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Edward Jones Dean's Speaker Series

Wednesday, 27 October, 2021

The Pandemic Pivot: Innovations in Crisis Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of daily life, from the personal (how people live and work) to the professional (how companies interact with their customers, how customers choose and purchase products and services and how supply chains deliver them). Our virtual panel discussion, moderated by Edward Jones Dean Barnali Gupta, will explore the fallout from the pandemic, the way companies pivoted to succeed during unprecedented times and the lasting effects that will fundamentally change the way businesses operate.


About the Panelists 

Michelle Murray, CPA (CSB, ’93) is the managing director and founder of Segue Partners which provides fund administration, investor relations, financial reporting and back-office solutions for Venture Capital funds, Private Equity funds and family offices as well as VC-backed start-ups. Prior to founding Segue Partners, Murray served as Director and CFO of Prolog Ventures LLC, a life sciences venture capital firm managing $120 million in assets from high-net-worth and institutional investors. 

Lewis Sheats is a serial entrepreneur and educator who has identified and developed several new ventures from launch to profitability, raising venture funding and bootstrapping multiple ventures from concept to exit. Sheats currently serves as assistant vice provost of entrepreneurship, executive director of the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic and associate professor of practice at the NC State’s Poole College of Management. He will join the Chaifetz School as Director of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship on November 1. 

Event Schedule

11:30 a.m. - Meet and Greet with Dean Gupta & Updates from the Chaifetz School

12:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion