Sponsors

Legacy Level

BrandingBusiness

BrandingBusiness is a brand strategy firm that helps clients worldwide to assess, manage, integrate and launch brands as strategic assets that drive growth and increase enterprise value. With decades of frontline experience, we work side-by-side with business leaders to identify opportunity in change, define and articulate a future vision, and then determine what the brand needs to stand for to achieve their business goals.

We think of a brand as an operating system: it determines how customers engage with your business and why they should choose you; it amplifies the value you deliver; it shapes the perceptions and attitudes of customers and employees; and it empowers sales teams with focused, brand-based messages. While everything we do is rooted in a fact-based understanding of our clients’ business, we go beyond the rational to create powerful emotional meaning that shapes complex buying decisions in the real world. Learn more at www.brandingbusiness.com

Latham & Watkins

Latham is committed to helping clients achieve their business strategies and providing outstanding legal services around the world.  From a global platform spanning 14 countries, 60 international practice groups, and over 3,000 lawyers, clients depend on the firm to find innovative solutions to complex business issues.

Heritage Level

KPMG

KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions, comprised of audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms. We operate in 147 countries and territories and have more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world, including approximately 35,000 partners and employees in the United States. Learn more at www.kpmg.com/us.

Bank of America

For more than 200 years, Bank of America has focused on serving the financial needs of its customers and clients. Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, governments, institutions, 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. Bank of America offers industry leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the U.S., its territories and approximately 35 countries.

Deloitte

Here at Deloitte, we are continuously evolving how we work and how we look at marketplace challenges so we can continue to deliver measurable, sustainable results for our clients and our communities. Now celebrating 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Together, Deloitte’s more than 312,000 people worldwide make an impact that matters.   

Edwards

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader of patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring. We are driven by a passion for patients, dedicated to improving and enhancing lives through partnerships with clinicians and stakeholders across the global healthcare landscape.  For more information, visit Edwards.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

EY

At EY, we have people and operations in more than 150 countries, which are organized into three Areas – Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEIA – and further divided into Regions.

All of our people work in one of our service lines – Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, Tax – or in Core Business Services (CBS) which provides internal operational support such as HR and EY Technology.

EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Our values define who we are. They influence the way we work with each other, our clients and regulators, and our communities, where we use professional skills to create positive change close to home and around the world. 

EY US - Home | Building a better working world

Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn is a recognized leader in representing companies ranging from start-up ventures to multinational corporations across diverse industries from high-technology to manufacturing, financial institutions and other service companies to government entities.  On behalf of its clients, the firm handles every aspect of litigation, crisis management, corporate transactions and counseling, corporate governance, regulatory law, antitrust law, business restructurings and reorganizations, tax, employment and labor law, intellectual property and real estate law, and many related practice areas.  We are renowned for excellent legal service and commitment to our clients.  Consistently achieving top rankings in industry surveys and major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with more than 1,400 lawyers and 20 offices, including Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C. 

Grant Thornton

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.9 billion and operates more than 50 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

Lockton

Lockton.  Independence Changes Everything.

Lockton’s 8,000+ associates serve more than 60,000 clients in 100 countries.  We address every form of domestic and international insurance (inclusive of alternative risk financing, transactional and contingent liabilities) through a wide range of specialty practices. As the world’s largest independently held insurance brokerage, we answer to no one but our clients. Unconstrained by the rigidness commonly associated with our industry, we challenge the norms of what a brokerage can be. We are creative thinkers who are empowered to do what’s best for our clients at all times.

We’re purposefully unconventional, insatiably curious and Uncommonly Independent.  (www.lockton.com)

Skyworks

Headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA, Digi-Key is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. Founded in 1972, Digi-Key was a pioneer in the mail-order catalog business and a key resource for design engineers. Today Digi-Key offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock and available for immediate shipment. From prototype to production, we are here to fuel innovation all over the world. We are proud to be highly recognized as the leader for:

  • Availability of Products
  • On time Delivery
  • Overall Performance
  • Engineer-Friendly Website

PwC

PwC's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. In an increasingly complex world, we help intricate systems function, adapt and evolve so they can benefit communities and society – whether they are capital markets, tax systems or the economic systems within which business and society exist. We help our clients to make informed decisions and operate effectively within them.

