ACG Denver Welcomes New President and Four New Board Members

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Denver, CO – September 1, 2019–ACG Denver, Denver’s premier organization for middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders, welcomes four new board members: Tim Keating, Nadine Pietrowski, Michelle Rowland and Ed Schenkein– as well as a new president: Joanne Baginski.

Joanne Baginski is the leader of Plante Moran’s transaction advisory practice for the Rocky Mountain region and has been involved in hundreds of transactions on both the buy and sell side, including quality of earnings, working capital targets and resolution, profitability analysis, and carve-out financial statements. For 25 years, she has served clients in manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, professional services, consumer products, technology, and real estate. Joanne speaks regularly and has authored many articles on business transition planning and transactions.

Tim Keating is President of Keating Wealth Management and oversees all investment counseling with 34 years of Wall Street experience, including 17 years’ experience as the principal owner of Keating Investments, which he founded in 1997. During its existence, Keating Investments managed three investment funds, including two private funds and a publicly traded closed-end fund focused on pre-IPO investing. Tim is the author of numerous white papers on a variety of issues relating to the capital markets and also served on the Equity Capital Formation Task Force, whose members consisted of leaders from America’s startup and small-capitalization company ecosystems.

Nadine Pietrowski is the Denver Office Managing Partner at Crowe LLP, a Crowe Global member firm. She also leads the Audit Business Unit in Denver. She has more than 25 years of audit and attestation experience, including extensive experience providing financial statement audits, reviews, compilations, internal audit, audit readiness consulting, internal control assessment and due diligence assistance. She has significant expertise working with companies in the cannabis, manufacturing and distribution, real estate development and service industries. Nadine is a conference speaker and has taught professional accounting and auditing seminars and training courses at the national level.

Michele Rowland is the partner in charge of the Corporate and Finance practice in Ballard Spahr's Denver office. She is an experienced attorney specializing in complex middle market M&A transactions, including competitive auctions, carve outs, dispositions, cross-border transactions, and platform add-on strategies.  Michele represents companies in debt and equity finance transactions, including senior and subordinated loan structures, mezzanine debt and intercreditor matters, along with restructurings, equity financings, and private placements.  Michele is a member of her firm's Strategic Planning Committee and is the former co-chair of its Private Equity practice group.

Ed Schenkein is the lead assurance and advisory partner in Denver for Singer Lewak, bringing experience with both private and publicly-traded companies as well as advisement on profit enhancement, corporate restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions. Ed has client service responsibilities in the business sectors of investor-backed private companies, entrepreneur and family-owned companies, as well as public companies. His experience in litigation consulting services includes economic damage analysis, expert witness testimony, business and intellectual property valuation, and forensic accounting.

“We are a strong chapter in a dynamic and innovative business environment,” says Joanne Baginski, new ACG Denver President. “As we move towards the year 2020, ACG Denver’s goal is to understand and communicate the trends in middle market growth so that we can best serve our members and affiliates. It is my honor to take the helm as president during this exciting time.”