National Security Capital Advisors named to Axial’s Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2020 / — National Security Capital Advisors LLC (“NSCA”) is pleased to announce that it has been ranked Number Ten on Axial’s list of top firms.

Axial league tables take into account three main characteristics: client quality, buy-side targeting, and process effectiveness.
For CEOs and dealmakers in the lower middle market, these league tables are a useful barometer to measure how an investment bank ranks against its peers, and how effective they are in financing and selling lower middle market businesses in various sectors.

About National Security Capital Advisors

NSCA is a specialized investment bank focused exclusively on the optimized deployment of people and capital to projects of importance for National Security. NSCA combines the Partner’s many decades of experience within this market segment with a powerful Advisory Board and over 100 renowned Executive Affiliates. We are specialists focused upon the National Security, Intelligence Community and CyberSecurity markets. Our professionals assist us in deeply understanding our client’s business and needs and optimizing the outcomes of our projects.

Steve Horn
National Security Capital Advisors
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Jamie Lima Launches the Emerging Millionaire Method™

Jamie Lima founder of Woodson Wealth Management

Jamie Lima founder of Woodson Wealth Management

Woodson Wealth Management to deliver customized financial plans to emerging millionaires with innovative and streamlined process.

RAMONA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2020 / — Woodson Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning firm founded by Jamie Lima, which opened earlier this year, is excited to announce the introduction of a streamlined financial planning method designed for busy entrepreneurs. The Emerging Millionaire Method™ is designed for mid-level executives, entrepreneurs, and those with sights on the C-Suite but can ultimately be used by anyone who quickly wants to get a financial plan in place.

“I spent my entire career working for large organizations, overseeing nearly $1.8 billion in assets and hundreds of households along the way. Many clients get lost in the financial planning process and often never know what comes next or who’s-doing-what. With our streamlined and structured process, we can deliver a plan that, in just a few weeks, even the busiest of executives can execute upon,” said founder and president, Jamie Lima.

“With 3 kids and 2 step kids of my own, along with a full-time business to run, I know how hard it can be to keep things on track. We’re all juggling multiple responsibilities, and financial planning is easy to push to the side. Not to mention, the old way of building a financial plan is a painstaking exercise in gathering documents, completing forms, driving to and from the planner’s office, and so on. Who wants that? We are 100% virtual and technology-driven so we take a lot of those pains away and can deliver financial advice in just a few virtual meetings.

Jamie Lima created the process based on the CFP® Board of Standards framework and after 15 years working as a financial planner for Morgan Stanley and, most recently, Fidelity Investments. Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of financial planning, investment strategy, and incentive compensation. Jamie has a degree in finance and received his MBA from National University in San Diego. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ the firm’s mandate is to approach all of the advice provided from a fiduciary perspective.

To learn more about Woodson Wealth Management, please visit

About Woodson Wealth Management

Woodson Wealth Management is a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm dedicated to serving Gen X, Gen Y, and pre-retirees without product sales or steep minimums. Woodson Wealth Management advisors seek to create strategies for our clients so they can continue to do what they love to do with ZERO financial stress.

Jamie Lima
Woodson Wealth Management
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Steward Creek Solar receives Special Use Approval from Lee County Board of Supervisors for 600 MW Solar Energy Facility

Hexagon Energy, announced that Steward Creek Solar received approval from Lee County Board of Supervisors for a permit for a 600 MW solar energy facility.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, USA, December 2, 2020 / — Hexagon Energy, a leading renewable energy development company, announced that Steward Creek Solar has received approval from the Lee County Board of Supervisors for a special use permit for a 600 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility. The project had previously received unanimous recommendation for approval from the Lee County Zoning Board of Appeals on November 5, 2020.

Hexagon CEO, Matthew Hantzmon commented, “Hexagon is extremely pleased to receive approval from Lee County for this project. The Lee County planning staff, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Supervisors have been great partners during the permit process.” Mr. Hantzmon went on to compliment the community on their participation. “The local communities, including the Villages of Steward and Lee, along with the Alto and Willow Creek Townships were instrumental in providing a public forum to review and discuss the project with the many stakeholders in the area.” Steward Creek was able to incorporate many of the suggestions raised in these community forums and committed to a project design that far exceeded the existing Lee County Solar Ordinance.

