July 18 Hyatt New Brunswick

Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit

About

Leading and Innovating Post M&A.
Leading innovation throughout the enterprise in today’s environment is incredibly challenging. This year’s Summit will include a keynote lecture by one of the top CEOs in the healthcare industry. A CEO panel will follow and offer additional insights and perspectives on managing combined organizations. Discussion groups will follow to further share best practices among attendees.​

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Schedule

 
 12:00 PM

Lunch

 1:15 PM

Welcome and Keynote

Vince Forlenza, CEO, BD
 2:00 PM

Leadership Panel

Jerry Kent, Tierpoint
Alan Lieber, Overlook Medical Center
Scott Cowan, DLA Piper
Gene Waddy, Diversant
Sheri Horwitz, Synchronoss

 2:45 PM

Break

 3:00 PM

Roundtable Discussions

 3:45 PM

Networking

Speakers

VINCENT FORLENZA

Chairman of the Board & CEO, BD

Vince Forlenza serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. During his more than 35-year career with BD, Mr. Forlenza has held a number of executive leadership positions globally, in the United States and in Europe. Mr. Forlenza was named President in January 2009, assumed additional responsibility as Chief Operating Officer in July 2010, and became Chief Executive Officer in October 2011 and Chairman of the Board in July 2012. Previous appointments include leadership roles as Senior Vice President, Technology, Strategy and Development; President of BD Biosciences; and Executive Vice President and President, BD Diagnostics. Mr. Forlenza is the former Chairman of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Board of Directors. As chairman, he significantly advanced the association’s innovation agenda, collaborating with policymakers and industry partners to reinvigorate the innovation ecosystem and promote the value of medical technology in extending and improving patients’ lives, enhancing population health and supporting economically sound health systems. He served on both the AdvaMed Board and its Executive Committee for seven years and is also the past chair of the association’s Board Committee on Technology and Regulation. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Board for AdvaMedDx, a division of AdvaMed focused on the unique needs and issues facing diagnostics manufacturers. Mr. Forlenza currently serves on the Board of Trustees at The Valley Health Systems and previously served as Chairman of The Valley Hospital. He is a past member of the Advisory Board for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Lehigh University, where he also served as a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Forlenza obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in 1975 and his MBA from Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

JERRY KENT

CEO, Tierpoint

Jerry Kent is a recognized entrepreneur and trailblazer in the telecommunications and technology industries with an outstanding track record for customer service and delivering superior returns for investors. Prior to assuming the role of TierPoint’s CEO, he served as its chairman. He also serves as CEO of Cequel III, which he co-founded in January 2002.

Cequel III is a technology management company. Previously, the Cequel III team built AAT Communications into the largest privately owned cell tower company in the United States before selling that enterprise in 2006. Cequel III and Jerry also managed Suddenlink Communications, building it into the seventh largest U.S. cable company with operating results among the best in its industry before it was sold to Altice Group in 2015 for an enterprise value of $9.1 billion.

Jerry began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen in 1979, and in 1983 left to head up acquisitions and finance for an upstart cable company, Cencom Cable Associates, Inc. He later became CFO of Cencom, which grew by acquisition and eventually served 550,000 customers in the U.S. before it was sold in 1991.

After serving a year with Cencom’s acquirer, Jerry left and co-founded Charter Communications, Inc., in January 1993. He led Charter to become one of the 10 largest cable operators in the U.S., serving 1.3 million customers. In 1998, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen acquired Charter, providing substantial rewards for Charter’s private investors. Jerry continued as President and CEO, growing Charter to serve more than 7 million customers and making it the nation’s fourth largest cable company at the time. The company went public in November 1999, in what was then the third-largest IPO in U.S. history. Charter consistently led the industry in superior operating results and from the IPO date until September 2001, the month Jerry left, Charter’s was the best performing public cable stock.

Multichannel News named Jerry its Executive of the Year in 2011. In 2012, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and received the cable industry’s Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership. In 2013, he was named CED Magazine’s co-person of the year, with Suddenlink CTO Terry Cordova, and in 2014, Jerry was inducted into The Cable Center Hall of Fame.

