ACG New York Names 2018-2019 Leadership Team

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Largest New York Area M&A Association Elects New Chapter Executives and Board Members

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ACG New York, the largest association of middle market deal making professionals in New York, announced today the election of David Hellier as Chairperson, David Acharya as President, and Marcia Nelson as Executive Vice President, effective September 1, 2018.

"It has been a privilege to serve as President of ACG New York the past two years and I look forward to serving in my new role as Chairperson. David Acharya and Marcia Nelson have the strategic vision and clear mandate of ACG New York Board to continue to drive our chapter forward," said David Hellier, Partner at Bertram Capital, a private equity firm. "ACG New York is driving meaningful change to address the needs of our deal making, transaction advisory and value creation members. The middle market is becoming even more competitive and we are focused on delivering content and a deal making environment that is relevant and focused on high quality business interactions."    

David Acharya, Partner at AGI Partners LLC, a private equity firm targeting investments in lower-middle-market companies, was elected President of ACG New York. Acharya has served on the ACG New York Board for five years in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as the Association’s Executive Vice President.
"I am honored to assume my new role as President of ACG New York and to lead its 1,000-plus members of the middle market M&A community," Acharya said. "Under the leadership of David Hellier, our organization is squarely on the path to remain at the forefront of the growth of the middle market. As the largest of ACG's 59 chapters, I look forward to capitalizing on our momentum to make ACG New York the ultimate vehicle for M&A professionals to build lasting relationships that drive middle market business forward. We will also continue to invest in our robust Women of Leadership, Forward and Family Office communities and ensure that dealmaking and inclusion are always part of the formula."

ACG New York also elected Marcia Nelson, a Managing Director at Alberleen Family Office Solutions, an investment platform for families, as Executive Vice President. Nelson was previously Chair of the annual Champions Awards and recently served as ACG New York's Vice President of Programming and serves on the Family Office Committee. In 2017 she was the Lou Halstead Women of Leadership Honoree.

"ACG New York has truly become the authority on middle market growth and deal activity in New York and I am honored to join the organization's executive committee," said Nelson. "I have served on the board with both David Hellier and David Acharya and have worked closely with David Acharya to improve communications and processes across committees. As Executive Vice President, I look forward to building upon ACG New York's achievements to date as we chart our exciting future."

The board reappointed Don Ritucci, Managing Director at Jefferies LLC, as Treasurer; Michael Schwamm, Partner at Duane Morris, as Secretary; Corey Massella, Managing Director at UHY Advisors NY, Inc.; and Brad McGowan, Head of Private Equity Coverage / (TRAS) M&A Transaction Advisory Services Group at Solomon Edwards and Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage at Pickwick Capital, as VP, Membership.

The board elected the following new board members to serve a three-year term: Claudine Cohen, Principal of CohnReznick LLP; Abilash Jaikumar, Managing Director of TresVista Financial Services; Luke Johnson, Partner at Sentinel Capital Partners; Donald McDonough, Managing Director of JLL Partners; Palash Pandya, Partner at Akerman LLP; Jennifer White, VP of Performance Improvement Partners; and Evan Zwerman, VP of MB Financial.

ACG New York members interested in Board service were invited to apply for consideration in early 2018. ACG New York members will again have the opportunity to apply for Board service in early 2019. The ACG New York Board of Directors serves without compensation and is responsible for the overall governance and oversight of ACG New York.

About ACG New York
ACG® New York, Inc., the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the largest association of middle market deal making and corporate professionals in New York, with more than 1,000 members across all industry sectors. ACG New York facilitates long-term relationship building, driving middle-market growth. ACG's members are focused on investing private capital, which benefits the pension funds held by municipal workers, fireman, policeman, health workers and others that provide years of service for the public good.

For additional information on ACG New York contact:
Bobby Blumenfeld, Executive Director, ACG NewYork. 212-489-8700 x1,

Sarah Kuhns, Chapter Executive, ACG New York. 212-489-8700 x3,


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