Goldman Sachs – Platinum Sponsor

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Goldman Sachs commits people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. At Goldman Sachs, we:
Advise We advise companies on buying and selling businesses, raising capital and managing risks, which enables them to grow. Finance We help local, state and national governments finance their operations so they can invest in infrastructure, like schools, hospitals and roads.
Transact We transact for our clients in all key financial markets, including equities, bonds, currencies and commodities, so that capital flows, jobs are created and economies can grow.
Support We help markets remain efficient and liquid, so investors and companies can meet their needs, whether to invest, raise money or manage risk.
Manage We preserve and grow assets for institutions, including mutual funds, pension funds and foundations, as well as individuals.
Invest We invest our capital alongside our clients’ capital to help businesses grow.
Innovate We develop ideas and analysis that drive new perspectives, new products and new paths to growth.

ZS Associates – Gold Sponsor

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ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. ZS is recognized for its expertise in go-to-market and sales force strategies and its downstream implementation capabilities. ZS helps companies achieve sales success by delivering both issue-specific solutions and large-scale business transformations. With 18 offices and more than 1200 people worldwide, we have concentrated our resources on creating competitive advantage in sales and marketing for our clients in selected industries. Our focus has enabled us to develop an unmatched depth of knowledge and base of experience. ZS also has a unique working environment. Our work is challenging, intense and highly quantitative, yet our interactions are direct and informal.

AB Bernstein (formerly AllianceBernstein) – Silver Sponsor

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AB is a research-driven investment firm that is global in scope and client-focused in its mission. Driven by a culture of relentless ingenuity, we have been in the investment management business for more than forty years. With over $450 billion in assets under management, AB provides a suite of diversified investment strategies to clients located in over 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Our experienced team of over 400 investment professionals includes over 250 dedicated analysts who research investment opportunities across borders to meet a broad range of client requirements. The firm’s core investment experience includes value equities, growth equities, index management, core equities, multi-asset class, fixed income and alternative investments. AB’s subsidiary, AB Bernstein, is widely recognized as Wall Street’s premier sell-side research and brokerage firm, with a global equity trading platform that spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Our research and trading capabilities are sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and we are annually ranked at the top of our industry by acknowledged arbiters. Through its integrated global platform, AB is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients.

Bernstein Private Wealth Management (“Bernstein”),a subsidiary of AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB), provides advanced planning strategies and a wide array of investment management services to high net worth families, endowments and foundations, and institutions to help them reach specific financial objectives. Bernstein Private Wealth Management is distinguished among major wealth managers by its single focus and the resulting alignment of interests and accountability this brings to each client relationship. Bernstein’s integrated approach allows the firm to tailor each client’s portfolio, minimizing the effects of tax and volatility, with investment strategies that draw on AB’s deep research expertise across asset classes and geographies.

Vantiv – Silver Sponsor

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Vantiv is making payments smarter, faster, and easier for all our partners, as well as the consumers they serve. From the largest retailers in the U.S., to the coffee shop down the street, we are leading the transformation in payments through chip-enabled cards, mobile wallets, eCommerce, and technology solutions to businesses of all sizes. We are leading in high-growth channels including integrated payments, merchant services, and eCommerce while continuing to securely process payments for more than one third of the top 100 retailers.

DaVita Healthcare Partners – Silver Sponsor

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DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of September 30, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,912 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 150,000 patients. The company also operated 24 outpatient dialysis centers located in five countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.