Please note that the Trojan CEO Network usually holds four events per year, three in Los Angeles and one virtually. This year we are filming for the Trojan CEO Network archives and will be holding significantly more events. Annual events are marked with an * 


Events are typically added 2-3 months before they occur - please check this page regularly. 

Trojan CEO Network Board Meeting
Date: January 31, 2017 7:30-8:30 pm
Location: Teleconference

 

Future of Healthcare Panel: Trends in Integrated Medicine
Date: February 22, 2017, 4-5:30 pm
Location: USC
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by Feb 20th
Discover the cutting edge of integrated medicine from top experts including Josh Luke, PhD, author, professor and former hospital CEO, . Guests are welcome. Each audience member will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Josh Luke's new book, Ex-Acute: A Former Hospital CEO Tells All About What's Wrong with American Healthcare. Panelists include:

  • Josh Luke, Ph.D., Author, Adjunct Professor at USC Price, and Former Hospital CEO
  • Ka-Kit Hui, M.D., F.A.C.P., UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine
  • Margo Apostolos, Ph.D. Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center and Associate Professor of Dance at USC Kaufman
  • Allen Weiss, Ph.D., Co-Director of Mindful USC, Professor at USC Marshall School of Business
  • Nils de Mol van Otterloo, MSW, Fulbright Scholar, Sound and Music Therapy Expert

 

Lunch & Learn with Jessica Jackley, Co-Founder of Kiva.org
Date: March 23, 2017, 12-2 pm + optional coffee and tea afterwards
Location: USC (exact location TBD)
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by March 17th
The Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab presents a Lunch & Learn Event featuring Jessica Jackley, Co-Founder of Kiva.org, a unique micro-financing website allowing anyone to make small loans to entrepreneurs around the world, particularly in developing countries. While this is not an official TCN event, TCN members are invited to attend.

 

TCN Happy Hour
Date: May 11, 2017 6 pm
Location: The Montage Hotel
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by May 8th
Guests are permitted at this event.

 

Annual Telescope Trip to the Mt. Wilson 60 inch Telescope
Date: Summer 2017 - Exact Date TBD
Location: Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope observatory
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by June 1st
Cost: $100 per person for 8 pm - 10 pm or $125 per person for 8 pm - 12 am
RSVP early so we can reserve a date as soon as we have the minimum number of participants.
Members may also RSVP for one guest each

Experience the wonders of space! The Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope is an experience you will remember forever. Stargaze and network, remember that we're outside in an open telescope dome so bundle up because it will be cold. Any unused funds generated by this trip will be used to subsidize future telescope trips.

 

Annual Summer Hiatus: July - September

 

CEO Speakers Series: The Gaming Industry
Date: November 30th 2 pm at USC
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by November 28th
Speaker: Dave Sanderson, Partner at Bain & Company and Global Leader of Bain's Media & Entertainment Practice
 

David G. Sanderson is a partner and director at Bain & Company. He joined the firm in 1989 and founded Bain Los Angeles in 1995. He is the global leader of Bain’s Media & Entertainment Practice practice. He has broad experience across the media and entertainment industry, including content businesses (film, TV, video games) and aggregation/distribution platforms (cable, satellite, Internet, home video, wireless, and print). He has also advised private equity investors focused on the media sector. David has also worked across many technology and telecom segments. He has worked with clients to address issues ranging from corporate and BU strategy and operational improvement to M&A and organizational design.

David currently sits on the Boards of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and Ideaforest. Previously, he served as a member of UCLA’s Johnson Cancer Center Foundation Board and numerous start up boards. He earned an MBA, with honors, from Stanford University, an MS in computer science from Syracuse University, and a BS in applied math and computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Annual Winter Hiatus: December

2018 Trojan CEO Network Calendar

CEO Training Series: Private Digital Marketing Training for TCN Members - sponsored by Google
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018 12-3 pm
Location: USC
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by December 10th (please specify number of guests so that we can reserve a large enough room)
Google comes to campus! Attend a special free Digital Marketing training workshop sponsored by Google and taught by a top digital marketing specialist.
Guests are welcome to this event. A light lunch will be served.
 

