Preparing Companies for Exit and the Current IPO Market

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Fire Ring Chat w/ Joe Walker

Event will take place on Sept 7th and will include dinner. Dinner at 6pm. Lecture at 7pm.

Mr. Joseph A. Walker has been Vice Chairman of investment banking of JPMorgan Chase & Co. since May 23, 2012. Mr. Walker has been a Senior Advisor to General Motors since February 2001. At General Motors, He advises on a variety of corporate finance and development issues, including investment and balance sheet strategy, performance metrics, and the restructuring of investments in Hughes, Fiat, Isuzu, GMAC, and Onstar. He spent 22 years with J.P. Morgan & Co., thirteen as a Managing Director and the final four JW3years, he served as a Senior Investment Banker; as well as a member of the Investment Banking Management Committee, J.P. Morgan Capital Allocation Committee, and 60 Wall Street Funds Advisory Board. From 1998 to 2000, he served as global head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Investment Banking. From 1989 to 1997 he served in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at J. P. Morgan. He served as Co-head of Advisory and Mergers and Acquisitions at J. P. Morgan and Co. since 1994. Mr. Walker held a number of senior positions within J. P. Morgan, including Head of the Basic Industries Group in the Advisory and Merger and Acquisitions Department and Head of the Restructuring Advisory Group. He serves as Director of Liquid Environmental Solutions Corporation, Roulette Intermedium, Inc., Meet the Composer and Pratt Institute. He served as a Director of The Hertz Corporation. from 1997 to 2001. He holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. from Columbia University.