The BLN CFO Breakfast Brainstorm. The State of Debt & Equity Financing

The BLN CFO Breakfast Brainstorm (19th May, 8.00-10.30), is a high-level peer-to-peer discussion forum for individuals leading the finance function in some of the UK’s most admired companies.

Approximately 20 attendees, comprising successful CFOs and rising stars will attend under the Chatham House Rule. The programme exists to help CFOs network, learn from each other, share best practice and advance the role of the CFO in high growth companies in a relaxed, entertaining and facilitated environment.

We will be joined, as a guest speaker, by Oscar Jazdowski, a Brit who has spent over 20 years in the US financing young, emerging, venture-backed technology companies where he is currently based in Silicon Valley Bank’s Boston office. Oscar started his career with Bank of Boston in the UK then joined the bank’s High Technology Lending Group. Over the next 13 years, he was involved in financing young emerging, middle market and large corporate, public-traded technology companies and ran Bank of Boston’s Silicon Valley office. Oscar started the East Coast Technology Group of Imperial Bank in 1996 providing debt financing and other financial services to young, emerging, venture-backed companies. After two years running Sand Hill Capital’s operations in Boston , Oscar joined Silicon Valley Bank.

Oscar will speak about the state of debt and equity financing in the US and UK and would be particularly interested to understand the issues that CFOs face in the UK.

Attendees: The BLN CFO Breakfast Brainstorms have already included some of the most experienced public and private company CFOs and FDs in the region including CFO/FD’s from Red Gate Software, NXT plc, nCipher, CSR, Alertme, Xaar, Domino, Owlstone, Zeus, Sphere Medical, PriSmaStar, Atlantic Healthcare and 1spatial amongst others.

The BLN CFO Breakfast Brainstorms have been greeted by CFOs as a welcome and much needed initiative to facilitate the development of the strategic finance function in organisations – as well as offering a nice breakfast and a chance to meet fellow finance professionals.

Supporters: This initiative is supported by BDO and breakfast is provided courtesy of Red Gate Software.

Places are limited and in high demand so a prompt reply is advantageous to secure a place. If you would like to attend, please contact

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