CNBC Net/Net is an event-driven editorial franchise that examines the ways companies are promoting and managing innovation, exploiting rapid change and using technology to accelerate growth exponentially.

In this time of rapid technological innovation, shifting demographics and consumer behavior, change comes lightning fast. Net/Net is not a tactical guide or a how-to workshop. We are exploring big trends–technological, demographic, consumer–that will have medium to long-term impact on companies.

Who should attend: Net/Net is geared toward senior financial executives.
No longer a ‘chief accountant,’ today’s financial chiefs are increasingly relied upon by CEOs and boards for strategic guidance. Financial leaders need to be constantly updating their knowledge and expectations or they will be left behind. Net/Net, with a tone of urgency and nimbleness, helps our audience make confident, informed decisions.

SPEAKERS

Michael
Barkin

Vail Resorts

Michael Barkin is the EVP and CFO of Vail Resorts.

Michael Barkin

Michael was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. He joined the Company in July 2012 as Vice President of Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Michael was a Principal at KRG Capital Partners, where he was a member of the investment team since 2006. Prior to KRG, he worked at Bain Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Michael currently serves on the board of directors of the National Forest Foundation (NFF).

Robert
Katz

Vail Resorts

Robert Katz is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Vail Resorts.

Robert Katz

Rob is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. He has served as Chairman since March 2009. Previously, he served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in February 2006. Rob has served on the board of directors of Vail Resorts since 1996 and has been involved with the Company since 1991. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, he was associated with Apollo Management LLP, a private equity investment firm, since its founding in 1990. Rob currently serves on the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and has previously served on numerous private, public and nonprofit boards. Recent recognition for Rob and his leadership at Vail Resorts includes: Global Game Changer (Forbes 2017), one of Most Creative People in Business (Fast Company), and Transformational Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst & Young 2016). During Rob’s tenure, Vail Resorts has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes 2017 & 2016), one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies (Fast Company 2016) and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Travel (Fast Company 2017).

Jared
Polis

Governor of Colorado

Jared Polis is the Democratic Governor of Colorado.

Jared Polis

Jared Polis is an entrepreneur, education leader, public servant, and Colorado native. He started his first business, American Information Systems, while in college out of his dorm room. By the time he was 30, he launched three successful companies, including ProFlowers, one of the world’s leading online flower retailers. Jared’s pioneering role in the internet economy earned him an “Entrepreneur of the Year” distinction from Ernst and Young.

Following these business successes, Jared committed himself to making sure other Coloradans had the opportunity to pursue their dreams. He co-founded Techstars, a startup accelerator that mentors entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and Patriot Boot Camp, which helps veterans start their own small businesses after coming home from their service.

In addition to his career as an entrepreneur, much of Jared’s adult life has been focused on improving public education. He served six years on the State Board of Education, where he worked to raise pay for teachers and reduce class size for students. He also founded several public charter schools for at-risk youth, and served as superintendent of one of them, the New America School, which helps immigrants earn their high school diploma.

Most recently, Jared served as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s Second Congressional District, which stretches from Larimer County and the Wyoming Boulder, to the Central Mountains at the heart of Colorado’s tourism economy, to Boulder and the U.S. 36 high-tech corridor. During his time in Congress, the Center for Effective Lawmaking ranked Jared the most effective member of Colorado’s House delegation due to his success working across the aisle to improve Colorado’s schools, protect public lands, and support startups and small businesses.

Jared and his partner Marlon, and their two children are all avid Rockies fans.

SPEAKERS

  • MICHAEL BARKIN

    Vail Resorts

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    MICHAEL BARKIN

    Michael was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. He joined the Company in July 2012 as Vice President of Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Michael was a Principal at KRG Capital Partners, where he was a member of the investment team since 2006. Prior to KRG, he worked at Bain Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Michael currently serves on the board of directors of the National Forest Foundation (NFF).

  • ROB KATZ

    Vail Resorts

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    ROB KATZ

    Rob is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. He has served as Chairman since March 2009. Previously, he served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in February 2006. Rob has served on the board of directors of Vail Resorts since 1996 and has been involved with the Company since 1991. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, he was associated with Apollo Management LLP, a private equity investment firm, since its founding in 1990. Rob currently serves on the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and has previously served on numerous private, public and nonprofit boards. Recent recognition for Rob and his leadership at Vail Resorts includes: Global Game Changer (Forbes 2017), one of Most Creative People in Business (Fast Company), and Transformational Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst & Young 2016). During Rob’s tenure, Vail Resorts has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes 2017 & 2016), one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies (Fast Company 2016) and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Travel (Fast Company 2017).

  • JARED POLIS

    Governor of Colorado

    Read Bio ⟶

    JARED POLIS

    Jared Polis is an entrepreneur, education leader, public servant, and Colorado native. He started his first business, American Information Systems, while in college out of his dorm room. By the time he was 30, he launched three successful companies, including ProFlowers, one of the world’s leading online flower retailers. Jared’s pioneering role in the internet economy earned him an “Entrepreneur of the Year” distinction from Ernst and Young.

    Following these business successes, Jared committed himself to making sure other Coloradans had the opportunity to pursue their dreams. He co-founded Techstars, a startup accelerator that mentors entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and Patriot Boot Camp, which helps veterans start their own small businesses after coming home from their service.

    In addition to his career as an entrepreneur, much of Jared’s adult life has been focused on improving public education. He served six years on the State Board of Education, where he worked to raise pay for teachers and reduce class size for students. He also founded several public charter schools for at-risk youth, and served as superintendent of one of them, the New America School, which helps immigrants earn their high school diploma.

    Most recently, Jared served as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s Second Congressional District, which stretches from Larimer County and the Wyoming Boulder, to the Central Mountains at the heart of Colorado’s tourism economy, to Boulder and the U.S. 36 high-tech corridor. During his time in Congress, the Center for Effective Lawmaking ranked Jared the most effective member of Colorado’s House delegation due to his success working across the aisle to improve Colorado’s schools, protect public lands, and support startups and small businesses.

    Jared and his partner Marlon, and their two children are all avid Rockies fans.

AGENDA

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking and Cocktails

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Dinner and Conversation

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