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Beyond Covid-19: Growth Funding


Aug 20, 2020 01:46 PM

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Roy Morris
Partner @Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig
Roy Morris supports entrepreneurs and emerging companies in all stages of business formation, financing, growth and eventual merger or sale. He serves as outside general counsel and as a trusted sounding board for all types of business decisions with legal implications. He has a particular interest in equity sharing in the closely-held corporation context. He has substantial experience representing minority owners of closely- held companies assert their rights to fair treatment by their former partners. His tax background and knowledge of closely held business issues informs his work in estate planning for business owners and executives. Since 1999, he has been an enthusiastic sponsor and resource for Entrepreneurs’ Organization-DC, a peer-to-peer learning and support group composed of entrepreneurs in the metro Washington DC area.
Sharon Heaton
CEO @sbLiftOff
Sharon Heaton has advised on transactions totaling more than $12 billion in deal value. sbLiftOff serves the lower-midmarket with the highest level of professionalism, with a focus on GovCon businesses. Prior to founding sbLiftOff, Ms. Heaton served as General Counsel of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Senior Counsel on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. She was a co-founder of Welford Energy, an investment bank providing services to clean energy and low carbon companies. Previously, Heaton served as Deputy General Counsel of Columbia Energy Group, a Fortune 500 company. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. magna cum laude in Political Science from Barnard College at Columbia University.
Jim Ginany
President @Veritas Solutions, Inc.
Jim has more than 30 years of operational and client engagement expertise spanning all phases of a company’s life cycle. He successfully managed two start-ups from inception through acquisition. As founder and President of Veritas Solutions, Inc., Jim applies the lessons learned from transforming and growing companies of his own, as well as leading strategic initiatives for Fortune 100 clients, to the benefit of entrepreneurs, executives and companies of all sizes and across all industry sectors. Prior to his latest start-up, Jim served as President of DDC for 23 years. airs agency in the country. In 2014, Jim oversaw the successful acquisition of DDC by Omnicom, a global media, marketing, and corporate communications holding company. Prior to joining DDC, Jim was a founding member of the Direct Impact Company, coordinating company operations and overseeing the firm’s lauded growth during the 1990s. Direct Impact was acquired by WPP in 1999.