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3/3/17 Austin | Top Hot Topics for Directors in 2017

March 3, 2017
Austin, TX



The year 2017 could present many challenges for U.S. public and private companies. The NACD Texas TriCities Chapter is hosting a Top Hot Topics for Directors program in Austin March 3, 2017 featuring board leaders and expert advisors discussing some of the most pressing current issues for board members this year, including:

• Cybersecurity -- Response planning in the event of a breach, such as handling the press and taking protective response measures.
• New auditing rules -- Review of new revenue recognition rules that can impact a company's financial reporting and its ability to compete.
• Corporate corruption -- What should directors be doing to uncover fraud or bad behavior in the business.
• Compensation issues -- Key topics directors should be focusing on now, including succession planning and development.
• Shareholder activism --Update on the current activism landscape and how can directors evaluate company readiness to respond to an activist shareholder.

Location and Time


JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

7:00 am Registration / Networking / Breakfast Buffet Opens
7:30 am Breakfast / Roundtable Introductions and Topic Discussion
7:50 am Program Presentation Begins
8:30 am Audience Q&A
9:00 am Adjourn Presentation

9:15 am Final Networking

Speaker Spotlight


Paul Tobias, Moderator

Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital. Vinson & Elkins LLP

Paul’s practice focuses on representing technology and growth companies in the formation and operation of their businesses, raising capital through private and public offerings and buying and selling companies and assets. In addition to his work with growth companies, Paul represents investors in venture capital financings. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, representing acquirers and targets. For the past decade, Tobias has been consistently recognized for his work by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-16), including a top-tier ranking this year in the Texas Technology: Corporate Commercial category, in which the publication notes that he “is thought of extremely highly by his fellow professionals.” He received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

Margot Lebenberg Carter

Director, Freeman Company, LTG Exam, Cien, Inc.; Lead Director, Installed Building Products (NYSE: IBP)
Executive Committee, NACD North Texas Chapter

Margot is a proven global strategic c-suite leader and lead independent director for international technology, internet, SAAS, big data analytics, AI, digital marketing, payment processing, brand experiences, construction, real estate, vacation rental, education and financial services businesses.

Margot’s broad business, strategic, business development, acquisition, legal and technical experience spans a full range of global public and private companies and directly contributed to rapid growth into new products, services and markets worldwide, including India, China, Philippines, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

In 2014, she was named to the Board of Installed Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:IBP), the leading- installer of insulation and complementary building products for residential and commercial construction. She serves as IBP’s Lead Director, Chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Compensation and Audit Committees of Freeman Company, the world’s largest brand experience company. She was also named to the Board of LTG Exam, a fast growing mobile adaptive learning education technology business and Cien, Inc, an AI business focusing on predictive and prescriptive analytics for sales forces. Margot is an executive board member and chairs the membership committee of NACD, North Texas, is a member of Women Corporate Directors and American College of Corporate Directors. She is a guest lecturer at SMU Law School and UT Austin Law Technology Conference.

From 2010-2015, Margot served as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at RealPage, Inc., the leading provider of SAAS, big data analytics, digital marketing, insurance and payment processing for the vacation and rental housing industry. She was the company’s liaison to the Board. Margot led negotiations of complex acquisitions, commercial and finance transactions; directed high-stakes litigation; and guided the business through the development and launch of international new products, services and markets.

Margot played a critical role in the company’s IPO in August 2010 and successive financings. As a result of her direction and leadership of the legal, compliance and real estate departments, she and her team won multiple recognition awards, including best department and Star Businesswoman from Harvard Business School. Margot directly contributed to the company’s rapid growth into new markets worldwide.

RealPage quadrupled in revenue, earnings, market capitalization and employees since she joined.
Since 1998, Margot has served as the President and Founder of Living Mountain Capital L.L.C., a business advisory consulting firm specializing in corporate governance, business development, strategic alliances, acquisitions and board composition. She advised clients, including RealPage, LTG Exam and Cien and served on the boards of several domestic and international private and publicly traded Nasdaq and NYSE companies chairing and serving on Nominating and Governance, Compensation and Audit Committees.

