DAY 1 - OCTOBER 7, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EST)
Scaling & Leading - The Changing Role of the CEO Through Growth
A presentation by Rich Barton, the CEO of Zillow Group, a company he co-founded in 2005.
Rich served as CEO of Zillow from inception until 2010, when he became the company’s executive chairman, before returning as CEO in early 2019.
During this time Zillow grew from an idea to a public company with over 5,000 employees and a market capitalization in excess of $10B.
Prior to Zillow, Rich founded Expedia within Microsoft in 1994 and successfully spun the company out as a public company in 1999.
He served as president, CEO and board director of Expedia from 1999 until 2003.
He also co-founded and served as a non-executive chairman of Glassdoor from 2007 until its sale to Recruit Holdings for $1.2B in 2018.
Rich was also a venture partner at Benchmark from 2005 until 2018.
He’s served on many public company boards and continues to be a board director for Netflix, Qurate, Artsy, and Zillow Group.
Pulling from these varied experiences, Rich will join us to discuss the evolving role of a founder & CEO throughout the various stages of growth.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Building a Board of Directors and How to Manage It
This session is for early-stage founders who are in the process of building your board. Boards can be great if you choose the right partners, manage expectations and ask for the right support before, during, and after your board meetings. Flybridge GP, Jesse Middleton joined by Cherae Robinson and Erik Blachford, will discuss the evolution through the different stages of building and managing a board of directors.
DAY 2 - OCTOBER 8, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
A talk by Frances Frei - Creating Great Leaders Through Trust, Inclusion, and Empowering Others
Leadership isn't easy. It takes grit, courage, and vision, among other things, that can be hard to come by on your toughest days. When leaders and aspiring leaders seek out advice, they're often told to try harder. Dig deeper. Look in the mirror and own your natural-born strengths and fix any real or perceived career-limiting deficiencies. Frances Frei offers a different worldview. She argues that this popular leadership advice glosses over the most important thing you do as a leader: build others up. Leadership isn't about you. It's about how effective you are at empowering other people—and making sure this impact endures even in your absence.
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (EST)
The Community Playbook
A review of Flybridge’s research on best practices in building and nurturing a valuable community. With the help of expert practitioners, we will review case studies from within and outside our portfolio on turning community into a competitive advantage.
Bailey Richardson - Partner, People & Company, Author of Get Together: How to Build a
Community with Your People
Jeff Bussgang - General Partner & Co-Founder, Flybridge
Jono Bacon - Community Guru, Author of People Powered
Lolita Taub - Co-Founder & General Partner, The Community Fund
THAT'S A WRAP!