Letter from the President

Welcome to ACG San Francisco!

Thank you for being a part of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth network. The Middle Market is an exciting space to be!

ACG is the pre-eminent organization in San Francisco dedicated to driving middle market growth. Our actions are focused on connecting capital with middle market companies and founders. Our San Francisco chapter is comprised of talented business owners and advisors who focus their energy and time on three key actions:

Connecting— capital to ideas, people to opportunities, and businesses to valued partners.  Our members have a wide range of experience and are comprised of senior executives as well as emerging leaders in their respective organizations. Through a well-developed network of capital providers and intermediaries, ACG members connect not only with financial capital - the essential ingredient of corporate growth – but also intellectual and human capital.

Collaborating to identify new partners and networking opportunities. The San Francisco community offers immense opportunity for collaboration to create awareness and open new doors.

Convening high impact conferences and programs with investment banks, private equity firms, and other premier capital providers in attendance.  We host the ACG West M&A Conference in March of every year.  We host an Outstanding Growth Awards event every fall that recognizes the company or organization that exemplifies qualities that lead to superior growth and overall performance in middle market companies. Throughout the year, we host various events that includes formal programming segmented with time for networking to help deepen the relationships of deal makers and drive middle market deal flow. We host creative quarterly forums including a Tech Exchange, a Chief Development Officer Forum, a Private Equity Forum, a Food & Beverage Forum, and the always popular and Middle Market M&A Forum.

In 2018, the San Francisco Chapter introduced an ACG Global innovative program to the Bay Area – ACG University. Click here to learn more

We are fortunate to be a part of a business community that encourages innovative, disruptive, and collaborative activities. ACG allows us to explore and express these inclinations. As your ACG San Francisco Chapter President and on behalf of the ACG engaged members, we invite those of you who are not members to get to know us and help extend our impact. We must capitalize on this opportunity to expand our networks, sharpen our skills, stretch ourselves, and experience the joy of successful partnerships. In this region, the sky is the limit.

If you are interested in learning about the benefits of ACG Membership click here and if you are interested in applying for membership, click here.  If you are already a member and are interested in becoming more involved by serving on one or more of our various committees, please contact us at acgsanfrancisco@acg.org.  If you are interested in the leadership of our chapter, you may view the current Board of Directors and Officers if you click here.

If there is anything our Chapter Executive or I, as President, can do for you, please feel free to reach out.


Thank you,

Leigh Wasson, CEPA, CDFA, MBA

Certified Exit Planning Advisor for emerging growth and established brands pre and post liquidity event

Senior Wealth Director - BNY Mellon Wealth Management