Boston IPO Bootcamp

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Join KPMG for our annual IPO Bootcamp in Boston, a half-day educational event designed primarily for C-level executives at life sciences and technology companies that are considering an initial public offering (IPO) in the future.

Panelists will discuss leading practices for preparing and executing an IPO, and for life as a newly public company.

In addition, the program will consist of life sciences and technology-specific break-out discussions enabling you to hear from executives at companies most similar to yours as they share their experience of going public. These industry-specific panels will include stories from executives who have recently taken their companies public and marketplace insights from investment banking representatives from J.P. Morgan.

Panelists will include:


Bill Collins (Partner at Goodwin Procter)

Katina Dorton (CFO at Repare Therapeutics, Formerly CFO of Avrobio – IPO in June 2018)

Marc Dumaine (Accounting Advisory Partner at KPMG)

John Gavin (CFO at Acacia Communications – IPO in May 2016)

Tom Griffin (CFO at Avedro - IPO in February 2019)

Maura Hodge (Audit Partner at KPMG)

Gregg Katz (Partner at Goodwin Procter)

David Ke (Executive Director at J.P. Morgan)

Bryan McCorry (Audit Partner at KPMG)

Paul Mulé (Executive Director at J.P. Morgan)

Jordan Saxe (Senior Managing Director – Americas at Nasdaq)

Arto Suren (Valuation Managing Director at KPMG)

John Wagner (CFO at EverQuote - IPO in June 2018)

Discussions and topics will include:


Requirements for going public, such as filing requirements, due diligence, adviser selection, board structure, and filling out your management team

Preparing for an IPO from an accounting perspective

Preparing for an IPO from a legal perspective

The role that investment bankers play in taking your company public

The role that the exchange plays in your IPO

The current state of the IPO market, with an emphasis on the life sciences and technology industries

What to expect once you are public: financial reporting, corporate governance, and systems

Target audience: CEOs, CFOs, Controllers, General Counsels and other senior professionals at companies that are considering an IPO at some point in the future.


Thursday, June 6, 2019


8:00a.m.–8:30a.m. | Breakfast and registration

8:30a.m.–1:00p.m. | IPO Bootcamp (Lunch will be provided)


KPMG’s Boston Office
Two Financial Center
60 South Street
Boston, MA02111


Limited parking is available in the building.

Our office is conveniently located across the street from South Station. We recommend using public transportation.


Should you have any questions, please contact Jen DeLacey at 617-988-1105.

This event is intended for executives at companies that are considering an initial public offering (IPO).


  • When

    Thursday, June 6, 2019
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

    KPMG Boston Office
    Two Financial Center
    60 South Street
    Boston, MA 02111

  • Contact

    Jen DeLacey

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