Burt Alimansky is chairman and founder of The Capital Roundtable, America’s leading conference company for the middle-market private equity community, focusing on the “need-to-know” information needs of general and limited partners, and their colleagues and portfolio company managers. As a professional corporate director, he has served on the boards of several successful companies, including PetSmart Inc. He has been president of the New York chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, president of the Harvard Business School Club of New York, a national board member of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and a board member of the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. He co-founded and chaired the City of New York’s annual Venture Capital Conference, and has been active in several professional organizations, including (among others) the National Venture Capital Association, the Investors' Circle, the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, the Entrepreneurship Institute, the Financial Women's Association, and the Software and Information Industries Association. He is a member of the Harvard and Dartmouth Clubs of New York City. He has frequently addressed banking and corporate finance seminars and conferences, and has been interviewed in such media as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and CBS News. He was saluted by the Mayor for his "noteworthy commitment to the economic vitality" of New York City and he was honored with an Entrepreneur of the Year award by Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, and Inc. Magazine. In 2012 he was named the recipient of the Peter Hilton Founder’s Award by the Association for Corporate Growth’s New York Chapter; the annual award recognizes contributions to the Chapter and to the middle-market mergers and acquisitions community. At Harvard Business School, he was elected in 1989 by the alumni to the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, and in 1977 by the faculty to the honorary Century Club. He is an honors graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was editor of the daily campus newspaper. He is an alumnus of the NASBIC Venture Capital Institute.