Joseph Hirsch from Globalview Advisors, attended the Los Angeles Chapter for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG LA) 2018 Business Conference held at the beautiful Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 25-26, 2018. Mr. Hirsch is also on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Chapter of ACG.

This annual conference is the nation’s premier deal flow and business conference. Business owners, capital providers, and deal makers were all in attendance. The conference attracts participants from across the nation and around the world and showcases some of the most influential speakers from the business, entertainment and political realms. See this year’s Agenda for more information.

Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include:

Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, which has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel and transportation, financial services, leisure and entertainment and health and wellness. Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands.

Peter Guber, Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, a multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, sports entertainment and digital media; Owner and Co-Executive Chairman of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors; an Owner of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers Owner; Executive Chairman of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC); and Chairman and Managing Partner, Mandalay Baseball LLC, which owns the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers.

John Hennessy, Chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google; has served as a Director at Cisco Systems, the Daniel Pearl Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. His main gig over the decades has been as a professor—and then dean of engineering, provost, and 10th President before going back to professor—at Stanford University. He also headed up the Knight-Hennessy Scholars, a new program aimed at funding graduate students trying to help the world.

Therese Tucker, Founder and CEO of Blackline. BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralizing and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize organizations.

ACG LA has been a hub for the city’s business community. A place for executives of all types to learn new practices, challenge conventional thinking and broaden and strengthen their relationships throughout the region. ACG LA’s members represent companies and industries that are as varied as the neighborhoods of Los Angeles—corporate executives, commercial and investment bankers, private equity investors as well as legal, accounting and finance professionals, many of whom specialize in mergers and acquisitions or corporate development. The diversity of professions and industries is one of ACG LA’s greatest strengths, along with the Chapter’s commitment to hosting events that bring members together, as well as help them share information and stay apprised of the business environment. ACG LA is more than a networking group—it’s an organization of individuals pursuing the shared goal of corporate growth.