Month: October 2014

Welcome New Members!

ACG Boston welcomes the following new members to the community:

Gregory Badger | SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Julie Balerna | WilmingtonTrust, N.A.

Gitte Blanchet | Bingham McCutchen LLP

W. Boland | TD Bank

Patrick Brennan | McGladrey

Ted Cavan | Square 1 Bank

Will Deevy | Silicon Valley Bank

Stephen Del Sesto | Donoghue Barrett & Singal, PC

Brendan Donovan | CBIZ Tofias

Tony Dotson | BellMark Partners, LLC

Reid Douglas | Everest Group International

Matt Eaton | Gemini Investors

Kevin Foley | Cartesian

Barbara Haith | Accounting Management Solutions

Alison Harrall | Burns & Levinson LLP

Rees Hawkins | Choate, Hall & Stewart

Chris Koenig | G2 Capital Advisors

Prescott Logan | GE

Sonia Macias Steele | Goulston & Storrs

Nick Mammola | Kingside Partners

Jeff Morlend | Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Dan Mozer | Capstone Partners LLC

Ross Murphy | KLR

Mike Nowlan | FTI Consulting, Inc.

Christopher Odell | McGladrey LLP

Brendan Recupero | Ruberto, Israel

Ira Renfrew | iRobot

Alan Rich | Seacoast Capital

Jay Sherlock | S&P Capital IQ

Michael Shuhy | Silicon Valley Bank

Maggie Siegel | Foley & Lardner LLP

Taso Skalkos | Raymond James

Mike Watson | Salus Capital Partners

William Weihs | Boston Financial


Featured Member: Mike O’Brien


Mike O’Brien, Vice President, Heritage

How did you end up in your line of business?

My background involves a mix of sell-side M&A investment banking and middles market leveraged finance at Silicon Valley Bank. Private Equity has been a nice extension as now I’m looking at companies with an equity investor perspective while leveraging my experience with acting as an agent in selling and financing these companies.

How did you first get involved with ACG Boston?

I first got involved with ACG through my good friends Andrew Redmond and James Ward who referred me to the ACG deal hunters committee. The group has been great and it’s been nice to see such strong growth in young professional audience in the Boston market.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Be a good listener first and foremost.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Had a great and busy summer: got married, bought a house, and changed jobs in the span of 3 months.

What is your most satisfying professional accomplishment?

Working with various healthcare companies to assist with hitting their strong growth trajectory. Also, leveraging my work contacts to help raise funds for an important charity, ICSF Boston, which focuses on providing scholarships to underprivileged kids in the Boston area.

What is the best vacation you’ve ever had?

My honeymoon this past May in Cap Cana. Weather was beautiful and the golf was fantastic.