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

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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. Jeremy Halpern, a partner and the Director of Business Development for the Emerging Companies Group, will serve as panel moderators.

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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