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Smart Business Dealmakers
Columbus

September 25, 2019
HILTON COLUMBUS DOWNTOWN

The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference (formerly ASPIRE) features an all-star lineup of entrepreneurs, investors and advisers for a day of dynamic discussions and one-on-one networking.

Experience Dealmakers

The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference (formerly ASPIRE) connects thousands of local dealmakers - from middle-market CEOs to top investors and lenders to leading M&A advisers.

With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to alternative asset investing, our conference covers the breadth of the M&A landscape.

To experience Dealmakers, take a look inside one of our past events.

SUCCESSFUL CEOS, INVESTORS AND ADVISORS SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS INTO KEY M&A TOPICS

BUYING A BUSINESS

SELLING A BUSINESS

FINANCING A DEAL

LIQUIDITY EVENTS

MERGING OPERATIONS

ALTERNATIVE INVESTING

Host Committee

Hugh Cathey

Hugh Cathey

Chairman & CEO

ChromoCare

Hugh has over 20 years of senior leadership experience, managing all corporate functions and guiding rapid revenue growth. Since forming Columbus-Partners in 2003, Hugh has implemented strategies with client companies that range from $1 million to $150 million in annual revenue. Hugh is also the chairman and CEO of the startup ChromoCare, an emerging leader in the field of pharmacogenetic testing.


Sharon "Sheri" Tackett

Sharon "Sheri" Tackett

President

Bluebird Consulting Group (formerly CEO, Delta Energy)

An entrepreneur, energy industry executive and consultant, Sheri founded Delta Energy in 2003 and grew the business, both organically and through acquisition, into one of the largest privately held companies in Central Ohio. Delta exceeded $1 billion in sales before being sold to Hess Corp. in 2012. Sheri formed Delta Energy Services to provide energy management consulting for large energy consumers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Australasia, and ultimately sold the company to Edison International in 2015.


Tom Walker

Tom Walker

President & CEO

Rev1 Ventures

As the CEO of Rev1 Ventures, Tom has built an experienced team that has invested in more than 75 startups and added more than $70M in capital to the Columbus region in under five years. This growth has helped Columbus to be named one of the fastest-growing startup cities in the US according to the Kauffman Foundation and Rev1 named the Most Active VC in the Great Lakes region, according to Pitchbook.


Conference Location

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