CHICAGO, January 15, 2019 –Baseball legend and businessman Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez will deliver the closing keynote address at the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG)’s 47th annual InterGrowth® conference held in Orlando, Florida, on May 6-8.
“We’re thrilled that Alex will headline InterGrowth,” said Scott Linch, chair of the InterGrowth planning committee and Managing Partner at DHG Private Equity. “In addition to his baseball field success, he has an accomplished interest in building and investing in businesses. Like many in the middle market, Alex is an entrepreneur, and he has a great deal to share about long-term ownership opportunities.”
ACG’s global dealmaking community will hear a firsthand account of Rodriguez’s unique story as a serial investor and business mentor. Rodriguez is best known for his baseball career, however, his real estate investments, asset management portfolio and philanthropic contributions show his acumen extends beyond an untouched grand slam record. During his 22-year career in professional baseball, Rodriguez hit an extraordinary 696 home runs — more grand slams than any person in history — and is one of only 29 players to join the 3,000-hit club. Rodriguez is a three-time MVP, a 14-time all-star, and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez is also known for his guest appearances on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and debuted a CNBC television pilot, “Back in the Game,” in which he served as a business mentor to former athletes facing financial distress.
InterGrowth has featured many notable speakers over its history, including basketball legend Magic Johnson; Twitter co-founder Biz Stone; former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; football quarterback Peyton Manning; political strategist Karl Rove; and former GE CEO Jeff Immelt.
“Alex joins the ACG roster of superstar InterGrowth keynote speakers,” said Pat Morris, ACG Global president and CEO. “ACG has a long history of finding sought-after world leaders and accomplished professionals to speak at InterGrowth, and this year we haven’t skipped a beat. We’re honored that Alex will share his expertise and unique story with us.”
InterGrowth is an annual event that brings together more than 2,000 middle-market professionals. Event highlights include both ACG DealSource®, draws a diverse group of investment bankers who schedule one-on-one meetings with InterGrowth attendees, and ACG Capital Connection® that provides a forum during the conference to discuss investment opportunities with participating private equity firms and family offices. Throughout InterGrowth, attendees benefit from a dynamic variety of speakers, programming and networking opportunities.
About the Association for Corporate Growth
Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters across the globe. ACG’s worldwide network comprises 90,000 professionals within the middle market, including 14,500 members who serve as the investors, lenders, owners, executives and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. For more information, please visit www.acg.org.
For more than half a century, InterGrowth has been the nexus of the middle-market dealmaking community. Pitchbook estimates that 2018 InterGrowth attendees were involved in more than one-third of U.S. private equity deals and sat on more than $189 billion in dry powder. In 2019, InterGrowth will be held May 6-8 at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. For more information, please visit www.InterGrowth.org.
About A-Rod Corp
While managing a record-breaking baseball career, Rodriguez founded A-Rod Corp, a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm. A-Rod Corp has since broadened its investment mandate to encompass assets across a wide array of industries, including sports and wellness, media and entertainment. Today, A-Rod Corp is led by Alex Rodriguez and a team of seasoned investment professionals. The organization manages both internal and external capital and employs more than 500 people.