Letter from the President

Welcome to ACG San Francisco!

Thank you for being a part of the San Francisco Chapter for the Associate for Corporate Growth, the premier organization for catalyzing growth of middle market companies.  Our constituents represent business leaders and advisors of growth stage and mature middle market companies transitioning through M&A and organic growth.  We connect capital to ideas, founders to resources, collaboration between partners.  We provide a platform to convene, showcase thought leadership, and build relationships.

It’s never been a more exciting time to a part of the middle market ecosystem in the SF Bay Area! M&A activity, new ideas, and capital flows abound pursuing opportunities in our cradle of innovation. We look forward to connecting with you as we continue with expanded networking opportunity and efficiency.

As incoming President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG”), it is my pleasure to introduce our Advisory Board for the 2023/24 term, along with a special thanks to Dylan Malot, our Immediate Past President, for his tremendous leadership and unwavering commitment to the continued success of our Chapter over these past two years.  I look forward to Dylan’s continued support and insight.

We are very fortunate to have such an extraordinary Chapter Advisory Board.  Our Board members represent the very best that ACG has to offer the community we serve here in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are very thankful to these leaders for their hard work, leadership, and dedication as we continue to expand our membership and our community: 

  • Lori Bell
  • Ian Berman, RSM US LLP
  • Christina T. Bui, Kylan Ventures/Robert Half International (Past President)
  • Gary C. Chang, Corpay
  • Eric S. Clarke, Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Matt Cole, SBJ Capital
  • Sam Dibble, Baker Botts LLP (Past President)
  • Craig M. Hamm, BPM LLP (Treasurer)
  • Terry Hill, BPM LLP (Past President)
  • Jonathan Hoyt, DHR International
  • Ryan A. Kuhn, Kuhn Capital
  • Dylan Malot, Bernstein (Immediate Past President)
  • Candace Morton, Insperity (President-Elect)
  • Peter Morgan, The Spartan Group LLC (Past President)
  • Walter O'Haire, BDO
  • Michael Plesha, Expense Reduction Analysts (President)
  • Kimberly Pugh, YurPath Solutions (Past President)
  • Jonathan Rubens, Moscone Emblidge & Rubens LLP (Secretary - Past President)
  • Leigh Wasson, BNY Mellon Wealth Management (Past President)
  • Robert Worthington, Hardesty LLC

On behalf of the entire Board, we look forward to continuing to enhance the value of your ACG Membership and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming eventsAnd as we move forward, I welcome your enthusiasm and ideas in benefiting the ACG San Francisco community.  Please reach out to Sabrina Ritchie, Chapter Executive, or me to discuss how we can help!


Michael Plesha
Chapter President, ACG San Francisco
Expense Reduction Analysts