The M&A Advisor: Aaron S. Miller Named a Recipient of Emerging Leaders Award

NEW YORK, December 4, 2020 – In the spirit of hope and celebration during a period of economic uncertainty, The M&A Advisor is pleased to announce winners of the 11th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards. Renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing, and turnaround professionals, The M&A Advisor created this awards program to honor the emerging leaders of our industry, and to promote mentorship and professional development of the talented young professionals in our midst. The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards—originally known as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’—were created in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the outstanding young professionals who have reached a significant level of success while still under the age of 40.

“At the height of the lockdowns due to the pandemic and tremendous economic turmoil, these impressive young professionals have made notable contributions to our industry and to their communities. Truly, the Emerging Leader Awardees we are honoring are the best and the brightest. They are the future of the M&A, finance, and turnaround industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor.

The 2020 award winners were chosen from a pool of prominent nominees identified for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. Evaluation of the nominees and selection of the winners was completed by an independent judging panel made up of prominent members and experts in the M&A, finance, and turnaround community.

“Based on their exemplary achievements to date, especially during these challenging time for everyone, we believe these 2020 Emerging Leader Award winners will continue to have a significant and positive effect on the advancement of our industry going forward. With the support of the business, philanthropic, and academic communities, we’ve created a connected leadership community here that will empower these successful young professionals to continue to improve and impact their own and others’ life experiences throughout their career,” added Mr. Aguinaldo.

On Thursday, January 28, The M&A Advisor will host a virtual Awards Gala to introduce the 2020 Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and to celebrate their achievements.

Winners of the 11th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards
(Note that the Winners are listed in alphabetical order by last name)
Jamal Al-Haj, Partner – Maynard Cooper & Gale
Sheryl Betance, Managing Director – Stretto
Timothy Bossidy, Director – SierraConstellation Partners LLC
Robert Burton, Managing Director – Leonis Partners
Swapna Deshpande, Managing Director – Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
Nick Dhesi, Partner – Latham & Watkins LLP
Anne Dhulesia, Partner – L.E.K. Consulting
Bryan Dow, Managing Director – Stifel
Matthew Drake, Managing Director – FMI Capital Advisors
Dominic Emery, Managing Director – Raymond James
Amanda Fenster, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions practice – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Hilary Fleischer, Partner – Strattam Capital
Ceon Francis, Vice President – Branford Castle Partners, L.P.
Chanan Glambosky, Managing Director – Stifel
Jonathan Goodman, Associate – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Kristen Grannis, Partner – Latham & Watkins LLP
David Griffiths, Partner, Business Finance & Restructuring Department – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Rick Hennessey, Vice President – ButcherJoseph & Co.
Terry Jiang, Director – Vaquero Capital
Dan Jones, Principal – UHY LLP
Andrew Kadar, Managing Director and Partner – L.E.K. Consulting
Philip Kaestle, Senior Director – SierraConstellation Partners, LLC
Samuel Kaplan, Vice President – Capstone Headwaters
Eli Kemmerer, Partner – RSM US LLP
Amar Krishnamurti, Managing Director – Raymond James
Justin Lee, Partner, Banking & Finance practice – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Marc Logan, Partner – RSM US LLP
Lori Lombardo, Principal – Entrepreneur Partners, L.P.
Sean McGuire, Managing Director – Stretto
Zeeshan Memom, Managing Director – Stifel
Aaron S. Miller, Executive Vice President – SB360 Capital Partners
Michael Morton, Managing Director – Ankura Consulting Group LLC
Dustin Olver, Senior Managing Director – FTI Consulting
Yogesh Punjabi, Director – Capstone Headwaters
Devi Rajani, Senior Managing Director – FTI Consulting
Eric Ribachonek, Principal – UHY LLP
John Rockwell, Partner – WilmerHale
Joseph Scott, Director, Corporate Development – Arconic
Jessica Seff, Vice President, Mergers & Aquisitions – Statesman Corporate Finance
Anastasia Sheffler-Wood, Partner – Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Sunny Singh, Partner, Business Finance & Restructuring Department – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Miles Staglik, Director – SierraConstellation Partners LLC
Michael Thomason Jr., Attorney at Law (Partner) – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Ryan Wagner, Of Counsel – Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jack Wagner, Business Development Associate – Capstone Headwaters
Craig Warznak, Vice President – SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
Jill White, Principal, Underwriting & Portfolio Management – Churchill Asset Management LLC


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