Trojan CEO Spotlight* member 2017: Shannon Gans
Date: January 2018 - Date TBD
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com
Shannon Gans is the Founder & CEO of New Deal Studios, an Oscar-winning special effects and post-production company working on top Hollywood movies such as Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers, and Night at the Museum 2 as well as virtual reality.


CEO Speakers Series: VC Fundraising Panel
Date: February 2018 - Date TBD
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com
Shannon Gans is the Founder & CEO of New Deal Studios, an Oscar-winning special effects and post-production company working on top Hollywood movies such as Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers, and Night at the Museum 2 as well as virtual reality.
 

Speakers Panel: Health Informatics
Date: April 2018, exact date TBD
Location: USC
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by March 30th
Discover how the field of Health Informatics is transforming the world of medicine. Panelists will be announced by March 15, 2018


Network & Help the World Event
Date: June 2018, exact date and location TBD
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com

Instead of a networking cocktail party, Trojan CEO Network has created an annual tradition of holding our mixer at Wheels For Humanity, where CEOs can network while building much-needed wheelchairs that will be shipped to physically challenged children and adults overseas. This event is open to TCN members and their families including children over the age of 13.
 

Annual Telescope Trip to the Mt. Wilson 60 inch Telescope
Date: Date TBD
Location: Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope observatory
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com
Cost: $125 per person for 8 pm - 10 pm or $150 per person for 8 pm - 12 am
RSVP early, this event will sell out quickly!
Members may also RSVP for one guest each

Experience the wonders of space! The Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope is an experience you will remember forever. Stargaze and network, remember that we're outside in an open telescope dome so bundle up because it will be cold. Any unused funds generated by this trip will be used to subsidize future telescope trips.


Annual Summer Hiatus: July - September


Events are typically added 2-3 months before they occur - please check this page regularly. 


A survey for topic and event suggestions for Fall 2018 will be emailed to all members in mid 2018.

 

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS - 2016 Trojan CEO Network Calendar

 

Please note that the Trojan CEO Network usually holds four events per year, three in Los Angeles and one virtually. This year we are filming for the Trojan CEO Network archives and will be holding significantly more events. Annual events are marked with an * 

 

Trojan CEO Spotlight* member 2016: Tom O'Malia
Thomas O'Malia is the former Director of the Greif Center, Co-Founder of the Trojan CEO Network, and before retiring had started six businesses. We are honoring Tom by collecting stories, footage, and photos of his life. If you'd like to submit stories or other content for the TCN archives, please contact us above.

 

Trojan CEO Event with Lloyd Greif
Date: January 25, 2016 7:30-8:30 pm
Location: USC
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by January 24th
Guests are permitted at this event.

Hear success tips from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the M&A space. Lloyd Greif is the Founder, President, and CEO of Greif & Co., a leading investment bank. In 1987, he received the Outstanding Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the USC Entrepreneur Program and he is currently chairman of the Advisory Council of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC, a member of the Board of Leaders of the USC Marshall School of Business, a member of both the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and World Presidents' Organization (WPO), A frequent public speaker, he is an internationally recognized authority in the field of mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.

 

Leadership Seminar
Date: February 22, 2016, 7:30 - 8:45 pm
Location: USC
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by February 21st

Leadership seminar led by Earl Pinto, Esq., Director of Acquisition Management Services at the United States Department of Health and Human Services and Founder of CLICKED, exclusive curated social networking for leaders in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

 

Deal Anatomy: Tips for a Successful Exit
Date: February 29, 2016, 7:30-9:15 pm
Location: USC + webinar
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by February 28th
Guests are permitted at this event.

Brette Simon, Outside General Counsel / M&A Advisor shares how to avoid various potential pitfalls and how to maximize value upon the sale of your company.

