September 17, 2014

TriNet CEO Burton Goldfield to Speak at Galvanize

TriNetTalks: How to Put a Price Tag on Your Startup

SAN LEANDRO, California, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO: Burton M. Goldfield 

Since 2008, Burton has served as President and CEO of TriNet, a strategic partner to small businesses for payroll, HR, benefits, employment law compliance and risk reduction.

Burton has more than 25 years of experience in sales, operational, and technology leadership positions and is known for driving product innovation and business growth. Since joining TriNet, Burton has transformed the company into a leading cloud-based HR provider and Professional Employer Organization (PEO). With offices throughout America, TriNet serves more than 9,000 clients with 258,000+ worksite employees (as of 06/30/14). Its services allow small businesses to regain focus on executing their visions and growing their businesses while TriNet manages their payroll taxes, day-to-day HR, and employment law and Affordable Care Act compliance. TriNet's net revenue exceeded $400M in 2013 and has more than quadrupled during Burton's tenure. To expand TriNet's market reach and strengthen the company's ability to serve more clients than ever before, he led the company to acquire Gevity, AccordHR, SOI, ExpenseCloud and Ambrose. In addition, Burton invested heavily in the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology platform, leveraging his background from Hyperion as well as IBM Corporation's Rational Software.

Chris Onan 

Chris is the Managing Partner of Galvanize and has over a decade of venture capital experience and enjoys the challenges and rewards of helping early stage entrepreneurs navigate their companies to growth. Chris leads direct investments and gSchool for Galvanize.  

Prior to joining Galvanize, Chris was a partner with Appian Ventures.  Chris is also an investor in Closely, Inc. and Bullet Time Ventures. Chris is a current member and the former President and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association; and is a co-founder of the Associates Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.  

WHAT: Join the entrepreneurial and tech community for an interactive dialogue focused on building successful businesses, raising capital, and everyone's favorite topic - valuing your business.  

Burton will talk about what criteria investors evaluate when determining valuation. He will also give you a behind-the-scenes look at TriNet's overall strategy.

The discussion, which will be moderated by Chris Onan, the managing partner of Galvanize and will address some of the questions below:

  • How does a startup determine its valuation?
  • How does an early stage investor value a startup?
  • What can a startup do to make itself an attractive target for acquisition?
  • How should a startup identify potential strategic acquirers?
  • What are some guidelines for navigating the negotiation process?

WHEN: Thursday, October 2, 2014

6:30PM - 9:30PM PT


WHERE: Galvanize

543 Howard St, 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105


REGISTER: Register here.

Jock Breitwieser

Michelle Sieling
Horn Group