The Townsend Hotel
The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009

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Event Date Wed May 4 EDT (14 days ago)
Location The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009
Region Americas

This Conference is formerly known as ASPIRE, connects hundreds of Detroit business leaders — 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 planning for liquidity events, our conference covers the breadth of the M&A landscape.

Take a look at this brief video from our last in-person event to hear what people had to say about the content, speakers and participants.


2022 Speakers

Christina Anibal
Manager, UHY Corporate Finance

Kal Beidas
President & CEO, Wälzlager Industriewerke Bulle A.G.

Robert Berdanier
Managing Director, Business Restructuring Services, BDO Consulting Group, LLC

Robert Bohn
Managing Director, Fifth Third Bank

Harry Cendrowski
Managing Director, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Tom Cinzori

Quinn Damon
Senior Vice President, Lockton Companies, LLC

Brian Demkowicz
Chairman, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Huron Capital

Alex DiBartolomeo
Manager, UHY Corporate Finance

Patrick Fenton
Principal, FDG Capital

Craig Fishel
Chief Financial Officer, Battery Solutions

Chris Gessner
Partner, Peninsula Capital Partners

Matthew Gurwin
Shareholder, Doeren Mayhew

Ramzi Hermiz
Partner, Atlas Holdings

Yasmeen Jasey
Michigan Market Executive, Citizens

John Kanan
Partner, Honigman

Michael Krol
Partner & Head of Wealth Advisory, Waldron Private Wealth

Josh Linkner
Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Mudita Venture Partners

Ronald Majka
Managing Director, Syndications, Huntington Bank

Fred Minturn
CEO & Executive Chairman, MSX International

Aaron Partridge
Shareholder, Doeren Mayhew

Vipul Patel
Managing Director, Aon plc

Erin Pawlowski
Member, Dickinson Wright, PLLC

Tony Pulice
Partner, Huron Capital

Mykolas Rambus
CEO, Hush

Bill Rosin
Partner, Dickinson Wright, PLLC

David W. Schostak
Chief Executive Officer, Schostak Brothers & Company, Inc.

Stephen Shaya
Managing Director, Akkad Holdings

Doug Shinkle
Vice President, Lorient Capital

John Stewart
Founder & Managing Partner, MiddleGround Capital

Justin Thomas
Partner, Transaction Services, Cohen & Company

Linzie Venegas
Vice President, Ideal Group

Brad Winer
MD, M&A Advisory, Citizens Capital Markets & Advisory

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Dickinson Wright PLLC
• Citizens Bank
• Aon
• Lockton
• Cendrowski
• Fifth Third Bank
• Waldron Private Wealth
• Cohen & Company
• Doeren Mayhew
• UHY Corporate Finance

• Varnum LLP
• Northwestern Mutual
• Plunkett Cooney
• Lawrence, Evans & Co
• Vistage Michigan