Additional Board Members Boost Local Chapter’s Experience and Expertise in M&A
BOSTON, MA – October 12, 2016 – ACG Boston, the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) announced that the ACG Boston board has elected four new members to its Board of Directors, strengthening the chapter’s leadership in both private equity and investment banking, as well as appointing a new treasurer. The new board members are Greg Chin, Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton LLP, who will serve as Treasurer; Phil Dudley, Vice President, McCarthy Capital; Chris Nicholas, Vice President, Shields & Company; and Todd Ofenloch, Managing Director, H.I.G. Capital.
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.
“ACG Boston has always been committed to supporting the New England dealmaking community and by continuing to add talented and experienced representatives from our core deal making constituencies, we will ensure that ACG Boston remains relevant and responsive to the changing needs of its core members,” said Josef Volman, President, ACG Boston and Co-Chair, Business Law Department, Burns & Levinson LLP. “The backgrounds and personal experiences of our new board members in accounting, investment banking and private equity will allow them to have an immediate impact and help shape the direction of our organization.”
ACG Boston’s New Board Members
Greg Chin, Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton LLP
Greg is a Managing Director in Grant Thornton’s Transaction Advisory Services practice in Boston. With more than 20 years as a senior financial professional, Greg has advised clients on hundreds of transactions in a wide range of industries, developing relationships with his clients to support their growth whether through M&A or organic initiatives.
Greg’s transactional experience includes advising strategic, financial buyers and providing buy-side and sell-side due diligence in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, chemicals, software, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, retail and health care. He has worked with companies and lenders in distressed situations, including refinancing, evaluating liquidity, and assessing financial projections. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Greg was with Duff & Phelps, FTI Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fidelity Investments and has worked for numerous financial sponsor clients.
Greg has an M.S. in finance from Boston College, and B.S.B.A in accounting from Boston University.
Phil Dudley, Vice President, McCarthy Capital
Phil Dudley is a Vice President at McCarthy Capital. Mr. Dudley joined McCarthy Capital in 2009 and is based in McCarthy Capital’s Boston office. His responsibilities include originating new investment opportunities, structuring and executing private equity investments and management oversight of portfolio investments. Prior to joining McCarthy Capital, Mr. Dudley worked in private equity and investment banking at Alta Communications and Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., respectively. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bamboo Rose, Seven10, HHA, and TriMech; and is an observer to the boards of Remi and Advantor. Mr. Dudley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.
Chris Nicholas, Vice President, Shields & Company
Chris Nicholas is a Vice President at Shields & Company, a middle-market investment bank located in Waltham, MA. Mr. Nicholas has over ten years of investment banking experience across a variety of industries, including business services, consumer products, industrial products & services, niche manufacturing, and specialty distribution.
Prior to Shields & Company, Mr. Nicholas was an Associate at Harris Williams, where he was part of the Industrials Group located in Richmond, VA. Mr. Nicholas has held prior positions at BirdDog Solutions, Morgan Stanley, and began his career at Shields & Company as an Analyst working on a variety of acquisition, advisory, and valuation assignments.
Mr. Nicholas earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Bucknell University. Mr. Nicholas holds Series 7, 63, and 79 FINRA registrations.
Todd Ofenloch, Managing Director, H.I.G. Capital
Todd is a Managing Director in the Boston office of H.I.G. Capital. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has been responsible for evaluating and executing new investment opportunities, as well as working with portfolio companies. Todd has nearly 20 years of experience investing in middle market private equity transactions and has worked on investments in a broad range of industries, including building products, business services, enterprise software, food and consumer products, hospitality and travel services, and media and marketing services. He currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.
Prior to H.I.G., Todd was an investment professional at Parthenon Capital Partners in Boston, at GTCR in Chicago, and at The Halifax Group in Dallas, TX. He began his career as an investment banker at Lazard Frères, specializing in mergers & acquisitions advisory services. Todd graduated with Bronze Tablet honors from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Accountancy (CPA) and received an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School.
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