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Wharton People Analytics Conference 2018: March 23, 2018

Host Cade Massey is joined by Steven Kaplan (Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Booth School of Business; Faculty Director, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago), Brad Grant (Vice President of Baseball Operations, Strategy & Administration, MLB Cleveland Indians), Michael Metzger (Senior Managing Director, Teach for America), and Elena Botelho (Coauthor of THE CEO NEXT DOOR; Partner, ghSMART) on the Friday, March 23, 2018 edition of Specials.

Air Date: Friday, March 23, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Wharton People Analytics Conference 2018: March 23, 2018 09:00

Air Time: 9:00 am
Featuring: Elena Botelho

Wharton People Analytics Conference 2018: March 23, 2018 09:15

Air Time: 9:15 am
Featuring: Steven Kaplan

Wharton People Analytics Conference 2018: March 23, 2018 09:30

Air Time: 9:30 am
Featuring: Brad Grant

Wharton People Analytics Conference 2018: March 23, 2018 09:45

Air Time: 9:45 am
Featuring: Michael Metzger

Featured Guests

Steven Kaplan

Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Booth School of Business; Faculty Director, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago

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Steven Neil Kaplan conducts research on issues in private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance and corporate finance. He has published papers in a number of academic and business journals. Kaplan is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics.

He ranks among the top 60 in paper downloads and in paper citations (out of over 280,000 authors) on SSRN (Social Science Research Network). He is the co-creator of the Kaplan-Schoar PME (Public Market Equivalent) private equity benchmarking approach. A Fortune Magazine article referred to him as “probably the foremost private equity scholar in the galaxy.”

Kaplan teaches advanced MBA and executive courses in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance, and wealth management. BusinessWeek named him one of the top 12 business school teachers in the country.

Professor Kaplan co-founded the entrepreneurship program at Booth. With his students, he helped start Booth’s business plan competition, the New Venture Challenge (NVC), which has spawned over one hundred companies that have raised almost $600 million and created over $4 billion in value including GrubHub and Braintree/Venmo.

Kaplan serves on the boards of Morningstar, Zayo Group and the Illinois Venture Capital Association. He has been a member of the faculty since 1988.

He received his AB, summa cum laude, in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College and earned a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.
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Brad Grant

Vice President of Baseball Operations, Strategy & Administration, MLB Cleveland Indians

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Brad Grant has spent the past decade overseeing all elements of the MLB Draft for the Indians, helping the club strengthen its farm system and making several selections that have played a role in Cleveland’s recent success at the big league level. Now, Grant is moving up in the team’s front office.

On Friday, the Indians announced that Grant has been promoted to the role of vice president of baseball operations, strategy and administration.
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Michael Metzger

Senior Managing Director, Teach for America

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeldmetzger/
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Elena Botelho

Coauthor of THE CEO NEXT DOOR; Partner, ghSMART

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ELENA L. BOTELHO is co-author of THE CEO NEXT DOOR, founder and co-leader of the CEO Genome Project, and a partner at leadership advisory firm ghSMART. Elena’s passion is helping CEOs who aspire to elite levels of performance and social impact achieve their full potential. CEOs engage Elena to accelerate their success and protect them from painful setbacks.

The CEO Genome Project is an extensive research and client practice that provides guidance to CEOs and executives on the path to becoming CEO, including behaviors that lead to the top, typical setbacks CEOs encounter and ways to prevent them. Elena is a member of McKinsey M&A Integration Council—an invitation-only forum of senior executives from major corporations to share M&A best practices.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Elena was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she advised CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies and major private equity players on the issues of M&A, business strategy, organizational change, and operations. Her clients included major corporations in media, technology, and financial services.

Twitter – @elbotelho; @ghsmartco; #CEONextDoor
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