Barry Holzman and Ms. Jia Wu from Globalview Advisors attended the San Diego Chapter of Financial Executives International (SD-FEI) Dinner Meeting, held at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in San Diego featuring “A Conversation with Bill Roper, Moderated by Nels Jensen, Editor-in-Chief of the San Diego Business Journal.

Bill Roper shared his career path and insights about identifying ways to create value through strategic restructurings, M&A, and management team building and alignment. The conversation included discussions from his experiences in capital raising, and strategic restructurings across a broad spectrum of industries and markets. His recent activities have centered around the technology, life sciences, and genomics spaces. Bill has had the privilege of working with a diverse group of high growth companies, both early-stage as well as Fortune 500 size, in various leadership positions such as CEO, CFO, COO, board membership, and angel investor. Bill is currently President of Roper Capital Company, a private investment firm, and is also a founder, board member, and CFO of Wamberg Genomic Advisors, a premier provider of genomic products. Some of his many former leadership roles include:  CFO and Executive Vice President of SAIC, President and CEO of VeriSign, and CFO of Human Longevity.

Mr. Jensen is the Editor-in-Chief at the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ). He supervises all editorial coverage for the weekly print edition, daily email newsletter and annual products. He also writes the SDBJ Insider column. Each week, the award-winning SDBJ examines the many ways that the San Diego economy operates. Together with the economic news, demographics and lifestyle profiles, the SDBJ is presented in an accessible format. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analysis of the community’s ever-changing business and economic scene.

The topic for the evening’s informative Professional Development Session was “Mitigating the Costs of Litigation and Arbitration” presented by Josh Franklin and Cheryl Soto of Franklin | Soto LLPBusinesses frequently wait until after a lawsuit has been filed before seriously evaluating how to effectively control the costs and risks associated with litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. Taking the time to consider and implement appropriate measures ahead of time can dramatically impact the course, scope, length, and expense of an action brought by a competitor, customer, vendor, or current or former employee, officer, or director. This seminar addressed a variety of topics, including arbitration, forum selection clauses, attorney’s fee clauses, and insurance coverage.  At the end of the program, you were in a position to make more informed decisions that will mitigate the costs and risks associated with a legal action against your organization.

Globalview Advisors has been a proud sponsor of the SD-FEI since 2012, as well as the Orange County Chapter since 2013. The SD-FEI is the premier organization for financial executives in the San Diego County area. SD-FEI promotes interaction among its members and holds programs and workshops to enhance their professional knowledge and qualification.