ACG WI Member Since: 2020
ACG Involvement: NextGen Co-chair (since 2020), Young ACG Member (2015-2019), ACG Cup Mentor (2018 and 2019), ACG Cup Participant (2013)
Why did you join ACG?
My first exposure to ACG was back in 2013 when I was getting my MBA at Marquette and competed in the ACG Cup, which was a fantastic experience. Shortly thereafter I transitioned to an investment banking career and joined the NextGen group for several years. With the continuation of positive experiences and developing relationships, it naturally made sense to stay engaged with ACG as a member, committee member and mentor.
How has ACG WI helped you in your career?
The networking within ACG has been extremely beneficial for my professional development and consider many of these connections’ good friends. Further, the content provided both at the ACG and NextGen levels is really well done, highly relevant to the current business and M&A environments.
What has your ACG membership meant to you?
It has been a fun and positive journey being involved in ACG at varying levels and roles, I’m very proud to be associated with the organization.
What lessons have you learned during the pandemic that you think you will carry over in the long term?
While the pandemic has and continues to present challenges, it did provide an opportunity to step back, slow down and refocus both personally and professionally. The added family time was invaluable and provided for a greater appreciation of many things in life. Within the M&A market, greater adoption of technology and remote work has been extremely beneficial.
What do you do for fun?
My time outside of work is consumed by my two kids Luella (3) and Albie (1), which is a blast. Then if there is any energy or time left, I do try play basketball when I can or simply catch up with friends over a beer.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
While there are likely way more exciting things I could think up or aspire to do, the two things I wish I just could do a lot better and more of are golf and fishing/hunting.