The 600 MW Steward Creek solar energy facility will occupy 5,000 acres in Lee County Illinois, approximately 1-hour due west of Chicago. The project will interconnect to the PJM regional transmission system, and once complete, the project will generate enough electricity to power approximately 116,000 homes. Studies are also underway to evaluate the ability to add a 150 MW (600 MW hour) energy storage component to the project.

Lead project developer Will Hantzmon said, “Since Steward Creek’s conception, the number of participating landowners has grown to 24 across 68 parcels. During our outreach to adjacent and local neighbors, additional landowners in the area have expressed an interest in participating in a second phase of the project. This is the type of community enthusiasm and engagement that we strive to foster.”

The project is expected to create 600 jobs during the 2-year construction period, beginning in late 2022, and 15 to 20 full-time operations and maintenance jobs. In addition, Steward Creek Solar is projected to increase local taxes by about $81 million over the 35-year project life. The project has also committed to setting up two non-profit organizations to fund special projects for the Villages of Steward and Lee during the project lifetime.

About Hexagon Energy: Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, Hexagon is a leading renewable energy development company. Hexagon has a 7.5 GW development pipeline of solar, wind, and energy storage projects in 15 states, ranging from distributed generation to utility scale. In 2019, Hexagon sold an 878 MW portfolio of mid and late stage solar and wind energy projects.

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Businessman Tzvi Odzer Offers Several Ways for Companies to Hire More People With Disabilities

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Business executive Tzvi Odzer recently discussed several ways companies can hire more people with disabilities.

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2020 / — Roughly one in eight people in the United States have a disability, according to the 2017 Disability Statistics Annual Report. Business executive Tzvi Odzer explained that companies who are not considering hiring disabled employees are missing out on a large amount of potential talent for their teams. He recently discussed several ways for companies to hire more people with disabilities.

"Companies employing those with disabilities have shown an almost 30 percent higher revenue than those who do not incorporate disabled candidates," Tzvi Odzer said. "This is a huge amount of profit a lot of businesses are missing, and hiring disabled employees is not as complicated as some executives or HR personnel think."

Tzvi Odzer explained that hiring disabled employees involves creating an inclusive culture in the workplace. This can be done by including resource groups for disabled persons or even nominating a leader to promote awareness efforts among staff. Helping disabled employees feel comfortable in the workplace is essential, and employees adapt much easier than some executives think.

"Disabled employees have just as much to offer many companies as employees who are not disabled," Tzvi Odzer said. "An easy way to gain access to this entirely new talent pool is to contact community organizations. Inform them of available jobs, and they will likely present potential employees who meet your company's needs."

Tzvi Odzer explained that companies can train recruiters to better interact with potential employees with special needs. External recruiting organizations specializing in hiring disabled employees can also help.

Business experts like Tzvi Odzer also emphasized the importance of making the workplace accessible for all. Certain features for disabled employees, such as ramps, special desks, and wheelchair-friendly doorways make working at your business possible for those who were unable to in the past. An inclusive design in the workplace may also involve adjusting software design or offering special skills training.

"Prioritizing an inclusive workplace opens the available talent pool immensely," Tzvi Odzer said. "Improving processes for those with disabilities can also improve processes for employees without disabilities, so it's a win-win for the entire business."

Tzvi Odzer finished by reiterated that creating a more diverse workplace, including disabled employees, has been proven to improve a company's bottom line, reduce turnover, increase productivity, and create a positive brand image. The small changes required to make a workplace more inclusive are well worth the time and effort.

Caroline Hunter
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Employment Specialist Shares 7 Huge Job Hunting Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

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Amanda Kay of "My Life, I Guess", knows that job hunting is a long, frustrating process. Use these tips to avoid making mistakes that can ruin your job search.

You could be the perfect candidate for a job, but end up disqualified from the hiring process because of an easily avoidable mistake.”

— Amanda Kay

ONTARIO, CANADA, December 2, 2020 / — Looking for a job is a long and frustrating process. The trouble is, some people make job hunting much harder for themselves than it needs to be. When you’re in the middle of a job search, the smallest blunder could be the difference between landing the position and your application landing in the "no" pile.

