Shareholder Activism

Unlocking Shareholder Value

NOVEMBER 19, 2019
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810 SEVENTH AVE
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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. Linda Addison
    Independent Board Director
    Houston, TX
  2. Melanie Albright
    Account Administrator
    InvestorCom
    New York, NY
  3. Jason Alexander
    Managing Director
    Okapi Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  4. Daniel Almeida
    Analyst
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  5. Michelle Applebaum
    Independent Board Director
    formerly the #1 Institutional Investor-rated steel analyst
    Northwest Pipe Company
    Chicago, IL
  6. Jurgita Ashley
    Partner
    Thompson Hine LLP
    Cleveland, OH
  7. Kevin Auten
    Vice President, Operations
    Kingsdale Advisors
    New York, NY
  8. Alyssa Barry
    Vice President, Capital Markets and Communications
    Sandpiper Group
    Vancouver, BC
  9. Beverly Behan
    President and Author
    Board Advisors, LLC
    New York, NY
  10. Townsend Belisle
    Executive Producer
    Haystack Needle
    New York, NY
  11. Joseph Berardino
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  12. Ken Bertsch
    Executive Director
    Council of Institutional Investors
    Washington, DC
  13. Debora Bielecki
    Board Director
    Bank of Canada
    Toronoto, ON
  14. Josh Black
    Editor-in-Chief
    Activist Insight
    New York, NY
  15. Everett Boccafola
    Director of Business Development
    Glass Lewis
    New York, NY
  16. David Bogoslaw
    Financial Journalist
    Acuris Global
    New York, NY
  17. Anthony Bongiorno
    Analyst
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  18. Jason Booth
    Senior Correspondent, Activist Investment
    MLex Market Insight
    New York, NY
  19. Cameron Brown
    Managing Director
    Amber Capital
    New York, NY
  20. Ernest Brod
    Managing Director
    Alvaraz & Marsal
    New York, NY
  21. Derek Bork
    Partner
    Thompson Hine LLP
    Cleveland, OH
  22. Rhonda Brauer
    President
    RLB Governance LLC
    New York, NY
  23. Sarah Braunstein
    Senior Associate
    Sloane & Company
    New York, NY
  24. Stephen Brown
    Senior Advisor
    KPMG
    New York, NY
  25. Margaret Brown
    Associate
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  26. Cindy Burrell
    President
    Diversity in Boardrooms
    Chicago, IL
  27. David Carnevali
    Senior Editor
    Reorg
    New York, NY
  28. Daniel J. Cerqueira
    Associate
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    New York, NY
  29. David Checkosky
    Vice President, Proxy
    Morrow Sodali
    Stamford, CT
  30. Hanqing Chen
    Reporter
    Acuris Global
    New York, NY
  31. Jan C. Childress
    Director, Investor Relations
    Consolidated Edison
    New York, NY
  32. Aneliya Crawford
    Partner
    Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
    New York, NY
  33. Jonathan Conrad
    Investment Banking Associate
    Credit Suisse
    New York, NY
  34. Edward Conte
    Student
    Berkeley
    Oakland, CA
  35. Christopher P. Davis
    Partner
    Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C
    New York, NY
  36. Scott Deveau
    Deals Reporter – Shareholder Activism, Canadian M&A and IPOs
    Bloomberg LP
    New York, NY
  37. Tim Dillon
    VP and Head of Sales
    Battea – Class Action Services
    Stamford, CT
  38. William Dooley
    Vice President
    Morrow Sodali
    New York, NY
  39. John Doulamis
    Managing Director, Chief Counsel – Corporate & Securities
    IHS Markit
    New York, NY
  40. Kevin Doyle
    Senior Vice President
    Battea – Class Action Services
    New York, NY
  41. Paige Doyle
    Solicitation Manager
    InvestorCom
    New York, NY
  42. Carol Nolan Drake
    Founder & CEO
    Carlow Consulting LLC
    Columbus, OH
  43. Corrie Driebusch
    Reporter
    Wall Street Journal
    New York, NY
  44. Elana Duré
    Senior Financial Reporter
    Activist Insight
    New York, NY
  45. Nate Dwyer
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  46. Paul Ellis
    Sustainable Finance Consultant
