BOSTON, MA – December 3, 2015 – ACG Boston, the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), has elected Josef B. Volman, Partner and Co-Chair, Corporate Law, Burns & Levinson LLP, as chapter president beginning in January 2016. Volman takes over the presidency from Peter Alternative, Partner, Mirus Capital Advisors. The ACG Boston board also appointed two new board members: Adam Ghander, Partner, Co-Chair, Emerging Companies Group, Nutter, McLennan & Fish, LLP, and Emily Lord, Director of Business Development and Senior Consultant, Chrysalis Management.
ACG Boston serves over 500 Boston members who are directly involved in M&A transactions – including private equity investors, intermediaries, corporate development professionals, lenders and service providers – and is dedicated to helping middle-market M&A professionals build and maintain trusted and productive relationships through membership and event opportunities.
“As a longtime contributor to and active participant in the ACG Boston deal community, Joe is an ideal President-elect. Most recently, he has done a superlative job leading the C-Series Breakfast events, which are a cornerstone of ACG Boston’s programming,” said Peter Alternative, CEO and President, ACG Boston. “I’m also excited about two other key additions to the ACG Boston board in Emily Lord and Adam Ghander. Both are proven contributors to ACG Boston, having played key leadership roles in the Deal Hunters Group and Tech Conference respectively. Emily and Adam’s backgrounds and personal experiences will allow them to have an immediate impact and help shape the direction of our organization.”
Background – ACG Boston’s New Board Members
Josef B. Volman
Josef Volman is a Partner and Co-Chair of Burns & Levinson’s Corporate Group. He represents entrepreneurs, start-up and emerging companies, private equity and venture funds, investors, public companies and investment banking firms. Joe’s depth of knowledge in corporate law includes public offerings, securities compliance, buying and selling private and public companies, venture financings, representation of private equity firms, fund formation, early and late stage private and public equity and debt financing transactions, and international cross border transactions.
Priding himself on dedication and responsiveness to his clients, Joe has built a reputation as a “deal maker,” “business lawyer” and a “lawyer’s lawyer,” as evidenced by his inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® (2013-2016).
Active in the community, Joe serves on the boards of the Jewish Family Service of Metrowest and Tufts Hillel. He has been an ACG Boston member since 1999, the Chair of the C-Series Breakfast and on the Board of Directors since 2012. Joe graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1991 and Tufts University in 1988.
Adam Ghander is Co-Chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies Group and a Partner in the Business Department and Private Equity practice group at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private capital finance, and securities and corporate governance. Adam works extensively with middle market and emerging companies and in industries such as banking and financial technology, food and beverage, e-commerce and mobile applications, manufacturing, and professional sports.
Adam previously served as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded manufacturing and technology company. Prior to his in-house experience, he spent many years as a corporate attorney in the Boston office of an international law firm.
Adam has been an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Management and frequently lectures and presents on corporate finance matters, including through Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and The Capital Network.
During law school, Adam was editor-in-chief of the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest. Adam was selected as a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Future Leaders class of 2013 and has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
Emily leads business development and is also a Senior Consultant at Chrysalis. Emily has 10+ years of experience in business development, strategy, marketing and investment analysis, with a focus on manufacturing, distribution, industrials and business service companies.
Prior to joining Chrysalis, Emily launched and led Camber Holdings, the private equity division of G2 Capital Advisors. As Vice President at Camber, and previously as the Director of Originations at Private Equity firm Watermill Group, Emily sourced and analyzed deal opportunities, while building and maintaining strategic relationships with intermediaries, lenders and other partners.
At both Camber and Watermill, she developed and implemented creative marketing and deal sourcing initiatives, analyzed deal opportunities, and managed the deal evaluation and the initial due diligence processes. Emily launched her career at Forbes magazine, and also spent two years at a healthcare technology start-up company in New York.
Emily received her BA from Middlebury College and MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.