ALAN LIEBER

President, Overlook Medical Center

Mr. Lieber has served as the senior administrator at Overlook Medical Center since July 2003. During that time, Overlook has evolved from a community teaching hospital into a regional medical center with New Jersey’s largest programs in neuroscience, bariatric surgery and interventional gastroenterology. Overlook has been ranked by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for two consecutive years and as a Distinguished Hospital for five consecutive years, and has also received Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award™. As part of Atlantic Health System, Overlook has been named for the 10th consecutive year as one of the Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work. This year Overlook received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award and Greening the OR Award from Practice Greenhealth.

Mr. Lieber has also supported several innovative efforts to improve the delivery of health care. This includes being a founding board member of Atlantic Health System’s two Accountable Care Organizations. Overlook has also been a hub for technological advancement, serving as beta site for new health care information technology systems, including one utilizing sophisticated demand forecasting, and introducing high-tech treatment devices to New Jersey, such as the Cyberknife and Magnetoencephalogram (MEG). Overlook also introduced the first hospital-based caregiver center in New Jersey.

Prior to joining Atlantic Health, Mr. Lieber directed the Lenox Hill Cardiovascular Institute. During his tenure, Lenox Hill was ranked as high as #27 in US News and World Report top 50 Cardiovascular programs and was the first institution in the United States to implant drug-eluting stents.

Mr. Lieber has served in leadership positions on several Boards including the Gateway Chamber of Commerce, the Cornell University Sloan Program Alumni Association, New Jersey Hospital Association and the New Jersey Collaborative for Patient Centered Care.

Mr. Lieber attended Cornell University, where he studied Operations Research and Industrial Engineering for his undergraduate degree and Hospital Administration and Finance for his MBA.

SCOTT COWAN

Partner, DLA Piper

Scott Cowan focuses his practice on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters primarily in the technology, life sciences and healthcare industries.

Scott advises a broad range of clients, including startup and emerging companies, publicly held middle-market companies and venture capital and private equity firms. Scott's transactional experience includes IPOs, PIPEs, registered direct offerings and direct follow-on offerings, as well as venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. He regularly serves as outside general counsel for private and public companies at various stages of development.

Scott also assists clients in the preparation and filing of 1933 Act and 1934 Act documents and proxy materials with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and related compliance.

GENE WADDY

CEO, Diversant

Gene C. Waddy is a visionary entrepreneur and owner of DIVERSANT LLC, the nation’s largest African-American owned IT staffing and solutions firm. In many ways, DIVERSANT is a reflection of Gene’s professional expertise, personal drive, and his commitment to helping others.

The company has enjoyed dramatic growth, even during the economic downturn, and has developed a reputation for excellence among numerous Fortune 500 companies.

In his local community, Gene coaches minority youth about how they can get involved with technology and use it to advance their careers and lives. Gene is an active member of the Board of Directors of PACE Monmouth. PACE, the Program for Acceleration in Careers of Engineering, is a science and engineering awareness program in which professionals volunteer their time to work with local minority high school students to help prepare them for technical careers. Gene also serves as an active board member with Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark, and the New Jersey Tech Council.

A member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the country’s first African-American fraternity, Gene is very active in many of their community service programs. Gene was named the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year New Jersey winner, as well as a 2011 NJBiz Executive of the Year Finalist.

The son of two Harlemites, Gene was raised in New Jersey; Gene attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. A “Jersey Guy” at heart, Gene chose to stay in his home state where he now resides with his wife and children.

SHERI HORWITZ

Senior Vice President, Synchronoss

Sheri Horwitz is an accomplished IT and Product Development Executive with more than 20 years of IT, global product management and product development experience managing small and large (180+) teams. Ms. Horwitz currently works at Synchronoss Technologies where she serves as the Senior Vice President of Technical Support Services. In this role she has a broad range of responsibilities including delivery of IT Services, Global Information Security, IT Service Management, Program Management and Performance Engineering across the company to a global population of more than 1400 employees. Sheri has a proven track record of successfully managing the delivery of complex projects including smart phone applications, cloud computing, broadband solutions and activation services for mobile devices across multiple carriers. Sheri joined the Synchronoss team in August of 2000 and has since been a key member in taking Synchronoss from a handful of people to a global company. In addition to her formal IT role, Sheri is active in the community and works with several nonprofit organizations including American Corporate Partners where she mentors US Veterans and has been invited to be part of their advisor rountable. Sheri is also a dedicated advocate for women in business, actively encourages girls in IT and started Lean In circles at Synchronoss as a means to support and promote women in technology. Sheri graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Communications from Syracuse University.

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