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               Private Equity Keynote Speaker
John "Jay" W. Jordan II
Chairman and Managing Principal
The Jordan Company

Moderator: Margaret Gibson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Mr. Jordan founded The Jordan Company in 1982 and is the Chairman of the firm. Prior to founding TJC, he spent nine years with Carl Marks & Co., Inc. He has served on the board of directors of several TJC portfolio companies, currently including Sensus, Ltd., TAL International Group, Inc., TJCC Holdings, LLC, Service Logic, LLC and Wound Care Holdings, LLC. Mr. Jordan is a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame and serves as Chairman of the Investment and Finance Committee. He also serves on the boards of the Lyric Opera and Art Institute of Chicago, as well as many other community boards. Mr. Jordan holds an A.B. degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.


               Venture Capital Keynote Speaker
Kevin Efrusy
Partner
Accel Partners
Kevin joined Accel Partners in 2003. His background is primarily as an entrepreneur and operating executive. He served two stints as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers where he started Corio, an ASP/SaaS pioneer which went public on Nasdaq and was acquired by IBM in 2005. Later he built and served as the first CEO of IronPlanet, an online marketplace for heavy equipment with current annual gross sales over $500M. Prior to KPCB, Kevin worked at Zip2 and Bain & Company.

Kevin focuses primarily on two areas for investment: consumer internet services and SaaS/open source software. Within consumer services, he serves on the boards of Groupon, BranchOut, Metacafe, Medio Systems, and Mig33. He also sourced Accel’s investment in Facebook and works with Tumri. Within SaaS/open source software he serves on the boards of Membase and Terracotta. Prior boards and investments include Xensource (acquired by Citrix for $500MM), SpringSource (acquired by VMWare for $420MM) and BBN Technologies (acquired by Raytheon).

Kevin has an MSEE, BSEE, and BA in Economics all from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller scholar.
   
   

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