Association for Corporate Growth

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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.

Our next meeting will be April 10th, for a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at the Westlake Village Inn. Our speaker will be Kathy Peterson, Founder and President of Koi Design LLC. A former designer for companies raning from Guess to Carole Little, Kathy founded Koi Design to create scrubs for medical professionals that feature both comfort and style.

Registration is $40 in advance, $50 at the door.

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May 7th: A&D Panel
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
0 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village CA

In California's Soaring Aerospace & Defense Sector, What are the Best Strategies to Pursue Growth?

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Revenue for the Aerospace & Defense Industry is expected to grow about 5% in 2014, with slight declines in the defense spending strongly offset by robust commercial sales. Companies in this important sector of California’s economy are aiming to accelerate their growth through strategic M&A transactions or by focusing on internal growth.

What are the pros and cons of each of these alternatives? Can a company pursue both options? What are the trends in M&A activity in the A&D sector, and in market valuations? Come hear the answers from a panel of industry experts at the May 7 meeting of ACG 101.

Our panelists are:

Fred Duncan, President of B&B Manufacturing. Valencia-based B&B provides contract manufacturing, machining and assembly needs for commercial aerospace, military, military aerospace, general aviation and other industries in a 120,000 sf. campus, utilizing over 115 CNC machines. Fred has been with B&B for the past 35 years. He is a graduate of Polytechnic University.

Grant Hintze, CEO of Barry Controls Aerospace. Barry Controls, based in Burbank, is part of the Paris-based Hutchinson Group. It manufactures advanced solutions for controlling vibration, noise and shock in aircraft and in marine and land-based vehicles. Mr. Hintze joined the company as CEO in 2012, after leading five other aerospace companies, including Goodrich Aerospace, Goodrich De-Icing & Specialty Systems, Electromech Technologies, Meggitt Safety Systems and, most recently, the Malibu Division of Communications & Power Industries. He is a graduate of West Point  and earned a Masters in Finance at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Bill Hopkins, Co-President and Managing Principal of Odyssey Investment Partners.  One of the founders of Odyssey Investment Partners and based in the firm’s Woodland Hills office, Bill serves on the board of a number of companies in which the firm has invested. Prior to joining Odyssey, Mr. Hopkins was a member of the merchant banking group at GE Capital Corporation.  He is a graduate of UC San Diego and received his MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.

Mark Davidson, Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations at Wesco Aircraft. Based in Valencia, Wesco Aircraft (NYSE: WAIR) is a leading provider of supply chain management services to the aerospace industry. It supplies more than 500,000 parts, tools and electronic components to more than 7,400 customers from 43 locations in 12 countries. Mark previously was with Northrop Grumman Corp. Mark is a graduate of UCLA and has an MBA from USC. He served six years with the Navy, on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, and later studied at the Naval War College.

Our Moderator is Stephen Perry, Managing Director of Janes Capital Partners, an investment banking firm focused on the Aerospace & Defense industry. Steve specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate divestitures and leveraged recapitalizations. A&D transactions he has facilitated include the sale of Frontier Systems to Boeing, the sale of Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites to Northrop Grumman, and the sale of Composite Engineering to Kratos. A graduate of Georgetown, Steve earned his MBA at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.

Registration is $35 for ACG Members and $65 for others.

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ACG 101 Members:  Jumpstart Your Career or Candidate Search With JobSource!

ACG  101 Corridor Chapter is pleased to provide to its members ACG JobSource, an online resume and job posting service created to bring talent and opportunity together in the middle-market M&A and corporate growth community.  

ACG JobSource affords employers and recruiters access to highly qualified professionals with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs, and enables candidates to post resumes and manage their job search. 
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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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ACG 101 Corridor
3835-R E Thousand Oaks Blvd, #219
Westlake Village, CA  91362

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Board of Directors

Jeff Tillman
Crowe Horwath LLP

Lynda Roth
President Emeritus
LJR Consulting Services

Scott Galer
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

Jim Chevalier

Moss Adams

Ryan Bristol
Programs Co-Chair
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

David Martin
Programs Co-Chair
Union Bank

Nicole Carnation
Women in Corporate Growth
M&A Capital, LLC

David Bonrouhi
Sponsorship Co-Chair
Calabasas Capital

John Lockhart
Sponsorship Co-Chair
People Media Worldwide, Inc.
800.600.7111 x 224

Brian Rabinovitz
Membership Chair

Proactive Professional Solutions

Bret G. Anderson
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP
805.659.6800 x 241

Elsa R. Burton
Women in Corporate Growth

CitiBank Commercial Bank

Anthony Peña
Sponsorship Committee
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking

Justin Schneir, CLCS
Membership Committee
SGB NIA Insurance Brokers

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April 2: The Outlook for Mergers and Acquisitions Activity

May 7:  The Aerospace and Defense Industry


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