What: ACG Members represent the most active and engaged professionals within the middle market. They embody ACG’s mission of driving middle-market growth by carrying out their own missions: to source and close deals, to grow their own organizations, to win business, and to continue developing their own careers. When you join ACG you gain access to the exclusive network and benefit from the connections that ACG actively facilitates.
Who: Are you among the middle-market’s foremost, deal-making, business-growing, investment-finding, career-building, acquisition-targeting, talent-sourcing, hand-shaking professionals? Do you aspire to be? Then ACG is for you!
Why ACG According to our Members:
"The addition of ACG to [the 757] ecosystem is a natural next step to round out our region's support of entrepreneurs and privately held businesses. I'm excited to see how this great organization can enhance the work of the team at 757 Angels in creating and supporting our economic growth."
-Monique Adams, Executive Director, 757 Angels
“ACG is a business organization focused on helping pros grow their firms. The network I have built from ACG provides me with great ideas and answers to my most complex questions...whether M&A, growth pains or current law or tax changes."
-Tim Meyers, CFO, Embody (headquartered in Norfolk);Past President, ACG National Capital
“I’ve been a member for nearly nine years. I originally joined to expand my business network and meet professionals from across the metro area working in businesses and industries that were growing and innovating. My expectations have been exceeded with the number of new professionals I am now connected with and the educational breakfast presentations on topics that are pertinent to any growing organization.”
-Mark Fortino, Country Club Bank, ACG Kansas City
“Years ago, I joined ACG as a career private wealth manager. After ‘retiring’ I continued membership to stay current with capital markets people and activities. Now as the Founder and Managing Director of KCRise Fund, a venture capital group which invests in KC region high growth, early-stage technology companies, the added focus of ACG to our region’s NextGen entrepreneurs has enriched my membership and relationships.”
-Darcy Howe, KCRise Fund, ACG Kansas City
“ACG has helped me build my personal brand/reputation, which has proved important lately as I launched a new M&A firm after leaving my previous firm of 10+ years. I’ve also gotten business referred from individuals with whom my relationships either started with or were solidified by ACG.”
-Mark Phillips, Past President of ACG Raleigh Durham and the Piedmont Triad; Managing Director, Lamkin Road
The value of ACG is a “network of people whom I feel comfortable reaching out to, sending business to, and overall enjoy their company.”
-Anna Townsend, Partner at Cherry Bekaert; VP of Programs for ACG Raleigh Durham.