Association for Corporate Growth Atlanta Elects New President and Chapter Officers

Atlanta – July 28, 2015 – ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, announced today Denise Boyd, Partner at Grant Thornton LLP, as the Chapter’s new president for the new term. The full list of the 2015-2016 chapter officers can be reviewed at

ACG, a global professional organization focused on middle-market growth, investment and mergers and acquisitions, is highly regarded as the ultimate resource for professionals in mergers and acquisitions. Dan Bauer, former CFO of CardioMEMS, has led ACG Atlanta for the last two years. He will continue his service to the chapter in the role of immediate past president and will serve as a resource for the incoming officers.

“ACG Atlanta is the Southeast’s premier membership organization for merger and acquisition executives,” said Bauer. “The incoming officers for the new year were selected to continue our unprecedented growth. With Denise Boyd at the helm to lead the efforts, I am confident it will be a very successful year for the Atlanta chapter.”

Boyd has more than 21 years of experience in providing comprehensive tax services to public and private middle-market businesses. As partner at Grant Thornton LLP, Boyd leads the Atlanta office private equity initiative and is experienced in serving clients in various industries including: technology, manufacturing and distribution.

“ACG is a great organization and the Atlanta chapter has quickly become one of the most dynamic of all the chapters,” said Boyd. “I am honored to serve as president of ACG Atlanta and look forward to contributing to the continued success of the organization.”

ACG Atlanta has elected the following chapter officers:
• Immediate Past President: Dan Bauer

• Vice President, Membership: Patrick Putman, managing director, The PrivateBank

• Vice President, Programs: Paul Kleinkauf, regional director, Merrill Corporation

• Vice President, Strategic Planning: Scott Allen, partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

• Secretary: Jason Goode, partner, Alston & Bird

• Treasurer: Michael Levy, partner, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP

In addition to Chapter Officers, the 2015-2016 ACG Atlanta Board of Directors includes the following Directors:

• Brittany Boals, Goldman Sachs & Co.

• Greg Cinnamon, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

• Ann Cox, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

• Catherine Dixon, ghSmart & Company, Inc.

• Ed Fisher, SouthPointe Ventures, LLC

• John Kahn, CFO Advisory Services

• Virginia Kiseljack, PNC Business Credit

• Greg Kleehammer, UPS Capital Corporation

• Carol Langendorfer, Regions Business Capital

• Ian Mackay, Raymond James & Associates

• John McCarty, Peachtree Equity Partners

• David Nour, The Nour Group

• Gerry O’Meara, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

• Sarah O’Brien, O’Brien and Company

• Robert Owen, Tucker Midis & Owen, LLC

• Justin Palmer, Mazzone & Associates

• Bob Pearlman, BDO

• Kip Plowman, Cherry Bekaert LLP

• Scott Rhodes, Equifax

• Chris Rosselli, Mohawk Industries

• Frank Sanders, CSM Research

• Jon Ziglar, Summit Growth Advisors

To see the full list of Board of Directors, visit:

A trusted and respected resource for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies, ACG provides face-to-face events, structured networking opportunities, online tools, exclusive member benefits and leading-edge market intelligence and Public Policy agenda based on advancing the middle-market.

Local events include the Atlanta ACG Capital Connection and the Georgia Fast 40 event which honors the fastest growing middle-market companies in Georgia. Both events have had consecutive sell-out years. ACG Atlanta also hosts a popular dinner events, an expert-panel breakfast series, and an Annual Wine Tasting event. The 2015 Wine Tasting event is on September 15th and is free for ACG members.


About ACG Atlanta
ACG Atlanta is the premier business association in the Southeast focusing on corporate growth, business development and mergers & acquisitions with over 700 members from among Atlanta’s leading companies, investors and professional service firms. Learn more at

About ACG
ACG’s 14,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters. Learn more at ACG drives middle market growth. Learn how at

Photo Caption:
(standing) Scott Rhodes, Equifax; Kip Plowman, Cherry Bekaert LLP; Brittany Boals, Goldman Sachs & Co.; Frank Sanders, CSM Research; Chris Rosselli, Mohawk Industries; John McCarty, Peachtree Equity Partners; Carol Langendorfer, Regions Business Capital; Justin Palmer, Mazzone & Associates; Patrick Putman, The PrivateBank; Ann Cox, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Jason Goode, Alston & Bird; Virginia Kiseljack, PNC Business Credit; Gerry O’Meara, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

(seated) Sarah O’Brien, O’Brien and Company; Dan Bauer, CardioMEMS (former); Denise Boyd, Grant Thornton; Ed Fisher, SouthPointe Ventures, LLC; David Nour, The Nour Group

(not pictured) Scott Allen, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP; Greg Cinnamon, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; Catherine Dixon, ghSmart & Company, Inc.; John Kahn, CFO Advisory Services; Greg Kleehammer, UPS Capital Corporation; Paul Kleinkauf, Merrill Corporation; Michael Levy, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP; Ian Mackay, Raymond James & Associates; Robert Owen, Tucker Midis & Owen, LLC; Bob Pearlman, BDO; Jon Ziglar, Summit Growth Advisors

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