24th Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference

Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference

Event Details


March 15, 2018 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM EDT

Location Name
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center

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Hotel reservations can be made here or call the Hyatt directly 888-421-1442.


Member 345; Non Member 410; Group Rates: 2 = 695; 3 = 1,025; 4 = 1,345

DealSource: Investment Banks 2 = 550; PEGs 1 = 800; 2 = 1,200


Thursday, March 15

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner

7:30-8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:40-9:30 am

Valerie Camillo, CRO, CMO, Washington Nationals

9:30-10:00 am


10:00-10:45 am

Brett Schulman, CEO, CAVA

10:50-11:35 am

Blockchain Technology: Fad or Wave of the Future

11:40 am-12:30 pm


12:30-1:20 pm

What Banks Wish They Could Do

1:30-2:20 pm

The Polaris Alpha Story: Building an Industry Leader

2:20-3:10 pm

Networking Break

3:15-4:05 pm

Healthcare: Can It Really Be Disrupted

4:10-5:00 pm

After the Deal Best Practices-Integration and Operations Improvement

5:00-7:30 pm

Networking Reception



Opening Speaker: Valerie Camillo, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Washington Nationals

Featured Interview: Brett Schulman, CEO, Cava Group, Inc


What Banks Wish They Could Do

Mark Rockefeller
, CEO, of StreetShares 

Affinity groups rely on common bonds of trust and shared experiences to unite members of their community.  Reston based StreetShares coalesces and monetizes these groups to improve financial services within their community.  Since launching in July 2014, StreetShares has provided over 1 billion in economic impact to communities, grown its members to 45,000,  recognized as an "Innovator of the Year", and raised 20 million this year in funding to scale its digital affinity model.
Sponsored by Baker Tilly 

Blockchain Technology: Fad or Wave of the Future

Blockchain, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, ICO, virtual currency, distributed ledger technology—how will this impact my business? Hear common misconceptions and the potential future impact of blockchain in technology, government contracting, and commercial real estate.


Leslie Gahagan, Manager, Client Services, Colliers International

Akbar Masood, Chief Strategy Officer, Strategic Advisor, Buoyant  Concepts

Dreadless Stubbs, Chief Marketing Officer, Hash Health

Sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson


The Polaris Alpha Story: Building an Industry Leader

How did emerging industry visionaries come together— now with more than 1,200 experts and over 250M in projected revenues. In 2016, Arlington Capital merged EOIR Technologies, Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS), and Proteus Technologies to form Polaris Alpha. Intelesys and Soledyn Solutions were added in 2017


Michael Lustbader, Managing Partner, Arlington Capital Partners

Pete Cannito, CEO, Polaris Alpha

Jay Jesse, President, Polaris Alpha

Sponsored by RSM


Healthcare: Can It Really Be Disrupted

•           Patient education and engagement

•           Innovation through technology

•           Virtual health and accessibility


Ashish Kachru, CEO, Altruista Health

David Samuels, CFO, DrFirst

Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, Inova Center for Personalized Health

Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch


After the Deal Best Practices - GovCon Integration and Operations Improvement

•           Align costs, fringe and G&A functions with growth

•           Why make G&A cost and service management a core competency

•           Best practices around GovCon operations and integration


John Hassoun, President and CEO, VT Group

Ben Lanius, CEO, HighPoint Global (recently acquired Primescape)

John Sutton, EVP and COO, KeyW (recently acquired Sotera)

Sponsored by Arena Strategic Advisors

Now in its 24th year, ACG National Capital’s Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference is a one-day event scheduled for Thursday, March 15, at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center. The conference will feature prominent speakers in the business community, the ACG DealSource component offering constructive one-on-one meetings with investment banks, limited partners and private equity groups, and unique, compelling programs throughout the day. This annual event provides great value to our 400 members and sponsors, and attracts a large group of leading executives from the Mid-Atlantic’s markets.


The conference offers dynamic networking, deal-sourcing and educational sessions attracting a virtual who's who of middle market growth and M&A professionals from the region. In 2017 over 300 executives strengthened their professional relationships for sourcing and successfully completing transactions, learned about current trends and best practices, and gained important insights to the deal-making communities.

ACG DealSource is the most efficient way for investment banks, private equity firms and limited partners to schedule and conduct brief one-on-one private meetings within one day in one location.


Hotel reservations can be made here or call the Hyatt directly 888-421-1442.


Cancellation Policy: Your registration payment less a 75 processing fee will be refunded if a written cancellation request is received on or by March 6. Substitutes are welcome.


Note: ACG National Capital event registration implies consent that any pictures or video taken during the event can be used for event coverage and promotional purposes without remuneration.


If you have any questions, please contact our offices at 703-584-0246, acg@acgcapital.org


Hosted by: ACG
National Capital