ACG Philadelphia Welcomes New President and Board Members


Philadelphia, PA, September 5, 2019— ACG Philadelphia, the leading community for middle market M&A dealmakers, is pleased to announce that Michael Jacoby has been named President and that seven new members have joined its Board of Directors:

Michael Jacoby
Phoenix Capital


Leo Helmers
Private Capital
Alix James
Nielsen - 
Tim Kardish
Sussex Wire
David Lorry
Versa Capital
Satya Ponnuru
Brad Segal


They join our existing Board Members who will execute on ACG Philadelphia’s mission and strategies over the coming two years.

“Recently recognized as ACG Chapter of the Year, ACG Philadelphia’s community of M&A dealmakers has reached record levels and the organization continues to innovate to meet the evolving needs of those members. The new board members, a group of experienced and talented leaders, bring their unique perspective to ACG,” said Michael Jacoby, who is newly elected as President of ACG Philadelphia and serves as Senior Managing Director of Phoenix Capital Resources. He thanks and acknowledged his predecessor, Jan Monster, Vice President Corporate Development, Teleflex for taking the Chapter to new heights and doing it with great charisma and dedication.  

Jacoby also
recognizes the outgoing board members and thanks them for their time and expertise including: William Eginton, AMETEK; Drew Pressman, JM Search; Bharat Ramprasad, Stifel; Michael Probst, Teleflex; Kathleen King, Day & Zimmerman; and Matthew Gubicza, Univest.

A complete list of ACG Philadelphia’s 2019-2020 board of directors is provided below.

2019 – 2020 Board of Directors

  • Brian Doerner, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Jonathan Chou, Eureka Equity Partners (Program Co-Chair)
  • Kristy DelMuto, LLR Partners (ACGWomen Chair)
  • Patrick Dolan, Delancey Street Partners (M&A East Co-Chair)
  • Nina Fairchild, Citibank
  • Lauren Harrington, Stifel 
  • Scott Heery, KPMG LLP
  • Max Heller, RSM US LLP (Treasurer)
  • Leo Helmers, Susquehanna Private Capital, LLC
  • Michael Jacoby Phoenix Capital Resources (President)
  • Robert Jaffe, Baker Tilly (Membership Chair)
  • Alix James, Nielsen Kellerman (PEER)
  • Tim Kardish, Sussex Wire (PEER)
  • Erin Lizotte, Berwind Corporation (ACGU Co-Chair)
  • David Lorry, Versa Capital Management LLC (M&A East Co-Chair)
  • Brian McDaid, Spring Capital Partners (ACGU Co-Chair)
  • Matt Moran, Inverness Graham (M&A East Co-Chair)
  • Christopher Miller, Pepper Hamilton LLP (PEER)
  • Jonathan Moyer, Reed Smith LLP
  • Satya Ponnuru, NewSpring Capital (Program Co-Chair)
  • Dan Ryan, Milestone Partners
  • Brad Segal, Comcast Corporation (Strategic Acquirers’ Chair)
  • John Talbot, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (Marketing Chair)
  • Anne Vazquez, NewSpring Capital (SaaS Industry Conference Chair)

About ACG Philadelphia
ACG Philadelphia is the leading network for more than 650 middle market M&A professionals who are focused on facilitating relationships valuable to successfully completing transactions, educating dealmakers on trends, and promoting awareness of our vibrant dealmaking community.

About 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.