July 24, 2014

From John Stiernberg--Special Invitation to Capital Summit @ CEDIA Expo 2014

Greetings! This is to let you know about a very special upcoming event.

Stiernberg Consulting is partnering with Intrepid Investment Bankers and the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) to present a first-of-its-kind event: The Capital Summit @ CEDIA EXPO 2014. The Summit takes place Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver (co-located with the CEDIA EXPO).

Summit Overview

The Capital Summit brings together residential systems industry entrepreneurs seeking investment with financial professionals and business experts from the world of investments, mergers and acquisitions. Registered attendees will hear from two panels made up of both strategic and financial investors on pertinent industry issues, including:

What investors look for in a company;
How to find qualified investors;
Do's and don'ts of presenting your opportunity to investors;
The problem with investing in the industry and how to solve it;
Examples of successful mergers and acquisitions in the industry; and
How to get started if you do not have an exit strategy.

Partnering with our colleagues at Intrepid Investment Bankers and CEDIA, the Capital Summit is a timely and relevant event.

Who's Invited?

The Capital Summit is geared to industry executives and investors including owners, entrepreneurs, senior executives, and finance professionals. It is especially focused on addressing the issues that branded manufacturers and distributors face as they seek growth financing or plan a merger or acquisition.

High-Profile Panel

Our panel includes both buyers and sellers. Their comments promise to be lively, provocative, and targeted to today's market environment.

Announced panelists include:

Craig Craze, CEO of SnapAV (General Atlantic);
Tim Enwall, CEO of Revolv (Foundry Group);
Scott Gill, CEO, Milestone AV Technologies (Pritzker Group);
Brian Kinsman, Partner Bunker Hill Capital (SunBrite TV);
Jyothsna Kumaraswamy, Director Strategy and M&A, Lifestyle Division of Harman International;
Tim Lucas, CFO of VIA; and
Jim Young, Director of Corporate Development, Legrand (Middle Atlantic, NuVo).

How to Register

Many of you are already planning to attend CEDIA EXPO 2014. You will still need to sign up for the Capital Summit. Register online in the CEDIA EXPO 2014 registration system under the Events section. The event is free for CEDIA members.

The price is $50 for non-CEDIA members. A tremendous value, the nominal fee includes VIP registration to the EXPO Keynote, tradeshow exhibit floor, and welcome reception.


Note: You will need to log in to the CEDIA online registration system to register for this event. Space is limited!

Sound interesting? Please let me know if you are able to attend or if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon in Denver!

Yours truly,


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