We sat down with ACG Detroit Board Member and NextGen Chair Josh Reder, CFA, director of valuation advisory at Stout, to learn more about his role on the board. Watch the interview below.


NextGen is the next generation of business leaders and dealmakers in Detroit. Our group was established to focus on connecting young professionals in the middle-market industry with the resources needed for professional growth and development. We help strengthen the connection between young professionals and mid-to-late career professionals through structured networking, educational, mentorship and leadership opportunities.

NextGen is comprised of professionals under the age of 35 years old and is a cohort of ACG Detroit. When you join, you are an ACG Detroit member. Our membership consists of professionals across a variety of industries including private equity, M&A advisory, management consulting, lenders, legal, CPAs, corporate finance, C-Level executives, and other deal making professionals. Our mission for NextGen is to create an environment where young professionals in Detroit can interact, exchange best practices, and create opportunities while developing the future leaders of ACG Detroit. 



ACG Detroit NextGen gives you the opportunity to connect with like-minded business professionals and the leading dealmakers in Metro Detroit. The group includes:

Discounted Dues: Discounted annual membership dues are $324 for all members 35 years old or younger, discounted from $370 from our standard membership dues. 

Exclusive Programs: NextGen members receive access to all of the same programming as other chapter members plus the following programs:

  • Quarterly social events for NextGen members at local Detroit hot spots.
  • Quarterly "breakfast and learn" educational events.

Informative Monthly Events: Signature ACG events that feature some of the most prominent business leaders in the state, and topics relevant to a broad spectrum of businesses and industries. 

Summer, Fall and Holiday Socials: Summer Soiree social event, golf outing and an annual Holiday Party – Mingle Bells. 

Latest News: NextGen members receive a subscription to Middle Market Growth Magazine. 

Networking Opportunities: NextGen is the ideal way to make connections with like-minded business professionals in Metro Detroit that impact middle-market business. 



To apply for membership, click here where you’ll be guided through our online application process.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact the following or any NextGen committee member:

Josh Reder

Chair – NextGen or 989.615.9527


Emphani Aldridge Danielle Bass
Caleb Erbert Elizabeth Masserang
Dominic Polidori Brett Trombley 
Jacob Simon Alex Blitstein 




Summer Soiree: Next Step Studio, Ferndale

NextGen Happy Hour: HopCat, Royal Oak

Navigating a Recession Early in Your Career: Birmingham Community House

March Madness: The Dow, Birmingham



  NextGen Happy Hour: Detroit Fleet, Ferndale

  Summer Soiree: Next Step Studio, Ferndale

  March Madness: Slice, Birmingham


NextGen Sip & Learn: Planting Relationship Seeds to Grow Your Network, Berkley Common, Berkley March Madness, The Dow, Birmingham
Breakfast & Learn: The Evolution of Client Service, Bank of America, Troy Summer Soiree, Urbanrest Brewing Co., Ferndale
Happy Hour, Berkley Common Breakfast and Learn: Evolution of Qualified Buyer, Plante Moran
Summer Soiree, Vinotecca, Birmingham Breakfast and Learn: 10 Ways to Keep Real Estate from Killing the Deal, Colliers International Office, Southfield
March Madness, Tequila Blue, Royal Oak Breakfast and Learn: The Underperforming Business, Dickinson Wright, Detroit
Happy Hour, Calexico, Detroit  
Breakfast and Learn: Structuring and Financing the M&A Deal, BDO USA, LLP, Troy Happy Hour, Mad Hatter, Birmingham
Lunch and Learn: Valuation Drivers - Beyond the Numbers, Dykema, Bloomfield Hills March Madness, Tequila Blue, Royal Oak
Breakfast and Learn: Add-On Acquisitions, Honigman LLP, Detroit