Rising Stars 2016-2017

Next Meeting: Jan. 25th Thursday at  offices of Duff & Phelps - 10100 Santa Monica Blvd. 11th Floor  Los Angeles CA, 90067  David Akert will be the guest speaker. 4 - 7 pm.   March 22 will be at Houlihan Lokey with Eloqui speaking. 

Now in its sixth “class” year, the program focuses on younger professionals involved with corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG 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 100 participants since inception, the first five 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 build on this success.

Comprised of five 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. The program also includes more informal networking opportunities with other members of the program. The sessions are typically held in the Century City area in the late afternoon.

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

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

Ideal Rising Stars candidates fit the following profile:

  • Five plus years of experience
  • Should be top players in your company/firm with strong command of their business
  • Nominee should express a desire to want to network and be active in ACG
  • Nominee should be willing to commit to attend the series of events (with support from nominating firm), and be an engaged participant.  

The program costs $650 for the year and includes a FULL YEAR ACG LA Membership. We feel the Rising Stars will get more value from their participation, if they have access to all of the services and discounts from ACG.  We are targeting to launch our new class program in September 2017.

Our LA Chapter Annual and Networking Sponsors can nominate a member of their firm to the highly successful "Rising Stars" program. For further information, contact our VP of Young Professionals, Adam Abramowitz of Intrepid Investment Bankers at aabramowitz@intrepidib.com.  (310) 478-9000