Protiviti Sponsors Museum of American Finance ‘Fireside Chat’ and Panel

Press Release

October 28 special event to highlight trends in the IPO marketplace and feature discussions with industry experts

​Menlo Park, Calif. - October 22, 2015

WHAT: Opening remarks will be delivered by Steve Hobbs, a Protiviti managing director and leader of the firm’s Public Company Transformation practice. Hobbs will set the stage for a fireside chat with New York Stock Exchange President Tom Farley and Telis Demos, U.S. capital markets and investment banking reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

​WHO: Opening remarks will be delivered by Steve Hobbs, a Protiviti managing director and leader of the firm’s Public Company Transformation practice. Hobbs will set the stage for a fireside chat with New York Stock Exchange President Tom Farley and Telis Demos, U.S. capital markets and investment banking reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

Following the chat, a panel discussion will be moderated by Demos, featuring:

  • David Klein, CEO and co-founder, CommonBond
  • Howard Katzenberg, CFO, OnDeck
  • Sean V. Madnani, senior managing director, Guggenheim Securities, LLC
  • Howard Morgan, partner and co-founder, First Round Capital

Based on their first-hand experiences, the group will discuss:

  • The benefits and considerations associated with going public
  • Private valuations vs. public post-IPO market capitalization
  • Funding strategies in the private equity and venture capital markets
  • Make or break decisions facing pre-IPO companies
  • Lessons learned from recent IPOs

Q&A and reception to follow program.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2015  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT​

WHERE: Museum of American Finance 48 Wall Street (at William Street), New York City​

​HOW: Reservations are required (seating is limited). Please register at www.moaf.org/IPOpanel; $25 for general admission; press and museum members are free.​

About Protiviti Inc.

Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Through its network of more than 80 offices in over 20 countries, Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.

Named to the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

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