Previously, Margot served on executive management teams and as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for several global, publicly traded companies, including The Princeton Review, SoundView Technology Group, and SourceHOV. She was instrumental in the restructuring and sale of The Princeton Review to Bain Capital and SoundView Technology Group to The Charles Schwab Corporation. She also played an indispensable role in SourceHOV’s IPO and acquisition and successful integration of more than 50 businesses.

During her tenure at The Princeton Review, Margot led the international franchisee renewal negotiations in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the Americas, managed real estate, reduced legal expenses, built the legal department, directed litigation efforts, and negotiated numerous transactions, all of which enabled the company to double its market capitalization. Margot also served as an executive at Cantor Fitzgerald, where she was a key member of the senior management team tasked with rebuilding after September 11, 2001.

Margot’s numerous honors and speaking engagements include: UT Austin Technology Law Conference 2016; Dallas Business Journal mentor panel 2015; Behind the Curtain, Tips For a Highly Effective Board 2015; Corporate Governance Guest Speaker SMU School of Law 2015; Inside Counsel 2014; Women’s Corporate Directors and The Board Connection 2014; Finalist for the 2013 Corporate Counsel Awards by the Association of Corporate Counsel and D Magazine; 2013 and Magna Stella Awards by The General Counsel Forum; EWR of the Dallas Chamber; Harvard Business School’s Star Women 2014 and 2013; Baker Botts’ Spotlight on Success 2011; E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award (RealPage 2011); Boardroom Bound Keynote Speaker 2009; and Corporate Board Member Magazine’s Directors Roundtable (China 2008 and 2009).

Margot began her career at Morgan Lewis & Bockius in NYC, specializing in corporate finance, governance, securities law, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. She received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics and History from Binghamton University. She also studied Finance at the Cox Business School of Southern Methodist University and attended the Directors’ College at Stanford Law School.

In a volunteer capacity, Margot serves as President for the AJC Dallas, is on the advisory board of Cattle Baron’s and previously served on the Board of Day One, the Fundraising Committee for The Dalton School in NYC and Senior Class mom for The Greenhill School in Dallas. Margot is married to Dr.

Adam Carter and has a son, Jack, attending Tulane University. She enjoys travelling, spin class, diplomacy and her dog.

Bo Holland

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, AllClear ID

Bo Holland has delivered innovative technology solutions to enterprise companies for over twenty years. In 2004, Holland founded AllClear ID and currently serves as CEO. His team of expert consultants advises companies on the customer-facing aspects of data breach response, and provides guaranteed operational capacity to successfully respond to data breach events of any size. Holland holds the patent for Instant Authorization, the underlying technology of the exclusive Alert Network (U.S. Patent No. 7,983,979). AllClear ID has notified over 240 million consumers on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, while offering the best service in the industry with a 96% customer satisfaction rating and 24 Stevie Awards.

Prior to AllClear ID, Holland was founder and CEO of Works, Inc., acquired by Bank of America in 2005. Works develops commercial payment solutions for large organizations and distributes the product through large financial institutions. Holland invented the technology that enables organizations to approve and control payments for operating expenses via credit cards. Prior to Works, Holland served as Director of Product and Marketing for Pervasive Software and was instrumental in taking the company public in 1997. Prior to Pervasive, Holland was employee 32 at Citrix Systems and key to developing the product strategy and distribution that laid the foundation for the company revenue growth to over $750 million in 2004.

Rob Lynch

Founder and Managing Director, Burst Consulting

Rob Lynch is a Seasoned CEO, Entrepreneur and Certified Gazelles International Coach. As founder and managing director of Burst Consulting, Rob is passionate about working to ensure executive teams are operating in a healthy culture of accountability and have the right strategy to grow, scale and thrive. As a former CEO and Board Member of multiple companies, four of which were acquired, Rob is a disciplined mentor who goes beyond business theory to deliver immediate and lasting results.



2 NACD skill-specific credits

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