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The Speakers

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Peter Thiel   |  Kim Tomsen   |  Kristen Tongberg   |  Joan Trant   |  Jay Tubianosa

Peter Thiel, Founder, Mithril Capital Management; Clarium Capital Management

Peter Thiel is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Mr. Thiel first gained attention for innovations in banking and startup finance. Today he is known as the mentor of the PayPal mafia of entrepreneurs, as well as for his warnings of a coming technology deficit with severe economic consequences. He works to accelerate innovation to prevent such a crisis by identifying and funding promising technology ideas and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries.

In 1998, Mr. Thiel made e-commerce easier, faster, and more secure by co-founding and leading PayPal, which now has more than 113 million active financial accounts. In 2002, Mr. Thiel sold PayPal to eBay and founded a global macro fund, Clarium.

In 2004, Mr. Thiel Co-Founded Palantir Technologies, which offers platforms for finance companies and intelligence, defense, and law enforcement communities to integrate, visualize, and analyze the world’s information.In the same year, he made the first outside investment in Facebook, a social networking hub that now has more than 1 billion active members. Mr. Thiel serves on its board.

Building on his personal success as a venture capital investor, Peter co-founded and manages Founders Fund, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital fund that has pioneered new methods of venture financing that benefit founders. Through Founders Fund, as well as through his private investing, he has helped the next generation of tech companies, such as SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zynga, RoboteX, Spotify, Practice Fusion, and ZocDoc And in 2012, he co-founded Mithril Capital Management, an international technology investment fund.

Mr. Thiel established and funds the Thiel Foundation, which promotes freedom in all its forms. He sponsors the Committee to Protect Journalists, The Seasteading Institute, and the Human Rights Foundation. He funds the artificial intelligence research of theSingularity Institute. He aids work against violence through the Oslo Freedom Forum and through the research of philosopher René Girard, which is extended and promulgated byImitatio. He also promotes better health by funding the longevity research of Dr. Cynthia Kenyon and the SENS Research Foundation.

Mr. Thiel created the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, which nurtures the tech visionaries of tomorrow. And he formed Breakout Labs to help independent scientists, engineers, and inventors advance their most radical ideas. Peter earned a B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he occasionally teaches on globalization and technology and serves on the board of overseers of the Hoover Institution. His articles have appeared in Policy Review and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Thiel co-produced the film Thank You for Smoking, was rated a master by the United States Chess Federation, and received the Innovation Award from the Economist in 2010. He lives in San Francisco.

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Kim Tomsen, Partner, Tomsen Riley LLP

Kim Tomsen is a partner at Tomsen Riley LLP, an investment management boutique law firm.

Ms. Tomsen regularly represents family offices, private and public foundations, endowments and high net worth individuals on a variety of legal matters, with a focus on their investments and business transactions. She also provides advice and counsel in connection with angel and seed investments, as well as advisory and board placements.

In addition, Ms. Tomsen represents private fund managers and investment funds on a wide range of investment, business, regulatory, compliance and securities law issues. She also provides legal advice relating to syndicate investment groups and investment platforms. Her clients include emerging managers and established managers with multi-billion assets under management. Ms. Tomsen has extensive experience with manager and fund formation, including seeding arrangements, as well as operational and business matters relating to fund operations.

Ms. Tomsen serves on the board of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, with a focus on the Foundation's Endowment. She is also Co-Chair of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Northern California.

Ms. Tomsen holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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Kristen Tongberg, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

Kristen Tongberg is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at C|A Capital Management, Cambridge Associates’ outsourced investment office business. She has more than 17 years of investment experience. She currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Florida International University and the Archdiocese of Washington (D.C.).

Ms. Tongberg has demonstrated thought leadership regarding tail risk management, inflation hedging, and global-versus-regional approaches to long/short equity investing, speaking at the firm’s University, Foundation, and Family Office Conferences, and implementing best practices in the portfolios she manages. She is also involved with the firm’s portfolio construction steering committee, recruiting, and education initiatives. Prior to joining Cambridge Associates in 2004, Ms. Tongberg was an equity research analyst at MFS Investment Management for five years. In this role, she directed $4 billion invested in stocks under her coverage across MFS funds. She also made buy, sell, and investment weighting decisions for the analyst-managed, sector-neutral research fund. Prior to MFS, Ms. Tongberg was an investment banking analyst at Wheat First Butcher Singer for two years. In this role, she worked on more than 25 transactions including mergers, private placements, and public equity offerings.

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Joan Trant, Director of Marketing & Impact, TriLinc Global

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Jay Tubianosa, Chief Risk Officer, Clearbrook Global Advisors

Jay joined Clearbrook in 1997. His duties as Chief Risk Officer include portfolio risk management, market research, and investment manager due diligence. Jay has covered traditional and alternative investment strategies. He is a frequent speaker at institutional investment conferences and alternative investment conferences. Previously,Mr.Tubianosa was with Weiss, Peck, and Greer LLC, in the role of Performance Analyst and Supervisor of Portfolio Administration. Mr.Tubianosa also worked for Provident Capital Corporation as an Equity Analyst/Trader, and subsequently, as an Assistant Portfolio Manager. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of CFA Institute and NYSSA. Mr.Tubianosa is also a member of PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association) and received the Professional Risk Management Certification (PRM). Mr.Tubianosa received a BS in Finance from Bentley College and a Master of Science in Risk Management from New York University Stern School of Business. Mr.Tubianosa has 24 years of investment and consulting experience.

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