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TORONTO, ON, June 28, 2018

The Association for Corporate Growth Toronto (ACG) announces a new leadership team for 2018–2019. The following roles were confirmed at the Annual Meeting on June 27, 2018:

  • Darin Brock - Chair of the Board
  • Vaughn MacLellan - Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Stephen Smith - Past-Chair of the Board
  • Kyla Mahar – Secretary and Vice-Chair Governance
  • Halyna Shribak – Treasurer
  • Mike Fenton - President & CEO

“I am excited to work with a senior group of colleagues on the ACG Toronto Board of Directors in our next stage of expansion. ACG continues to develop new opportunities for our membership in business development, program content and thought leadership – as economic, political and international issues impact the mid-market investment industry in Canada,” said Darin Brock upon the announcement of his new role.

Darin Brock leads Business Development for TorQuest Partners, one of Canada’s original Private-Equity firms with more than $2 billion of equity capital under management. Mr. Brock has been an active Board member with ACG Toronto for nine years and Co-chaired ACG Toronto’s national conference – Capital Connection - for two years. Vaughn MacLellan, Partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, a global business law firm, is the current Co-Chair of the 2018 Capital Connection and a Board member for the past two years.

After leading ACG’s longest-operating international chapter for eight years, Stephen Smith, will move into a new role as Past Chair. “The chapter has significantly expanded programs and membership in recent years, so it is an appropriate time for this new leadership team to expand the profile of ACG Toronto in Canada and throughout the global network of 58 ACG Chapters,” expressed Stephen Smith.

The Chapter also elected the following Board of Directors for 2018-2019:

  • Bobby Anand – Waygar Capital Inc.
  • John Caggianiello - MNP Corporate Finance
  • Adrianna Czornyj - Persistence Capital Partners
  • Ben Gibbons - RSM Canada
  • Robert Hickey - RBC
  • Samantha Horn - Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Cormac MacLochlainn - Raymond James Bank
  • Priya Patil - Brahma Advisors
  • Sylvia Rasic - BMO, Bank of Montreal
  • Michael Rudanycz - Sun Life Financial
  • Hai Tran-Viet - Canadian Business Growth Fund
  • Robyn Weber - HUB International Limited

The Chapter also re-elected four Honorary Directors:

  • Dan Amadori – Lamerac Financial
  • Robert Coffey – The Coach
  • Brad Ashley – PRIVEQ Capital Funds

As the leading Canadian association for middle market investment, ACG Toronto hosts a series of 30+ conferences and events and provides opportunities for networking, deal opportunities, industry knowledge and thought leadership.

Capital Connection is Canada’s largest and most prominent debt and equity marketplace. The 16th annual Conference will take place on November 13th & 14th, 2018 in Toronto.  The event brings together influential executives from Canadian and U.S. private equity firms, banks and specialty financial institutions, along with business owners, intermediaries and service providers; and will be attended by 600+ senior executives from across North America -

About The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG): ACG is the largest industry association representing the Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisition and Investment industry. Founded in 1954, ACG is the global community for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders, with 58 chapters and more than 14,500 members - .

About ACG Toronto: Founded in 1971, ACG Toronto is the 3rd longest-operating chapter in the ACG network and connects with more than 2,500 executives across North America - .

The Members represent key segments of the investment community in Canada’s largest financial market.

  • Capital Providers
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Institutional Investors
  • Investment & Merchant Banks
  • Non-Bank and Specialty Lenders
  • Accounting, Consulting and Legal Firms
  • Intermediaries and Corporate Entities


For more information please contact:

Mike Fenton President & CEO ACG Toronto Phone: 647-407-6227

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