Speaking Engagements

Guest speaker at the Activant Solutions, Inc. 2010 Executive Forum, an event designed to help wholesale distributors maximize their use of technology and discuss industry trends.

Panel participant at the Strategic Pricing Associates 2010 and 2009 Distribution Strategy Seminars, which hosted gatherings of leading wholesalers across all subsectors of distribution. Topics included M&A and capital market trends in distribution and the broader middle market.

Featured presenter at the LENSER Summit 2010, a leading multi-channel marketing conference drawing Distributors, Catalogers and Internet-retailers from around the world.

Vetus Partners provided its insight on the state of the 2007 distribution M&A market during a recent Modern Distribution Management audio conference. Key M&A drivers include unprecedented liquidity and availability of acquisition financing, historically high valuations, a growing pool of consolidators, and emerging global opportunities.

Featured presenter at Modern Distribution Management's audio conference titled: Wholesale Distribution M&A Landscape: Enhance Your Value & Positioning in 2006. Shared insights and advice on the state of the market and exit strategies for wholesale distributors in light of private equity groups’ increasing interest in distribution.

Keynote speaker at the FedEx Executive Conference in June, 2006. Topics included aligning distribution and supply chain management with business strategy, benchmarking the competition and the use of third party logistics and less-than-truckload operators by wholesale distributors.

Panel leader at the NAW’s 2006 Billion Dollar Company Conference in October. Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Banking and the Wholesale Distribution Industry. Panelists included executives from The Home Depot, Wesco, and Leonard Green & Partners.

One of ten speakers at the NAW’s Executive Summit 2006: Driving Profits. Other speakers included: Hon. Carlos M. Gutierrez (U.S. Secretary of Commerce), Hon. John W. Snow (U.S. Secretary of the Treasury), U.S. Rep. John Boehner, Robert Novak (Nationally Syndicated Columnist), Tony Blankley (The McLaughlin Group Panelist) and Dr. Stephen Happel (Arizona State University).

Presentation was titled: Financial Investment in Wholesale Distribution: A Green Light in 2006.

Additional Selected Speaking Engagements

As demonstration of their industry knowledge, Vetus' Investment Bankers have been invited to speak at key events throughout the world.