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ACG Central Texas Lunch on
Wed., Feb. 12th in Austin

Doug Tatum, Chairman of the Board, 
Newport Board Group, will present:  
"The US Middle Market - The New Normal"
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New Lunch Location:
Sullivan's Steakhouse

300 Colorado St. in downtown Austin.  Valet Parking will be available @ $4.
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Gulf Coast Business Credit
Chapter President


Eduardo Berdegu´┐Ż

Corporate Finance Associates 



Tom Donovan

PMB Helin Donovan, LLP
Exec. V.P. - Austin


David Doggett

Branscomb PC
Exec. V.P. - San Antonio


Terry Whitehead

Padgett Stratemann & Co. LLP

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Chris Wheeler  Texas Capital Bank  

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Citi Commercial Bank
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PMB Helin Donovan, LLP 

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Giovanna Rueda

Luger Partners

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Paul Gautier

Cary Street Partners, LLC 

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Corporate Finance Associates 


Ken Bresnen

Managing Director   

Denary Corporate Development LLC


Mark Metcalfe   

Regional V.P.
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking


Dan Webster   


Cox Smith  


Peter Huff
Blue Sage Capital
Ken Sample
Sr. Vice President
JPMorgan Chase    


Scott Donaldson


Austin Ventures


Bob Watson


Abraxas Petroleum Corp.


Lathrop Smith
Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP


Greg Holloway

V.P. & General Counsel 

USA Compression Partners 


Bob Smith


Bridgepoint Consulting, LLC


John Weaver

Business Development



Steve Hassmann


Texas Next Capital


Eric Markland




Rob Solomon


Bulldog Solutions


Michael Martin


OneTouchPoint Ginny's


Donna Sphar


CSI Executive Search, LLC
Paul Gautier
Managing Director
Cary Street Partners, LLC
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Doug Tatum, Chairman of the Board, Newport Board Group


Doug Tatum was the founding Chairman and CEO of Tatum LLC, which grew into a highly respected national professional services firm, has written an award winning best-selling business book, No Man's Land, and currently is Entrepreneur in Residence at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. He serves as Chairman of Newport Board Group, a national Partnership of CEO's and senior executives who advise middle market companies and the private equity firms that invest in them.  He is Vice-Chairman of the Global Board of Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and also serves as the Advisory Board Chairman for the Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies (IEGC), a national research institute-funded by the NASDAQ Foundation and the Edward Lowe Foundation.


Doug's topic is "The US Middle Market - The New Normal".  Using data and research from the IEGC, Doug Tatum will provide an update on the structural change in the US middle market and the implications of those changes to the Investment Banking, Accounting, Legal and Private Equity Industries.



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The Association for Corporate Growth Central Texas Chapter invites you to join other senior executives and professionals for ACG's lunch meeting in Austin on Wednesday, Feb. 12th, from 11:30AM to 1:00PM at Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado in downtown Austin. Valet parking will be available @ $4.

Early Registration Rate Ends on Friday, Feb. 7th

ACG Members:
$30 Prepaid by the registration deadline which is Friday, 2/7/14 at close of business
$40 After the registration deadline and at the door

Non-ACG Members:
$55 Prepaid by the registration deadline which is Friday, 2/7/14 at close of business
$65 After the registration deadline and at the door

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Many sponsorship opportunities are available for upcoming ACG Central Texas events!  For details, please click here for more information or contact (in Austin) Brian O'Neil @ 512.377-6541 or (in San Antonio) Ben Halbach @ 512.731.8040.
Upcoming ACG Events

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lunch:  The Plaza Club, 11:30AM-1PM, San Antonio

Panel Discussion: The Role of the CFO in Corporate Growth    


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New Location: 

Lunch:  Sullivan's Steakhouse, 11:30AM-1PM, Austin

Keynote Speaker: Doug Tatum, Chairman of the Board for Newport Board Group 
Event Sponsor: PMB Helin Donovan, LLP  


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lunch:  Sullivan's Steakhouse, 11:30AM-1PM, Austin

"Hot Industry Panel" moderated by Heather Ladage of The ABJ 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lunch:  Sullivan's Steakhouse, 11:30AM-1PM, Austin

Keynote Speaker: Cordell Bennigson, President and CEO at Durcon Incorporated 


Tuesday, April 29, 2013

Lunch:  The Plaza Club, 11:30AM-1PM, San Antonio

Speaker: Kim Bowers, CEO of CST Brands 


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lunch:  Sullivan's Steakhouse, 11:30AM-1PM, Austin

Panel of Austin's Top Private Equity Firms, moderated by John Weaver of ADP   


About ACG
This meeting is presented by the Central Texas chapter of ACG which includes Austin and San Antonio. The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), is a worldwide organization of senior business leaders and dealmakers from every industry. ACG's members are comprised of executives of privately owned middle-market companies as well as from institutions like JPMorgan Chase, ADP, Oracle, Boeing, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Fulbright & Jaworski, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, The Blackstone Group, Texas Growth Fund, Austin Ventures, Frost Bank, UPS, Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business School, University of Texas School of Law, Temple-Inland, IBM, Ford Motor Company and many others.

ACG is the only global organization focused on strategies for increasing sustainable stakeholder value. For more than 50 years, members of the ACG community have gained unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making, personal growth, and professional development. With over 14,000 diverse members, educational programs, access to industry leaders, and expert insights, ACG is the leading authority on corporate growth.