Tiburon CEO Summits

Tiburon hosts its unique semi-annual Tiburon CEO Summits for its executive-level clients. Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV will be held April 9-11, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York, NY; please click here to review the tentative meeting agenda and here to view the client attendee list for this upcoming Tiburon CEO Summit.

Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIII was held October 9-11, 2017, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA; please click here to read about this hugely successful Tiburon CEO Summit and the preceding Tiburon CEO Summits as well.

Tiburon's CEO Summits provide a uƒnique opportunity for a select cross-industry group of senior executives to discuss a broad swath of issues regarding the future of the banking, insurance, brokerage, & investment management businesses. Tiburon's CEO Summits likely provide one of the only true forums where financial services industry CEOs from across traditional industry silos gather to discuss business opportunities. The list of business relationships resulting from prior Tiburon CEO Summits is impressive.

Tiburon CEO Summits last two-to-three days and focus on in-depth discussions of Tiburon research and leading-edge business models through fireside chats, Tiburon Talks, akin to TED Talks, panel discussions, & roundtable sessions. Fireside chats are wide ranging conversations between prior Tiburon CEO Summit award recipients & Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame. Tiburon Talks often address public policy issues & corporate governance issues. Panel discussions are structured to solicit alternative views from various industry players, including consumers, financial advisors, gatekeepers, stock analysts, venture capitalists, investment bankers, private equity investors, journalists, & others. Roundtable sessions allow for more in-depth discussions on timely topics as chosen by attendees.

The Tiburon CEO Summits have become a hot ticket for industry executives. There is no cost to attend beyond one's travel & lodging expenses. Attendance is by invitation only; all attendees are ongoing Tiburon clients. Repetitive cancelations or unwillingness to participate in the feedback process leads to invitees not being invited back.


Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV: April 9-11, 2018

Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV will be held April 9-11, 2018, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York, NY. Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV will officially start at 7:45am on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, include a group dinner that night, and finish at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Senior industry executives will take two days out of their busy schedules to participate. There will be over twenty sessions. Along with Tiburon's Managing Partner Chip Roame, Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV will include speakers Bill McNabb (Chairman, The Vanguard Group), Luis Aguilar (Former Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)), Bill Capuzzi (CEO, Apex Clearing Corporation), Bart Chilton (Former Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), United States of America), Peter deSilva (President, TD Ameritrade Retail Distribution), Bob Doll (Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management), Dan Fuss (Vice Chairman, Loomis, Sayles, & Company), Jason Hsu (Chairman, Rayliant Global Advisors), Joe Keefe (CEO, Pax World Funds), Kevin Keller (CEO, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board)); Jon Korngold (Managing Director, General Atlantic), Sallie Krawcheck (Co-Founder, Ellevate Network), Hans Morris (Managing Partners, Nyca Partners), Charles Plosser (Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), Paul Schott-Stevens (CEO, Investment Company Institute (ICI)), John Streur (CEO, Calvert Investments), Kyle Zasky (Partner, SenaHill Partners). Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV will also feature the firm's traditional client-centric panel discussions and two networking-based social events.

Other upcoming Tiburon CEO Summit dates include:

  • Tiburon CEO Summit XXXV: October 8-10, 2018 in San Francisco, CA
  • Tiburon CEO Summit XXXVI: April 1-3, 2019 in New York, NY
  • Tiburon CEO Summit XXXVII: October 7-9, 2019 in San Francisco, CA
  • Tiburon CEO Summit XXXVIII: April 6-8, 2020 in New York, NY
  • Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIX: October 12-14, 2020 in San Francisco, CA

Prior Tiburon CEO Summits

Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIII was held October 9-11, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIII officially started at 7:45am on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, included a group dinner that night, and finished at 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Senior industry executives took two days out of their busy schedules to participate. There were over twenty sessions. Along with Tiburon's Managing Partner Chip Roame, speakers included Joe Mansueto (Executive Chairman, Morningstar), Cooper Abbott (President, Carillon Tower Advisors), Blaine Aikin (Executive Chairman, fi360), Anil Arora (CEO, Envestnet Yodlee), Mark Beeston (Founding Partner, Illuminate Financial Management), Vivina Berla (Co-Managing Partner, Sarona Asset Management), Phyllis Borzi (Former Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Labor Department, United States of America), Dave Butler (Co-CEO, Dimensional Fund Advisors), Margo Cook (President, Nuveen Advisory Services), Walter Cruttenden (Co-Founder, Acorns), Robert DeChellis (Chairman, Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)), Stuart DePina (President, Envestnet Tamarac), Colin Falls (President, GeoWealth Management), Rob Foregger (Co-Founder, NextCapital Group), Tim Freundlich (President, ImpactAssets), Nick Good (Co-Business Head, SPDR Business, State Street Global Advisors), Bob Guillocheau (CEO, Ascensus), Jan Hier-King (Co-Founder, Bicycle Financial), Tif Joyce (President, Joyce Financial Management), Kunal Kapoor (CEO, Morningstar), Rick Lacaille (Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors), Vincenzo LaRuffa (Partner, Aquiline Capital Partners), Liz Michaels (CEO, ESG & SRI, Aperio Group), Joe Mrak (CEO, FolioDynamix), Ed O'Brien (CEO, eMoney Advisor), Bob Oros (CEO, HD Vest Financial Services), Stuart Parker (CEO, PGIM Investments, Prudential Financial), Alex Rampell (Partner, Andreessen Horowitz), Simon Roy (CEO, Jemstep), Dave Ryan (President, California, Upton Financial Group), Schwark Satyavolu (Partner, Trinity Ventures), Drew Sievers (CEO, Trizic), Babu Sivadasan (President, Envestnet Retirement Solutions), Laurel Taylor (CEO, FutureFuel.IO), Jason Thomas (CEO, Savos Investments), Bill Van Law (President, Investment Advisors Division, Raymond James Financial), Ken Weise (CEO, Sonoma County Wealth Advisors), Dave Welling (CEO, Mercer Advisors), & Kim Wright-Violich (Managing Partner, Tideline). Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIII also featured the firm's traditional client-centric panel discussions and two networking-based social events. Click here to read about all prior Tiburon CEO Summits.

Tiburon CEO Summits Award Recipients

Tiburon's CEO Summits have come to support three central themes and Tiburon created its Tiburon CEO Summit Awards in 2009 to recognize industry executives who exemplify these attributes. Those themes are:

  • Focusing on Consumer (and Other Client) Needs: Tiburon has long been known for promoting the importance of staying close to (and listening to) clients and focusing on clients' needs, arguing that the financial services industry conducts too little consumer research, opting to design products before listening to consumers. To foster such a focus at the Tiburon CEO Summits, Tiburon starts every Tiburon CEO Summit with a review of consumer wealth & sentiments and many Tiburon CEO Summits have included three related panel discussions representing three levels of clients; these include the Ask the Consumers, Ask the Advisors, & Ask the Gatekeepers panels, all of which allow direct open dialog with industry clients
  • Challenging Conventional Industry Wisdom (Innovation): Tiburon has long perceived certain segments of the financial services industry to be caught up in group think and the firm has become known for challenging conventional industry wisdom. Tiburon's Managing Partner Chip Roame does this through research and sharing factual data that often calls into question commonly perceived industry truths. Tiburon welcomes and encourages this critical thinking as part of its Tiburon CEO Summits. Furthermore, Tiburon is most often engaged in moving beyond factual data to help its clients develop innovative business strategies. In this light, Tiburon appreciates the innovators in the industry and seeks to recognize them, whether they are executives within large financial services firms or entrepreneurs leading smaller firms
  • Taking Responsibility: Tiburon appreciates industry executives who make time to address consumers' savings needs and industry development beyond their own businesses and sees such responsibility and participation as both integral to consumers' success and the industry's success. Tiburon applies this thinking at its own Tiburon CEO Summits by requiring participation; all attendees are asked to participate in presenting and/or serving as panelists in an attempt to create open communications and wide-ranging debate. All attendees are also asked to complete feedback forms and nominate future award recipients & guest speakers

Past & upcoming Tiburon CEO Summit award recipients have included:

 

  • Rob Arnott (CEO, Research Affiliates)
  • Walt Bettinger (CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation)
  • John Bogle (Founder, The Vanguard Group)
  • David Booth (Co-CEO, Dimensional Fund Advisors)
  • Mark Casady (CEO, LPL Financial Holdings)
  • Ken Fisher (CEO, Fisher Investments)
  • Bill Hambrecht (CEO, WR Hambrecht & Company)
  • Ned Johnson (CEO, Fidelity Investments)
  • Joe Mansueto (Executive Chairman, Morningstar)

 

  • Harry Markowitz (President, Harry Markowitz Associates & Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
  • Bill McNabb (Chairman, The Vanguard Group)
  • Don Phillips (President, Fund Research, Morningstar)
  • Bob Reynolds (CEO, Putnam Investments)
  • Charles Schwab (Chairman, The Charles Schwab Corporation)
  • Bill Sharpe (Professor Emeritus, Stanford University & Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
  • Al West (CEO, SEI Investments)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXI
Award Recipient
Rob Arnott
(CEO, Research Affiliates)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXIII
Award Recipient
Walt Bettinger
(CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation)

 

 

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XX
Award Recipient
John Bogle
(Founder, The Vanguard Group)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXII
Award Recipient

David Booth
(Co-CEO, Dimensional Fund Advisors)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XX
Award Recipient

Mark Casady
(CEO, LPL Financial Holdings)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XVII
Award Recipient
Ken Fisher 
(CEO, Fisher Investments)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXI
Award Recipient
Bill Hambrecht 
(CEO, WR Hambrecht & Company)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXIV
Award Recipient
Ned Johnson
(CEO, Fidelity Investments)

 

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XIX
Award Recipient
Joe Mansueto 
(Executive Chairman, Morningstar)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXIII
Award Recipient
Harry Markowitz 
(President, Harry Markowitz Associates & Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV
Award Recipient
Bill McNabb
(Chairman, The Vanguard Group)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XIX
Award Recipient
Don Phillips
(President, Fund Research, Morningstar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXII
Award Recipient

Bob Reynolds
(CEO, Putnam Investments)

 

 

 

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XVII
Award Recipient
Charles Schwab (Chairman, The Charles Schwab Corporation)

 

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXI
Award Recipient
Bill Sharpe
(Professor Emeritus, Stanford University & Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)

 

 

Tiburon CEO Summit XXII
Award Recipient
Al West
(CEO, SEI Investments)

 

Tiburon CEO Summit
Award Recipient
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Tiburon CEO Summits Attendee Policy

Tiburon maintains a list of over 1,400 executive-level clients at over 450 companies that have engaged the firm, 1,200 of whom have actively participated in prior Tiburon CEO Summits. Attendance at each Tiburon CEO Summit is reserved for Tiburon's clients. If you are an executive-level Tiburon client and would like to participate in a future Tiburon CEO Summit, please email Tiburon's Managing Partner Chip Roame. If you are not yet a Tiburon client and interested in becoming a Tiburon client to attend a Tiburon CEO Summit, please email Sarah Sage.

Tiburon CEO Summits, more specifically, have two specific attendee policies:

  • Seniority: Tiburon targets CEO attendees and limits attendance to C-level executives, executive vice presidents, & partners at its 450+ corporate clients. Tiburon invites the top 0.7% of its corporate clients’ executives. Other managing directors, senior vice presidents, functional heads, and all others are not invited in order to keep the discussion focused on CEO-level issues
  • Clients: Tiburon defines its corporate clients as all firms that sponsor the Tiburon CEO Summits, become Tiburon members (subscribe to the Tiburon Research Access Program), and/or purchase at least a single day of consulting each year.

Other attendee rules have also been added by the Tiburon CEO Summit Sponsors Committee over the years:

  • Title Structures: Tiburon recognizes that companies have varying title structures. Experience across 450+ corporate clients suggests that the most common direct reports to CEOs are C-level executives and executive vice presidents
  • Verified Titles: Tiburon verifies titles through company web sites & executive LinkedIn postings. Tiburon also sometimes requests organizational charts to further verify confusing titles
  • Professional Services Firms: Tiburon recognizes that professional services firms often utilize the partner title similar to how companies utilize the executive vice president title. Partners are welcome to attend the Tiburon CEO Summits but only those with the most senior partner title if firms have multiple partner levels
  • Most Senior Title: Tiburon recognizes that many executives have multiple titles. Tiburon accepts the most senior title regardless of other titles (for example, an executive listed as Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer would qualify under the Chief Marketing Officer title)
  • Board Members: Tiburon does not extend invitations to board members of qualified Tiburon clients including non-executive chairmen. These same executives though are welcome to qualify in their full-time roles and/or as individual Tiburon members
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity Owners: Tiburon does not extend invitations to executives at venture capital & private equity firms that invest in qualified Tiburon clients. These same executives though are welcome to have their firms qualify and many venture capital & private equity firms are Tiburon CEO Summit sponsors & Tiburon members. The inverse is also true; Tiburon does not extend invitations to executives at firms invested in by venture capital & private equity firm clients. Again, these same executives though are welcome to have their firms qualify

Once invitations are extended, delegation is not allowed. Tiburon realizes that if substitutes are allowed, the firm may quickly end up hosting a vice presidents Summit, instead of a CEOs Summit. Due to the frequency and other commitments, many Tiburon clients attend Tiburon's CEO Summits only periodically, but are still granted seats as long as they remain active Tiburon clients.

Tiburon CEO Summit Sponsors
Due to the incredible demand from a large number of its executive-level clients to attend the Tiburon CEO Summits, Tiburon now holds the Tiburon CEO Summits at the Ritz Carlton Hotels in New York, NY & San Francisco, CA. Several long-time Tiburon clients have supported Tiburon in this move.

Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV Sponsors

Tiburon clients Advent Software, AdvisorEngine, Advisor Software, Allianz, Apex Clearing Corporation, Aquiline Holdings, AssetMark, Axa Advisors, BrightScope, Brinker Capital, Centana Growth Partners, CFRA Research, Charles Schwab, Discovery Data, Docupace Technologies, DST Market Services, Envestnet, Fi360, Fidelity Investments, First Rate, FTJ FundChoice, FTV Capital, Genstar Capital, InvestCloud, Lovell Minnick Partners, MyVest Corporation, Orion Advisor Services, PIEtech, RBC Correspondent Services, Riskalyze, Scottrade, TA Associates, Trust Company of America, Valmark Financial Group, Vertical Management Systems, & Vestmark are offering financial support for Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV.





Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV Sponsors


Advent Software
AdvisorEngine Advisor Software
Allianz Apex Clearing Aquiline Holdings
AssetMark Axa Advisors BrightScope
Brinker Capital Centana Growth Partners CFRA Research
Charles Schwab Discovery Data Docupace Technologies
DST Market Services Envestnet Fi360
Fidelity Investments First Rate FTJ FundChoice
FTV Capital Genstar Capital InvestCloud
Lovell Minnick Partners MyVest Corporation Orion Advisor Services
PIEtech RBC Correspondent Services Riskalyze
Scottrade TA Associates Trust Company of America
Valmark Financial Group Vertical Management Systems Vestmark