Join the CEOs of Bank of America, Forrester, iRobot and More as they Discuss Board Transitions

Date & Time
July 16, 2019 from 7:30AM to 10:30AM
TA Associates
200 Clarendon St, 60th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

All eyes on the board. Never before has there been so much pressure, visibility, and responsibility placed on boards of directors. The pace of business is moving at lightning speed, and companies face risks and opportunities that simply didn’t exist a decade ago. Cybersecurity breaches. The pressure to diversify. Activist investors. Global talent pools. This isn’t the new way of business; it’s today’s way of business.

Today’s boards are expected to consider the perspectives of all stakeholders – shareholders, employees, customers, communities, and even countries.  In this exclusive, intimate event, we discuss the evolving boardroom with some of the top leaders and boardroom experts in the business world. We’ll cover topics such as the need to diversify, board refreshes, the venture capital and private equity perspective, and more.

Join us for a morning of fireside chats, candid conversation and community. This event will bring together some of the top CEOs, investors, and board directors in the greater Boston area.


  • <p>Brian Moynihan, CEO & Director, Bank of America</p>

    Brian Moynihan, CEO & Director, Bank of America

    Brian has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Bank of America Corporation since January 01, 2010 and has been its Chairman since October 01, 2014.

  • <p>George Colony, Chairman, Founder & CEO, Forrester </p>

    George Colony, Chairman, Founder & CEO, Forrester 

    George is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Forrester Research. He is one of the most influential thought leaders in the world of business and technology. George is a trusted advisor to executives around the globe, providing context and clarity around the digital disruptions that change the way we live and work.

  • <p>Pam Lenehan, Board Chair, Monotype; Director, New Residential Investment<br> </p>

    Pam Lenehan, Board Chair, Monotype; Director, New Residential Investment

    Pam is a senior executive with broad strategic and financial experience in corporate, investment banking, and public board environments. She is Chair of the Board of Directors for Monotype.

  • <p>Colin Angle, Chairman, Founder & CEO of iRobot</p>

    Colin Angle, Chairman, Founder & CEO of iRobot

    Colin is Co-founder of iRobot, has served as Chairman of the board since October 2008, as CEO since June 1997, and as President since November 1992. He has served as a Director since October 1992.

  • <p>Coco Brown, Founder & CEO, Athena Alliance</p>

    Coco Brown, Founder & CEO, Athena Alliance

    Coco is the Founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. She leads a network of more than 1,500 C-Level women, VCs, and CEOs from over 200 companies, including Microsoft, Autodesk, Intuit, OpenView Venture Partners, Accenture, TA Associates, and PwC. Coco has extensive experience in serving as an advisor to C-suite executives and their teams, guiding strategy and execution.

  • <p>Deborah Ellinger, Lead Independent Director for iRobot; former PE-backed CEO<br></p>

    Deborah Ellinger, Lead Independent Director for iRobot; former PE-backed CEO

    Deborah is Lead Independent Director of iRobot, Director of Covetrus, and Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group. She also serves as an angel investor for multiple early stage companies. Deborah is the former President/CEO of four PE-backed companies, and former senior executive of CVS and Staples.

  • <p>Brian Conway, Chairman & Managing Partner, TA Associates</p>

    Brian Conway, Chairman & Managing Partner, TA Associates

    TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, is investing TA XIII, an $8.5 billion fund. Brian has been the Chairman of TA’s Executive Committee since January 2014, and one of TA’s two Managing Partners since January of 2017. He has been actively involved in nearly 100 TA investments since joining in 1984.

  • <p>Devon McDonald, Partner, OpenView Venture Partners</p>

    Devon McDonald, Partner, OpenView Venture Partners

    Devon is a Partner at OpenView where she manages the firm’s Ecosystem and sits on OpenView’s investment committee. Over the course of her nine year tenure, she has led efforts in Marketing, Recruiting and Sales support for the firm’s portfolio companies. Today, she focuses on connecting OpenView's portfolio with its network of executives, advisors and customers.


  • 7:30 a.m.

    Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 a.m.

    Welcome and Introduction

    Brian Conway, Chairman & Managing Partner, TA Associates
    and Coco Brown, Founder & CEO, Athena Alliance

  • 8:30 a.m.

    Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO, Bank of America

    Led by Coco Brown, Founder & CEO, Athena Alliance

  • 8:50 a.m.

    George Colony, CEO, Forrester

    Led by Devon McDonald, Partner, OpenView Venture Partners

  • 9:10 a.m.

    Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot

    Led by Deborah Ellinger, Experienced Public Company Board Director, Private Company Investor, and Former CEO

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Brian Conway, Chairman and Managing Partner, TA Associates

    Led by Pam Lenehan, Board Chair Monotype, Public Company Director, President of Ridge Hill Consulting

  • 9:50 a.m.

    Closing Remarks

    Coco Brown, Founder & CEO, Athena Alliance

  • 10 - 10:30 a.m.



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