Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: Olympic Club
524 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Join your NIRI SF and NorCal colleagues for a career development and networking event. As the IR profession continues to evolve, so too does the career path for IR professionals. While the path to the board has traditionally been through the C-suite, ESG initiatives are rapidly changing the way investors view and measure talent for senior leadership and corporate boards. Join us for a keynote presentation followed by an interactive panel discussion about shaping your career trajectory beyond investor relations.

We will discuss current trends in recruiting, how to approach your career path, and opportunities to expand and extend your skill set so that you’re ready for that next role and prepared for the long-game.

Key NoteBetsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards (, CEO of Berkhemer Clayton Retained Executive Search and author of "The Board Game – How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors."

Based in downtown Los Angeles, Betsy co-founded Berkhemer Clayton Inc. 25 years ago, specializing in senior management Communications, Marketing, Finance and Board searches for corporations, universities and large nonprofits. Client companies include Bank of America, GAP, Mattel, Toyota USA, Ross Stores, Southern California Gas Company, Sempra, Kaiser Permanente, and more.

Betsy is the national CEO of the public awareness campaign called “2020 Women on Boards” dedicated to achieving at least 20% of all public company board seats held by women by the year 2020. 

Author of the book "The Board Game – How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors," Betsy explains how 58 women directors found their first board seats. For 17 years, Betsy chaired the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), a global nonprofit network of women serving on public and private boards. She is a frequent keynote speaker throughout the U.S.


5:00pm – 5:30pm: Registration and Networking
5:30pm – 6:15pm: Key Note and Q&A
6:15pm – 7:00pm: Panel and Q&A

Panel Information:

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO,Berkhemer Clayton Inc.; CEO 2020 Women on Boards, Author

Georganne Proctor, Chair, Blucora; Director, Redwood Trust; Director, Sculptor Capital; former CFO, TIAA-CREF

Sam Wolff, Chief Financial Officer at Singular; former VP Finance and Investor Relations at Yahoo

Michael Noonan, Principal of Noonan Advisors, LLC: Former CFO & Treasurer Finjan Holdings, Inc., and CFO/Board member at Sky Petroleum Inc, Investor relations at Integrated Electrical Services & Sterling Chemicals