Through The Noise
September 17, 2015
Gary LaBranche of the Association for Corporate Growth on Middle Market Companies
Through the Noise #99
Gary LaBranche // President & CEO // Association for Corporate Growth
Most of us are familiar with the household names of Fortune 500 companies that represent billions of dollars in revenue but between the massive companies and the mom and pop shops are middle market companies that make it possible for many of these businesses to exist. Middle market companies are the major drivers of the U.S. economy, providing 26% of the jobs even though they only make up 1% of the businesses. Today we talk with Gary LaBrache, President and CEO of the Association for Corporate Growth. ACG is the organization that connects the owners and investors of, and advisers to middle market companies in order to facilitate growth and acquisition. People come to ACG to “meet the people you need to know before you need to know them.”
Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, is president and CEO of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). An association executive for 34 years, LaBranche is the author of more than 300 columns, podcasts, articles and book chapters on association management. He was the 2007 ASAE Key Award winner and the 2012 TRENDS Association Executive of the Year.
Founded in 1954, ACG – “The Voice of the Middle Market” – serves 90,000 investors, lenders, executives and advisers to more than 25,000 of the world’s fastest growing middle market companies.