Johannes Masserer’s lifelong passion is connecting people in meaningful ways. As Executive Director of the Association for Corporate Growth, Los Angeles (“ACG LA”), the premier M&A dealmaking community, he has the privilege to serve and lead a group of over 600 passionate middle-market professionals. ACG Los Angeles is comprised of approximately 25% IB's, 35% PE and 40% Transactional Advisors in the global community of middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders focused on driving growth.
Previously, as Director of Membership at Jonathan Club, a private social club with a rich and progressive history, he was tasked with managing membership and member relations of one of the largest, most prominent Clubs in Southern California. Before that, Johannes worked at United Way of Greater Los Angeles and its Tocqueville Society. Prior to that at Patina Restaurant Group, he was the lead for Primetime EMMYS Governors Ball. He began his career at three Ritz-Carlton Hotels, starting out in New Orleans and moving to California after Hurricane Katrina.
Johannes has continuously been invested in select community, cultural and civic organizations. He has held leadership roles as the director of the Los Angeles Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany (New York), as the transatlantic liaison and a founding board member of United Way Germany (Berlin). He has also served on several other nonprofit boards including American Red Cross (LA Region), Pasadena Museum of History and Rotary Club of Los Angeles (“LA5”), where he remains an active member and chairs the Berlin Committee.
Johannes holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame (Mendoza), where he competed on the varsity fencing team that won the NCAA National Championship twice, and from Claremont Graduate University (Drucker). Johannes is married to his college sweetheart Amy, an Educational Therapist. Together with their young sons, they reside in Pasadena in the San Gabriel Valley of Greater Los Angeles.