Session 04 | Texpo Conference
Survey of Escrow Agency and Related Services – Their Use in Risk Management and Corporate Finance Activities (A) (F)
- Jake Berry, Executive Vice President, MB2 Dental Solutions
- Bryan Gartenberg, Senior Vice President, Texas Capital Bank
- Braden Wayne, J.D., Shareholder, Steckler Gresham Cochran
Wednesday, September 2nd
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Learn the Basics of Escrow documentation, their key passages and how they are adapted to address a vast array of corporate finance and risk management challenges encountered by Treasury professionals. This session will address how Escrow Agency and DACA’s are utilized and will be illustrated using a number of cases studies which demonstrates their utility as an important Treasury professional tool in their tool box.
- How to understand and navigate the basics of an Escrow Agreement
- How to apply Escrow Agency to manage risk and facilitate corporate finance transactions in a number of different commonly encountered scenarios
- How to understand the basic elements of a DACA, when it is used and why.
Jacob Berry spends his days leading business development and developing growth strategies for MB2 Dental, one of dentistry’s fastest-growing DSOs. A key part of his role is evaluating new-location and partnering opportunities through careful analysis and consideration. Prior to joining MB2 Dental, Jacob spent four years as a Vice President at NexBank Capital Advisors, and ten years in the United States Marine Corps achieving the rank of Second Lieutenant-Major where he held leadership positions including staff logistics planner, platoon commander, battalion logistics officer, foreign military advisor, and aide-de-camp.
Bryan Gartenberg joined Texas Capital Bank in February 2019 and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager of Escrow and Specialized Services. In his role as the head of sales for Escrow and Specialized Services at Texas Capital Bank, Bryan’s primary focus is on relationship development and management, business development, and sales management. Bryan’s career includes Deutsche Bank, where he spent three years as the Americas Sales Head and more than 15 years as the Head of Project Finance Product Sales and Head of LATAM Sales. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Bryan spent more than 19 years with Citi in various roles, including Corporate Trust Sales Head, American Depositary Receipts, and Fixed income Bond Options Trader. Bryan has deep professional networks in a number of industries, including Energy/Power, Autos, Financial Institutions, Private Equity and Infrastructure. Experienced in providing client solutions and services, Bryan is successful at meeting the complex challenges of Debt Capital Market Financings, Project and Structured Financings, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructurings, and various types of litigation settlements around the work. Bryan received his Bachelor of Arts from Queens College and MBA from Bernard Baruch College. He is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the American Friends of Alyn Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Board of Trustees for Congregation KRA.
Braden Wayne leads Steckler Gresham Cochran's corporate counsel section, where he serves as outside counsel to various private equity firms, their portfolio companies, and independent businesses. Having operated multiple healthcare and retail startups, Braden is an attorney who understands the nuances of business transactions and business litigation. This deep, operational experience forms the bedrock of Braden's practice today. His holistic approach leads clients to call on Braden for everything from bet-the-company litigation to debt and equity financing, real estate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic and operational advice. Braden sits on the advisory board for various clients, and serves as Chief Legal Counsel for Jarvis Analytics, a leading dental analytics software provider. Prior to joining Steckler Gresham Cochran, Braden served as co-chair of the corporate law section at a regional firm headquartered in Dallas, and as General Counsel for one of the largest diamond and jewelry retailers and wholesalers in the country. Braden has been consistently selected by D Magazine as one of Dallas' Best Attorneys Under 40, and by Thomson Reuters as a Rising Star.
Panel – Cyber Wars – Combat, Defense, Strikes, Response & Recovery (I) (F)
- Paul Tucker, Chief Information Security Officer, BOK Financial
- Byran Farris, VP Treasury & Risk, Comfort Systems
- Kathleen Finley, SVP, Risk Management, BOK Financial Insurance
- Ralph Gagliardi, CFE Agent in Charge, High-Tech Crime Unit, Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Wednesday, September 2nd
1:30pm - 2:30pm
This will be a Roundtable Discussion with Industry Specialists both within the industry of Cyber Security and Practitioners that have experience in battling Cyber Attacks. The discussion will include various questions that relate to the current environment with Cyber Security and Fraud, historical cases, learning lessons, best practices and future trends. The panelists will answer questions from a moderator discussing their perspectives and advice.
