Corporate Growth Conference 2022



05:30 PM – 07:00 PM

Attendee Meet & Greet

07:30 AM – 07:00 PM

Registration Open
General Session

07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

Welcome Refreshments
General Session

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM

Opening Keynote: An Executive Discussion
General Session
Effram Kaplan
Speaker Effram Kaplan Managing Director & Principal Brown Gibbons Lang & Company View Bio

09:30 AM – 09:45 AM

Networking Refreshment Break
General Session

09:45 AM – 11:15 AM

The New Economy
General Session
An analysis of where the US economy is today and where it is headed in the future followed by an examination of how those macro-trends will impact the environmental services sector.
Moderator Leon Vayntraub Director Raymond James View Bio
Tavis McCourt
Speaker Tavis McCourt Managing Director Raymond James & Associates View Bio
Speaker Tyler Brown Managing Director, Equity Research Raymond James View Bio

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Attracting & Retaining Top Talent in the C suite
General Session
This panel explores strategies successful organizations are using to not only attract, but retain the very best talent to run their companies.
Tyler Frisbie
Moderator Tyler Frisbie Managing Partner Global Recruiters of McKinney View Bio
John Magee
Speaker John Magee CEO VLS Environmental Solutions View Bio
Andreas Gruson
Speaker Andreas Gruson CEO FleetGenius, LLC View Bio
Bruce Ennis
Speaker Bruce Ennis Chief Human Capital Officer Heartwood Partners View Bio
Speaker Matt Parker CEO Capital Waste Services View Bio

12:00 PM – 01:15 PM

Networking Lunch
General Session

01:15 PM – 02:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Using Technology to Differentiate and Enhance Your Business
General Session
Technology offers powerful tools to better organize your business, optimize operations and differentiate your customer experience. This panel provides insights on specific technology levers some top industry operators have used to enhance their business operations.
Scott Sergeant
Moderator Scott Sergeant Managing Director Houlihan Lokey View Bio
Tom O'Rourke
Speaker Tom O'Rourke Partner BayPine Capital Partners View Bio

02:15 PM – 02:30 PM

Networking Refreshment Break
General Session

02:30 PM – 04:00 PM

Changed Capital Markets: What It Means For Environmental Services
General Session
Rob Michalik
Moderator Rob Michalik Founder and Managing Director Kinderhook Industries View Bio
Joe Ursuy
Speaker Joe Ursuy Executive Vice President, National Businesses Comerica Bank View Bio
Mack Mandell
Speaker Mack Mandell Operating Partner Kinderhook Industries View Bio
Speaker John McNamara Managing Director STIFEL View Bio

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Combating Inflation: A War Book
General Session
Industry veterans share keen insights on the levers to pull and metrics to consider when managing your business through inflationary times. Being able to successfully navigate fuel, labor and supply chain price increases will be pivotal to preserving and adding to the value of all environmental services businesses in the coming months and years.
Michael Castellarin
Moderator Michael Castellarin Managing Director Clairvest Group, Inc. View Bio
John Jennings
Speaker John Jennings Chairman of the Board Waste Pro USA View Bio
John Casella
Speaker John Casella Chairman & CEO Casella Waste Systems View Bio
Speaker Jimmy Winters President & CEO Winters Brothers Waste Systems View Bio

05:00 PM – 06:30 PM

Networking Reception
General Session