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How Boards Should Identify and Address Potential Market Disrupters

September 21, 2017
Park City, UT

Member Price: $40
Non-Member Price: $50



Market disruptions greatly inhibit the normal functioning of markets and can create widespread panic. Attendees learned how boards identify and address potential market disrupters. They heard lessons learned and get first-hand examples from Buzz Waterhouse, one of the nation's top business executives. Mr. Waterhouse has been CEO for several companies—most recently McGraw-Hill Education—and is a veteran of more than 20 boards, including the Larry H. Miller Companies, where he was lead director. Mr. Waterhouse currently serves as a senior advisor for New Mountain Capital and on the boards of JDA Software, McGraw-Hill Education, Instructure, and Penn State's University's Smeal College of Business.  

Location and Time


Glenwild Golf Club
7600 Glenwild Drive
Park City, UT 84098

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Check-In, Networking, and Program Introductions

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Speaker Begins, Seated Lunch, and Audience Q&A

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Final Networking and Adjourn



  How Boards Should Identify and Address Market Disruptors 9.21.2017

Speaker Spotlight


Buzz Waterhouse

Lloyd G. "Buzz" Waterhouse

Lloyd (Buzz) Waterhouse joined NMC as a senior advisor in 2015. Mr. Waterhouse was most recently the CEO of McGraw-Hill Education, one of the world’s largest learning sciences companies. He has been a strong proponent of re-imagining learning, leveraging his deep experience in technology with his love for education. These efforts resulted in the transformation of McGraw into the leader in outcomes-based, digital learning solutions. Mr. Waterhouse was responsible for the separation of McGraw-Hill Education from McGraw-Hill Financial, standing up the company and its subsequent sale to Apollo Global Management.

Mr. Waterhouse was also the CEO of Harcourt Education, a provider of instructional materials, e-learning and testing services for the global education market. Under Mr. Waterhouse’s leadership, the company underwent a significant transformation, and was later sold in a $5 billion transaction.

Prior to Harcourt, Mr. Waterhouse was CEO and chairman of The Reynolds & Reynolds Company, the leading provider of automotive retailing solutions. While in Dayton, Mr. Waterhouse started the I-Zone, co-founded the Entrepreneur’s Fund, served as the first chairperson of the Wright Center for Innovation, and founded Mound Street Academies, a highly successful school for at-risk students.

Before Reynolds, Mr. Waterhouse held numerous roles at IBM. He led their strategy and business development functions during Lou Gerstner’s tenure and subsequent turn-around, launched IBM Global Services, and was president of Asia Pacific Services Corporation.

Mr. Waterhouse currently resides in Park City, Utah and serves on the boards of JDA, Sparta, Instructure, McGraw-Hill Education, and Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.



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