STL Emerging 20

ACG St. Louis is excited to introduce STL Emerging 20, a comprehensive leadership program to attract new members to ACG St. Louis.  The 3-part program will offer participants educational sessions, networking opportunities and senior-level mentorship.  The inaugural class will represent the next generation of deal-makers supporting corporate growth including private equity investors, intermediaries, corporate development professionals, lenders, M&A advisors and service providers.

The application process will open September 20th and run through October 21st.  ACG St. Louis members are encouraged to nominate individuals from their respective firms.  The cost of the program is $795 and includes a one-year membership to ACG ($650 value).  The program is open to individuals ages 40 and under in roles supporting growth within their organization.  Applications will be taken online using the link below.  Questions can be directed to Emerging Leaders Chair, Joe Mantovani at or ACG St. Louis Executive Director, Amy Ruebsam at  Additional information can also be found on the STL Emerging 20 LinkedIn page.


Program Timeline

Application process: September 20-October 21

Kickoff event for STL Emerging 20 class and mentors: November 13

ACG November Breakfast Meeting-Introduction of STL Emerging 20 class: November 15

First Session: December 4
Building Lasting Relationships-Dale Carnegie St. Louis
Sponsored by: Commerce

St. Louis ACG DealSource: January 17

Second Session: February 12
Life Cycle of a Deal Series-Part 1
Deal Sourcing & Launch
Sponsored by: ButcherJoseph

Third Session: March 4
Life Cycle of a Deal-Part 2
Business Diligence & Deal Structure
Sponsored by: Harbour Group

Fourth Session: April 1
Life Cycle of a Deal-Part 3
Deal Execution
Sponsored by: Polsinelli

Fifth Session: April 30
Debrief to Win-Foundations of Accountable Leadership
Robert "Cujo" Teschner-VMax Group
Sponsored by: RubinBrown

Commencement Reception: May 14

ACG May Breakfast Meeting-Recognition of Inaugural class: May 15

STL Emerging 20 Committee

Joe Mantovani, Polsinelli

Bethany Michel, Harbour Group

Jeff Sackman, RubinBrown

Tripp Kahle, Commerce Bank

Carter Smith, ButcherJoseph

Kevin Prunty, RGA Private Debt & Equity