I only invest in companies where I can get involved and provide resources that will have a discernable impact on their bottom line.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 11, 2010
Neil Katz, president and founder of Neil A. Katz & Associates, LLC, a new Baltimore-based investment company, announces his company's first investment in Accelerent of Baltimore, an exclusive business development group consisting of Presidents, CEOs and top executives of Baltimore's leading companies. Accelerent only accepts one company for membership from each industry sector.
Katz, a veteran commercial real estate broker and investor in Baltimore, was one of the first members of Accelerent's Baltimore chapter in 2007. "I became very active in the group from the start and was impressed by the quality of the members," Katz said. "Everyone is sincerely interested in helping each other grow their business." In just three years, Katz explained, Accelerent members have helped one another put together business deals worth many millions of dollars.
Accelerent’s Baltimore operation was a natural choice for Katz's investment company because the organization meets his criteria and philosophy. "I'm not an absentee investor," Katz emphasized, "I only invest in companies where I can get involved and provide resources that will have a discernable impact on their bottom line. I like to identify opportunities to help move companies forward."
Troy Peple, president of Accelerent, recognized that Katz could play a key role in the group’s Baltimore growth as both a member and strategic investor. "Neil knows everybody in Baltimore," Peple remarked. "He is a very influential, well regarded business leader. By making a strategic investment in Accelerent, Neil is able to use his considerable skills and connections to help us grow. He can also put our members in front of countless opportunities by using his vast network of relationships throughout the Greater Baltimore Region."
In addition to Baltimore, there are active Accelerent business operations in Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, and Kansas City, MO, with the ultimate goal of opening in every major city in the United States. To maintain the highest quality, companies interested in becoming Accelerent members must go through an interview process; and once selected, must stay active and engaged to retain their membership.
Accelerent is a business development platform designed to serve the middle market business community. Every member company is exclusive to its business category, and Accelerent brings them together in a variety of environments to build new relationships and generate new business. Accelerent provides training, tools, strategy and support to generate measurable results for its members.
Neil A. Katz & Associates is a strategic advisory firm that funds, connects and helps grow businesses by taking advantage of Katz's business-building skills. "I love helping companies, like Accelerent, forge new strategic relationships, develop new business and ultimately grow their business to new heights" Katz emphasized. It’s also exciting to work with dynamic and talented people – like Troy and the other executives of Accelerent. "
For more information, contact Neil A. Katz & Associates, 410-239-0000, or visit the company website, http://www.neilakatz.com.