Brette advises emerging growth and middle market companies on capital raising, strategic alliances, and exit transactions in various industries, including media, health care, software, and branded consumer products (including food and beverage). Brette has been practicing in the field of corporate law since 1994, and was previously a corporate partner at Bryan Cave, Jones Day and Sheppard Mullin. She also practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and O’Melveny & Myers.  Brette ranked first in her graduating class and graduated Order of the Coif from UCLA School of Law, where she was editor of the UCLA Law Review.  She has spoken at numerous industry conferences as well as to several chapters of the Entrepreneurs Organization and Vistage. Brette has garnered numerous accolades throughout her career, including recognition as one of the top 13 dealmakers in the U.S. for the middle market by "The Deal," and being selected as a winner of the inaugural "40 Under 40" award by The M&A Advisor. 

 

Conversation with the Chief Innovation Officer of Brookstone
Date: April 26, 2016 at 6 pm
Location: USC
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by April 19th
Guests are permitted at this event.

Conversation with Lauren Van Herdeen, Chief Innovation Officer of Brookstone about opening its doors to innovators and startups.. Please click here for more information about Brookstone's new innovation program.

 

Annual Telescope Trip to the Mt. Wilson 60 inch Telescope
Date: May 6, 2016
Location: Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope observatory
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com
Cost: $100 per person for 8 pm - 10 pm or $125 per person for 8 pm - 12 am
RSVP early, this event will sell out quickly!
Members may also RSVP for one guest each

Experience the wonders of space! The Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope is an experience you will remember forever. Stargaze and network, remember that we're outside in an open telescope dome so bundle up because it will be cold. Any unused funds generated by this trip will be used to subsidize future telescope trips.

 

Annual Summer Hiatus: July - September

 

Speakers Panel: Virtual Reality in Medicine and Entertainment
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:45 - 8:30 pm (6:45 pm - 7 pm is for networking)
Location: USC, Taper Hall (THH 301)
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by 9 pm on October 12th
Discover how VR is transforming the world from the entertainment industry to anxiety management to neurosurgery. Panelists include Founders from AppliedVR, Studio Transcendent, and Dr. Babak Kateb, Chairman and President of the Brain Mapping Foundation.

PREVIOUS EVENTS - 2015 TCN CALENDAR

 

Up Close & Personal Trojan CEO Event* with Alex Cappello: The Secrets of Success
February 18, 2015 2- 3 pm in Santa Monica

Hear success tips from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the M&A space.

To RSVP: please email TrojanCEO@gmail.com before February 15th.  Please sign up quickly because seating is extremely limited. Trojan CEO Network members only please, no guests are permitted at this event. 

About Alexander Cappello: http://www.cappellocorp.com/index.php?pageID=AlexanderCappello.php

 

Investing, Big Waves & Risk: An evening with Tom Barrack & Laird Hamilton** 
February 25, 2015 7- 9 pm in Bovard Auditorium at USC. 
Join one of the world's best investors and one of the world's best surfers for a memorable event. Two guests can be added per RSVP.

To RSVP: please email TrojanCEO@gmail.com before February 20th

About Tom Barrack: Called "one of the world's best investors" by Forbes Magazine, Tom Barrack Jr. is an alumnus and Trustee of the University of Southern California.
Biohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_J._Barrack,_Jr.

About Laird Hamilton: Laird Hamilton is one of the world's best big-wave surfers and the co-inventor of tow-in surfing.
Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laird_Hamilton

** Please note that this event is organized and sponsored by USC Marshall School of Business and the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship and is being promoted by Trojan CEO Network. 

* These are annual Trojan CEO Network events but the topics will be different

 

Real Estate Investing: Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying Real Estate
Date: April 23, 2015 4- 5 pm
Location: USC
Listen to real estate attorney Samira Kermani share valuable tips on buying real estate.

One guest can be added per RSVP.
To RSVP: please email TrojanCEO@gmail.com by April 20th.

 

Breakfast with Jack Welch, the Former CEO of General Electric and his wife Suzy Welch the former Editor of the Harvard Business Review
Date: May 18, 2015 7:45 am - 10:30 am

Location: Downtown Los Angeles
RSVP: http://business.livetalksla.org/2015/02/25/may-18-jack-welch-former-ceo-general-electric/
Guests are welcome. The nominal fee charged is through our partner Live Talks LA.

