Seminar – Igniting Innovation for Generations

October 30, 2014, No comments

Innovation is the key to success. That stands true for most major corporations, but it’s equally as important in smaller, family-owned businesses. A family business may often come off as sleepy or dormant, with owners content with just keeping the doors open so that the next generation may one day take charge. But instead of being passive, a family business can be a learning opportunity; a way t ...

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Engility Holdings to Acquire TASC for $1.1 Billion

October 30, 2014, No comments

Earlier this week, engineering and technical services contractor Engility Holdings agreed to purchase professional services provider TASC for $1.1 billion in stock. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015, pending shareholder votes as well as regulatory approvals. Engility President and CEO Tony Smeraglinolo, who was the featured speaker at the August 2013 ACG Monthly Meeting, b ...

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Federal Budget Cuts and Government Contractors: A Conversation with LMI’s Tamara Jack

October 29, 2014, No comments

National security has and always will continue to be one of the nation’s greatest priorities. As worldwide tensions rise, uncertainty may begin to take hold, and decisions become more challenging to make. Luckily for national security agencies, they needn’t face these challenges alone. The ACG editorial team recently had the opportunity to speak with Tamara Jack, Associate General Counsel at L ...

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David Merkel Reveals What Led to FireEye’s Acquisition of Mandiant

October 23, 2014, No comments

Last week, ACG members were fortunate enough to host FireEye’s Chief Technology Officer, David Merkel, as the featured speaker of the October monthly meeting. David is an expert in the Cybersecurity field with years of experience and insight to tap into. David took the time to give members some additional background on FireEye and its acquisition of Mandiant, and more importantly, why it made se ...

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FireEye’s David Merkel Talks Acquisitions & Cybersecurity

October 13, 2014, No comments

We recently shared a discussion with Vencore President and CEO Mac Curtis, where he discussed some of the intricacies of the integration process following a major acquisition. Last week, the ACG editorial team had the opportunity to sit down with FireEye’s Global Chief Technology Officer David Merkel to discuss FireEye’s recent acquisition of Mandiant, what may have sparked it, and the integra ...

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Structuring Your Value-Sharing Programs

October 1, 2014, No comments

Last week, we discussed the importance of value-sharing programs when it comes to business succession. According to recently released research by Mark Bronfman at Sagemark Consulting (see www.BOLDValue.com), these programs can ensure sustainability of management teams, provide critical performance incentives, and aid in capital structure and exit planning. For c-suite executives who are interested ...

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Mac Curtis on Vencore’s Strategic Direction and Integration Imperatives

September 25, 2014, No comments

Board Director Greg Woodford, Senior Managing Director, The McLean Group, with Speaker Mac Curtis, President and CEO, Vencore, Inc., and Board President Manik Rath, SVP, General Counsel, LMI Earlier this month, we shared an insightful conversation with Vencore’s President and CEO, Mac Curtis, prior to his presentation at the September monthly meeting. During our discussion, Mr. Curtis addressed ...

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The Importance of Value-Sharing in Business Succession

September 24, 2014, 1 Comment

Value-sharing programs can be essential for ensuring sustainability of management teams, providing executive compensation and for capital structure and exit planning at private companies. Recently released research and analysis by Mark Bronfman at Sagemark Consulting (see www.BOLDValue.com) focuses on optimizing value-sharing initiatives leading up to a change in control, and the data is rather in ...

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