KPMG's Ed Sullivan to Moderate "Financing the Early Stage Company" Panel at 11th Annual MIT Sloan CFO Summit

BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ed Sullivan, leader of the New England Venture Capital Practice (NEVCP) of KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, will moderate the "Financing the Early Stage Company" panel at the 2013 MIT Sloan CFO Summit on November 21.

Financial executives from around the globe will gather with world class MIT Sloan faculty at the Boston Marriott Newton to collaborate and discuss how to become more strategic business leaders and tactical business operators. The Summit will provide executives with valuable insight on how to navigate the changing role of today's CFO.

"Entrepreneurs have never had such a broad array of funding sources—from maxing credit cards to crowd sourcing; financing from friends and family to private placements; angel funding to asset-based lending," said KPMG partner Ed Sullivan. "In the 'Financing the Early Stage Company' panel, we will help CFOs of rapidly growing companies explore the pros and cons of various funding options."

"CFOs require a broader skill set as their role evolves from a 'technical expert' to a client facing executive leader," said Jack McCullough, co-chairman of the Summit and director at KPMG's Global Innovation Center in Cambridge. "The Summit provides a platform for CFOs to identify and embrace their new responsibilities as they move beyond the finance function."


KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 152,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 156 countries.

KPMG's Venture Capital practice offers audit, tax and advisory services tailored for venture-backed companies at each stage of development. Our global network of VC professionals helps simplify the complex marketplace challenges facing entrepreneurial clients. Our mindset matches the companies we serve: entrepreneurial, hands-on, proactive, visionary and dedicated. To learn more, visit KPMG's Venture Capital practice.

About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation's premier CFO event. Each year, the event offers a day of cutting-edge programming that addresses the changing role of the CFO. The event is rich with opportunities for practical education and peer networking in a time-efficient format. The summit is part of the CXO Series produced by the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world's leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice, and the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. The annual events are organized 100% by alumni volunteers. By promoting the MIT philosophy of "mens et manus," or "mind and hand," they are able to bring together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today's corporate financial leaders to foster debate and provide informative discourse.

CONTACT: Tracy Iacovelli KPMG LLP Tel: (201) 307-8655 tiacovelli@kpmg.comSource:KPMG LLP