Paul Tucker is currently leading the Cybersecurity department for BOK Financial. With over 23 years of building and running enterprise security functions, security engineering, security governance and program management, Paul has had the opportunity to lead many successful teams around security compliance, identity management, cybersecurity, information protection, cloud security and security risk management. Paul overseas security compliance activities from the Department of Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, SEC, SOX, GLBA, GDPR, FFIEC, SOC 2, PCI and ISO 27001. Prior to joining BOKF, Paul managed an Information Security and Risk Management program within a Fortune 500 energy company that handled a wide variety of information security issues including industrial control system security. Paul has served as the President of the Tulsa, Oklahoma ISSA, instructed network security classes at Oklahoma State University (OSU), and currently serves on several boards including OSU Institute of Technology, Oklahoma Infragard, Optiv Security and Tulsa Habitat for Humanity. Paul has also contributed on many DHS, TSA, FBI, and Energy/Financial Sector special committees for cyber security initiatives.
Byran Farris is the VP of Treasury & Risk for Comfort Systems and has been with the Company for over 21 years. Byran has over two decades of experience specialized in Risk Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Integration, Treasury, Strategic Planning, Safety and Business Development. Prior to his roles at Comfort Systems, Byran was an auditor for Ernst and Young and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Accounting.
Kathleen Finley serves as a risk management and insurance advisor for BOK Financial. She leads the company’s efforts in developing and implementing multi-year risk management strategies, and is considered one of the leading brokers in the technology field by carrier partners who focus on technology insurance products. Kathleen has 30 years of experience serving as a trusted insurance advisor. She has served on the Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado board and was appointed its President. She has also received the “Professional Independent Insurance Agent of the Year” award and was a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business” award in August 2012. Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and is a Certified Insurance Counselor.
Ralph Gagliardi is an Agent in Charge at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. He oversees the High Tech Crime Unit which encompassed Identity Theft/Fraud and Cybercrimes. He has worked in law enforcement for over 30 years and is a subject matter expert in complex fraud and organized crime investigations. Presently, Ralph’s investigative team focuses on criminal activity that routinely spans statewide, national and international jurisdictions. His Unit investigates crimes including: Business Email Compromise, Business Identity Theft, Wire Fraud and many others where technology is used in the commission of a crime. Ralph’s team regularly conducts cybercrime & identity theft education for private and public sectors focusing on best practices, prevention and awareness. He assists in development of policy and legislative efforts pertaining to identity theft / fraud and cybercrime. Ralph is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and local Colorado CFE chapter.
CTP – Banks & FI’s, Payment Systems & Relationship Management & Vendor Selection (B)
- Dubos Masson, Ph.D, CTP, CertICM, President, The Treasury Academy
- Tyrone Gant, CTP, SVP, Director of Treasury Management, Vector Bank
Wednesday, September 2nd
1:30pm - 2:30pm
This session will cover:
- ETM6-Ch 03: Banks and Financial Institutions
- ETM6-Ch 04: Payment Systems
- ETM6-Ch 07: Relationship Management and Vendor Selection.
This session begins the coverage of the specific materials from ETM 5. In this session, banks and financial institutions will be discussed, as well as how various payment systems (both U.S. and global) operate. The session ends with a detailed discussion of relationship management, vendor selection and the calculations involved in bank account analysis statements.
D.J. Masson, Ph.D., is President of The Treasury Academy, a training and consulting firm specializing in treasury management, international finance, business forecasting, and risk management. Over the past 25 years, D.J. has provided business and financial consulting and training services to a wide variety of corporations, financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Finance at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and is a trainer and curriculum developer for programs with Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), GT News and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in the U.K, and Citibank’s Global Transactions Services unit. D.J. has extensive experience in developing curriculum for a wide range of teaching and training environments, both residential and on-line. He has developed classes and taught at all levels of higher education: undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and in-house, custom-designed courses. D.J. has worked with professional associations to develop workshop, training materials, and certification programs in the areas of Treasury Management, Credit Management, Global Cash Management, Financial Forecasting, Commercial Banking, and Risk Management. D. J.’s educational background includes a B.A. in Business from the University of New Orleans and an MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from Indiana University. D.J. earned his Certified Cash Manager (CCM/CTP) credential in 1988. D.J. also earned the Cert ICM, an international cash management certification, from the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) in the UK in 1999.
Tyrone Gant, CTP, is the Director of Treasury Management for Vectra Bank Colorado, a division of Zions Bancorporation. Tyrone is a results oriented financial professional with 25 plus years’ experience in the banking industry including leading and executing growth and sales strategies, new business development and treasury management consulting.
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