Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Aqua America Offices
762 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA

Cocktails + hors d'ourves + CEOs =
A fun time with A View of Investor Relations from the Top

Despite all the noise about algorithms, cryptocurrency, and HFT, investors continue to believe Management is the #1 factor in the success of any business, and, consequently, their investments. And since management's time is limited, and their responsibilities manifold, they have increasingly come to rely upon a qualified Investor Relations Officer to effectively represent them with the investment community.
 
NIRI Philadelphia is proud to announce that on April 26 we have gathered a distinguished panel of CEO's of local, publicly traded companies who will offer their insight into the critical Management/IRO dynamic. What value is the value of an IRO to the CEO?  The company?  What are the executive's expectations of their IRO? 
Both tenured and new IROs are certain to walk away from this session with fresh ideas on how to increase your value to your CEO and company.
 
Panelists:          Christopher Franklin, CEO of Aqua America
Christopher Cashman, CEO of Marinus Pharmaceuticals
Stephen Zarrilli, CEO of Safeguard Scientifics
 
Moderator:       Joe Hassett
 
Program Details
 
Date
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Cocktails and Networking
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Networking
Location
Aqua America Offices
762 West Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19010
Directions
Fee
Philadelphia Chapter Members - No Charge
Non-Chapter Member or Guest - $50
 
 
CEO Panelists:
 
Christopher Franklin Photo B  Christopher H. Franklin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aqua America (NYSE: WTR), one of the largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility companies.
 
A 25-plus-year veteran of the company, Mr. Franklin has held executive roles in public affairs, customer operations and as regional president of the company's southern and mid-western operations. Before joining Aqua America, Mr. Franklin worked at PECO Energy Company (an Exelon Company).
 
Mr. Franklin is active in the utility industry and is the president of the board of the National Association of Water Companies. In addition, Franklin is active in the community and serves on the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, West Chester University's Council of Trustees, and the board of the Franklin Institute.
 
Mr. Franklin earned his B.S. from West Chester University and his M.B.A. from Villanova University.
Chris Cashman
 
Christopher M. Cashman is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Marinus Pharmaceuticals.

Chris is a recognized leader in the life sciences industry with nearly 40 years of proven executive management experience in developing and commercializing new medicines targeting diverse diseases.  Chris is a seasoned CEO, having previously served as President and CEO of two private biotech companies, Protez Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Message Pharmaceuticals, Inc., both of which were acquired by other life science companies. Chris spent the first twenty-five years of his career at SmithKline Beecham plc (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline) and Pfizer where he held various executive leadership positions including vice president of animal health and global director of new product development.  
 
Chris is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Life Sciences Pennsylvania, the Science Center, Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc., Noble Biomaterials, Inc., and MBF Therapeutics, Inc. Chris holds an M.S. in economics from Purdue University and B.S. in business management from the University of Minnesota.
 Steve Zarilli
Stephen T. Zarrilli is President and Chief Executive Officer of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), a growth capital provider to technology-driven businesses in healthcare, financial services and digital media. 
 
Mr. Zarrilli's career spans more than 30 years in strategic, financial and operational roles of both public and private companies. In addition to his current duties, Mr. Zarrilli serves as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk and Finance Committee of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., (NASDAQ: VRTS), Chair of the Board of Trustees of La Salle University, Vice Chair of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Board Member of the University City Science Center, and Board Member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Zarrilli has served on 6 public companies, and more than 15 private boards during his career.
 
Mr. Zarrilli graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia in 1983 and is a former Certified Public Accountant He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.
 
 

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