April 16, 2015

Bo Dietl to Speak at Marcum Microcap Conference

Bo Dietl to Speak at Marcum Microcap Conference

Nationally Renowned Security Expert to be Featured on Panel “Cybersecurity Risks:  A Threat to Publicly Traded Companies and the Capital Markets”

New York City, NY – Richard “Bo” Dietl, Chairman and CEO of Beau Dietl & Associates and a nationally renowned investigations and security specialist, will headline one of nine expert panels at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference, being held May 27-28 in New York City. The annual conference is presented by Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory firm.

Cybersecurity Risks:  A Threat to Publicly Traded Companies and the Capital Markets will be offered at 1:30 PM on the second day of the conference, following the keynote presentation by Richard Fuld, Jr., Chairman of Matrix Advisors and former Chairman of Lehman Brothers.  It will focus on where threats lurk and the role of the board and management in safeguarding their companies.  In addition to Mr. Dietl, other panelists will include Tom Runzo, Co-Founder & CEO of Equisolve, and Peter Brooke, founder of Advent International Corp. 

Bo Dietl is an entrepreneur whose contributions to corporate cybersecurity encompass network systems, enterprise software and document capture solutions. Additionally, he is a Fox News and Business commentator, a regular on “Imus in the Morning,” and best-selling author.  In 1989, he was appointed by President George Bush to serve as Co-Chairman of the National Crime Commission.  A former New York City police detective, Mr. Dietl remains one of the most highly decorated officers in NYPD history.

Other expert panels will include the following:

  • Uplisting to an Exchange
  • Best Practices in Corporate Governance, Legal and Accounting Matters
  • Capital Raising in the Current Environment
  • Blazing New Trails:  Investing in the Marijuana Industry
  • Discovering Breakthrough Opportunities in Life Sciences
  • After Alibaba: The State of the Market for US-Listed, China-Based Public Companies
  • Corporate Governance in the Microcap Sector
  • How Liquidity Impacts the Value of a Microcap Stock

“We are providing a full agenda of panels to complement two days of presentations by more than 120 emerging growth companies in six industry sectors.  Bo Dietl and the other experts on our 2015 faculty promise an engaging, insightful experience for all conference attendees,” said David C. Bukzin, Partner-in-Charge of Marcum’s SEC Services Practice group and producer of the event.  

About the Marcum MicroCap Conference
The Marcum MicroCap Conference is dedicated to providing a forum where publicly traded companies under $500 million in market capitalization can network with the investment community. The conference features presentations by CEOs and CFOs from six principal industry sectors and provides investors with the opportunity to meet with management of these companies on a one-on-one basis.  Industry sectors include Technology, Media & Internet; Software & Business Services; Life Science & Healthcare; Retail & Consumer Products; Energy & Natural Resources; and Industrials. The conference additionally includes a full agenda of panel discussions on issues of strategic importance to small cap issuers and investors, moderated by industry leaders.

The Marcum MicroCap Conference attracts fund managers and high net worth investors focusing on small cap equities. Over 2,000 participants from all segments of the microcap market attend each year, including  senior management, finance and legal executives, venture and lower middle-market private equity investors, institutional investors, directors, investment bankers, buy- and sell-side analysts, and service providers to the microcap marketplace.

Marcum is a registered Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) firm.  Marcum’s Assurance Division provides the most up-to-date service and guidance on SEC accounting and reporting issues. Services include Financial Statement Audits in accordance with PCAOB standards; Tax Compliance and Advisory Services; Due Diligence; Agreed-Upon Procedures and Other Attest Work; Internal Audit Services; Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance Services and Software; Technical Accounting Assistance; and IPO Assistance. Marcum’s SEC Practice led the audit industry in most net new public company clients in the fourth quarter of 2013.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as select international locations. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting, and assurance services; advisory, valuation, and litigation support; managed accounting services; and an extensive portfolio of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as nonprofit and social sector entities, high net worth individuals, private equity funds, and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.