"You could be the perfect candidate for a job, but end up disqualified from the hiring process because of an easily avoidable mistake." – Amanda Kay, Employment Specialist and Founder of My Life, I Guess

Regardless of whether you’re looking for your first job, a career change, or have recently become unemployed, even the savviest of job seekers are bound to make a mistake here or there. But with millions of people currently unemployed thanks to the global pandemic, you can't afford to make any mistakes.

Don’t make your job search more challenging by making easily avoidable mistakes, including:
– Only Applying Through Online Job Listings
– Overlooking The Job Requirements
– Sending Out Inadequate Resumes
– Forgetting To Follow Up
– And more at

For more career advice, job searching support, and free resources, please visit:

My Life, I Guess
Personal finance and career blog, "My Life, I Guess" was founded in 2011 by Amanda Kay. She focuses on what it’s like to be in debt, live paycheck to paycheck, and survive unemployment while also offering advice and support for others in similar situations. Amanda has spent more than a decade job searching between dead-end jobs, being unemployed, under-employed, and miserable at work. She now does it professionally, where her career is to help other people find jobs at a local employment center. Amanda Kay has been featured on MSN Money, the Ladders, Honeyfund, Your Money Geek, and other publications.

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Stephen Odzer Discusses His Top Must-See Biblical Sites in Israel

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Avid traveler Stephen Odzer discusses his favorite must-see biblical sites in Israel.

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2020 / — Israel's nickname is the Land of the Bible. Travelers know its the No. 1 place in the world to visit if you want to admire ancient sites referenced in the Bible and New Testament. Avid traveler Stephen Odzer has close family in Israel and he has traveled there countless times. He recently discussed his favorite Biblical sites across the country.

"The No. 1 site I always suggest first-time visitors of Israel to see is Mount Tabor," Stephen Odzer said. "This is known as the site where Jesus, in the Bible, underwent transfiguration. It's also an incredible spot to admire Lower Galilee from the 575-meter-tall peak."

Stephen Odzer added that Mount Tabor is an iconically historic site, known as the place where Israelites stormed down the mountain to defeat the Canaanites commanded by General Sisera. He explained that in addition to being a legendary Biblical site, Mount Tabor is a must-visit destination for people of all religions.

"Visitors absolutely can not miss Mount of Olives," Stephen Odzer added. "This site is important to Christian and Jewish traditions, as it was a Jewish burial ground for more than 3,000 years. The mountain is also considered sacred in the Bible and mentioned countless times in the New Testament. It's the exact place where Jesus stood as he cried for Jerusalem."

Mount of Olives is at the east end of Jerusalem's Old City along a two-mile-long ridge with three summits. Stephen Odzer described that more than 150,000 graves can be seen here, as well tombs of the prophets Malachi, Zachariah, and more. The spot can be a somber place to visit but the views are breathtaking and the olive trees are some of the oldest in the world.

Stephen Odzer added that one of his other favorite religious and generally jaw-dropping destinations is the Sea of Galilee. No trip to Israel is complete without standing on the shores of this lake. This is the place where many of Jesus' ministries took place, and four of his apostles were recruited from these exact shores. Amazingly, the Mount of Beatitudes, which stands overlooking the lake, is where the iconic Sermon of the Mount was given.

"The Sea of Galilee is the place where Jesus' walk on water took place, and that alone makes it worthy to pay a visit," Stephen Odzer said. "This is one of the most legendary Biblical locations in all of Israel."

Stephen Odzer finished by adding that travelers who have time to visit more Biblical sites should not count out the Jordan River, Mount Sodom, and the Valley of Elah. He explained that it's best to take an extended trip to Israel, because the list of legendary historical and Biblical sites is practically never-ending.

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Results Announced for November 2020 Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index

Alpha-seeking NQCRD Index powered by the SUSTCO Score Methodology

Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index (NASDAQ:NQCRD)

NEW YORK, NY, USA, December 2, 2020 / — New York, December 2, 2020 — CRD Global, an industry leader in the next generation of investment analysis for a more sustainable future, has announced the results from the November 2020 semi-annual Performance Review for the Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index (Nasdaq: NQCRD).

The Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index (NASDAQ: NQCRD) is one of the leading global sustainability indexes. 400 global public companies are included in the index, all of which meet stringent performance requirements and demonstrate business strategies focused on long-term value creation, financial returns, responsible environmental performance, and positive societal impact.

