Creating 20/20 Vision for 2020

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: BNY Mellon Wealth Management
3000 Sand Hill Road #3-290
Menlo Park, CA 94025



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2020 promises to be an eventful year with Elections, the Olympics in Japan, Trade Wars with China, and Brexit.

Join us at BNY Mellon Wealth Management as our panel of experts examine the biggest trends expected to impact all aspects of the Capital Markets from VC Funds and Corporate Venture to Investment Banking and Wealth Management.


Our Distinguished Panel


Alexei Andreev

Managing Director
Autotech Ventures

Alexei is a managing director of Autotech Ventures. He brings a long track record of investing in hard science startups related to both hardware and software, and he enjoys working with companies that build competitive barriers to entry via fundamental IP or strong network effects.

Previously, Alexei was a managing director of NY-based VC firm Harris & Harris Group, leading their Silicon Valley office. Prior to H&H, he was at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), contributing to their VC investments in advanced manufacturing, quantum computing, and alternative energy.

Alexei earned his MBA from Stanford, his PhD in Solid State Physics from Moscow Steel & Alloys Institute, and completed coursework for MA in Liberal Sciences from Dartmouth.


Daniel Jacobson

Director, Corporate Finance

Dan is a Director in KPMG Corporate Finance’s Financial Technology practice based in San Francisco. Dan joined KPMG in 2015 and specializes in advising Financial Technology sector clients on M&A advisory services and private capital raises. Dan has over 12 years of experience providing investment banking services, including sellside and buyside M&A advisory and capital markets transactions across a broad range of industry verticals, including bank technology, payments, human capital management, and digital commerce.

Prior to joining KPMG Corporate Finance, Dan worked in Houlihan Lokey’s TMT group focused on executing M&A and capital raise transactions for SaaS/software clients. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Associate at Wells Fargo Securities where he focused M&A for west coast middle market clients.

Dan received a B.A. in Economics-Accounting with a Finance minor from Claremont McKenna College.


Eric Goodbar

Managing Director
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Eric Goodbar is a member of BNY Mellon’s Investment Strategy Committee. This committee monitors and analyzes financial markets and economic trends. This committee also establishes BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s outlook and asset allocation recommendations. The topic of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China has been in the financial news for some months now. Investor groups around the world are likely factoring the future of these trade negotiations into the calculus of future investment outcomes.

Eric has more than 32 years of experience in the investment management and finance industry. He previously served as managing director, Global Investment Strategist, at Mellon Capital Management. In that position, he was responsible for articulating various strategies to clients and prospects and was a key participant in the refinement of existing, and development of new strategies.

Eric is a former adjunct faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business. He has extensive alternative investment research expertise, including contributions to The Handbook of Managed Futures and numerous conference appearances.


Our Distinguished Moderator


Mark Jamison

Senior Director
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Mark Jamison is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and Senior Director with BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He is an expert in guiding successful entrepreneurs and wealthy families through strategic and financial exits of their privately held companies. With significant experience regarding liquidation events, mergers & acquisitions and exit strategy, Mark is one of the few wealth managers that truly specializes in taking business owners comfortably through the “Owner to Investor” transition. This is accomplished by advising the business owner on how to maximize the value of the business pre-sale, ensure the owner is personally and financially prepared, then make certain the owner is properly equipped for life after the sale.

Mark joined the firm in 2016 and has more than 14 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry. Previously, Mark was a Principal with Bernstein Global Wealth Management. He holds the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation through the Exit Planning Institute. Utilizing the resources of a global organization combined with an entrepreneurial mindset, Mark helps clients better understand where they are in relation to their goals and coordinates the proper steps to an action plan for financial success.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in Finance.