Strategic Operations & Policy Summit

Virtual: Wednesday October 20 – Thursday, October 21, 2021


Join your peers virtually for NVCA’s annual conference focused on the critical role CFOs and senior operations professionals play at VC firms. The virtual Summit will cover technical topics, leadership development, and industry-related policy content. Eight hours of CPE credit are available.

Registration is open to VC firm CFOs, COOs, General Counsels, and other senior operations professionals.


Day 1: October 20th, 3-6PM ET / 12-3PM PT
Day 2: October 21st, 11:30AM-4:30 PM ET / 8:30AM – 1:30PM PT


NVCA Member Rate – $295
Non-Member Rate – $795

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received prior to October 6 will be honored.

For more information on sponsorship, registration, or cancellation policies, please contact Jason Vita.


2021 Agenda Topics & Confirmed Speakers:

Veteran CFO/COO Panel

  • Peyton Worley, Latham & Watkins (moderator) 
  • Jean-Philippe Kouakou-Zebouah, Vida Ventures 
  • Jill Jarrett, Benchmark 
  • James Beck, NewView Capital 
  • Marcy Marshall, Arboretum Ventures

NVCA Policy Update: What’s going on in Washington?

  • Charlotte Savercool Senior Director, Government Affairs   
  • Justin Field, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs 
  • Jonas Murphy, Manager, Government Affairs 
  • Jeff Farrah, General Counsel

Return to the Office, Culture and Legal Considerations

  • Michael Fulton, Signature Bank (moderator)  
  • David Bergeron, T3 
  • Natalie Pierce, Gunderson Dettmer 
  • Matt Parker, Greycroft 
  • Saydeah Howard, IVP

LP/Fundraising Practices Post-Pandemic

  • Kay Parry, Pacific Western (moderator) 
  • Lindel Eakman, Foundry
  • Lindsay Redfield, Greenspring
  • Joanna Rupp, University of Chicago 
  • Eva Ho, Fika Ventures

Regulatory/Compliance Update

  • Joshua Newville, Proskauer (moderator) 
  • Adam Aderton, Securities Exchange Commision

ESG in 2021

  • Bronwyn Bailey, First Republic (moderator) 
  • Tracy Barba, 500 Startups
  • Trysha Daskam, Silver Regulatory Associates 
  • David Washer, Adjuvant Capital 
  • Claudine Emeott, Salesforce Ventures

Tax/Accounting Update

  • Steve Franklin, Gunderson Dettmer
  • Navin Sethi, EY 
  • Maggie Baker, EY 
  • Justin Field, NVCA





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