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03/27/16
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
March’s guest speaker was Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE), a $130 billion high-tech global industrial company that serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 327,000 people worldwide. Mr. Immelt discussed the recent move of GE’s global headquarters to Boston's Seaport District and plans to create 4,000 jobs in the Boston area. Mr. Immelt said “Boston's 'astounding' startup scene and the plethora of universities were key factors in the decision.”
02/07/16
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston

February’s guest speaker was Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO of Target Corporation, the second largest general merchandise retailer in America. Mr. Cornell’s talk emphasized the customer experience, focusing on the need to treat all customers as guests and embracing the shift to digital shopping while treating the brick-and mortar-stores as fulfillment centers that are a key part of customer satisfaction.

12/11/15
Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, discusses a nation-wide investor and accelerator, Y Combinator, and the concept of SAFEs: Simply Agreements for Future Equity.
12/09/15

Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, discusses solutions to pre-money valuation for small businesses started by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and delves into convertible note financing transactions.  

12/08/15
Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice, discusses how to raise financing for a new business. Sorin explains why “not every great idea is a business, and not every business is a financeable one.”
12/06/15
Dave Sorin, the managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies, practice lays out the basics of starting a business. In the video, Dave discusses raising capital through friends and family, angel investors, venture capital funds, customers, and strategic partners. He explains that in exchange for capital, investors are sometimes given an equity stake in the company based on a pre-money valuation of the company.
12/06/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
December’s guest speaker was Travis Kalanick, Co-Founder & CEO of Uber Technologies, a ride-sharing service available in more than 300 cities and 68 countries around the world. Uber has more than 5,000 employees, and is approaching a net worth of $70 billion. Mr. Kalanick discussed the continuing evolution of the company with their beta project, “UberPool,” which matches a client with another rider heading in the same direction. UberPool riders split the cost, and reduce emissions and traffic congestion – further challenging the necessity of owning a car.
10/26/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
October’s guest speaker was Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, one of the world’s largest independent gas exploration and production companies. The Texas-based company has a market capitalization of about $65 billion and employs more than 18,000 worldwide. Mr. Lance discussed the current state and future of the oil and gas industry, commenting that for various renewable energies to supplant oil and gas, renewable energy would need to increase supply from its 13% in 2012, to 35% by 2040. He projected that with a world of seven billion people, growing to nine billion by 2040, we're going to need every source of energy available to fuel the economy.
09/21/15
06/14/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
June’s guest speaker was Kevin A. Plank, Chairman and CEO of Under Armour, one of the world’s most successful performance footwear, apparel and equipment makers. Mr. Plank spoke about his company’s growth from a specialty T-shirt line headquartered in his grandmother’s Georgetown basement into a multibillion dollar sports apparel giant. Under Armour's 2014 annual revenue was $3 billion and the company's current market capitalization is about $17 billion. Under Armour has 125 stores in the U.S. and plans to open over 100 more in the next year.

 

04/26/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
April's guest speaker was Mark Hurd, Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation, a leader in database software for more than three decades. Mr. Hurd spoke about keys to innovation in both product and employee development, as well as the next big thing in technology (not the cloud) and challenges facing companies today.
03/31/15
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company, the world's largest card issuer by purchase volume, with an average of $33 billion in annual revenue. For over 30 years, Mr. Chenualt has experienced many challenges with the credit card giant and stated that “branding is not what you want to be” but the resultant “customer experience”. AMEX is consistently listed among the best 30 companies worldwide.
12/01/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Michael D. White, Chairman, President, and CEO of DIRECTV, digital television service provider to 38 million customers in the United States and Latin America, with 2013 reported revenues of $31.8 billion. With a sea change in the availability of videos, Mr. White identifies video and programming content rights to be the next challenge for the satellite programming industry.
10/31/14
Wylie Donald, a partner in the Insurance Coverage group at McCarter & English, counsels and litigates on insurance coverage and environmental matters. In this video, Wylie discusses the need to be proactive when it comes to managing your cybersecurity. Cyber threats present specific risks to utilities and other companies in the electricity sector – and despite the critical disruptions many of them can cause, cyber risks are not covered by most commercial general liability policies or other risk covers.

There is no one-size-fits-all cyber insurance policy. But there are measures you can take to determine the types of risks you face, ascertain your level of coverage, and secure the right insurance to cover your vulnerabilities.
10/05/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is John Hammergren, Chairman, President and CEO of the McKesson Corporation. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company providing health information technology, medical supplies, and care management tools. The company had sales of $122 billion in 2013. Mr. Hammergren discusses the need to change the trajectory of spending in this country, otherwise the entire revenue of the country will be spent on health care by 2050.
09/24/14
Harley Lewin a partner at McCarter & English discusses the leading issues facing global brands today.
05/04/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, Inc., the world's leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories. Mr. Parker describes his 35-year career with Nike from his first job as a footwear designer in Nike’s Exeter, NH, facility in 1979 to becoming only the third chief executive officer in the company’s history in 2006.  Mr. Parker also discusses what drives Nike's global mission: To Bring Inspiration and Innovation to Every Athlete* in the World (*if you have a body, you are an athlete).
04/06/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Thomas Falk, Chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a $21 billion personal care corporation that produces mainly paper-based consumer products. Concerned with keeping ahead of his competitors by focusing on continuous innovation, Mr. Falk emphasized the need for growing and utilizing the best talent available on a global scale.
03/16/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Adam Silver, newly appointed commissioner of the NBA. In his first formal address as commissioner, Mr. Silver discusses the impact of mobile devices and social media on the NBA’s fan base, how the use of new technologies can spur growth, and the NBA’s strategy for becoming the dominant sports business on an international scale.
02/09/14
Boston College: Chief Executive's Club of Boston
Our guest speaker is Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP, a leading provider of enterprise application software, with a reported total global revenue of more than 22 Billion in 2012. Mr. McDermott is the first American CEO of SAP. Mr. McDermott discusses his rise from Delicatessen operator to CEO and the challenges the Company faces in reducing data complexity and making it usable in real time.
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