CRD Global utilizes the SUSTCO Score, a unique hybrid scoring methodology that was specifically developed to facilitate well-informed investment decisions. This platform analyzes thousands of publicly traded companies that report environmental, social, governance (ESG) and financial performance data. Using the highest quality data sources, the SUSTCO Score methodology incorporates a series of algorithms that systematically filter and analyze leading and lagging indicators, resulting in a snapshot of actionable intelligence. CRD Global leverages both the predictive and prescriptive value of a single sustainability score to screen, rank, and reconstitute the alpha-seeking NQCRD Index.

Statement from Michael Muyot, CEO of CRD Global
“The global landscape of investing has changed dramatically since we first launched the Nasdaq CRD Global sustainability Index back in the summer of 2009. We are thrilled to see that most well recognized investment banks and asset managers have finally recognized the role of ESG integration into their analysis and portfolio decisions. However, the impact of their historical inaction requires more than what is currently being done. Our predictive analytics illustrates that the greatest challenges ahead are still being slow walked. It is not enough to report on the magnitude of carbon emissions, waste generated, executive compensation, and gender diversity for the biggest brands in the world. An absolute paradigm shift is required for the largest 10,000 public companies to dramatically improve their entire economic, environmental, and social footprint. Therefore, at the heart of our methodology, we focus on the most essential performance based ESG metrics that we have found to quantitatively move resources in highly impactful and sustainable ways. We no longer give companies credit simply for checking the box or having good risk management policies in place. They must unequivocally demonstrate both absolute and relative outperformance towards material improvements in environmental impact, economic equity, social mobility and human rights.”

Trends and Takeaways from the November 2020 Semi-Annual Performance Review
Analysis of the 2020 November Performance Review provides key insights into the sustainable business practices of the world’s top performing companies and trends in the investor community.

• Top Five Regions: The Eurozone and Scandinavia remain the leaders in companies leading across all ESG performance categories. The fastest growing regions were in APAC and the Middle East.
1) Western Europe 45% – 178 companies
2) North America 37% – 147 companies
3) Asia Pacific 11% – 45 companies
4) South Asia 5% – 21 companies
5) Eastern Europe 1% – 3 companies

• Top Five Countries of Domicile: The U.S. continues to dominate with the single most companies in NQCRD Index. However, this is comparable to all the countries added together in the Eurozone.
1) United States 31.3% – 125 companies
2) France 6.5% – 26 companies
3) Switzerland 4.8% – 19 companies
4) United Kingdom 4.8% – 19 companies
5) Germany 4.3% – 17 companies

• Top Five Sectors: The financial sector is twice in size to the nearest sector, industrials. The spread amongst the top 5 sectors has grown in distribution. The shift to tech-focused industries has been a key driver, especially due to COVID-19 and remote work requirements.
1) Financials 31% – 124 companies
2) Industrials 17% – 66 companies
3) Healthcare 14% – 55 companies
4) Technology 9% – 37 companies
5) Utilities 8% – 32 companies

The Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in May and November. The review analyzes more than 9,000 global public companies, resulting in a listing composite of 400 securities recognized as leaders in ESG and Financial performance. For more information about the Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit


For More Information:
• Nasdaq Media Contacts: Will Briganti, (646) 964-8169,
• CRD Global Contact: Michael Muyot, (888) 610-2734,

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Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Our diverse offering of data, analytics, software and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. To learn more about the company, technology solutions and career opportunities, visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @Nasdaq, or at

About CRD Global
CRD Global is an industry leader in the Next Generation of Investment Analysis for a Sustainable Future. Formed over a decade ago with its historic launch of the first rules-based index, the Nasdaq CRD Global Sustainability Index, CRD Global continues to lead with the SUSTCO Score methodology for ranking, screening and optimizing ESG investment portfolios and research analysis. CRD Global's top tier strategic partners such as Nasdaq, Refinitiv, Fuzzy Logix and FFI allows for a comprehensive set of AI-based tech solutions with cutting edge financial and non-financial data to serve it's growing customer base in asset management, hedge funds and boutique investment firms. For more information, please visit:

SUSTCO is a leader in the universal measurement of global public companies’ ESG & Financial performance. Our scoring platform leverages AI-enhanced technology to generate automated reports, comparable scores, 0-5 star ratings and detailed ESG & Financial performance metrics for over 9000 global public companies. Using the highest quality data sources, the SUSTCO Score methodology incorporates a series of algorithms that systematically filter and analyze leading and lagging indicators, which result in a snapshot of valuable and actionable intelligence. Investors and asset managers leverage the predictive and prescriptive value of a single SUSTCO score to screen, rank and build alpha-seeking investable indexes, portfolios and analyses.

