Date(s) - 12/02/2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship presents
Ownership Matters: Legal Structures for Social Enterprise
Speaker: James (Jim) G Steiker ’81
Wednesday, December 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Usdan 108
Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network
Refreshments will be served.
Jim Steiker has vast experience in the financial and legal sector. He works closely with employee ownership matters and was a legal representative for Ben Cohen in the sale of Ben & Jerry’s where Ben tried to take the company private in a mission based transaction rather than sell to Unilever. His experience has led him to realize that with organization the ownership and legal structure greatly impact both internal and external behaviors of the enterprise. In this presentation he will share his lessons learned in the field and will discuss why ownership really does matter.
James G. Steiker is Chairman and CEO of SES Advisors, Inc. and Founding Partner and Chairman of its sister law firm, Steiker, Greenapple, & Croscut P.C. Jim is a corporate, pension and tax attorney and financial advisor with more than 30 years of experience in Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and other employee ownership matters, focusing primarily on ESOP design, transactions and compliance in entrepreneurial companies. Jim is the past Chair of the ESOP Association’s Advisory Committee on Finance and currently serves on the ESOP Association Board of Governors. He is also a past trustee of the Employee Ownership Foundation and a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership. He is a frequent speaker and author on ESOP matters and serves as a director of nine ESOP companies. Jim is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Snow Scholar, and of Wesleyan University.