ACG CT Kicks Off Season Opener with ‘Turnaround CEO’ and Author Dick Cross of Alston Capital

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Aug. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for mid to large companies, proudly welcomes Dick Cross (http://www.acg.org/UserFiles/file/connecticut/DickCrossInfo.pdf), Partner in Alston Capital Partners, LLC and Founder of The Cross Partnership, Ltd., as this season’s kick-off speaker.  Mr. Cross, an eight-time turnaround CEO, seasoned private equity partner, strategy consultant and the author of Just Run It!, will speak to ACG Connecticut (http://www.acg.org/connecticut/default.aspx) members and guests on Friday, September 7, from 7:30-9:30 am at the Stamford Marriott.

ACG CT President Karin (McKittrick) Kovacic said, “ACG Connecticut is thrilled to kick off our 2012-2013 year with Dick Cross as our speaker.  Dick is an in-the-trenches manager of mid-tier companies - as an investor and as a turnaround CEO - helping them develop or reclaim their growth strategies.  He knows what needs to be done to improve the operating and financial performance of businesses owned by financial sponsors or entrepreneurs.”

Mr. Cross stated, “The keys to rebuilding the American economy lie with our emerging and mid-tier businesses.  And the greatest determinant of their success is the job that’s done at the top.  Regrettably, it’s seldom done well enough.  Partly because there are no proven models or standard approaches for doing it well.  But there is a way that works.  That delivers strategic, operating and financial performance. That has been vetted and refined through 20 years of running turnarounds, advising and overseeing investments in these kinds of companies. And it’s now explained in Just Run It!.”

“Like yoga, the principles are easy to grasp.  But also like yoga they open up a pathway for lifetime fascination with improvement and success to many CEO’s, whether independent owners or running investor-owned companies,” Cross added.  “For investors in particular, these ideas are a new set of levers for supporting portfolio company performance, and they bring new perspectives into the selection of winners from the deal flow.”

Members of the media are invited to attended free of charge.  To reserve your spot, please contact Laura Brophy at lbrophy@marketcompr.com.

About Dick Cross
Dick is a founding partner of Alston Capital Partners, a private equity fund investing in mid-tier businesses that are currently underperforming their potential. As the lead operating partner, he oversees the application of his Just Run It! principles in selecting, managing and in creating and realizing value in portfolio companies.

About ACG
Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for mid to large companies. Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG. They recognize the multiple benefits of networking within an influential community of executives growing public and private companies worldwide. For 50 years, ACG members have focused on strategic activities that increase revenues, profits and, ultimately, stakeholder value. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid- market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.

The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Connecticut) is one of the fastest growing, most vibrant ACG chapters in the country. ACG Connecticut is comprised of close to 300 local professionals focused on middle-market corporate growth (i.e.: mergers and acquisitions, financing opportunities, business development, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, etc.), including a diverse group of private equity funds, intermediaries, lenders, and service providers.

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