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CRD Global
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Marlin Spring Nets 3 Business Awards This Year

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Marlin Spring’s Co-founders, Elliot Kazarnovky, CFO and Benjamin Bakst, CEO

Marlin Spring has recently been acknowledged by three different business award programs in Canada this year.

These achievements reflect the dedication, collaboration and hard work of the entire Marlin Spring team.”

— Benjamin Bakst, Marlin Spring’s CEO and Co-Founder

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 2, 2020 / — Marlin Spring has recently been acknowledged by three different business award programs in Canada.

Canadian Business and Maclean’s magazine have ranked Marlin Spring No. 1 on the 32nd Annual Growth List, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.
“The companies on the 2020 Growth List are really exceptional. Their stories are a masterclass in how to survive when the economy throws a curveball,” says Susan Grimbly, Growth List Editor.“
Canadian Business introduces Marlin Spring as “a Toronto-based real estate company that is so diversified, it was/is well-placed to weather this pandemic and any storm.” The articles continues, “[Marlin Spring] exemplifies foresight and leadership, taking great pride in its team”.

Marlin Spring has placed No. 26 of 400 companies on The Globe and Mail’s 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. “The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time, but are especially relevant in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,” says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “As businesses work to rebuild the economy, their resilience and innovation make for essential reading.”

In October, Marlin Spring’s CFO and Co-Founder Elliot Kazarnovsky has been awarded Best Executive in an inaugural Report on Business Best Executive Awards. Elliot was one of 10 winners in the Finance category.
“This award is testament to all the hard-working professionals that I am surrounded by at Marlin Spring and is a recognition shared by us all,” Elliot Kazarnovsky said in his response.

“We are delighted by the recognition we have received from these important organizations. These achievements reflect the overwhelming dedication, collaboration and hard work of the entire Marlin Spring team,” says Benjamin Bakst, Marlin Spring’s CEO and Co-Founder. “These prestigious recognitions serve as an opportunity for us to look inward and reflect on our accomplishments and our vision going forward. We remain committed to fulfilling our mission of delivering exceptional real estate value to all our stakeholders with an uncompromising adherence to our core values as well as achieving our vision of being among the most trusted companies in the global real estate industry.”

Marlin Spring is a Toronto-based real estate investment firm which strategically acquires, develops, constructs and repositions residential assets throughout North America. Since 2013, Marlin Spring has seen substantial growth having acquired over 30 residential projects, consisting of 9,000 residential units which are currently in various stages of development, construction repositioning and completion across Canada and the United States. With a portfolio of over 8 million square feet of residential GFA and an estimated completion value of over $4.3 billion, Marlin Spring has been one of the more active investors in both development and the multifamily residential sector. Marlin Spring has over 100 real estate professionals involved in all aspects of the acquisition, development, construction and asset management of its portfolio.

Follow Marlin Spring on LinkedIn @marlinspring

For further information:
Rivki Mandelbaum, Director, Corporate Strategy & Communication, Marlin Spring
T: 416.619.3550 x346

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Association for Corporate Growth® Announces 2021 Board of Directors and New Chapter Council

Association for Corporate Growth

Association for Corporate Growth

ACG recently restructured its board of directors in favor of a more dynamic model that leverages the strategic and financial expertise of its leaders.

ACG is more than a dealmaking community. ACG is an organization dedicated to middle-market businesses. ACG took brave steps this year and is poised to serve its membership like never before.”

— Brent Baxter, ACG Chairman of the 2021 Board of Directors

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2020 / — CHICAGO, December 2, 2020 – Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), the global dealmaking network, announced its annual leadership appointments for the upcoming year, reflecting a governance overhaul that nearly halved the size of its board of directors and created a stand-alone chapter council.

ACG's directors overhauled the board to create a more agile and strategic body whose decisions will impact the entire middle market ecosystem. Board members embraced the concepts outlined in the book, "Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations," and retained governance consultants McKinley and Associates. McKinley recommended a departure from the current model that allocated board positions based on geography in favor of a more dynamic model that leverages the strategic and financial expertise of high-level leaders. In September, the board approved recommendations to decrease the board size from 27 to 15 members and establish a chapter council, ensuring chapter representation.

