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Tech San Diego Growth Conference

“San Diego, with 73,170 total tech jobs, has the 20th largest tech talent labor pool out of the 50 markets, and the second largest in California, behind only the San Francisco Bay Area. CBRE said the metro experienced the second-fastest momentum change across all 50 markets, with employment growth rising 10.3 percent in the past two years compared to 0.1 percent in the two years prior (2015 and 2016), for a 10.2 percentage point swing. Only Orlando, FL, saw a bigger swing in momentum.”- Xconomy.com

Growth, it is a topic we all talk about but few of us actually look to best practices.   In October,  Tech San Diego is gathering some of the region’s top growth executives to explore growth strategies.  We have put an emphasis on best practices coupled with a series of lightning talks on growth topics.

We all know that growth does not just ‘happen,’ it involves painstaking planning and execution on a defined growth strategy.  But what components of these growth strategies do you need?   While we can’t answer that question, we can present you with specific proven growth strategies.   For example, although many would point to funding as an impetus to growth, the real story is the decisions management made to get them to a point where outside capital was even feasible.

  • How do growth companies prepare for outside funding?
  • What early decisions really paid off?
  • What are best practices around building a high functioning senior leadership team?
  •  How do you make the transition from a scrappy start-up to a mature high growth company?

We are going to ask these questions and more at the growth conference and I hope you can join us.

8:00am Panel : Growth Techniques by leading Tech Companies

Moderated by Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital


After a short interlude, we will then reconvene for a series of lightning presentations by representatives within our service provider’s organizations:

  • Annie Ellis, Procopio:  Rapid growth techniques when hiring. 
  • Paul Johnson, Procopio:  Legal components that executives need to consider when growing rapidly, especially those with hopes of an eventual exit or public offering.
  • Todd Wilson, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch: Capital Markets Updates
  • Joan Taylor, Moss Adams: Act like a public company now: 5 ways to leverage your taxes for growth
  • Kevin Dusi, Moss Adams: Tax Strategies for Growth


Date: October 23, 2019

Time: 7:30am-11:45am

We will provide a light breakfast and time for networking before the first panel.

Where: Moss Adams | 4747 Executive Drive San Diego, CA 92121*

*First Floor Conference center, make a left through the glass doors.

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Featured Speakers

Scot Chisolm, Classy

John McCauley, Seismic

Meyar Sheik, Certona

Paul Johnson, Partner, Procopio

Being Primed for Growth, Legally

Todd Wilson, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Capital Markets Updates, Todd Wilson, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Joan Taylor, Senior Manager and Practice Leader, Business Risk Services at Moss Adams LLP

Act Like A Public Company Now

Kevin Dusi, Partner, Moss Adams

Tax Strategies and Considerations for Growth


Bank of America, Sponsor

Moss Adams, Sponsor

Procopio, Sponsor

About our Sponsors

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

Moss Adams is the largest accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the West. Its staff of over 3,200 includes over 330 partners( Moss Adams LLP, Fast Facts). Moss Adams is also a founding member of Praxity, an international association of independent accounting firms.

Procopio is a full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line. An AmLaw 200 firm with more than 170 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, and Phoenix serving clients around the world–as well as an AmLaw Top Ten firm for attorney diversity–we’re  passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term.