Summit Steering Committee

Summit Co-chairs


Brent Baxter
Managing Director, Nolan & Associates
ACG St. Louis

Brent joined Nolan in 2019, bringing over 25 years of sell side and buy side advisory experience from his relationships and transactions with privately-owned and family businesses, Fortune 10 corporations and leading private equity groups. To this point in his M&A career, Brent has closed over 200 transactions with an aggregate value of over $1 billion.

Brent is on the Executive Committee and is the Chair of Finance for the Global Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). ACG has 14,500 members and is the world’s leading organization serving middle-market M&A deal-makers and business leaders focused on driving growth. He is also spearheading ACG’s efforts to further build the organization’s outreach to corporate development professionals. Brent also serves on the board of the St. Louis ACG chapter.


Aaron Polack
Director of Business Development, Lion Equity Partners
ACG Denver

Aaron joined Lion Equity as an Associate in 2008. Currently, Aaron manages the business development activities of the company including deal sourcing and evaluation, marketing, and add-on acquisition efforts for portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Lion Equity, Aaron was an Investment Banking Analyst for JPMorgan. At JPMorgan, he was responsible for financial valuation and analysis, due diligence, and evaluating M&A opportunities for mid-corporate companies in the Rocky Mountain region.

Aaron started his career in the Asset Management Group at PNC Bank. At PNC, Aaron was actively involved in all aspects of Asset Management and Capital Markets trading activity for the bank.

Summit Steering Committee

Pat Belotti
Director, Venture Integration, Microsoft

Ian Bone
Acquisitions & B2B Strategy, Save a Lot

Carlos Ferreira
Transaction Advisory Services Practice Leader, Grant Thornton

Andy Gillard
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Development, AT&T

Joe Kuriskose
Head of Corporate Development/M&A,Kimberly-Clark

Event Details


November 4 - 5, 2019

$975 - $1175