    Paul Ellis Consulting
    New York, NY
  47. Charles Elson
    Woolard Professor, Bande Finance
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE
  48. Friederike Edelmann
    Investor Relations
    Criteo
    New York, NY
  49. Michael Fein
    Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Operations
    Kingsdale Advisors
    New York, NY
  50. Joseph Ferguson
    Co-Founder
    Saratoga Proxy Consulting LLC
    New York, NY
  51. Gianluca Ferrari
    Director
    Shareholder Value Management AG
    Frankfurt, Germany
  52. Richard Finely
    Head at Business Development
    Gryphon Strategies
    New City, NY
  53. Adam Foulke
    SVP, Business Development
    ISAF Management Company
    Stamford, CT
  54. Jason Frankl
    Senior Managing Director
    FTI Consulting
    New York, NY
  55. Wyatt Friedman
    Shareholder Acitivism and M&A Solutions
    FTI Consulting
    New York, NY
  56. Michelle Frosch
    Proxy Director
    InvestorCom
    New York, NY
  57. Lindsay Frost
    Reporter
    Financial Times
    New York, NY
  58. Daniel Gagnier
    Founder & President
    Gagnier Communications
    New York, NY
  59. Michael Garland
    Assistant Comptroller – Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
    Office of New York City Comptroller
    New York, NY
  60. Alyssa Garrett
    Associate, Investment Bank
    Barclays Capital
    New York, NY
  61. Charles (Chuck) Garske
    Senior Managing Director
    Okapi Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  62. Joe Germani
    Sloane & Company
    New York, NY
  63. Kal Goldberg
    Partner
    Finsbury
    New York, NY
  64. Bruce Goldfarb
    President & CEO
    Okapi Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  65. Phillip Goldstein
    Founder
    Bulldog Investors LLC
    New York, NY
  66. Fred Duff Gordon
    Senior Director
    Digitalis
    London, UK
  67. Ira Gorsky
    Senior Vice President
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  68. Irving S Gomez
    Chief Governance Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary, and Director
    Intel Corporation 
    San Francisco, CA
  69. Jeff Gramm
    Portfolio Manager
    Bandera Partners
    Author of “Dear Chairman”
    New York, NY
  70. Joyce Greenberg
    Managing Director
    CAPGreenberg LLC
    New York, NY
  71. Julian Grijns
    Managing Director
    Kroll
    New York, NY
  72. John Glenn Grau
    President and CEO
    InvestorCom
    New York, NY
  73. Cristoph Gringel
    Partner
    Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
    Frankfurt, Germany
  74. Mark Grothe
    Senior Analyst, M&A and Contested Situations
    Glass Lewis
    New York, NY
  75. Keith Hallam
    Partner
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    New York, NY
  76. Roy van Hamburg
    Senior Account Manager
    Activist Insight
    New York, NY
  77. Nader Hassan
    Associate
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Toronto, Canada
  78. Peter K. Hansen
    Chairman
    Battea – Class Action Services, LLC
    Stamford, CT
  79. Svea Herbst-Bayliss
    Reporter
    Thomson-Reuters
  80. Sylvia Hermina
    Senior Vice President
    Kingsdale Advisors
    New York, NY
  81. Duncan Herrington
    Managing Director, Head of Activism Response & Contested Situations
    Raymond James
    New York, NY
  82. Josh Hochberg,
    General Manager of Financial Communications
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  83. Deborah Honig
    President
    Adelaide Capital
    Toronto, ON
  84. Thomas W. Hughes
    Partner
    Winston and Strawn LLP
    Dallas, TX
  85. Taylor Ingraham
    Managing Director
    ASC Advisors LLC
    New York, NY
  86. Andrew Johnson
    Director
    Finsbury
    New York
  87. Randolph Jonson
    VP, Institutional Sales
    Backstop Solutions Group
    New York, NY
  88. Eric Kamback
    Vice President, M&A and Activism
    Morrow Sodali
    New York, NY
  89. Eleazer Klein
    Partner
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    New York, NY
  90. Courteney Keatinge
    Director, Environmental Social & Governance Research
    Glass Lewis
    New York, NY
  91. Robert L. Lawrence
    Managing Partner
    Kane Kessler, P.C.
