If you liked my recent post on
How To Avoid Getting Fired From Your Own Company, you’ll love my upcoming panel on founder/CEO succession issues, What Color Is Your Parachute?
The good folks at
Orrick and I have assembled an All-Star panel with three founders and three VCs for a frank discussion of when/why/how founders give way to outside CEOs. The speakers include:
Dave Hersh: Founded Jive Software, brought in Tony Zingale as CEO.
David Weekly: Founded PBworks (formerly PBwiki), brought in Jim Groff as CEO.
David Ulevitch: Founded OpenDNS, brought in an outside CEO but eventually took the helm again. You can read his story in the New York Times.
We also have three VCs who are brave enough to go on record about their experiences with founder succession. They are:
We’ll discuss key issues like when to have the discussion about succession, what to do when the topic comes up, and how to make the process go as smoothly as possible, plus take questions from the audience.
The event starts at 8:30 AM on Thursday morning at
Orrick’s office in Menlo Park. You can register for this free event here.