Marcum LLP announced today the distinguished keynote speakers for the 2016 Marcum MicroCap Conference, taking place June 1-2 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The opening day keynote will be delivered by former Securities & Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt. The closing day address will be delivered by former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.
Mr. Pitt’s topic on June 1 will be Navigating the Challenges of the Microcap Public Markets: Washington Initiatives, Risk Management and Opportunities for Management Teams and Investors.Mr. Gingrich will speak on June 2 onThe Global Perspective: Intelligence and Insight on World Events.
About Harvey Pitt
Harvey L. Pitt is Chief Executive Officer of the global strategic business consulting firm, Kalorama Partners, LLC, and its law firm affiliate, Kalorama Legal Services, PLLC. Prior to founding the Kalorama firms, Mr. Pitt served as the twenty-sixth chairman of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that role, from 2001 until 2003, he was responsible for overseeing the SEC’s response to the market disruptions resulting from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, for creating the SEC’s “real time enforcement” program and for leading the Commission’s unanimous adoption of dozens of rules in response to the corporate and accounting crises generated by the excesses of the 1990s.
For nearly a quarter of a century before becoming SEC Chairman, Mr. Pitt was a senior corporate partner of Fried, Frank LLP, an international law firm. In addition to his roles at the Kalorama companies, he serves as a Director, Audit Committee Member and Advisor to numerous corporate boards and industry organizations, including service as a member of the Advisory Council of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a not-for-profit corporation created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to oversee the audits of public companies and broker-dealers. He appears regularly as a commenter on major televised news programs and is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of issues, including economics, regulation of capital and financial markets, corporate governance, business ethics, accounting and legislative matters.
About Newt Gingrich
NewtGingrich served as Speakerof the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1999. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in 16 years. In addition, the Congress restored funding to strengthen defense and intelligence capabilities. Intellectually fearless and a perennial visionary and historian, Newt Gingrich is regarded as one of the foremost economic, social, environmental and political thinkers in America today.
Recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs, Mr. Gingrich served as a Member of the Defense Policy Board and the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2005, he co-chaired the Task Force on U.N. Reform, a bi-partisan Congressional effort to reform the United Nations. From 2007 until 2012, Newt served as General Chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future. He has also been a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Mr. Gingrich was first elected to Congress in 1978, where he served the Sixth District of Georgia for 20 years.Today, Mr. Gingrich is a contributor to CNN, where he continues to advocate bold policy ideas. As an author, Newt has published 28 books including both fiction and nonfiction New York Times best-sellers.Together with his wife, he also has hosted and produced historical and public policy documentaries.
About the Marcum MicroCap Conference
The annual Marcum MicroCap Conference is dedicated to providing a forum where publicly traded companies with less than $500 million in market capitalization can network with the investment community. The 2016 conference will encompass two full days, with feature presentations by CEOs and CFOs from seven principal industry sectors, expert panels moderated by industry leaders, and the opportunity for investors to meet one-on-one with management of presenting companies. Marcum is again partnering with KCSA Strategic Communications to present the conference this year.
The Marcum MicroCap Conference attracts fund managers and high net worth investors who focus on small cap equities. More than 2,000 participants from all segments of the microcap market are expected to participate. Attendees include senior management, finance and legal executives, venture and lower middle-market private equity investors, institutional investors, directors, investment bankers, buy- and sell-side analysts, and service providers to the microcap marketplace.
For more information, visit www.marcumllp.com/microcap.
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services. For more information, visit www.marcumllp.com.