
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  83. Phillip Goldstein
    Founder
    Bulldog Investors
    Saddle Brook, NJ
  84. Elizabeth Gonzalez-Sussman
    Partner
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  85. Dana Gorman
    Managing Director
    Abernathy MacGregor
    New York, NY
  86. ​Keith E. Gottfried
    Partner
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Washington, D.C.
  87. Ryan Greenier
    Vice President – Investor Relations
    Horace Mann Educators Corp
    Springfield, IL
  88. Edward Greene
    Managing Director
    Georgeson
    New York, NY
  89. Holly Gregory
    Partner and Co-Chair, Global Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Practice
    Sidley Austin LLP
    New York, NY
  90. Mark Grothe
    Senior Research Analyst
    M&A and Proxy Contests
    Glass Lewis
    New York, NY
  91. Roy van Hamburg
    Account Executive
    Activist Insight
    New York, NY
  92. James Hamilton
    Director, Investment Stewardship
    BlackRock Financial Management Inc.
    New York, NY
  93. Mark Harnett
    Managing Director, Managing Partner
    Strategic Governance Advisors
    New York, NY
  94. Steve Harris
    Corporate and Securities Partner
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
    Toronto, Canada
  95. Geordie Hebard
    Partner and Director of Research
    Barington Capital Group
    New York, NY
  96. Stephanie Heise
    Director
    Brunswick Group
    New York, NY
  97. Svea Herbst-Bayliss
    Correspondent
    Thomson Reuters
    Boston, MA
  98. Bob Herr
    Analyst, Corporate Governance & Stockholder Services
    Bristol-Myers Squibb
    New York, NY
  99. Duncan Herrington
    Managing Director, Head of Activism Response & Contested Situations
    Raymond James
    Brooklyn, NY
  100. Alexandra Higgins
    Vice President
    ISS Corporate Solutions
    Rockville, MD
  101. John Hwang
    Shareholder Advisory
    Lazard Group, LLC
    New York, NY
  102. R. Taylor Ingraham
    Director
    ASC Advisors LLC
    New York, NY
  103. Paul Isaac
    Portfolio Manager
    Arbiter Partners
    New York, NY
  104. William Jannace
    Adjunct Professor
    Fordham University School of Law
    New York, NY
  105. Stephen E. Jenkins
    Director
    Ashby & Geddes
    Wilmington, DE
  106. Chad Johnson
    Partner
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    New York, NY
  107. David Katz
    Partner
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  108. Emel Kayihan
    Shareholder Advisory
    Lazard Group, LLC
    New York, NY
  109. Courteney Keatinge
    Director, Environmental, Social & Governance Research
    Glass Lewis
    San Francisco, CA
  110. Adrian Kingshott
    Manager Director
    Spotlight Advisors, LLC
    New York, NY
  111. Eleazer Klein
    Partner
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  1. Timothy Knox
    Corporate Associate
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  2. Charles Koons
    Managing Director
    Morrow Sodali
    New York, NY
  3. Zach Kouwe
    SVP, Special Situations
    Dukas Linden
    New York, NY
  4. Rebecca Kral
    Associate
    Brunswick Group
    New York, NY
  5. Emily Kreps
    Head of Investor Initiatives – North America
    CDP Worldwide
    London, UK
  6. Arun G. Krishnan
    Senior Counsel
    McDonald’s Corporation
    Oak Brook, IL
  7. Jeroen van Kwawegen
    Partner
    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann
    New York, NY
  8. Philip Larrieu
    Associate Portfolio Manager
    California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)
    Sacramento, CA
  9. Patricia Lenkov
    Founder and President
    Agility Executive Search
    New York, NY
  10. Kai Haakon Liekefett
    Partner
    Vinson & Elkins
    New York, NY
  11. Calvin Liou
    MBA Student
    Harvard Business School
    Boston, MA
  12. Jonathan Litt
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Land & Buildings
    Greenwich, CT
  13. Jennifer Longhurst
    Partner
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
    Toronto, Canada
  14. Nicole Madison
    Senior Director
    FTI Consulting
    San Francisco, CA
  15. Mohammad Malik
    Associate
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  16. Leah Malone
    Director
    PwC
    New York, NY
  17. Tom Manning
    Lead Director
    Dun & Bradstreet
    Board Director
    CommScope
    Board Director
    Clear Media Ltd.