Brent Baxter, Managing Director at Nolan and Associates, will serve a one-year term in 2021 as Chairman of the ACG Board of Directors. Baxter has been an active contributor to ACG for more than two decades. Among his many roles, Baxter previously served as ACG's Chairman of Finance, President of ACG Saint Louis' Board of Directors and Chair of ACG Saint Louis' Corporate Peer Group. Additionally, he leads ACG's efforts to build corporate membership and engagement. Baxter's extensive midmarket leadership experience and mastery of private capital make him ideal for this role.

"The challenges and losses the middle market faced over the last year catalyzed industrious thinking that prompted innovation and created opportunities among middle-market businesses," said Tom Bohn, President and CEO of ACG. "On the heels of a pandemic and presidential transition, it is vital that the middle market remains engaged and determined to facilitate global economic growth. More than ever, ACG must continue to be a diverse and vibrant gathering place for middle-market deal-makers to grow this important segment of the economy."

Baxter succeeds Martin Okner, President & COO of dpHUE, a middle-market hair care company. Okner will continue to serve the board and executive committee as ACG's Immediate Past Chairman and continue to oversee the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.

"This year, we solved problems for membership we never expected to solve," said Okner. "Our entire live network foundation was disrupted and we never stopped delivering value. I'm honored to have led the ACG Board of Directors during a time of uncertainly. It reaffirmed my belief in this organization and my admiration for the resiliency of our members, our volunteers and our dedicated staff."

The governance changes extend the current board terms through the end of the calendar year. The new board begins January 1, 2021, and members will serve staggered two-year terms that will run concurrently with calendar years. The new fifteen-member board fosters agility, and the staggered terms ensure an ongoing pipeline of new expertise.

The complimentary ACG Chapter Council is similarly governed. Chaired by a board of director member, the structure makes certain the council is informed of board strategy and that its positions are duly represented to the board. The council is purposed with sharing best practices across all chapters to ensure that local ACG members are duly represented in the organization's decision-making. Council members will also serve staggered two-year terms and will seek input about the future direction for the organization from boards and members in ACG’s 60 chapters. The council and future subcommittees offer additional volunteer opportunities and will seed a perennial group of active ACG candidates for council and board leadership positions.

In addition to Baxter and Okner, ACG's 2021 executive committee includes:
• Vice-Chairman – David Gershman, Partner and General Counsel at Trivest Partners
• Finance Chair – Steven Castino, Shareholder at Vestal and Wiler
• Chapter Council Chair – David Hellier, Partner at Bertram Capital

Continuing ACG Board of Directors members are:
• Christina Bui, CRO/SVP Business Development at Kranz and Associates
• Nate Olsen, Managing Director, Business Development at Insperity
• Christine Nowaczyk, Senior Vice President at BOK Financial
• Aaron Polack, Head of Business Development at Lion Equity Partners
• Curt Tatham, Managing Director at Lincoln International

New to the ACG Board of Directors are:
• David Acharya, Managing Partner at Acharya Capital Partners, LLC
• Suzie Doran, Partner at SingerLewak, LLP
• Kevin Prunty, Vice President & Co-Head at RGA Private Debt & Equity

The ACG Chapter Council comprises:
• Chair – David Hellier, Partner, Bertram Capital
• Vice-Chair – Stephen Lee, Partner, Goodwin Procter, LLP
• Brent Baxter, Managing Director, Nolan and Associates
• Darin Brock, Partner, TorQuest Partners
• Wendy Buxton, Consultant, LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions
• David Clark, Managing Director, Raymond James
• Tripp Davis, Partner, 7 Mile Advisors
• Josh Hollingsworth, Partner, Barnes and Thornburg, LLP
• Brent Kulman, Director of Business Development, Five Points Capital
• Gretchen Perkins, Partner, Avance Investment Management
• Dan Ryan, Managing Director, MidOcean Partners

Of his appointment to the Board of Directors and the ACG Chapter Council, Baxter said, "ACG is more than a dealmaking community. ACG is an organization dedicated to middle-market businesses and individuals who ensure that they continue to operate and thrive. ACG took brave steps this year, assessed the circumstances and is poised to serve its membership and the greater middle-market community like never before."

