Frequently Asked Questions about GEAR

What is GEAR?

The Growth Equity-backed Executive Atlanta Roundtable (GEAR) is a network of growth equity-backed, c-suite executives that offers topical, insightful programs driven by peer CEOs and CFOs. Each gathering offers ample time for networking, idea sharing and group discussion in a confidential peer only environment.

Why should I be part of this network?

The value of this confidential, peer only network is the opportunity to:

  • Engage with a community of like-minded executives who live the challenges and opportunities of Growth Equity backing.
  • Collaborate with peers to gain exposure to ideas and managerial tactics that can help drive growth and optimize the relationship with your equity partner.
  • Share experiences and best practices to succeed at every turn, from navigating the investment process and managing growth to planning a future exit.

What should I expect?

We have 5 simple guidelines:

  • Events are Invitation Only to executives at current or recently exited Growth Equity-backed companies
  • Seating is limited to keep our sessions intimate and interactive
  • Discussions are 100% confidential, affording attendees the opportunity to speak openly
  • Attendees should be prepared to discuss what you do know, and ask questions about what you don't
  • Critical issues faced by Growth Equity-backed companies are addressed and we always encourage feedback to guide future topics

I'm a C-Level executive at a Growth Equity Backed Company, how do I get an invitation to participate?

Please email Meg Williams (Executive Director) at

Do I have to be a member of ACG to participate?

While you do not need to be a member of ACG Atlanta, we encourage you to explore membership of this vibrant community of dealmakers.

What is ACG Atlanta?

The Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the leading network for middle market M&A professionals focused on facilitating relationships valuable in sourcing and successfully completing transactions, educating dealmakers on trends and best practices and promoting awareness of our vibrant dealmaking community. 

The Atlanta Chapter has a membership of 700 of our region’s most successful financial and strategic dealmakers.  There are more than 15,000 dealmakers in 61 ACG chapters around the globe.