    New York, NY
  92. Mark Lebovitch
    Partner
    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
    New York, NY
  93. Jenna Levine
    Partner
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  94. Kai Liekefett
    Partner and Co-Chair, Shareholder Activism Practice
    Sidley Austin LLP
    New York, NY
  1. Andy Lin
    Associate
    Morgan Stanley
    San Francisco, CA
  2. Tony Lind
    Partner
    Command Financial
    New York, NY
  3. Jonathan Litt
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Land and Buildings
    Greenwich, CT
  4. Brian Lombardi
    Analyst
    TIG Advisors
    New York, NY
  5. George P. Long, III
    Managing Chief Counsel
    The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
    Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Jennifer Longhurst
    Partner
    Davies
    Toronto, ON
  7. Corey Lorinsky
    Principal
    Land & Buildings Investment Management
    New York, NY
  8. Simon M. Lorne
    Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer
    Millennium Management LLC
    New York, NY
  9. Christopher Ludwig
    Head of Strategic Shareholder Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions
    Credit Suisse
    New York, NY
  10. Bob Marese
    Managing Director
    MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  11. Jeff Mathews
    Managing Partner
    Gagnier Communications
    New York, NY
  12. Gianna McCarthy
    Director, Corporate Governance
    New York State Common Retirement Fund
    New York, NY
  13. Mike McCreesh
    President
    Battea – Class Action Services, LLC
    Stamford, CT
  14. Patrick J McHugh
    Co-founder and Senior Managing Director
    Okapi Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  15. Claudia De Meulemeester
    Reporter
    Acuris-Global-Activistmonitor
    London, UK
  16. Liad Meidar
    Managing Partner
    Gatemore Capital Management
    London, UK
  17. Joseph Mills
    Partner
    Saratoga Proxy Consulting LLC
    New York, NY
  18. Marcus E. Montejo
    Partner/Director
    Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A.
    Wilmington, DE
  19. Greg Morcroft
    Assistant Managing Editor
    The Deal
    New York, NY
  20. Will Morrow
    Assistant Vice President
    Green Street Advisors
    New York, NY
  21. Daizo Motoyoshi
    Chief Risk Officer and Chief Audit Executive
    LIXIL
    Tokyo, Japan
  22. Ed Mullane
    Editor
    Acuris-Activistmonitor
    New York, NY
  23. Lydia Mulyk
    Vice President
    Kingsdale Advisors
    New York, NY
  24. Matthew Muney
    Financial Analysis, Shareholder Activism and Special Situations
    Grant and Eisenhofer PA
    New York, NY
  25. Ashley Myles
    Director
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  26. Chuck Nathan
    Senior Advisor
    Finsbury
    New York
  27. Michael Neises
    Partner
    Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
    Frankfurt, Germany
  28. Sabastian Niles
    Partner
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  29. Jim O’Donnell
    Senior Director
    Alvarez & Marsal
    New York, NY
  30. Jonathan Oestreich
    Partner
    Grant & Eisenhofer
    New York, NY
  31. Ndu Okereke
    Investment Analyst
    DE Shaw
    Cambridge, MA
  32. Lisa Olney
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
    New York, NY
  33. Ronald Orol
    Chief Editor
    The Deal
    Washington D.C.
