Rising Stars 2023-2024

Nominations for the 2023-2024 Class of ACG Los Angeles’ Rising Stars Program is now closed and the class is set!  ACG LA is proud to offer this program to our key sponsors and professionals involved on board committees prior to reaching out to the broader ACG LA community.

Now in its eleventh “class” year, the program focuses on younger professionals involved with corporate growth,  development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG Los Angeles' Rising Stars assembles a broad cross-section of deal professionals including attorneys, capital providers, investment bankers, private equity investors, and related service professionals. With well over 150 participants since inception, the first several classes of Rising Stars gave the program very favorable reviews for both discussion content and the strong connections they made with other Rising Stars in the deal community.  We are very excited to continue building on this success.

Comprised of six formally programmed sessions, the Rising Stars program targets younger professionals in the ACG community (who may or may not be members) that seek to enhance and jump start their networking efforts and personal brand. The program also include more informal networking opportunities with other members of the program. The sessions are typically held in the West Los Angeles area in the late afternoon.

Sessions take the form of an educational component combined with social networking. Sample session topics include:

  • Best practices for professional networking
  • How to jump start your networking efforts
  • How to balance “inside” office responsibilities with the need to “get out” and network
  • Developing a unique angle to market yourself and your firm

Please Join Us in Welcoming the Class of 2023-2024 Rising Stars!

  • Josh Brenits, Director, Client Services | 8020 Consulting
  • Jennifer Cohen, Partner | Sklar Kirsh
  • Andrew Colmar, Vice President | Intrepid Investment Bankers
  • Sean Crowe, Associate | Sheppard Mullin
  • Brett Crowell, Senior Manager | GHJ Advisors
  • James Edwards, Vice President | Wealth Advisor Bernstein Private Wealth Mgmt
  • Sheila Emami,Vice President St. Cloud
  • Vanessa Han, Associate | Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
  • Charlie Hartwick, Financial Sponsors Coverage Group | Houlihan Lokey
  • Ryan Kashfian, Corporate Associate | Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Rutger Knottnerus, Relationship Manager | Armanino LLP
  • Wilson Ma, Vice President | Endeavour Capital
  • Maeve McMahon, Associate | Cascadia Capital
  • Arthur Moore, Attorney | Greenberg Glusker LLP
  • Cameron O'Leary, Managing Director | Solganick & Co.
  • Mariana  Orozco, Tax Supervisor | Withum
  • Angela Peters, Director of Business Development | Corbel Capital
  • Cody  Punzal, Financial Analyst | Houlihan Lokey
  • Jackie  Richman, Audit Director | CohnReznick
  • Ryan  Rubley, Producer | Lockton
  • Breshaun Rucker, Associate Financial Sponsors Group, Middle Market | Bank of America
  • Helena  Song, Senior Manager, Assurance | BPM
  • Ryan  Tunnell, Senior Vice President, Senior Wealth Advisor | Comerica 
  • Mark Vible, Associate, Corporate & Financial Services | Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Connor Wilhelm, Wealth Advisor | Miracle Mile Advisors
  • Cray Yoo, Vice President, Healthcare M&A | Kroll

For further information, contact our VP of Young Professionals, Jonathan Zucker, Intrepid Investment Bankers, at jzucker@intrepidib.com.  (310) 478-9000