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Our speakers were
Trixy Weiss, President and CEO of Genesis Auctions; Leslie King, CEO of King Nutronics Corporation; and Alison Bauerlein, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and CFO of Inogen Inc.

Moderating the discussion was Valarie Wright, President of Val Wright Consulting and author of the forthcoming book, "Thoughtfully Ruthless -- The Key to Exponential Growth."

Women in Corporate Growth
is a small, invitation-only group of professional women along the 101 corridor who are focused on companies in the middle- to upper-middle market.
WCG meets quarterly to discuss topics related to corporate finance and transactions, share best practices, build relationships, and recognize local female business executives.

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Consumer Products - February 4th

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
7:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village CA

Consumer Products –
Full Shelves, Fat Wallets


Despite a slight slowdown in the fourth quarter of 2014, economic growth and consumer spending is expected to grow at a healthy pace during 2015.

Hiring is on the rise, job openings are at a near-record level, and layoffs are scarce. Lower gasoline prices means money not spent at the pump is available for other kinds of purchasing.

All this points to an increase in consumer spending, with retail sales forecast to rise by 5% to 6% during the year for everything from cars and clothing to housing and recreation.

What is the outlook for specific industries in the consumer sector? How can companies position themselves to take advantage of these positive trends?

Come hear the answers from a panel of industry experts at the February 4th breakfast meeting of ACG 101 at the Westlake Village Inn.

Our panelists are:

Cameron Hill, CEO, SunBrite TV, Thousand Oaks

Andy Sreden, Founder and President of Premium Quality Lighting/PQL Inc., Simi Valley, and

Robert Blair, Board Member, Uncle Milton, Inc., Agoura Hills, and Managing Director, KCB Private Equity, Pasadena

Our Moderator is Keith M. Gregory, a Partner with the law firm Snell & Wilmer, Los Angeles

Cameron Hill joined SunBrite TV in mid-2012, bringing 12 years of senior-level executive experience to the manufacturer of flat-screen TVs specially designed to be installed outdoors. The sets resist the effects of rain, dirt, insects, extreme temperature and UV rays. Previously he was with UniNet, Makita USA, Arconix and IBM Global Services. He has a Masters in Public Administration and Business from Cal State Northridge.

Andy Sreden founded Premium Quality Lighting 25 years ago and grew it to a national distributor of energy-efficient lighting products, with four distribution centers across the country. Its customers include the Navy, government facilities, school districts, cities and retailers. Andy skipped college, going into business straight out of high school and buying his first home at 19, with his own money. He doesn’t disclose PCL’s financials, but acknowledges that it is "a multi-million-dollar business."

Robert Blair, in addition to serving on the Board of Uncle Milton, is Managing Director of KCB Private Equity, focusing on acquiring and supporting the firm’s portfolio companies. His experience with small and middle-market companies also includes his work with Dubin Clark, a leveraged buyout firm, and as a Manager with Arthur Andersen. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, with honors. 

Moderator Keith M. Gregory has been a Commercial Litigation Partner with law Snell & Wilmer since 2011. Previously he was a Partner with Greenberg & Bass. In addition to general business matters and disputes, he has extensive experience with licensing agreements, trade secret matters and other intellectual property issues. A graduate of UCLA, he earned his JD at the University of San Diego School of Law.

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About ACG 101

ACG 101 is one of the fastest-growing chapters of The Association for Corporate Growth, the premier international organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. ACG 101 serves corporate executives and professionals in the West Valley-Ventura County-Santa Barbara areas. 

Members of ACG are CEOs, CFOs and COOs of middle market or growing corporations, as well as members of the professional services companies that serve these corporations, such as private equity firms, investment bankers, lenders, attorneys and accountants. ACG has nearly 12,000 members representing 5,000 companies in 53 chapters throughout North America, Europe and in Mexico.

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3835-R E Thousand Oaks Blvd, #219
Westlake Village, CA  91362

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Mark Your Calendar
Save The Date for these ACG 101 events:

Feb. 4 – Consumer Products
Westlake Village Inn
Mar. 4 – Food and Agriculture
Spanish Hills Country Club
April 1 – Mergers & Acquisitions
Westlake Village Inn
May 6 – The Aerospace Industry
Location to be announced
June 3 – Source of Capital for Growing Companies.
Westlake Village Inn
Aug. 6 – Wine Social (evening)
Westlake Village Inn
Sept. 2 – The Automotive Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Oct. 7 – The Apparel Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Oct. 15 – Stars of the 101 Banquet: M&A Awards
Westlake Village Inn
Nov. 4 – The Restaurant Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Nov. – Women in Corporate Growth Annual Luncheon
Location and date to be announced
Dec. – ACG 101 Holiday Party
Location and date to be announced

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