    Chicago, IL
  18. Kenneth Mantel
    Counsel
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  19. Anju Marempudi
    CEO and Founder
    EventVestor
    Princeton, NJ
  20. Bob Marese
    Managing Director
    MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  21. Gianna McCarthy
    Director, Corporate Governance
    NYS Office of the Comptroller
    New York, NY
  22. Carol McFate
    Independent Director
    New York, NY
  23. Patrick McHugh
    Co-founder and Senior Managing Director
    Okapi Partners
    New York, NY
  24. Ted McHugh
    Vice President, Financial Communication & Special Situations
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  25. Dianne McKeever
    Chief Investment Officer
    Ides Capital Management LP
    New York, NY
  26. Jeffrey Meiliken
    ​​Sotheby’s International Realty
    New York, NY
  27. Mark Mikullitz
    Head of Activism & Contested Situations
    Deutsche Bank
    New York, NY
  28. Patrice Merrin
    Independent Non-Executive Director
    Glencore PLC
    Toronto, Canada
  29. David Millar
    Principal
    Sard Verbinnen
    New York, NY
  30. Marcus E. Montejo, Esquire
    Managing Partner
    Prickett Jones & Elliott, P.A.
    Wilmington, DE
  31. Brian Moss
    Partner
    Barington Capital Group
    New York, NY
  32. Ed Mullane
    US Editor
    Mergermarket
    New York, NY
  33. Robert J. Mueller
    Director
    Command Financial
    New York, NY
  34. Lydia Mulyk
    Vice President
    Kingsdale Advisors
    New York, NY
  35. Carol Murray-Negron
    National Investor Relations Institute Board Member
    Equanimity, Inc.
    Middletown, NJ
  36. Ryan Nebel
    Associate
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  37. Christiane Neumayer
    Vice President
    Agility Executive Search
    New York, NY
  38. Kaylan Normandeau
    Associate
    Brunswick Group LLP
    New York, NY
  39. Christine O’Brien
    Investment Stewardship
    Elliott Management
    New York, NY
  40. Trish Oelrich
    Board Member
    Association of Audit Committee Members, Inc
    Board Member
    FHLBanks Office of Finance
    Principal
    Oelrich & Associates, LLC
    New York, NY
  41. Jon Oestreich
    Managing Director
    Spotlight Advisors, LLC
    New York, NY
  42. Patricia Olasker
    Partner
    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    Toronto, Canada
  43. Ronald Orol
    Senior Editor
    The Deal
    Washington, DC
  44. Funlola Otukoya
    Investor Lead, Investor Initiatives
    CDP Worldwide
    London, UK
  45. Ruth Pachman
    Managing Director
    Kekst and Company
    New York, NY
  46. Cody Pannella
    Investor Relations
    Innisfree M&A Incorporated
    New York, NY
  47. Chris Pappano
    Partner
    Barington Capital Group
    New York, NY
  48. Damien J. Park
    Managing Director
    Spotlight Advisors, LLC
    New York, NY
  49. Arielle Patrick
    Senior Vice President Financial Communications
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  50. Lissa Perlman
    Senior Vice President
    Kekst
    New York, NY
  51. Leslie Picker
    Correspondent
    NBC Universal
    New York, NY
  52. Fred Pletcher
    Partner
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLC
    Vancouver, Canada
  53. Alfredo Porretti
    Vice President, Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  54. Guillaume Poulin
    Principal
    Hugessen Consulting Inc
    Toronto, Canada
  55. Steve Pully
    Member, Board of Directors
    Titan Energy
    Dallas, TX
  56. Douglas Rappaport
    Partner
    Akin Gump
    New York, NY
  57. Meagan Reda
    Attorney
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  58. Alex Rich
    Principal
    Audubon Terrace Advisors
    New York, NY
  59. Adam Riches
    Vice President
    Activist Insight
    New York, NY
  60. Ian Richman
    President
    IR Magazine
    New York, NY
  61. Lowell Robinson
    Board Member
    EVINELive
    New York, NY
  62. Eric Rosenfeld
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Crescendo Partners
    New York, NY
  63. David Rosewater
    Managing Director
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  64. Jim Rossman
    Managing Director, Head of Corporate Preparedness
    Lazard
    New York, NY
  65. Greg Roumeliotis
    Editor-in-Charge, Deals
    Thomson Reuters
    New York, NY
  66. W. Graeme Roustan
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    Roustan Capital
    Ontario, Canada
  67. Kim Rowe
    Counsel
