Calendar of Upcoming Events for the SAN FRANCISCO Chapter

Prior Events

Date and Time:7/12/2016 11:30am - 2:00pm PST
Event:Aspirations Fling with the San Francisco NASPP Chapter
Topic:Topic: Private Company vs. Public Company- What Changes are Coming?
Location:Charles Schwab, 215 Fremont St. 1st Floor, San Francisco, California
Contact:Dan Schwab
Contact Phone:415-667-6367

SF NASPP/Aspirations Lunch Meeting 

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Registration begins at 11:30am
Session begins at 11:45am to 2:00 pm

Is an IPO in your company’s future? Know what’s coming and be prepared! Please join us on July 12th for a presentation on the following topics: 

What Comes First (Getting Ready): Data reconciliation, broker selection, software selection and conversion, transfer agent selection, international compliance, internal process review, payroll changes. 

What Changes at IPO (Hold On!): Option exercise changes, RSUs, unregistered and registered shares, legend removal, ESPP implementation, payroll changes at IPO, employee communications and more. 

After the IPO (Settling into the Public Company Mindset): Internal process and how they change in the public company environment, including grants, exercises, terminations, communications and SOX. 

Speaker Bios 

Kathryn Randall, CEPStock & Option Solutions, Inc. 

Starting her career in stock administration 19 years ago, Kathryn has worked in stock administration positions with companies such as Workday, Medivation, Del Monte and XOMA, as well as preparing multiple companies for IPOs, including Five9 and Marvell. Kathryn now works with Stock & Option Solutions and brings her experience and expertise in different software solutions to the growing team. Kathryn earned her CEP designation in 2002. 

Carol Rose-Guerin, CEPStock & Option Solutions, Inc. 

Carol Rose-Guerin has been in the field of equity compensation for 20 years. She has worked at public and privately held companies; most recently at Arista Networks, Inc. during their Initial Public Offering prior to joining Stock & Option Solutions in February 2016. She earned her CEP designation through Santa Clara University and is an active member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP). Carol has presented various equity compensation topics for E*TRADE’s annual conference and at both the local and national levels at NASPP meetings and annual conferences. 

Wendy Jennings, CEPAppDynamics 

Wendy Jennings joined AppDynamics, Inc. in 2015 as Director, Employee Shareholder Services. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Wendy was Vice President, Employee Shareholder Services at Riverbed Technology, Inc. from 2007 to 2015. Wendy has over 25 years of equity compensation plan experience working for multi-national public companies. Wendy’s experience includes responsibility for all global equity plans in over 40 countries, stock plan analysis, design and implementation, Section 16 reporting, insider trading compliance, annual proxy preparation and filing, ASC 718 valuation, mergers & acquisitions, and restricted stock programs. 

Wendy received her Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation in 1993 from Santa Clara University and has served on the CEPI’s Advisory Board since 1999, served on the CEPI’s Curriculum Committee from 2002 to 2016 and is currently a member of the CEPI’s Certification Council. Wendy has been a frequent speaker on equity compensation related topics at a variety of industry events and conferences. Wendy Co-Chaired the San Francisco GEO Chapter from 2009-2010, serves on the Charles Schwab SPS Advisory Board and is a Director of the San Francisco NASPP chapter. Wendy received the NASPP Individual Achievement Award in 2005 and Riverbed was awarded a GEO award in 2014 for "Best in Financial Education" while under her direction.


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Continuing Education Credits: 1.75 CEP (Various) 2 CPE (Administrative Practice)