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Bellows EF Session A

Raising strategic capital to fuel your organization’s growth

Presented By: U.S. Bank / Clark Schaefer Hackett

A roundtable of entrepreneurs and experts discuss best practices on raising strategic capital, including how to identify when your organization needs capital, how much to seek, where to find strategic partners, and how to effectively deploy it.


Scott L. McRill
Shareholder, Transaction Advisory Services, Private Equity Industry Group
Clark Schaefer Hackett

Scott is a trusted adviser to clients planning to buy or sell a business across a wide variety of industries. He has led teams that have contributed to well over 100 successful transactions. Scott is skilled in guiding private equity and corporate clients on acquisition and divestiture activity, including due diligence, integration planning and implementation, transaction structuring, valuation, and divestiture planning and preparation.


Steve Bennett
Market President
U.S. Bank

Steve has led the region as U.S. Bank’s senior executive since 2016. He has more than 27 years of experience in banking. As head of U.S. Bank’s Commercial Banking Group in the greater Columbus area, Steve focuses on helping middle-market clients work toward their goals and meet their financial and operational needs. In addition, he leads the local U.S. Bank Foundation.

Matt Davis
CO-founder, CEO & Community Orchestrator

COhatch was born out of Matt’s desire to merge his business energy and talent with his calling to help the least, the last and the lost. He develops innovative brands and business models that also sustainably support the community. Previously, he was vice president of Business Excellence for Velocys, ran a large business unit for Parker Hannifin, designed and implemented new manufacturing plants for Honda and was a consultant for Arthur Andersen.

Cheryl Krueger
Founder & CEO
C. Krueger’s Finest Baked Goods

Cheryl started from scratch in 1981 with a single cookie store, growing her company into a $50 million corporation. She divides her time between running her company and giving back. Serving on countless nonprofits, she raises money and has started initiatives for the military, public schools, food banks and Appalachian families in need. She serves on dozens of boards, chairs numerous committees and leads discussions and lectures on women-focused leadership.

Brock Leonti
Prescribe FIT

Brock is co-founder and CEO of Prescribe FIT, a virtual chronic condition and lifestyle health management company. Dedicated to improving the lives of patients, he is supporting healthcare with tech pathways to improve care and prevention of chronic conditions. He has fostered his entrepreneurial spirit since a young age with his first successful exit in 2013.

Conference Location

401 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614) 384-8600