NYPEN: Rapid Results: Driving Operational Improvement

Invitation Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/44q200/4W

The New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN) and Alvarez & Marsal are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on "Rapid Results: Driving Operational Improvement”.

Session Overview:
Driving performance improvement is a key factor in any investment, but knowing when to leverage a comprehensive assessment to rapidly identify performance opportunities is critical. This session will introduce an approach to quickly identifying and quantifying performance improvement opportunities related to revenue, costs of goods sold, SG&A, and working capital and cash management.  The A&M panelists will share several case studies and discuss the following:
• Timing and symptoms - When to do a comprehensive assessment to identify performance improvement opportunities;
• How to assess and prioritize the performance improvement opportunities within a portfolio company and plan to execute these improvements;
• Common areas of opportunity to grow margins, right size organization and infrastructure costs, and ideas for optimizing SG&A; and
• Role of organizational structure alignment,  key performance indicators, and external resources.
Event Details
Location: Warburg Pincus Office
450 Lexington Avenue (45th Street and Lexington Avenue)
Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
The A&M panelists bring extensive experience rapidly unlocking value to improve operations. Our panelists include:

Carlos Vincentelli: Senior Director, Private Equity Services Operations with more than 10 years of industry, consulting and interim management experience specializing in cost reduction, revenue enhancement, distribution and supply chain optimization, post-merger integration and risk management. Industry experience includes: consumer products, retail, manufacturing, food & beverage, financial services and telecom.

Cliff Hall: Senior Director, Private Equity Services Operations brings 25 years of leadership experience assisting private equity sponsors with revenue enhancement, supply chain optimization, merger integration, interim management, due diligence and operations performance improvement. Industry experience includes: consumer goods, industrial products and professional services.

Nicholas Haughey: Director, Private Equity Services Operations, with experience in cash flow and earnings forecasting, cost reduction planning and execution, and organizational design strategy and implementation. Industry experience includes: consumer goods, professional services, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and technology.

Sicco Tans: Director, Private Equity Services Operations with more than 11 years of industry and consulting experience, specializing in top-line growth, operational improvement and direct and overhead cost rationalization for private equity portfolio companies. Industry experience includes: manufacturing, telecommunications equipment, utility services, property management, retail banking and insurance.