Afterwards if there's enough interest, TCN members will go across the street to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel for a coffee and discussion. (if you'd like to join us please email us at TrojanCEO@gmail.com with your mobile phone number so we can text and find you at the event.)

Thank you to Trojan CEO Network member Robert Weiner for bringing this event to our attention and helping us set up a new partnership with Live Talks LA. Our content and programming is largely member-driven. If you would like us to consider adding an event or partnership, please let us know.

 

Breakfast with George Bodenheimer, the Former Executive Chairman of ESPN
Date: May 21, 2015 7:45 am - 10:30 am

Location: Downtown Los Angeles
RSVP: http://business.livetalksla.org/2015/04/07/bodenheimer/   
Use code TCN for a special Trojan CEO Network discount.
Guests are welcome. The nominal fee charged is through our partner Live Talks LA.

Afterwards, TCN members will go across the street to the Biltmore Hotel for a coffee and discussion hour. (if you'd like to join us please email us at TrojanCEO@gmail.com by May 20th with your mobile phone number so we can text and find you at the event.)

 

Breakfast with Mattieu Ricard, author of Altruism, scientist, and Buddhist monk

Date: June 10, 2015 7:45 am - 10:30 am
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
RSVP: http://business.livetalksla.org/2015/01/13/june-10-matthieu-ricard/
Use code TCN for a special Trojan CEO Network discount.
Guests are welcome. The nominal fee charged is through our partner Live Talks LA.

Afterwards, TCN members will go across the street to the Biltmore Hotel for a coffee and discussion hour. (if you'd like to join us please email us at TrojanCEO@gmail.com by June 9th with your mobile phone number so we can text and find you at the event.) 

 

Annual Summer Hiatus: July - September

 

Trojan CEO Board Meeting
Date: October 19, 2015 3-5 pm

Location: Online
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com

 

Speakers Series: Simplehuman CEO Frank Yang

Date: November 9, 2015 6:30 pm
Location: USC
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com
TCN members may bring guests to this event but please sign up early.

Learn from the Founder and CEO of simplehuman a company making elegantly simple high-end consumer household products sold nationally and internationally. Frank Yang immigrated to the U.S. in 1982 and started his company in 2000 with the idea of making a better trashcan. Soon he expanded into award-winning kitchen and bath products. This event will be kept purposely small so that TCN members and USC students can have a exclusive view into the mind of a successful entrepreneur.

 

Information Session for Trojan CEO Network Forum Groups
Date: December 10, 2015 3:30-4 pm

Location: Online
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com

Adapted from forum groups from YPO and EO, Trojan CEO Forum groups are a powerful peer-learning tool that groups CEOs together in order to help each other in confidential monthly meetings. Forum Groups include one monthly meetings with other Trojan CEOs, Presidents, Founders, and Executive Directors. Monthly meetings are typically two hours and meet over teleconference line that will be provided to you.

There is a required commitment of one year for each forum group and monthly meetings cannot be skipped (you'll need to arrange your travel and work schedules around the meetings). Membership in TCN does not guarantee participation in TCN Forum groups however you will be contacted as soon as there is an available group that you would be a good match for.

This teleconference meeting will explain the details of the Trojan CEO Forum group program so you can make a decision about whether or not you would like to participate. If you are interested, you will fill out a survey that will allow us to match you with other CEOs and for CEOs who are matched, their forum groups will start meeting as of January 2016. CEOs have told us that the Trojan CEO Forum is one of the best success tools they have ever experienced so RSVP today!

 

Annual Telescope Trip to the Mt. Wilson 60 inch Telescope
Date: December 13, 2015
Location: Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope observatory
To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com
Cost: $100 per person for 9 pm - 11:30 pm or $125 per person for 9 pm - 1 am
RSVP early, this event will sell out quickly!
Members may also RSVP for one guest each

Experience the wonders of space! The Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope is an experience you will remember forever. Stargaze and network, remember that we're outside in an open telescope dome so bundle up because it will be cold. Any unused funds generated by this trip will be used to subsidize future telescope trips.

To RSVP: Email TrojanCEO@gmail.com