  34. Joseph Oughourlian
    Founder, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager
    Amber Capital
    UK
  35. Ruth Pachman
    Partner
    Kekst CNC
    New York, NY
  36. Manoj Panjwani
    Faculty
    Columbia University, NY

    New York, NY
  37. Paul Piatkowski
    Account Executive
    Activist Insight
    New York, NY
  38. Bethany A. Pfalzgraf
    Corporate Associate
    Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP
    New York, NY
  39. Leslie Picker
    Reporter
    CNBC
    New York, NY
  40. Marguerite Pierce
    Director of Client Services
    Glass Lewis
    New York, NY
  41. Fred Pletcher
    Partner
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Vancouver, Canada
  42. Cynthia Plouché
    Independent Director
    Northern Trust Corporation
    Chicago, IL
  43. Clifford Press
    Managing Member
    Oliver Press Partners, LLC
    New York, NY
  44. Steven Pully
    Co-Founder
    Speyside Partners
    Director
    multiple boards
    Dallas, TX
  45. Mitchell J. Rabin
    Advisory Board Member and Media Liaison
    Ethical Markets Media

    New York, NY
  46. Carolina Roesler
    Senior Account Supervisor
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  47. Deborah Rosati
    CEO
    Women Get On Board
    Toronto, Canada
  48. Eric Rosenfeld
    President & CEO
    Crescendo Partners
    New York, NY
  49. David Rosewater
    Managing Director, Investment Banking Division
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  50. Gregory Rulifson
    AAAS Fellow, Sustainability and Logistics Advisor
    US Agency for International Development, Office of Food for Peace
    Washington, DC
  51. Chris Ruppenstein
    Director, Institutional Investors
    Backstop Solutions Group
    New York, NY
  52. Chris Ryall
    Managing Director
    Finsbury
    New York, NY
  53. Patrick Ryan
    Vice President
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  54. Jeremy Schulman
    Associate
    Gagnier Communications
    New York, NY
  55. Paul Schulman
    Managing Director
    MacKenzIe Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  56. Jim Schnorf
    Investment Committee
    Eastern Illinois University
    Longwood, FL
  57. Tracy Schwartz
    Creative Director
    Haystack Needle
    New York, NY
  58. Ghaith Sibai
    Associate
    Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg, LLP
    Toronto, ON
  59. Latisha Simon
    Corporate Governance Specialist
    Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
    Columbus, OH
  60. William Smithline
    Investment Banking M&A Associate
    Credit Suisse
    New York, NY
  61. Walied Soliman
    Global Chair; Canadian Chair
    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
    Toronto, Canada
  62. Jason Soncini
    Deputy General Counsel
    Shanda Group
    New York, NY
  63. Brad Spiegel
    VP of Client Experience
    Haystack Needle
    New York, NY
  64. Lex Suvanto
    Managing Director
    Financial Communications & Special Situations
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  65. Lucas Swertloff
    Policy Analyst
    Glass Lewis
    New York, NY
  66. Ken Traub
    Managing Partner
    Raging Capital Management, LLC
    New York, NY
  67. Nathan Trunnell
    Corporate Associate
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    New York, NY
  68. Jeffrey Tullman
    Attorney
    Kane Kessler
    New York, NY
  69. Stacy Turnof
    Senior Vice President
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  70. Glenn Tyranski
    Managing Director │ Activism and M&A Solutions
    FTI Consulting
    New York, NY
  71. Greg Varallo
    Partner, Head of Wilmington office
    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
    Wilmington, DE
  72. Rebecca VanDerlaske
    Associate
    Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C.
    New York, NY
  73. Michael Verrechia
    Senior Managing Director
    Morrow Sodali
    Stanford, CT
  74. Andrew Wallach
    Co-CEO & Co-Founder
    Spring Owl Asset Management
    New York, NY
  75. Michele M. Weber
    Senior Attorney, Office of Corporate Secretary
    Consolidated Edison
    New York, NY
  76. Jacob Weiss
    Analyst
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  77. Stephen Weiss
    Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner
    Short Hills Capital Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  78. Patrick Temple-West
    Journalist
    Financial Times
    New York, NY
  79. David Whissel
    Vice President
    MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  80. Kevin White
    Senior Vice President
    MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  81. Miller Winston
    Associate
    Sloane & Company
    New York, NY
  82. Emil Wong
    Founder and Director
    Unicorn Advisory Asia Limited
    Hong Kong
  83. Jessica Wood
    Associate
    Sidley Austin LLP
    New York, NY
  84. Tracy Wyman
    Founder & CEO
    boldly.
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
  85. Jared Daniel Verterano
    General Counsel and Secretary, Corporate Development
    TheStreet, Inc
    New York, NY
  86. Woomi Yun
    Vice President
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  87. Derek Zaba
    Partner and Co-Chair, Shareholder Activism Practice
    Sidney Austin LLP
    Palo Alto, CA
  88. Dan Zacchei
    Managing Director
    Sloane & Company
    New York, NY
  89. Dustin Zacharias
    Analyst
    3G Capital
    New York City, NY
  90. Jonathan A. Zalkin
    Counsel
    Kane Kessler, P.C.
    New York, NY
  91. Reuben Zaramian
    Associate
    Sidley Austin LLP
    New York, NY
  92. Stephen Zelkowicz
    Investment Manager
    Wynnefield Capital
    New York, NY

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