Profiles of the new board and council members can be found at ACG’s official publication Middle Market Growth®.


About the Association for Corporate Growth: Founded in 1954, ACG has 60 chapters across the globe. ACG's worldwide network comprises 90,000 professionals within the middle market, including 15,000 members who serve as investors, lenders, owners, executives, and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG is governed by a board of directors and a chapter council that supports the organization's mission to drive middle-market growth and ensure its operations offer meaningful support to members. The organization's official publication, Middle Market Growth®, highlights stories important to the ACG membership.

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Prime Texas 413-Acre Hunting and Fishing Ranch with 192-Acres of Finger Lakes to Auction via Concierge Auctions

Quality and craftsmanship create this one-of-a-kind ranch

Quality and craftsmanship create this one-of-a-kind ranch

Host in luxury with a chef’s kitchen, ideal for gatherings

Host in luxury with a chef’s kitchen, ideal for gatherings

Outdoor entertaining area with BBQ and stone fire pit

Outdoor entertaining area with BBQ and stone fire pit

Fish and duck hunt along 192 acres of finger lakes

Fish and duck hunt along 192 acres of finger lakes

A long list of exotic animals

A long list of exotic animals

A premier sportsmans retreat, J3 Ranch will auction online next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Paula Coates of Texas Land Associates.

We are looking forward to naming a new owner who will establish their own lasting impressions and carry on the legacy.”

— Jeff Cook, seller

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 2, 2020 / — Located in-between Houston, San Antonio and Austin, J3 Ranch provides peace, privacy, and room to roam, while convenient and accessible to three major Texas cities. A premier sportsmans retreat, J3 Ranch will auction online next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Paula Coates of Texas Land Associates. Currently Listed at $9.9 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding will be held January 7–12th via the firm’s digital marketplace,, allowing buyers to bid remotely from anywhere in the world.

“Generations have filled J3 Ranch, creating memorable experiences for our family and friends,” stated Jeff Cook, the seller. “We are looking forward to naming a new owner who will establish their own lasting impressions and carry on the legacy.”

An outdoorsman’s paradise, this one-of-a-kind ranch estate offers 413 acres of property to explore, including 192 acres of finger lakes that truly set the property apart as the ultimate hunting and fishing destination. A world-record producing herd of Whitetail deer starts the long list of desired game, which additionally includes exotic Axis, Fallow, Blackbuck, waterfowl, and more. Hunt duck along the waterfront, or fish for bass, crappie, and gar. Skeet shoot from the sporting clay building that includes stadium lighting for nighttime competition. Inside the lodge, the great room with a floor to ceiling fireplace sets a welcoming note for family, friends, and guests. Entertain in the bright and spacious kitchen with granite countertops, large island, two ovens, two dishwashers, and wet bar. With two separate bedroom wings, a full-length back porch, and outdoor entertaining area with BBQ and stone fire pit, enjoy ample space to relax and unwind.

Additional features include a chef’s kitchen with granite countertops; floor to ceiling fireplace; log and wood detailing throughout the home; outdoor entertainment areas including a full length back porch, outdoor stone fire pit and barbeque area; and hunting and fishing amenities including deer pens, five hunting blinds, breeding bens, and stadium lighting.

“From the 192 acres of picturesque finger lakes to the world-record producing herd of Whitetail deer, this one-of-a-kind ranch is a hunter and fisherman’s ideal estate,” stated Paula Coates, the listing agent. “With Concierge Auctions’ impeccable marketing efforts and robust database, I am excited to partner with them to establish a successful auction for this prestigious property.”

J3 Ranch sits only 8 miles from the historic and beautiful town of Columbus, a close-knit community with deep Texas roots. Just over an hour will take you from your front door to Houston, 1.5 hours to Austin, or 2 hours to San Antonio. The property sits between is located 75-minutes from Houston, 1.5-hours to Austin, 2-hours to San Antonio, and just minutes from Robert R. Wells Jr. Airport, providing an ideal central location for travel. The property’s unique position offers all the convenience of the city without sacrificing any of the peace and quiet of a rural ranch.

J3 Ranch is available for showings daily 1-4PM and by appointment and for private virtual showings.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

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About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 41 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit

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Source: EIN Presswire