Marilyn Adler, Managing Director, Medley Capital
Sphere of Influence: Heads Medley Capital’s 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
Sphere of Influence: Bets big on companies cherished by and often run by women, including maraconi and cheese maker Annie’s Inc. Read Molly Ashby's profile.
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
Sphere of Influence: Leads U.S. industrials transactions and co-leads the audit, tax and advisory firm’s equity coverage team Read Chrisanne Corbett's profile.
Catherine Dargan, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Sphere of Influence: Co-leads law firm Covington’s M&A practice and serves on the firm’s management committee Read Catherine Dargan's profile.
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
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
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
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.
Sphere of Influence: Runs Riverside’s back-office functions, fundraising and deal origination; serves on the firm’s 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
Sphere of Influence: Structures innovative ESOPs for middle-market companies Read Mary Josephs' profile.
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
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
Sphere of Influence: Manages the firm’s loan syndication effort and third-party capital, and serves on the investment committee Read Tricia Marks' profile.
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
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.
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
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
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
Sphere of Influence: Originates many of Huron’s deals and influences public policy for the middle market as co-chair of ACG’s public policy committee Read Gretchen Perkins' profile.
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
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
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
Sphere of Influence: Leads Campbell’s 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
Sphere of Influence: Heads KKR’s 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.