ACG NY VIP Corporate Development Officer Roundtable Series

Corporate Development Officer Roundtable 1.21.21

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January 21, 2021 5 PM - 6:30 PM EST

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A quarterly meeting for Corporate Development Officers (CDOs) and other M&A, Transactional and Strategy executives, generally from companies.
This exclusive, strictly peer-to-peer, meeting is an excellent forum for Corporate Development Officers and other corporate transactional executives to share experiences and best practices while developing relationships in a convenient, enjoyable, and relaxing setting.
5:00-5:05pm: Welcome by ACG NY Board Member Claudine Cohen, Managing Principal, Transaction & Turnaround Advisory, CohnReznick
5:05-6:00pm: Panel Discussion + Q&A
Topic: How are strategics & CDO’s within developing new business relationships and executing deals
6:00-6:30pm: Virtual networking
This event is by invitation only.


Gary Cooley, Speaker

Gary Cooley

Anser Advisory
COO & Corporate Development Director

Gary Cooley is the Chief Corporate Development Officer of Anser Advisory, a private equity-backed Capital Asset Advisory firm.  His primary focus is on leading the Acquisition strategy and integration programs where they have acquired nine firms in the last 24 months. Prior to joining Anser, he was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for ARCADIS where he led the M&A program for North America.  Gary has held a number of senior financial and operations roles in the AEC industry over his career. He holds an M.B.A. from San Diego State University and a B.A. in finance from the University of San Diego and is a C.P.A. in California.

Rachael McClure

Rachael McClure

Director of Corporate Development

Rachael's bio and background will be updated soon.


Claudine Cohen, Moderator

Managing Principal, Transactions & Turnaround Advisory

Claudine Cohen is a managing principal and leader of CohnReznick’s Transactions & Turnaround Advisory practice. In this role, she oversees an integrated team of transaction, valuation, restructuring, project finance, and dispute resolution professionals serving clients throughout the lifecycles of their businesses. With specific expertise in managing opportunities and roadblocks that can impact a business moving forward, Claudine and her team help clients achieve optimal outcomes in protecting and growing stakeholder value.

With more than 25 years of business experience, Claudine serves as an adviser to public and private companies, both domestically and internationally. Her clients comprise the full gamut of financial sponsors including private equity investors, independent sponsors, family offices, alternative investment funds, lenders, and strategic investors. Her areas of knowledge include strategic advisory, quality of earnings analyses, identifying revenue sources and profitability drivers, examining operating cost structure and sustainability factors, investigating business models including cash flow and financial projections, reviewing quality and realization of assets and liabilities, identifying working capital requirements and negotiating positions, post-close working capital verification, and adjustment mechanisms.  

Claudine is a member of CohnReznick’s Executive Board and co-leads the firm’s Financial Sponsors practice,  She was named to Mergers and Acquisitions 2019 list of the most influential women in mid-market M&A, and Crain’s NY 2018 most notable women in consulting. She has authored several articles focused on buy and sell-side due diligence, working capital, and purchase price allocation.

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Hosted by: ACG
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ACG NY Virtual Events Terms & Conditions

Pricing: Complimentary for ACG Members

$25 for Non-members