Deal Hunters (Young Professionals): A Conversation & Company Case Study w/ Battery Ventures

ACG Boston Deal Hunters

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May 14, 2019 6 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

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Join the young professionals of Boston's M&A community for an evening of networking and a casual conversation with Battery Ventures' General Partner Michael Brown on innovations in the consumer industry, featuring a case study and discussion with one of their investment companies, J. Hilburn, a rapidly growing men’s apparel company disrupting the traditional supply chain and retail model.

About J. Hilburn

J. Hilburn is bringing luxurious, high quality, personalized men’s apparel to the market at affordable prices. By sourcing fabric directly from Italy, selling direct to consumers, and using the latest technology to compress the traditional supply chain, J. Hilburn is able to offer a tailored fit with customized options at half the price of premium brands found in stores. Over the past year, the company has rapidly expanded from its Dallas, Texas roots to over 300 field representatives, 7,500 customers and a growing assortment of products.


Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Battery Ventures
General Partner

Since joining Battery Ventures in 1998, Michael has made, or managed, multiple investments spanning the financial-services, enterprise-software and technology-enabled business-services markets. Currently, Michael serves on the boards of AuditBoard, IDI Direct Insurance (TASE: IDIN), J. Hilburn, Joor, KeyMe, Newforma, Nitro Software, Panjiva, Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO), RiskIQ, Vidyard, Vndly, and Xenex. In addition, he has been actively involved with Battery’s investments in Bluestem Brands (acquired Capmark Financial Group), Bonfire (merged into GTY Technology Holdings Inc.), ChemConnect (acquired by InterContinental Exchange), ExactTarget (NYSE: ET, acquired by, The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) (acquired by Euronext), Mendix (acquired by Siemens), MRU Holdings, Neolane (acquired by Adobe), OutlookSoft Corporation (acquired by SAP), ServiceTitan and TradeKing (acquired by Ally Financial).

From 1996 to 1998, Michael was a member of the high-technology group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked on debt and equity financings as well as mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was a financial analyst within Goldman’s financial-institutions group. There he focused on mergers and acquisitions within asset management, insurance, specialty finance and retail/mortgage banking. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a dual BS in finance and international business. He is currently on the board of the National Venture Capital Association.

Denise Rosenblum

Denise Rosenblum

J. Hilburn
Senior Managing Partner

Denise Rosenblum is the President and Founder of Dynamic Development, a training company that specializes in developing employees to become stronger communicators, managers and leaders. Denise works with companies to create an environment where employees feel valued as a result of career development, training, feedback and coaching.

Denise has over 30 years of professional development and marketing experience having worked at global companies including McCann Erickson, Young and Rubicam, Hill Holliday and Arnold Worldwide.

Denise is a seasoned trainer, speaker, executive coach and an expert in communication skills, customer service and management and leadership development. She has excellent insight into people’s strengths and opportunities for growth.

In her current role, as President of Dynamic Development, Denise has an extensive track record of building successful managers and leaders. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Executive leadership and management coaching
  • Identifying communication styles and how/where to flex your style
  • Providing talent assessment evaluations to company leadership
  • Building business through relationships and excellent client service
  • Performance management and giving constructive feedback
  • Developing and delivering successful and engaging presentations
  • Conducting efficient and productive meetings
  • Time management and prioritization
Event Secondary Body


  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm: Registration and Networking
  • 6:30pm – 7:15pm – Presentation and Q&A
  • 7:15pm – 8:30pm – Networking


Who Attends

Attendees include young M&A professionals from:

  • Private Equity
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Development
  • Lending
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Management
  • Family Offices
  • VCs
  • Banking
  • Wealth Management
  • LPs and more



  Early Onsite
Members $50 $60
Non-Members $85 $100

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