CKGSB Knowledge Series: Family Business Dynamics with Pierre S. duPont

April 28, 2018

A CKGSB Knowledge Series Event in Partnership with Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

A CKGSB Knowledge Series Event in Partnership with Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University


Family Business Dynamics


Pierre S. duPont

Partner, HPM Partners

When: 6:00PM – 8:00PM Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Where: CKGSB New York Office

601 Lexington Avenue, Floor 26
New York, NY 10022

Family Business Dynamics with Mr. Pierre S. duPont. As a member of two large, historic business families, Mr. duPont brings several lifetimes of understanding business-owner issues and family dynamics; the associated trusts and family charters; long-term investment strategies; questions around business control, tax, estate planning and private investments; and projecting family values, principles and culture to future generations. He has been fortunate in life to receive several centuries of business and family heritage through both his mother’s family (a $10 billion retail convenience store and quick-serve restaurant chain) and his father’s family (a $25 billion chemicals and agricultural business).

Following Mr. duPont’s presentation, attendees will network and learn about Global Emerging Leaders (GEL), a select leadership development offering for emerging entrepreneurs from American, Chinese and other international family enterprises. GEL prepares you for success as a next-generation leader of your family business by connecting you with peers and fellow business creators in circumstances you would actually face as an executive seeking to foster international and intergenerational business opportunities and the exchange of values and knowledge.

GEL represents a collaborative effort between two of the leading business schools in China and the US: Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. As the only comprehensive cross-cultural, experiential and immersive program for the next generation, GEL is the foundation upon which participants can build the competitive edge they need in the years to come.

Admission to this session is complimentary. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot here.


Pierre S. duPont
Partner, HPM Partners

Pierre is a personal advisor and a corporate growth consultant for mid-sized businesses and their owners; an active mentor and angel investor; and a semi-retired entrepreneur. With his thirty-five partners in six offices globally, he is also an independent wealth advisor for tech entrepreneurs, business owners, families and individuals through HPM Partners, LLC in New York City. He and his firm are affiliated with New York Private Bank and Trust and also with Emigrant Bank, a federally-charted, privately-owned bank founded in 1850.

For five years before joining HPM Partners, Pierre was at Two Sigma Investments, where he raised capital for the firm’s quant hedge funds and he invested personal capital in private deals in Mainland China.

Over twenty five years Pierre has been a private investor in many types of businesses from small to large sizes and in many geographies and business environments. Earlier, he was an entrepreneur, co-founding a number of software companies, including: Division Group, plc (LSE: DVG) the first public headset-based virtual-reality graphics hardware and software company in 1989 which he helped take public in 1993 and was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 1997; the first 2year-battery wireless micro-pedometer and biometric sensor company which was acquired by Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) in 2006 to become the core of the Nike+ Apple iPod/iPhone runner’s shoe system; and, the first web-based secure document repository and due-diligence/deal-room system which became Intralinks, Inc. (NYSE: IL).

Pierre advises friends and clients on global asset allocation, family offices, business strategy and business ownership.

After getting a B.Sc.E. at Princeton in 1982, Pierre started his career at Bolt, Beranek & Newman (BBN) as a research scientist and software engineer in computational linguistics, parallel processing, and statistical data analysis.


Julie Zhu
Program Manager
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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