Credit Suisse Private Banking USA Hosts Fourth Annual Entrepreneur Summit, "Unleashing Your Competitive Edge"

  Credit Suisse Private Banking USA Hosts Fourth Annual Entrepreneur Summit,
                      "Unleashing Your Competitive Edge"

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit Suisse Private Banking USA
convened its fourth annual Entrepreneurs Summit in Sundance, Utah on February
7-8^th, featuring keynote speakers Tony Hsieh, CEO of and
best-selling author of Delivering Happiness and Guy Kawasaki, Founding Partner
of Garage Technology Ventures, Co-Founder of, Author, and Former
Chief Evangelist, Apple. Approximately 70 ultra-high net worth entrepreneurs
participated in this exclusive event focused on the theme of "Unleashing Your
Competitive Edge", with attendees gaining insights on how to gain a
competitive advantage in this changing entrepreneurial environment.

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"At Credit Suisse, we serve many of the world's leading entrepreneurs and
their families and have an unparalleled understanding of their unique needs
and aspirations," said Credit Suisse Managing Director Anthony DeChellis, CEO
of Private Banking America, who hosted the summit and delivered opening
remarks. "This event provides us with an opportunity to bring together
like-minded individuals, to hear from successful entrepreneurs and share best

Tony Hsieh, CEO of, inc., was one of the featured keynote speakers
and presented "Downtown Project." He discussed the successful model of
corporate culture at Zappos and how he has leveraged this concept to develop
the world's most community-focused metropolis in Downtown Las Vegas.

Other highlights of the summit included lively panel discussions and breakouts
on topics that impact entrepreneurs, including:

"Competing with Giants" moderated by Bill Woodson, Co-head of Ultra-High Net
Worth Private Banking Americas, with three successful entrepreneurs as
panelists sharing best practices on creating that competitive edge. The
Panelists included:

  oSiggi Hilmarsson, Founder and CEO of siggi's dairy;
  oEric Ly, Founder and CEO of Presdo; and
  oPaul Touw, Chairman and CEO of icix. 

Additionally, there was a panel discussion on the topic of "Raising Capital in
Today's Market" moderated by Cully Davis, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
Equity Capital Markets. The panelists included:

  oSteve Berg, Financial and Strategy Analyst at RTP Ventures;
  oIan Sigalow, Co-Founder and Partner at Greycroft LLC; and
  oRyan Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Qualtrics.

Credit Suisse AG
Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers
and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as
'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse is able to offer
clients its expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and
asset management from a single source. Credit Suisse provides specialist
advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to
companies, institutional clients and high net worth private clients worldwide,
and also to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in
Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs
approximately 48,400 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's
parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the
form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information
about Credit Suisse can be found at

SOURCE Credit Suisse AG

Contact: Perrin Wheeler, Corporate Communications, +1-212-325-8978,
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