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
    New York, NY
  68. Colin Ruegsegger
    Senior Analyst, M&A Research
    Glass Lewis
    San Francisco, CA
  69. Ray Saito
    Research Analyst
    IR Japan
    New York, NY
  70. Steve Samuels
    Co-founder/General Partner
    Bulldog Investors
    Saddle Brook, NJ
  71. Paula Schaap
    Senior Reporter, Global Markets
    S&P Global
    New York, NY
  72. Brian Schaffer
    Partner
    Prosek Partners
    New York, NY
  73. Doug Schnell
    Partner
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    New York, NY
  74. Peter Schoenfeld
    Chief Executive Officer
    PSAM
    New York, NY
  75. Paul Schulman
    Managing Director
    Mackenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  76. Stefan M. Selig
    Managing Partner
    BridgePark Advisors LLC
    New York, NY
  77. Mark Semer
    Managing Director
    Kekst and Company
    New York, NY
  78. Vidish Shah
    Associate
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  79. Matthew Sherman
    President and Partner
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY
  80. Jacob Shillman
    Analyst
    Innisfree M&A Incorporated
    New York, NY
  81. Andrew Siegel
    Partner
    Joele Frank
    New York, NY
  82. David Sgro
    Managing Director
    Crescendo Partners
    New York, NY
  83. Walied Soliman
    Partner
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Toronto, CA
  84. Eve Sorokina
    Associate, Liquidity Risk Oversight, Global Corporate Treasury and CIO
    JP Morgan
    London, UK
  85. Dan Stratemeier
    Managing Director
    Arrowgrass Capital Partners
    New York, NY
  86. Pamit Surana
    Managing Director, Corporate Transformation Services
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  87. Lex Suvanto
    Managing Director, Financial Communications & Special Situations
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  88. Michael Swartz
    Head of Shareholder Activism Litigation
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  89. Katsiaryna Taran
    Analyst
    Innisfree M&A Incorporated
    New York, NY
  90. Jeffrey Taufield
    Vice Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee
    Kekst and Company
    New York, NY
  91. Greg Taxin
    Managing Director
    Spotlight Advisors
    New York, NY
  92. Rich Thomas
    Shareholder Advisory
    Lazard Group, LLC
    New York, NY
  93. S. John Tilak
    M&A and Corporate Governance Reporter
    Thomson Reuters
    New York, NY
  94. John Tomeo
    Head of Business Development
    Hedge Connection
    Bronxville, NY
  95. Jeffrey Tullman
    Partner
    Kane Kessler, p.c.
    New York, NY
  96. Polina Tulupova
    Associate
    Latham & Watkins
    New York, NY
  97. Michael Verrechia
    Managing Director
    Morrow Sodali
    New York, NY
  98. Kurt Viehl
    Head of Sales
    MergerMarket
    New York, NY
  99. Andrea Vittorio
    Staff Reporter
    Bloomberg Law
    Washington, D.C.
  100. Michael Wang
    Shareholder Advisory
    Lazard Group, LLC
    New York, NY
  101. Brittney Wedereit
    Managing Director
    Spotlight Advisors, LLC
    New York, NY
  102. David Whissel
    Vice President
    Mackenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  103. Wesley Widjaja
    Investment Analyst
    Ascapia Capital
    Singapore, China
  104. Logan Williams
    Junior Analyst
    Innisfree M&A Incorporated
    New York, NY
  105. Mark Wilson
    Lawyer
    Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
    Toronto, Canada
  106. Scott Winter
    Managing Director
    Innisfree M&A Incorporated
    New York, NY
  107. Todd Woelfer
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    THOR Industries, Inc.
    Elkhart, IN
  108. Lauren Taylor Wolfe
    Board Member
    HD Supply
    Managing Director
    Blue Harbor Group
    New York, NY
  109. Steve Wolosky
    Partner
    Olshan Frome Wolosky
    New York, NY
  110. Jessica Wood
    Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets
    Vinson & Elkins
    Houston, TX
  111. Dan Zacchei
    Managing Director
    Sloane & Company
    New York, NY
  112. Reuben Zaramian
    Associate
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  113. Stephen Zelkowicz
    Analyst
    Wynnefield Capital
    New York, NY
  114. Trevor Zeyl
    Associate
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Toronto, Canada
  115. Jessica Zukhovich
    Shareholder Advisory
    Lazard Group, LLC
    New York, NY

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