C level networking the way it is supposed to be!

You are busy. Your time is valuable.

You want more success. You need the right business relationships. You need CONNECTIONS®.

CONNECTIONS® brings together a select group of top C-level executives in the Baltimore/Washington corridor for an informal evening of engaging conversation over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

  • Each exclusive event has a specific theme and only C-level executives whose business fits that theme are extended invitations by our team of advisors.
  • Events locations in MD, Washington DC and VA.
  • CONNECTIONS® is a proven concept that facilitates the development of the right relationships with the right people.

No sales. No program. No agenda.

THE ADVISORS: NORTHERN REGION

Michael Mercurio Headshot 1Mike MercurioOffit Kurman Founder of Connections®

Mike is a Principal and the Chair of Offit Kurmans’s Business Law and Transactions Practice Group. and serves on Offit Kurman’s board of directors. He serves as outside general counsel to clients on matters related to corporate and business law, commercial transactions, government contracting and real estate. A core specialty practice area for Mr. Mercurio is mergers and acquisitions, both from the sell side perspective and buy side perspective.  He founded CONNECTIONS® as a way to give back real value to his clients by facilitating business relationships in an efficient and meaningful way.

 

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Mark CissellKatz Abosch

Mark serves as CEO and President of Katz Abosch. Mark is closely involved with clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in an advisory capacity. The services he provides include developing growth strategies, business and succession planning, and advising on mergers and acquisitions.

 

 

Denise O’NeillThe Alternative Board | TAB

Denise is the Managing Partner of The Alternative Board (TAB-BWI), an executive peer advisory firm serving small and middle market businesses in the Baltimore Washington market. Each month TAB’s executive coaches meet with member CEO’s to help them align their personal goals with their business objectives to maximize their ability to achieve their life goals. TAB surrounds business owners with a suite of services from proprietary strategic planning tools, business analysis and consulting, to recruiting, culture building and leadership development. Denise is a certified executive coach that applies her experience leading Fortune 100 companies like Nabisco and PepsiCo to privately held companies providing structure, processes and accountability the results in business success.

 

hogan Greg Hogan – SC&H Capital

Greg is a Director with SC&H Capital, where he provides merger and acquisition, ESOP advisory, and business valuation services to private company business owners. With more than 14 years of investment banking and business valuation experience, Greg leads sell side and buy side M&A transactions, ESOP transactions, business valuation engagements, and debt and equity raises.

 

 

 

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Chris Pintauro – Bessemer Trust

Chris is a senior vice president and wealth advisor at Bessemer Trust, responsible for business development and client relationships in the mid-Atlantic region.  Prior to joining Bessemer, he was a vice president at Goldman, Sachs, & Co. where he was responsible for advising and managing the assets of high-net-worth families and institutional clients. Before that, he was a flight officer and mission commander in the U.S. Navy.  Additionally, he volunteered to serve with Army Special Forces in Baghdad during the troop surge.

 

THE ADVISORS: SOUTHERN REGION

 

Michael Mercurio Headshot 1Mike MercurioOffit Kurman Founder of Connections®

Mike is a Principal and the Chair of Offit Kurmans’s Business Law and Transactions Practice Group. and serves on Offit Kurman’s board of directors. He serves as outside general counsel to clients on matters related to corporate and business law, commercial transactions, government contracting and real estate. A core specialty practice area for Mr. Mercurio is mergers and acquisitions, both from the sell side perspective and buy side perspective.  He founded CONNECTIONS® as a way to give back real value to his clients by facilitating business relationships in an efficient and meaningful way.

 

 

 

Kyle McQuighan – Buxbaum HCS

Kyle is the Director Client Services, leading the Baltimore/Washington office of Buxbaum HCS. Prior to joining Buxbaum HCS, Kyle was a CPA with PwC, LLP. Buxbaum HCS, provides merger and acquisition support, interim senior financial professionals, project based accounting/finance support and outsourced accounting management.

 

 

Andrew Seested – Wells Fargo

Andrew works with affluent clients and successful entrepreneurs to identify how Wells Fargo Private Bank’s wealth management, financial planning and lending capabilities can help them reach their overall financial goals. Andrew specializes in guiding successful entrepreneurs and wealthy families through strategic and financial exits of their privately held companies. With significant experience regarding liquidation / triggering events, mergers and acquisitions and exit strategy, he helps guide business owners comfortably through the “Owner to Investor” transition. This is accomplished by advising the business owner on how to maximize the value of the business pre-sale, ensure the owner is personally and financially prepared, then making certain the owner is properly equipped for life after the sale.

 

 

Paul YounkinsTriBridge Partners

Paul Younkins is a Founding Principal of TriBridge Partners. He is on the Board of Directors and he is a member of the Executive Committee where he is responsible for company oversight and for strategic planning. Paul serves as the Director of our Stakeholder Relations Team. The team’s mission is to bring a consistent, excellent experience to the five primary Stakeholders in TriBridge: Our Employees, Our Current Clients, Our Prospective Clients, Our Service Providers, and Our Community. He works with existing and future TriBridge clients and uses a team of specialists to assist with strategic planning and guidance with employee benefit and retirement programs, HR Outsourcing projects, HR Technology Projects, business continuation, executive/selective benefit planning, and individual insurance and planning.

 

Kayla M. KaniaAronson LLC

Kayla Kania is a director in Aronson’s Government Contract Services Group and Employee Benefit Plan Services Group. Her combined expertise in these practice areas gives her a unique perspective and level of knowledge that is unparalleled.

Kayla manages a number of comprehensive audits, reviews, and compilations for government contractors. Her extensive industry experience allows her to deliver superior service, understand her client’s business, and anticipate their needs. As a trusted business advisor, Kayla’s passion lies in creating strong, lifelong relationships with each individual client. She has found no greater professional accomplishment then following her clients through their business lifecycle, from the moment they establish a relationship to the time they decide to sell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a C-Level Executive of a business in the Baltimore/Washington area?Are you interested in being invited to a CONNECTIONS® event?
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