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Nutter to host ACG Boston’s ‘Industry Spotlight Series—Consumer Goods’

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05.25.2016

Nutter will host ACG Boston’s program “Industry Spotlight Series−Opportunity Amid Disruption: Driving Growth in the Consumer Goods Industry” on May 25. The event will feature keynote speaker Paul Raffin, CEO, Board Member and consumer trend expert, who will give a top-level overview of the industry, followed by two panel discussions that will explore the growth drivers in consumer goods, how game-changing technology has played a role in disrupting the industry, and where the new investment opportunities will be coming from. Adam Ghander, co-chair of Nutter’s Emerging Companies Group and a member of the board of directors for ACG Boston, and Jeremy Halpern, a partner and the Director of Business Development for the Emerging Companies Group, will serve as panel moderators.

Adam will moderate the "Growth Strategies in the Consumer Goods Industry" panel.

Panelists include:

  • John Burns, President, Breakaway Ventures
  • Nick McCoy, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Whipstitch Capital
  • Paul Raffin, Former CEO & President, The Frye Company
  • Rich Vitaro, Director, AlixPartners

Topics include:

  • The changing demographics and impact of Millennials on the industry
  • How to get retailers & partners to invest resources into growth stage brands
  • Critical milestones & hurdles taking a $10m brand to $50m
  • Building top line vs. bottom line and more

Jeremy will moderate "The Changing Role of Retail in a Tech Driven Environment" panel.

Panelists include:

  • Tom First, Managing Partner, First Beverage Group
  • Ted McNamara, CFO, Treasurer & Director, M. Gemi
  • Anita Brearton, Founder/CEO, CabinetM

Topics include: 

  • The impact of mobile - real-time price shopping; bricks as demo, clicks to buy; store/brand management in the retail experience
  • Managing channel conflict for clicks and bricks; pricing; operations & experience
  • Supply chain management in the era of "buy as try" and more

ACG Boston’s “Industry Spotlight Series” events are held four times a year and are determined by M&A activity. The series provides overviews and deep dives into the latest activity surrounding industries including consumer, health care, manufacturing, and technology, and brings together M&A deal professionals focused on specific verticals. ACG Boston, the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, is the premier member-based association in New England helping middle-market M&A professionals build and maintain trusted networks, facilitating relationship-building and providing deal related content to the middle-market M&A community.

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