2023 Operators Guild Summit

The Meritage Resort & Spa will host the 2023 OG Summit from June 8–9, 2023 and early bird registration will be available to you in January.  If you are already on the waitlist, you will receive an email leading up to the registration launch with instructions to secure your ticket and lodging.

The Meritage Resort & Spa will host the 2023 OG Summit from June 8–9, 2023 and early bird registration will be available to you in January. 

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Hotel Reservations.

Meritage Resort and Spa

875 Bordeaux Way

Napa, California 94558

Early Bird
Tickets.

Tickets will be available in the coming weeks and you can be the first to RSVP by signing up for the waitlist.

 

Browse Ticket Options.

You will receive an email when tickets are available.  When you are ready to book tickets you will have the option include a hotel room if you haven’t already booked.  After selecting your ticket option you will receive a confirmation email with more details.  If you have questions leading up to the event you can email us: hello@operators-guild.com.

Early Bird

Member

1 Night

$1,350

2 Night

$1,700

Regular

Member

1 Night

$1,750

2 Night

$2,100

Non-Member

1 Night

$1,650

2 Night

$2,000

Non-Member

1 Night

$2,050

2 Night

$2,400

Early Bird

Member

1 Night

$1,350

2 Night

$1,700

Non-Member

1 Night

$1,650

2 Night

$2,000

Regular

Member

1 Night

$1,750

2 Night

$2,100

Non-Member

1 Night

$2,050

2 Night

$2,400

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Operators Guild partnered with a variety of different founders during the 2022 summit to help showcase their companies to the 130+ operators in attendance and we are excited to continue establishing new partnerships. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor at the 2023 Summit? View sponsorship packages.

150

Operators

Showcase your brand for 150+ operators during 2-days of programming.

85

NPS

Attendees of the 2022 OG Summit highly recommend this event for other operators.

1:1

Networking

Meet and connect with executive leaders from some of the world’s top companies.

Founding Knowledge Partner

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Operators Guild partnered with a variety of different founders during the 2022 summit to help showcase their companies to the 130+ operators in attendance and we are excited to continue establishing new partnerships.

Interested in becoming a sponsor at the 2023 Summit?

View Sponsorship Packages

150

Operators

Showcase your brand for 150+ operators during 2-days of programming.

85

NPS

Attendees of the 2022 OG Summit highly recommend this event for other operators.

1:1

Networking

Meet and connect with executive leaders from some of the world’s top companies.

Founding Knowledge Partner

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Operators Guild partnered with a variety of different founders during the 2022 summit to help showcase their companies to the 130+ operators in attendance and we are excited to continue establishing new partnerships.

Interested in becoming a sponsor at the 2023 Summit?

View Sponsorship Packages

150

Operators

Showcase your brand for 150+ operators during 2-days of programming.

85

NPS

Attendees of the 2022 OG Summit highly recommend this event for other operators.

1:1

Networking

Meet and connect with executive leaders from some of the world’s top companies.

Founding Knowledge Partner

Sponsors

Founding Knowledge Partner

Your Summit Experience

You will have two days of programming, networking, and on-site activities planned for your convenience and enjoyment.  Leading up to the event you can reference this section for updated dates, times, and locations but please note this schedule is subject to change.  If you have questions regarding programming, arrival times, or scheduling please email us: hello@operators-guild.com.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

8:30 am

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Arrival (coffee/tea/continental breakfast)

9:30 am

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Registration

10:00 am

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Welcome Remarks and General Session Begins (Carneros Ballroom)

10:30 am

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Speaker

10:30 am

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Raj Gokal, "Giving Back to the Community"

11:30 am

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Keynote Speaker

12:45 pm

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Lunch in the Oakville Terrace

2:00 pm

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Speaker

3:00 pm

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PM break/Networking Talk at the Activities Lawn

3:30 pm

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Panel Session

4:30 pm

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Closing Remarks

3:00 pm

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Networking Session

6:00 pm

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Cocktail Hour at the Village Lawn

7:00 pm

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Dinner at Vintners Room & Village Lawn

9:30 pm

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Afterparty at CRUSH Bowling Alley (Private After Party)

Friday, June 9, 2023

8:30 am

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Morning Fitness Activity

9:30 am

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Breakfast

10:30 am

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Panel Session

11:45 am

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Wrap Up Summit

12:00 pm

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Wine Tasting and Lunch in the Vineyard Deck

3:00 pm

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Closing Remarks

Join us June 8-9 in Napa Valley.

Speakers and Programming

Stay Tuned for our 2023 speaker announcements

Raj Gokal

Raj Gokal

Co Founder, Solana

Giving Back to the Community

A coffee break in late 2017 was the groundbreaking moment. When the idea for a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized applications was created, soon after Solana was founded. Take a peek into the life of a philanthropic leader and how the community is benefiting from his generosity.

Anne Raimondi

COO, Asana

Secrets to Being a Strategic Operator and Joining a Board

Consistent execution makes you a great operator. Strategic execution makes you an exceptional operator and opens doors to opportunities including board roles. Learn what the difference is and how asking better questions, being closer to your customers, knowing your product inside and out, and applying human-centered design to your work can take you from good to outstanding operator.

Andrew Hessel

Co-Founder, Genome Project

An Intro to Programming Your Life

Industry has been revolutionized by steam power, electricity, and digital electronics. Now it’s biology’s turn to shake things up.  We’re starting on the most profound R&D program yet: to program biological systems from the ground up to meet our needs.

