By Ben Spero
Last week in Sausalito, California, we hosted our annual CEO Summit for the leaders of Spectrum’s portfolio companies. The event brought together a group of executives and board members from 26 of our 30 companies, who had collectively traveled from 15 cities across three countries to be with us.
As a sector-focused growth equity firm, we have invested in a portfolio of category-leading software and information businesses that share a high degree of commonality across the growth challenges they face. The CEO Summit provides a venue for leaders of these organizations to come together and learn from each other.
We were particularly fortunate this year to hear from Brad Smith, Board Chair and formerly the CEO of Intuit as well as a fellow Board Director at SurveyMonkey. Brad’s leadership advice was inspiring and catalyzed further thought-provoking discussions throughout the day. Here’s a look at this year’s agenda:
2019 ceo sUMMIT AGENDA
We take great pride in the sense of community, common purpose and value in shared learning among the leaders of our portfolio companies. The Spectrum family has become a tight knit group who have learned from each other, and in many instances, sat on each other’s boards and invested in each other’s companies. We’re incredibly fortunate to work with this amazing group of companies and leaders.
The specific companies identified above may not represent all of Spectrum’s investments, and no assumptions should be made that any investments identified were or will be profitable. View the complete list of our portfolio companies.