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Oct 11, 2011
Executive Forum: The Tripwire Story with Jim Johnson
Morton's Steakhouse

Please join other technology executives on October 11th for a very special dinner forum where Jim Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tripwire, Inc., will openly discuss The Tripwire Story including the recent transaction with Thomo Bravo LLC. He will cover what prompted them to go the private equity route versus the public market or strategic acquirer options and the process it took to get there.

Topics will also include: - Board dynamics - VCs vs. Independents - Management team involvement - Managing the bankers - Selection Process and Interpreting recommendations - Ultimate decision - Primary drivers leading to accepting the PE offer

This will be an open dialog among peers on a timely topic so come prepared with questions.

Event Details: When: Thursday, October 11, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: Morton’s The Steakhouse, 213 Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201 Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: 503-324-5715

Thank you CresaPartners and Silcon Valley Bank for sponsoring!

Jan 18, 2012
Executive Forum: The Jive Software Story - IPO Style
Morton's Steakhouse

Please join your technology peers on January 18th for a very special dinner forum and celebration of The Jive Software Story – IPO Style.

Bryan LeBlanc, Chief Financial Officer, Jive Software, will provide a candid perspective regarding what it was like to navigate the current IPO landscape. He will share how Jive’s team was able to beat the odds and take Jive to the NASDAQ trading floor during one of the worst economic times in history. This will be an open dialog among peers so come prepared with questions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help celebrate Jive Software – one of the area’s most talked about companies!

Event Details: When: Wednesday, January 18, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: Morton’s The Steakhouse, 213 SW Clay St., Portland, OR 97201 Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-4871

Thank you Perkins Coie LLP and ViaWest for sponsoring!

Oct 10, 2013
Finance Forum - Preparing for Your Next Transaction
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

Your company is growing, your customers are happy – what’s the next step? Is it an IPO? Is it a merger or acquisition? Or just getting an initial round of funding? Whatever the end result, thinking through and developing an appropriate plan and taking the proper steps is key to a successful entry into any transaction.

Join our esteemed panel of business experts as they discuss ways in which you can maximize the value of your business by giving quality advice and informative instructions that will help ease a future transaction no matter what it might be.

Some of the Panel Questions that will be Discussed Include:

•What type of transaction is right for my company?

•What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of transactions?

•What options do I have in raising capital?

•What do buyers look for in buying a company?

•What are some common obstacles that companies encounter as they prepare for a transaction?

This will be a very interactive session between the panel, moderator and attendees so bring the specific questions that will assist you.


  • Brad Gevurtz, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, D.A. Davidson & Co. - Brad has significant experience in M&A, private placements, and public offerings, and has worked with clients such as Alltel, AT&T, Cadbury Schweppes, Computer Associates, Comsat, GE, IBM, Toyota, Verizon, and Xerox

  • David Nelsen, President at Giftango LLC - InComm - Having just sold his company less than a year ago, David brings first-hand experience from an entrepreneur’s perspective

  • Roy Tucker, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP - Roy has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous public offerings and regularly advises corporate clients and private equity firms on mergers, asset sales and leveraged buyouts

  • Todd Wall, CPA, Partner, Moss Adams LLP - With more than 16 years of experience in public accounting, Todd also consults on matters related to private debt and equity offerings, restructurings, leveraged recapitalization, option accounting, and venture capital transactions


  • Steve Giannini, President, Opal Labs, Inc. - On track to close $1 million this year and currently raising a round, Opal Labs radically amplifies the innovation potential of your organization, unlocking insight sharing across geographies, business units and specialties

Details: When: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Where: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, OR Cost: TAO Members $25 Non Members $45 To Register: TAO, 503-228-5452

Event Sponsors: D.A. Davidson

Series Sponsor: Stoel Rives LLP