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Connor Group is proud to be co-hosting the 2018 IPO Workshop for Emerging Growth Companies with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 19, 2018. This yearly workshop is an invite-only event exclusive for executives at high-growth/tech companies. Connor Group, along with the invitees of the event, will start the day with a visit to the NYSE trading floor for the ringing of the opening bell and have the opportunity to hear opening remarks from the president of the NYSE Thomas Farley as well as a talk about the state of the markets from the NYSE COO Carolyn Saacke. Connor Group’s Managing Partner, Jim Neesen, will be at the event moderating the CFO Panel. The high-profile panel will include Yext CFO Steve Cakebread and the Switch CFO Gabe Nacht. As with past years, Connor Group is looking forward to being part of this event.
Jim Neesen is Managing Partner at Connor Group, an elite Accounting and IPO services firm. Connor Group has worked on 54% of the IPOs in Silicon Valley in the past 5 years with 500+ global clients in technology and high growth. Clients include Facebook, Tesla, Snap, Uber, Twitter, GoPro, Spotify, SurveyMonkey and WhatsApp to name a few.
Jim joined Connor Group as CFO after the GSB 2009 and has led growth in revenue from $3M and 20 employees to over $65M and 200 employees. The firm has offices in 9 tech premier tech centers including Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Salt Lake and Europe.
Jim’s career highlights include 2 IPO’s in industry (Affymetrix and Fluidigm), entrepreneurship founding 2 companies and 25+ years in industry / public accounting in increasing position of responsibility. He is an Angel Investor in companies with IPO / M&A potential and a member of Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs.
Jim has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford GSB for 8 years and serves as a mentor to many CEO’s through the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur initiative. He is also a Fellow at Cambridge University at the Judge Business School where he is supporting the curriculum development for the Masters Accounting program.