Speakers WORTH Knowing 

Keynote speakers will entertain and inform the InterGrowth audience.

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Opening Keynote & Lunch

Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman with Jim Jefferies

InterGrowth’s opening keynote will feature a lighthearted conversation with Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman of Politico Playbook, led by Comedy Central star and Australian comedian, Jim Jefferies. The entertaining conversation will feature what you need to know about the upcoming election and how it’s going to impact middle market M&A. 

Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
Co-authors of POLITICO Playbook

Jake and Anna are senior writers for Politico and the co-authors of the Politico Playbook, the twice-daily newsletter that drives the narrative in Washington. Since Jake and Anna took over in July 2016, Playbook’s readership has increased 20%.

They are also the co-authors of the New York Times and national bestseller, “The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump’s America,” which was published by Crown in 2019.

Anna previously was the co-author of the daily newsletter Politico Influence, which focuses on lobbying and money in politics. Before Politico, Anna covered House leadership and lobbying as a staff writer for Roll Call. She got her start in Washington journalism as a lobbying business reporter for the industry newsletter Influence.

Jake has covered Congress for Politico for the past seven years, specifically focused on the House Republican leadership. He has been recognized for his coverage of the downfall of John Boehner, and rise of Paul Ryan. Prior to joining Politico, Jake worked at the Wall Street Journal.

Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. He was recently named one of the top 5 touring comedians in the world. After receiving rave reviews for his 2018 international stand up tour, The Unusual Punishment Tour, Jim is back on the road with an entirely new routine for his The Night Talker Tour, with his international leg kicking off this November 2019. Jim is working with NBC on a multi-camera pilot which he would star in from writer-producer Suzanne Martin, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills and Universal TV. Jim’s eponymous Comedy Central series, THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW debuted its third season in March 2019.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

How to Capitalize on the Budding Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry is primed for a mid-market M&A boost, but how do you take advantage of an opportunity that is plagued by regulatory concerns and an uncertain future? Join ACG for a discussion with a regulatory expert and investment practitioners with experience navigating the complex world of cannabis.

Please check back for details as they develop.

Codie Sanchez
Managing Director and Partner
Entourage Effect Capital

Codie Sanchez is a Managing Director and Partner at Entourage Effect Capital, a private equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. Since its inception in the summer of 2014, EEC has deployed close to $150 million into over 40 companies out of its two dedicated funds and co-investment vehicles. Prior to EEC she previously lead First Trust’s Latin America Investment business and held positions at Goldman Sachs, State Street, and Vanguard. Sanchez is a pundit and columnist on investing, cannabis and startups, highlighted on The Today Show, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, People en Español, Business Wire, etc.