ACG Atlanta: Pathways to Growth


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January 19, 2023 5 PM - 8 PM EST

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To advance our D.E.I. objectives in 2023, we have developed a theme-centered campaign entitled The Pathways Series. The premise of our event series is to establish a platform for prospective, new, and existing members of our M&A Community to receive and participate in thought leadership, education, and resource sharing historically perceived as inaccessible or isolated to the realm of private equity and capital management elite. We chose this theme as an opportunity to foster heightened educational awareness, visibility, professional connections, and access to fiscal management tools, resources, and asset channels for personal business owners’ and associated M&A scholars, practitioners, and leaders.

To kick off our event series in 2023, we are coordinating a premier evening event on January 19th, 2023, entitled Pathways to Growth: A Conversation

This event will serve as a platform for members of the M&A Community, including intermediaries, development officers, attorneys, accountants, lenders, business & finance executives, and students to meet, greet, and share insights and ideas with the top private equity and capital providers in the region. This event will include a thought-provoking conversation with attendees and leaders in the M&A Community engaged in dialogue surrounding how business leaders can navigate the complexities of corporate growth and Middle Market deal-making, especially among the underrepresented demographics within the M&A Community. 


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Dr. Donte Vaughn

CEO & Managing Partners

Facilitator Dr. Donte Vaughn, DM, is the CEO and Managing Partner of CultureWorx, a company dedicated to providing Culture Performance Management solutions to help organizations measure, manage, and foster cultural change through “real-time” learning and practice.

Dr. Vaughn is an expert in Organizational Leadership, Workforce Management, and Company Culture. He has over 17 years of senior-level executive experience driving results in the public and private business sectors; fostering the design and implementation of business growth and leadership strategies and serving companies throughout the U.S. and globally.

Before launching CultureWorx, Dr. Vaughn founded and managed a boutique Operational Management Consulting practice serving the growth business community. He has also consulted with firms in providing labor strategy and workforce management solutions for the industrial market space.

Dr. Vaughn studied at Drexel University and the University of Phoenix and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Management, a Master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership, and a Doctor of Management (DM).

His professional memberships include the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), National Speakers Association (NSA), National Small Business Association – Leadership Council, and the National Business Educators Association (NBEA). Dr. Vaughn is an Official Member of the Forbes Business Council.

He is the co-author of the Amazon Best Seller: From Culture to Culture: The System to Define, Implement, Measure, and Improve Your Company Culture.

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