Stradling

Stradling is a leading business law firm with more than 110 lawyers providing experienced counsel in critical transactions and disputes from 10 offices across California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington. By focusing on its clients’ core needs, Stradling’s size, structure and culture provide big-firm counsel with small-firm flexibility and responsiveness. That deliberate focus on client success has helped the firm attract and retain many of the most accomplished lawyers in their fields. The Stradling teams work together to provide clients with innovative solutions to their corporate and securities, finance, private equity, litigation, M&A, employment, tax, venture capital, intellectual property, healthcare regulatory, bankruptcy and restructuring, environmental, real estate, and public finance needs.

Woodruff Sawyer

Great companies know that innovation requires risk. At Woodruff Sawyer, we’ve been insuring innovation for over 100 years. Our mission is simple: to provide our clients with deep expertise, thoughtful counsel, and fierce advocacy. We protect your people and your assets by identifying and mitigating your risk and reducing your costs.

We’re one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US. Working as an extension of your team, we tailor your program and coverage based on truly knowing you and your business. You’ll get access to experts with decades of experience, as well as proprietary data that empowers you to make decisions with confidence. If a claim does occur, you’ll have strong advocates with a specialized claims team to help drive the best result. Because when you win, we win.

Union Bank

Union Bank has proudly served our clients for over 150 years, providing wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of our clients.  We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for clients, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. Union Bank is a registered trademark and brand name of MUFG Union Bank, N.A. MUFG Union Bank, N.A. is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. We believe that being a strong corporate citizen is good for our communities and our business. Learn more about how we can support your financial needs at unionbank.com. MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Sustaining Level

O'Melveny & Meyers LLP

For over 40 years, O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office has grown along with the Orange County business community, advising and collaborating with many of the region’s most prominent companies as they have developed from local entrepreneurs to players on the world stage.  As of the oldest law firms in Southern California, we combine our strong local roots with the international reach of a large global law firm with 15 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.  Our litigators advocate for clients in high-stakes trials in state and federal courts across the country and before international tribunals, while our transactional lawyers regularly handle important transactions that realize important strategic objectives.  Whether advising our publicly traded companies on complex securities issues or defending the patent portfolios of emerging growth to market-leading companies, O’Melveny’s Newport Beach lawyers blend their diverse talents to help clients achieve their most important goals.

Paul Hastings

In today’s world of transformative change, our purpose is clear—to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. Founded in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown strategically to anticipate and respond to our clients' needs in markets across the globe. Our innovative approach and unmatched client service has helped guide our journey to becoming one of the world’s leading global law firms in such a short time. We have a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. We offer a complete portfolio of services to support our clients’ complex, often mission-critical needs—from structuring first-of-their-kind transactions to resolving complicated disputes to providing the savvy legal counsel that keeps business moving forward.

Haskell White

For nearly 30 years, Haskell & White has provided trusted business advisory services that have extended beyond the traditional auditor or accountant role. We study every client’s business and industry thoroughly and offer insights into becoming more efficient and cost-effective. Our reliable advice and expert solutions for complex financial and transactional matters have established our team as sophisticated accounting, reporting and advisory services providers that compare with national public accounting firms. We augment our expertise with personalized attention to every client because we believe that middle-market companies deserve the same level of service and respect as larger enterprises. With this in mind, we help businesses advance from where they are today to where they want to go.

RGP

RGP was founded in 1996 to help finance executives with operational needs and special projects created by workforce gaps. Our first-to-market, agile human capital model disrupted the professional services industry at a time when traditional talent models prevailed. Today’s new ecosystem for work embraces our founding principle – quickly align the right resource for the work at hand with a premium placed on value, efficiency and ease of use.

Supporting level

Morgan Lewis

At Morgan Lewis, we work in collaboration around the world—always ready to respond to the needs of our clients and craft powerful solutions for them. From our offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we work with clients ranging from established, global Fortune 100 companies to enterprising startups.

RSM US LLP

RSM US LLP is a limited liability partnership and the U.S. member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms. The member firms of RSM International collaborate to provide services to global clients, but are separate and distinct legal entities that cannot obligate each other.

Supporting Level (IK)

Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organization consulting firm. We determine the right structures, skillset and mindset needed to deliver your strategy and help you put the right people, in the right roles, supported in the right way to allow them and you to succeed. Organization Strategy.