153 Townsend Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, California 94107

Event: 'Startup-U SFO: Removing A Key Member Of Your Team'

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2008 At 11:45 AM
Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Contact Info:
DLA Piper 153 Townsend Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, CA 94107 Please note additional parking expenses will be incurred if you choose to park in DLA’s garage. DLA Piper does NOT validate parking. Contact Name: Anne Donker Contact No: 415.378.3966 Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1234

Removing a Key Member of your Team

As companies grow, so do their needs. Many times the original founding team might not be the best mix to bring the company to the next level.

But, removing a key member of your team can be a daunting task.
- What is the best approach to letting someone go without burning bridges?
- How for example do you resolve issues of equity ownership?
- Are there warning signs that one should look for when building their team?

Join SVASE, and our guest speaker, Jim Connor, serial entrepreneur and member of renowned Sand Hill Angels Group, who will share stories of successfully restructuring early-stage teams.

Jim Connor

Jim Connor has been active in financial software applications for the past twenty years and was most recently the President of JPMorgan SymPro, a subsidiary of JP Morgan Chase & Company from August 2003 to May 2007. JPMorgan SymPro is the leading provider of Treasury Management software to the public sector, specifically focusing on investment management, bond issuance/debt management and the integration of treasury and liquidity operations. Jim was the founder and CEO of SymPro, Inc., grew the company to become the unqualified leader in its market space and managed the acquisition with JP Morgan Chase & Company.

Prior to SymPro, Inc, Jim worked at Xerox Computer Services in Software Development Management, in the development and deployment of systems which supported the distribution of Xerox parts and supplies in North America. Prior to Xerox, Jim was employed in Europe within the computer technology sector and started his career with the NCR software and Operations Groups.

Jim is active in applying software technology to financial and business applications. He is currently the President of Discover Ventures, LLC which provides sales and marketing services to technology companies. He has published several White Papers on specific financial models and has a patent application accepted by USTPO. He serves on several advisory boards, is an active angel investor and serves as the Program Chair of the (SVASE) Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, CXO Forum. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Cincinnati and is a member of several professional finance associations.

Popular FAQs regarding Startup-U:

What is the cost of this event?
A $5 (member) or $15 (affiliate/non-member) registration fee, plus a $1.50 credit card processing fee, includes event and lunch, available through advanced online registration. A $10 or $20 fee is collected at the door.

What is the format of a Startup-U event typically?
Generally speaking, each event begins with an introduction by the host followed by a brief talk about SVASE and self-introductions by each of the attendees. After the introductions, the host introduces a speaker (usually 20 minute presentation, followed by group discussion) or the discussion topic; the exact format varies based on the host and that variety is what makes this event so exciting!

Who should attend?
Startup entrepreneurs, anyone thinking about forming a startup, service providers, angels and VCs active in the Silicon Valley information tech and biotech entrepreneur communities. Past participants include:
Current and aspiring entrepreneurs
Venture Capitalists, Angels and other members of the funding community
Service Providers (e.g. human resources, contract programming, etc.)
Independent Consultants (e.g. sales, marketing, engineering, etc.)

Do I need to be a member of SVASE to attend this event?
Non-members and guests of members are welcome to attend any 2 SVASE Startup-U events. Afterwards, we recommend that non-members become members of SVASE. For more information on the benefits of joining SVASE, please visit our website at www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=category§ionid=4&id=100&Itemid=109&Itemid=59 or alternatively, you can also join at the event itself.

What if I have more questions?
Please contact the Host for this event: Anne or Dan at [email protected]

This event is co-sponsored by DLA Piper, www.dlapiper.com

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1234

Added by svaseinfo on February 23, 2008