Joseph Hirsch of Globalview Advisors and Jeff Minter of Hardesty, LLC will be forming a new Professionals Opening Doors (POD) within the Association of Corporate Growth Orange County Chapter (ACG OC), consisting entirely of full-time, focused Business Development Officers. As an active member of ACG OC, Joseph looks to build a group of well-established professionals in an effort to bring greater relevancy to the art of selling and a deeper value to the association as a whole.

PODS were developed as a way to help the members of ACG OC better leverage their membership. A POD is a smaller, networking group created with the sole purpose of helping members develop relationships and refer business. How PODs work is simple: One or two members sponsor the POD, 8 to 10 other members join, and these members meet on a regular basis to build relationships, trade industry intelligence, and share new business leads. As participants find value and build relationships, they split off into their own PODS to continue the flow of business and leverage an ever increasing number of potential referral partners.

Most PODS stay intact for several years in order to build greater depth and breadth with each member. The most successful PODS meet frequently and regularly with the specific intent and purpose of transacting business, sharing leads, and leveraging each other’s contacts and business expertise. The role of ACG OC is to provide the introductions, structure and tools for members that wish to create or join a POD. For additional information about PODS, please contact Karl Hardesty at

ACG OC has also welcomed Joseph Hirsch as their newest member of the ACG OC Executive Membership Committee. Joseph is pleased support ACG by insuring members receive the tools and direction needed to make the most of their membership in the premier network of professional advisors and dealmakers driving middle market growth in the OC and Inland Empire.

Founded in 1954, the ACG has chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth.

ACG OC is the trusted and respected source for connecting with middle-market dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies in the Orange County, California area. Face-to-face events, online tools, structured networking opportunities, exclusive member benefits and leading-edge market intelligence provide ACG members with powerful business-building resources. ACG OC looks to build relationships with private equity professionals, investment bankers and intermediaries, attorneys, auditors and accountants, lenders, corporate development officers, company leaders and others focused on the middle market.