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The Influencers

Marilyn Adler, Managing Director, Medley Capital Marilyn Adler, Managing Director, Medley Capital

Sphere of Influence: Heads Medley Capitalís SBIC fund, contributes to the SBIA and ACG New York, and lobbies on behalf of the middle market on Capitol Hill

Read Marilyn Adler's profile.

Molly Ashby, CEO, Solera Capital Molly Ashby, CEO, Solera Capital

Sphere of Influence: Bets big on companies cherished by and often run by women, including maraconi and cheese maker Annieís Inc.

Read Molly Ashby's profile.

Karen Bechtel, Managing Director, Carlyle Group Karen Bechtel, Managing Director, Carlyle Group

Sphere of Influence: Heads global health care for Carlyle and has invested approximately $2 billion of equity in companies around the world over the past 10 years

Read Karen Bechtel's profile.

Chrisanne Corbett, Managing Director, KPMG Chrisanne Corbett, Managing Director, KPMG

Sphere of Influence: Leads U.S. industrials transactions and co-leads the audit, tax and advisory firmís equity coverage team

Read Chrisanne Corbett's profile.

Catherine Dargan, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP Catherine Dargan, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

Sphere of Influence: Co-leads law firm Covingtonís M&A practice and serves on the firmís management committee

Read Catherine Dargan's profile.

Amy Forrestal, Managing Director, Brookwood Associates Amy Forrestal, Managing Director, Brookwood Associates

Sphere of Influence: Brings vast experience advising on restaurant deals, including KFC and Taco Bell franchises, to her clients

Read Amy Forrestal's profile.

Mary Gaede, Managing Director, Antares Capital Mary Gaede, Managing Director, Antares Capital

Sphere of Influence: Handles West Coast private equity clients for Antares, the biggest lender in the middle market

Read Mary Gaede's profile.

Jeri Harman, CEO, Avante Mezzanine Partners Jeri Harman, CEO, Avante Mezzanine Partners

Sphere of Influence: Runs one of the most active lending shops in the middle market, co-chairs the annual ACG Los Angeles Business Conference and serves as vice chair of the SBIA

Read Jeri Harman's profile.

Hollie Moore Haynes, Founder, Luminate Capital Partners Hollie Moore Haynes, Founder, Luminate Capital Partners

Sphere of Influence: After cutting her teeth at Silver Lake, where she worked on significant tech deals, such as the buyout of Seagate's hard drive unit, Haynes recently founded tech-focused PE firm Luminate



Read Hollie Moore Haynes' profile.

Pam Hendrickson, COO, The Riverside Co. Pam Hendrickson, COO, The Riverside Co.

Sphere of Influence: Runs Riversideís back-office functions, fundraising and deal origination; serves on the firmís investment committee and supervises a fund; previously served as chair of the ACG; testified before Congress on behalf of PE industry

Read Pam Hendrickson's profile.

Mary Josephs, CEO, Verit Advisors Mary Josephs, CEO, Verit Advisors

Sphere of Influence: Structures innovative ESOPs for middle-market companies

Read Mary Josephs' profile.

Karin (McKittrick) Kovacic, Vice President, Alcentra Capital Corp. Karin (McKittrick) Kovacic, Vice President, Alcentra Capital Corp.

Sphere of Influence: Leads new business development and deal origination for the BNY Mellon subsidiary; chairs ACG Connecticut chapter; serves on the boards of AM&AA and ACG Global

Read Karin (McKittrick) Kovacic profile.

Amber Landis, Vice President, Public Policy, ACG Global Amber Landis, Vice President, Public Policy, ACG Global

Sphere of Influence: Lobbies on behalf of the middle market in Washington, D.C., including meeting with members of Congress and federal regulators

Read Amber Landis' profile.

Tricia Marks, Managing Director, Madison Capital Funding Tricia Marks, Managing Director, Madison Capital Funding

Sphere of Influence: Manages the firmís loan syndication effort and third-party capital, and serves on the investment committee

Read Tricia Marks' profile.

Lorraine McDonough, Partner, Omidyar Network Lorraine McDonough, Partner, Omidyar Network

Sphere of Influence: Leverages experience honed conducting 40 transactions as an M&A executive at eBay to oversee investment management at the philanthropic PE firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar

Read Lorraine McDonough's profile.

Beatrice Mitchell, Co-Founder, Sperry Mitchell Beatrice Mitchell, Co-Founder, Sperry Mitchell

Sphere of Influence: Co-owns one of the oldest independent middle-market investment banking firms

Read Beatrice Mitchell's profile.

Nicola Morris, Senior Vice President Corporate Development, Wex Inc. Nicola Morris, Senior Vice President Corporate Development, Wex Inc.

Sphere of Influence: Leads M&A efforts of acquisitive vehicle payment processing services provider Wex

Read Nicola Morris' profile.

Hadley Mullin, Senior Managing Director, TSG Consumer Partners Hadley Mullin, Senior Managing Director, TSG Consumer Partners

Sphere of Influence: Leverages 20 years of experience working on consumer deals, such as Smashbox and Sexy Hair, to play several roles at TSG, including serving on the investment committee

Read Hadley Mullin's profile.

Raquel Palmer, Partner, KPS Capital Partners Raquel Palmer, Partner, KPS Capital Partners

Sphere of Influence: Chairs the investment committee of the distressed-focused PE firm and serves on the board of nine portfolio companies

Read Raquel Palmer's profile.

Gretchen Perkins, Partner, Huron Capital Partners Gretchen Perkins, Partner, Huron Capital Partners

Sphere of Influence: Originates many of Huronís deals and influences public policy for the middle market as co-chair of ACGís public policy committee

Read Gretchen Perkins' profile.

Beth Pickens, Managing Director, William Blair & Co. Beth Pickens, Managing Director, William Blair & Co.

Sphere of Influence: Runs cross-border consumer goods deals, such as Harrys of London, out of the investment bank's London office

Read Beth Pickens' profile.

Sheryl Schwartz, Managing Director, Caspian Private Equity Sheryl Schwartz, Managing Director, Caspian Private Equity

Sphere of Influence: As a limited partner, Schwartz invests in primary and secondary private equity funds on behalf of Caspian clients

Read Sheryl Schwartz's profile.

Christine Tiseo, Managing Director, Lincoln International Christine Tiseo, Managing Director, Lincoln International

Sphere of Influence: Runs financing processes for private equity firms that are making leveraged acquisitions, refinancing companies or issuing dividend recapitalizations

Read Christine Tiseo's profile.

Emily Waldorf, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Campbell Soup Emily Waldorf, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Campbell Soup

Sphere of Influence: Leads Campbellís corporate direction and planning processes, including expanding the maker of well-known comfort foods into new, growing segments through acquisitions, such as Bolthouse Farms

Read Emily Waldorf's profile.

Alisa Wood, Member, Client and Partner Group, KKR Alisa Wood, Member, Client and Partner Group, KKR

Sphere of Influence: Heads KKRís products specialist area globally for all private market activities, participates in capital raising and nurtures relationships with limited partners

Read Alisa Wood's profile here.