George Boyar

George Boyar

CEO, Farmers Fund

Crypto Cult(ure) Clash

A functional society requires giving up certain freedoms to create predictability when interacting with strangers. Crypto is a response to a rapid change in these values that is allowing fewer and fewer individuals to coordinate  for better or worse.

Dr. Joe Sutherland

Director of Data, Insights & Growth, Cisco

The 3 Misconceptions of AI

You might not know how AI works, but you’ve heard it’s incredible. In this talk, we will disassemble unfounded assertions about AI. Then, build an informed understanding of how it can and will transform your organization to yield enduring results.

Breakout Speaker and Founding Knowledge Partner

Presented by McKinsey & Company

Your strategy used to be simple and actionable. Now it’s more complex, and employees don’t buy it – at least not yet. Your reluctance to build out an org chart is the perfect antidote to the bureaucracy trap. Sound familiar?  Whether fundraising, investing in core processes, expanding into new markets through ambitious M&A, or preparing for an IPO, shaping your organization to compete as it grows in size, scope, and complexity is hard work. 

 

Doing that while you drive revenue and EBITDA is even harder. Yet, fast-growth companies appear to defy gravity in their ability to do just. Tackling the growing pains that come with scaling requires a blueprint for different types of growth.

Claudy Jules

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Blueprint For Growth

Join Claudy Jules, former advisor to CapitalG, for this interactive session, where he will share insights on how startup leaders can take stock and take action on the blueprint required for different types of growth.

Reserve Your Seat

Attend all the speaking sessions, deep-dive workshops, and off-site activities being hosted at the 2022 Operators Guild Summit.

Operators Guild is an independent, invitation-only group of operations leaders at (mostly) tech companies

Nannies Take Cash, Not Stock Options: Life as an Operator

Moderated by Evan Meagher, CFO at Core Weave

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Moderated by Evan Meagher, CFO at Core Weave

At the highest level, every profession has its own unique trials and tribulations — think surgeons, chefs, dancers, actors, or athletes. Being a professional operator (COO, CFO, GM, Chief of Staff..) on a world-class playing field is no different; the job runneth over with hardships and loneliness that only other operators can relate to. People in our profession are drawn to the adrenaline of building meaningful products with amazing teams. We’re captivated by the impact we can have on the front lines of a business, whether we’re driving growth at an early-stage startup or guiding an established company to market dominance. That said, this thrill comes with countless sacrifices — 24-month average tenures at a company, piles of illiquid (worthless?) stock options in lieu of cash, a constant juggling act between professional and family responsibilities, being fired by your co-founder, growing a business that then outgrows you, battling narcissist CEOs, choosing between exciting vs. stable opportunities, and everything in between. This panel is for operators who’ve experienced any of these tribulations and many more. Come join us for a raw, candid and open conversation about life as a professional operator.

Hannah Weisman

Director of Geographic Expansion, Resilience Lab

Giving Back to the Community

After guiding Mindstrong Health while they scaled from series A to C, Dr. Hannah Weisman landed at Resilience Lab where she is leading expansion into new markets.

Lindsay Crittendon

VP of New Ventures,
Hippo Insurance

Giving Back to the Community

From Series A pre-revenue to post-IPO companies, Lindsay has spent the majority of her career in technology while raising a family far from home.

Jeff Lui

Dad,
Lui Household

Giving Back to the Community

Jeff grew the finance, accounting, and revenue operations as Human Interest scaled from Series A to Series D before transitioning to a full-time dad. 

Micah Rowland

President,
Lee-Rowland Holdings

Giving Back to the Community

From 2012-2020, Micah worked in five rapidly scaling startups and helped to successfully secure five rounds of venture funding totaling ~$250M+.

Mid-Life Operator Crisis, What's Next?

Moderated by Ryan Johnson, Head of Financial Ops. at Escalon Services

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Moderated by Ryan Johnson, Head of Financial Operations at Escalon Services

You’ve been behind the scenes making magic happen at every startup you’ve run. Now what? Is it time to make the shift from CFO to COO? Are you ready to step into the CEO’s shoes? Perhaps you want to move into the CFO seat for the first time. Or, is this the moment you finally take the big leap and launch your own startup? Every operator on this panel has powered through the Mid-Operator Crisis. Join us as we unpack their career paths, the highs and lows of the startup operator, and how to set yourself up for success in your next move.

Jen Ford

COO, TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Giving Back to the Community

Jen has worked in both public and private companies, and been involved in more than 15 acquisitions, including Expedia’s $3.9B acquisition. Learn more about her path from CFO to COO.

Stephanie Hsiung

CFO, Duda

Giving Back to the Community

Stephanie is a seasoned financial leader with experience scaling teams for a number of venture backed hyper-growth companies. Join us to Stephanie’s story as an operator and CFO.

Sebastian Rymarz

CEO, Heyday

Giving Back to the Community

Sebastian’s extensive experience as an investor with leading firms has helped his company, Heyday, raise $800M in funding. Finance leader turned founder, Sebastian has a track record of proven success.

Jake Randall

COO, Common Room

Giving Back to the Community

An operator, advisor, and investor, Jake is well-known for his impact within a variety of industries in recent years. Familiar with the GM path and all things in between (he’s done it all).

Ticket Only

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Member

$1,100

Non-Member

$1,600

Ticket + Hotel

SOLD OUT

Member

$1,400

Non-Member

$2,000

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