We are proud to announce that the ACG Board of Directors has unanimously voted to approve a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy.
In the newly created policy, ACG has made a commitment to the “vision of a diverse, equitable and inclusive middle-market” by, among other things, intentionally cultivating diverse leadership and representatives within all levels of ACG.
ACG continues to be the pipeline to deal-making. Through the adoption of the DEI Policy, the ACG network will add more deal opportunities for all members. The major goals are:
Pinpoint areas where ACG members are missing investment opportunities
Bring new capital to underserved areas
Construct new pipelines to deal flow
Demonstrate leadership in actively changing the face of ACG where every member's voice is welcomed, encouraged, and represented
Illustrate the value in expanding beyond established networks to find more deals
Design more intentionality about diversifying ACG's leadership and membership
Ensure the middle market is where young professionals of all backgrounds can seek, find, and pursue lifelong, rewarding careers
Honor ACG’s mission of actively contributing to a robust middle market whose economic impact is unparalleled
ACG intends to organically, and intentionally, include this policy in all we do going forward. As a first step, we have created a DEI Task Force that will work to assemble a group of volunteer leaders who will develop a blueprint that can be followed across the entire organization, form alliances with other groups that can move initiatives forward, and more.
We are excited to announce the following members have been appointed to Chair positions on the Task Force:
President & COO
Chief Revenue Officer/SVP Business Development
Managing Director, Western Region Investments
Brightwood Capital Advisors
Director | Business Development
Northlane Capital Partners, LLC
Christine Melendes, Senior Vice President of Events and Strategic Projects, is supporting this initiative and is open to hearing from you. If you have a particular interest in the work of the DEI Task Force, please reach out to her directly at email@example.com.