Pär-Jörgen Pärson Northzone
Pär-Jörgen joined Northzone in April 2003, bringing another fifteen years of strategic analysis, creativity and entrepreneurship onboard.
Pär-Jörgen has been active in Venture Capital and Private Equity since 1994, starting out with buy-outs in the consumer goods sectors, backing companies such as Falcon Breweries, subsequently sold to Carlsberg, and Candelia which was sold to Cloetta Fazer. During this period he also privately acquired Falkeskog Delikatesser, a distressed seafood producer, which he managed through a successful turn-around process.
James Sperans Morgan Stanley
Jamey is a portfolio manager for the Private Equity Fund of Funds group. He joined Morgan Stanley AIP in 2001 and has over 20 years of relevant industry experience. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a serial entrepreneur, co-founding four businesses, including two marketing automation service companies (TeamToolz and Nimblefish Technologies), and a New York-based private advisory firm. Prior to that, Jamey was as a senior consultant with Bain & Company. In this capacity, he advised both public and private companies on strategic, financial and operational issues.
Yves Cornaz Google
Yves Cornaz joined Google in 2010, and is a manager on the corporate development team, which is responsible for evaluating, negotiating and executing Google's acquisitions and investments. Prior to Google, Yves worked as a director with KPMG transaction services providing financial and commercial due diligence assistance to San Francisco Bay Area strategic and private equity investors involved in M&A transactions. Yves started his professional career as an equity analyst with HSBC Private Bank in Geneva.
Advisor / Speaker
Bernard joined Logitech in 1992, and has been in charge of Corporate Business Development at the company since 1997. Among his activities, Bernard is involved in the pursuit of new business opportunities, including M&A, Corporate Venturing and Technology Licensing. Bernard also serves as board member and/or advisor for numerous high-tech startups across Europe. Bernard holds a BA in Engineering and an MBA in Finance and International Management from the University of San Francisco Business School.
“I am convinced that White Bull is the ideal forum to bring together large companies, rising talent, and new opportunities. Here we'll exchange ideas and engage in lively discussion. ”
Ralph Silva SRN
Ralph Silva is a director and broadcast analyst working with SRN out of the company's London office where he covers the innovation and emerging trends affecting Fortune 1000 companies.
“We need to focus on funding Innovation. We are losing focus on tomorrow by our obsession with today.”
Frank Kelcz SEB Ventures
Frank Kelcz has spent over 20 years building businesses and communities in multi-cultural and multi-lingual environments. At SEB, he is focused on Media-Tech investments. Frank is Founder and President of Excelerance Limited, a marketing, sales, and business development constultancy for clients entering the European market.
“We always invest with the exit in mind, and we begin the grooming process at least one year prior. ”
Jeff Coe Webtradex
Since 1996, Jeff Coe has worked with a number of established and emerging technologies from concept to maturity. He was responsible for developing and expanding several technology companies including Mercury Mobility LTD and sevenload GmbH into multiple countries and technology sectors. His core expertise lies within the internet and mobile space primarily that of entertainment, and has brokered several landmark business deals between traditional media and new media including the first major music ringtone deal in Australia.