October 18-19, 2017 — New York, NY

Event:                 Operating Partners Forum: New York 2017               

Panel Session:  

Launching a two-year transformation plan to kick off in the first 100 days          


  • Frank Ciotoli, Vice President, TriVista


  • Michael Connerty, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting
  • David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital
  • Ray Villareal, Managing Director, Strattam Capital

Date/Location:   Thursday October 19th  2017         
                            Convene Conference Center – Midtown East
                            New York, NY

Time:                    12:10 p.m. — 12:40 p.m.       

About Michael Connerty:    

Mike Connerty is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting's Chicago office, where he leads the Strategy Activation practice for the Americas region. He has 20 years of experience and focuses on helping clients execute growth strategies, improve their organizations and achieve their targeted outcomes. Mike has led numerous engagements across industries and geographical regions focusing on:

  • Commercial Transformation – Marketing, Sales, Products, Services and Customer Experience
  • Organizational Strategy – Design and Change Management
  • M&A – Synergy Assessment and Post-Merger Integration
  • Performance Improvement and Operations

Mike works closely with senior leadership teams to craft the right path to execute their business strategies, define the necessary capabilities to support their plans, build consensus on critical decisions, navigate organizational change and drive implementation programs.  

His experience covers a wide range of industries, including Industrials, Business Services, Life Sciences, Consumer Products and Private Equity. Prior to earning his master’s degree, Mike worked in private equity and banking where he focused mostly on middle-market buyouts in North America and Europe. Mike earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he was awarded a Chick Evans Scholarship.

About Operating Partners Forum: New York 2017

Private Equity International's seventh annual Operating Partners Forum is the single largest event in the world specifically dedicated to anyone concerned about the world of operational assessment and value addition. Attendees will have extensive opportunities to network, build relationships and compare best practices with their peers from leading PE firms — the leaders who helped define the role, grow the field and influence its future direction.

About L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,200 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to www.lek.com.