Susan Healy, who has served as the chief financial officer for companies such as IAA, Ulta Beauty and Lands’ End, and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, will speak on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.

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Healy, whose experience includes mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and financial planning and analysis, will talk about today’s financial environment for startups and young companies and how adhering to key metrics can make the difference between success and failure. “Reverting back to fundamentals: Metrics that (always) matter” will begin 8:45 a.m. Nov. 9 in the Hall of Ideas at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center.

“Having worked with large public companies, emerging tech companies and with a major Wall Street firm during her career, Susan Healy brings a wealth of experience to the conference,” said Tom Still, president of the Tech Council. “In keeping with the conference theme of ‘making smart moves in today’s economy,’ Healy will provide tangible and sometimes tough advice for young companies in all sectors.”

Healy has advised companies in retail, consumer products, technology, energy and financial services during her career. She holds a law degree from Harvard University.

This keynote is sponsored by EUA.

The conference will also feature:

The Tech Council produces the conference. Sponsors thus far include: 100state, Aberdean Consulting, Advocate Aurora Health, Amazon, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, ATC, AT&T, Baird Capital, Baker Tilly, BDO, City of Fitchburg, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), Customers Bank, DeWitt, EUA, Exact Sciences, Findorff, First Business Bank, Foley & Lardner, Godfrey & Kahn, HealthX Ventures, Husch Blackwell, Idea Fund of La Crosse, In Business Magazine, Insperity, Isthmus Project, KW2, Lost Boys Interactive, M3 Insurance, Madison Development Corp., Madison Gas & Electric, Makin’ Hey! Communications, Marquette University, Michael Best, Microsoft, Morgridge Institute for Research, N29 Capital Partners, Neider & Boucher, One City Schools, ORIN Technologies, Quarles & Brady, Raven Software, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, RSM US, Ruder Ware, Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, SustainableHR PEO, TDS, Tech Council board member Susan Healy, Technology Entrepreneurship Office at UW-Madison, Technology Innovation Center – Milwaukee, UMOS One Workforce – TechStars, University Research Park, UWM Research Foundation, UW-Madison Computer Sciences, UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement, Venture Investors, Versiti, Virent, von Briesen & Roper, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity, Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., WIPFLi, Wisconsin Dept. of Financial Institutions, Wisconsin Historical Society, Yahara Software, and Ziegler Alternative Investments.

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