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Board Challenges for Emerging Growth Companies - Encore Presentation

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June 7, 2016
Minneapolis, MN



Registration is closed. Please contact Judy Ferril, Chapter Administrator, if you have questions about this event.


NACD Minnesota Chapter is pleased to offer an encore presentation of our peer-to-peer roundtable on the topic of emerging growth companies.


The “Board Challenges for Emerging Growth Companies” roundtable was so popular in April, 2015 that we were not able to accommodate all that were interested in attending so we are offering it again in 2016. It will generally offer the same content so if you attended in 2015, please consider this before you register.



Consider the challenges facing all boards these days -- managing growth, succession planning, board evolution, and M&A, to name just a few.  At this roundtable, we'll discuss these topics, plus others, as seen thru the lens of emerging-growth companies.


The roundtable is a "members only" event with limited seating. Reservations will be on a first-come basis.

Location and Time


Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration: 7:15 AM

Breakfast/Working Program: 7:30 - 9:30 AM

Speaker Spotlight


Jim Hickey

Jim Hickey has had an outstanding career in health care. Beginning his career with American Hospital Supply/Baxter Healthcare, he came to Minnesota in the early 90s to be CEO of publicly traded Aequitron Medical, later sold to Nellcor Puritan Bennett. Today, he is the CEO of Phraxis Medical, an early-stage medical-device company, having also been the CEO and director of Angeion, Myocor, and Pulmonetic Systems. His board work includes public companies Imris and Vital Images.

Sven Wehrwein

Sven Wehrwein brings a wide and deep financial background to his board work: CPA (inactive), investment banker, public company CFO, and audit committee financial expert. Today, he sits on the board of two public companies--Proto Labs and SPS Commerce; plus, he is a director of one private company-- Total Logistics. All of the companies are based in the Twin Cities. Sven is also a director on the board of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.



Question about this Event?

Contact Judy Ferril, Chapter Administrator, phone: 952-378-5171 email: