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Thu, Feb 25



Exit Strategy Planning for Entrepreneurs

On this panel, Jemma Wolfe, Global Co-Head of Strategy and M&A for CWM, Goldman Sachs & Melanie Goldey, CFO & COO, TMRW Life Sciences Inc, will go through the foundations of preparing your business for an exit, acquisition or IPO from a finance and business perspective.

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Exit Strategy Planning for Entrepreneurs

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Feb 25, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST


About The Speaker

Melanie Goldey

Melanie Goldey has over 15 years of experience in leading strategy, finance, people, and corporate operations in technology-enabled growth companies. She has deep expertise in building the infrastructure required for companies to scale, including fundraising, M&A, and navigating the transition from start-up through IPO. One of Melanie’s biggest strengths is balance — of

near-term and long-term views, strategy and execution, art and science, feeling and fact. 

Before joining TMRW, Melanie was CFO at Refinery29, where she was instrumental to the company’s merger with Vice Media Group, creating the largest digital media company in the world, valued at over $4 billion. Prior to Refinery29, Melanie was an executive at Everyday Health, a multi-platform digital healthcare company using data and technology to service patients, professionals, payers, and providers. She joined Everyday Health when it was an early-stage start-up, helped grow the company’s capabilities through eight acquisitions, a $100 million IPO, and ultimately to a $465 million acquisition by J2 Global/Ziff Davis. 

Melanie began her career as a technology and media investment banker at J.P. Morgan in San Francisco and New York. At TMRW, Melanie’s role combines a number of her long-held passions: using technology to disrupt the way people live their lives, consumer-focused healthcare, and taking companies to the next level so that their innovative solutions can quickly benefit as many people as possible. She oversees all operations, including product, technology, marketing, people operations, finance, legal, and quality and regulatory affairs. As both a woman and a parent, TMRW's mission is one that resonates with her aspirations to do work that truly makes a difference in the world.

Jemma Wolfe

Jemma Wolfe is the global co-head of Strategy and M&A for Consumer and Wealth Management (CWM) at Goldman Sachs, where she evaluates and executes growth opportunities for the division through organic builds, partnerships, acquisitions and strategic investments. Across CWM, Goldman Sachs helps clients and customers around the world take control of their financial lives and reach their goals.

Previously, Jemma was head of Launch With GS, where she built and led Goldman Sachs’ $500 million strategy to invest in companies and emerging managers led by diverse teams. Jemma also worked with the firm’s corporate clients to increase diversity on public and private boards. Prior to building Launch With GS, Jemma held several roles at Goldman Sachs, including leading strategy in a capital markets business and managing family office and private client relationships on a cross-asset trading desk.

Jemma was named one of Crain’s 2020 Rising Stars in Banking and Finance. She is Vice Chair and leads the Board Development Committee on the Board of Directors for Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental organization in the US. She was born in London, England, grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and earned a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.

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