Stars of Orange County and Inland Empire Business Dazzle at 2024 ACG Awards Gala


(IRVINE, Calif.) – Reflective of its “Starry, Starry Night” theme, the 29th annual ACG Awards gala held by the Association for Corporate Growth – Orange County chapter saw the luminaries in Southern California business come out on May 16 to honor the highest performing companies in the OC and Inland Empire. When it was all said and done, 10 emerged as the best of the best in their respective categories:

Corporate Responsibility - Mountain View Services (MVS)

Emerging Growth - PatientFi

Founders - FUTEK

Global - Identiv

Green/Sustainability - Great Scott Tree Services

Innovation - BioPhotas, Inc.

Reinventing - Precision Painting

Spotlight - ATI Restoration

Sustained Growth - Hal Hays Construction

Start-Up - Solidus

The evening’s festivities, emceed by CNBC Special Correspondent Jane Wells, capped a competition that kicked off last fall and involved a rigorous vetting process. More than 120 companies were nominated, with 30 of those ultimately earning finalist status following a series of interviews with ACG professional advisors. Finalists then went on to meet with a panel of independent judges, all of whom were former ACG Awards winners.

“We congratulate the winners as well our outstanding group of finalists,” said Mike Paleo, ACG Awards Co-Chair. They join a select group of companies that have become visionaries, leaders and major employers in Orange County and the Inland Empire. We also salute and thank our 14 esteemed judges who worked to identify the best of the best through their thoughtful, incisive interviews and deliberation.”

Co-Chair Kathy Lawson added, “The success of the companies that we celebrate is also a tribute to the success of ACG’s members — many of whom guide, support and advise our nominees. We would like to thank the members of the Awards Committee who volunteered countless hours of personal time to ensure that our event is conducted with the utmost integrity.”

For more information on the ACG Awards or other programs offered through ACG Orange County, please contact Executive Director Richard Meyers at


About ACG Orange County
The Association for Corporate Growth - Orange County chapter is part of a global organization that includes 60 chapters involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG's nearly 15,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services.