Entrepreneurs and Executives Series

This initiative, launched in 2015, brings successful business people, many of whom are also lawyers, to the Moritz College of Law to discuss their businesses and non-legal careers in business, including roles such as CEOs, COOs, venture capitalists, business developers, etc. Speakers offer insight into topics such as starting a business, risk and business development, executive decision-making, and transitioning from attorney to business person. Students learn from professionals in the field about developing essential skills like leadership, management ability, and team-building, and hear first-hand about risk and opportunity in business.

Entrepreneurs & Executives Series, with Henry Schuck, Co-Founder & CEO, DiscoverOrg

October 16, 2018
Location: Drinko 245

Register to attend (required.) The Entrepreneurs & Executives Series is pleased to present a talk by Henry Schuck, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of DiscoverOrg. DiscoverOrg is a marketing and sales intelligence software space designed to reduce the time-to-direct-connection with targeted prospects by providing both the contacts and context needed to sell and market more effectively. […]

Entrepreneurs & Executives Series with Michael Schroeder, Founder/President of Roundstone

September 21, 2018
Location: Drinko 245

Register below. Michael A. Schroeder is President of the Roundstone organization. With experience as an attorney and entrepreneur, Mike offers more than twenty-five years of insurance industry management experience, delivering a track record of building and leading fast growing, innovative insurance businesses. Roundstone’s vision is to help small and mid-size employers realize the value of self-insurance […]

Entrepreneurs & Executives Series with Entrepreneur-In-Residence

October 19, 2017
Location: Moritz College of Law, Drinko 245

Caroline Crisafulli, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Ohio State Advance, will talk about entrepreneurialism, the company she co-founded, and about what lawyers can do to communicate effectively with their clients who are entrepreneurs, and support them to commercialize an idea. Caroline is a 26-year veteran of the medical device and health care industry.  Caroline is a co-founder of Minimally Invasive Devices, a venture backed medical device start […]

Entrepreneurs and Executives Series with President of Kirtland Capital Partners

September 19, 2017
Location: Drinko 349

This event by registration only (contact meimaridis.3@osu.edu for information.) The Law, Finance and Governance @ Ohio State program’s Entrepreneurs and Executives Series welcomes Tom Littman ’88, President and Managing Partner of Kirtland Capital Partners. Mr. Littman leads the  investment team at Kirtland, a Cleveland, Ohio-based private equity fund that has been investing in lower middle market companies […]

Entrepreneurs and Executives Series with Cheryl’s Cookies Founder Cheryl Krueger

February 13, 2017

Entrepreneur Cheryl Krueger, the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cheryl & Co., a multi-million dollar gourmet food and gift corporation, will speak to students as part of the Entrepreneurs and Executives Series. Krueger sold Cheryl & Co. in 2005, and had served as president since the company’s incorporation in 1981 through March 2009. She founded […]

Entrepreneurs and Executives Series with Ikove Venture Partners

November 10, 2016
Location: Public Service Law Center

This event by registration only. The Law, Finance and Governance @ Ohio State program’s Entrepreneurs and Executives Series welcomes Ikove Venture partners, who will discuss the basics of startup law practice and management of early stage companies, including commercialization of early stage technologies originating in universities and other research institutions, business incubation and the startup […]

Entrepreneurs and Executives: Barry Igdaloff of Rose Capital

February 10, 2016

The Entrepreneurs and Executives Series welcomes Barry Igdaloff to speak to a small group at the Public Service Law Center. Lunch will be served. Registration required. Barry A. Igdaloff has been a director of Dynex Capital since 2000. Mr. Igdaloff has been a registered investment advisor and the sole proprietor of Rose Capital in Columbus, […]

Entrepreneurs and Executives Talk: “Building a Business”

November 30, 2015
Location: Public Service Law Center 136

Learn first-hand about building a business from attorney/businessperson Michael L. Finn. A Moritz alumni (and survivor of an avalanche in the Himalayan Mountains), Finn is President of Central Power Systems, a full service wholesale distributor of outdoor power equipment in Columbus, Ohio. Finn has helped the company grow and evolve into a national corporate entity, Power Distributors, formed from the merger of […]

Entrepreneurs and Executives Series: Panel Talk with Executives of Jeni’s Ice Cream and Stanley Steemer and Vorys Partner Herb Hedden

April 22, 2015
Location: Moritz 344

This is the first panel discussion of the Entrepreneurs and Executives Series of the program on Law, Finance and Governance. Discussing their companies and franchising will be Philip Ryser, Executive Vice President at Stanley Steemer International, Inc. and John Lowe, CEO at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, executives who are also attorneys, joined by Herbert A. Hedden, Partner, Vorys Columbus, who […]

Entrepreneurs and Executives Series: Angie’s List Co-Founder and CEO Bill Oesterle Discusses Transitioning from Private Company to Public Company

April 22, 2015
Location: Moritz College of Law Room 251

Update, April 22, 2015: Bill Oesterle was unable to present a talk due to a last minute change in his schedule. Professor Dale Oesterle spoke to a group of 40+ students about entrepreneurialism and business decision-making. Students and faculty are invited to a discussion with Bill Oesterle, Co-founder and CEO of Angie’s List, about the company’s transition from […]