DBusiness Breakfast Series: Going Public

On Tuesday, Nov., 16, the DBusiness Breakfast Series conducted at The Icon, a Class A office property along Detroit’s east riverfront, centered on Michigan companies that have been taken public and the unique challenges they faced in the lead up to a stock offering. Attendees enjoyed a strolling breakfast and networking before a panel discussion that featured four panelists — Tony Colucci, CFO at Alta Equipment Group in Livonia; Alex Elezaj, CSO at United Wholesale Mortgage in Pontiac; Jim Taylor, CEO and founder of Electric Last Miles Solutions in Troy; and Fred Turcotte, CFO of Hagerty Group in Traverse City. Sponsors included UHY, Detroit Pistons, Dickinson Wright, Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, Horizon Bank, Fishbeck, and Brieden Consulting Group. // Photographs by Jake Bekemeyer