ACG 101 Elects Lars Rathje to Board of Directors

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (April 21, 2018) – The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) 101 announced today that it has elected Lars Rathje to its Board of Directors. Mr.

Lars Rathje

Rathje is employed with Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately held insurance brokerage and leader in innovative risk mitigation. Rathje is based in Lockton’s Los Angeles office. Lockton is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.

Rathje has been with Lockton since 2016 and has helped implement numerous risk mitigation strategies for his clients through a unique total cost of risk analysis. Lockton’s holistic global approach ensures all risk factors have been explored. He has over six years of diversified insurance and strategic risk mitigation experience in numerous industries.

“ACG continues to expand its services to growing mid-size companies on the 101 Corridor from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, with a mission to help companies grow through access to capital and mergers and acquisitions. We are pleased to welcome Lars to our board of directors,” said Ryan Bristol, Managing Director at JP Morgan and Chairman of the ACG 101 Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Lockton Rathje was Vice President at SullivanCurtisMonroe, a privately held insurance broker focusing on the middle market based in Irvine. From 2012 to 2014 he was with United Agencies focusing on personal lines and small business.

Rathje is the founder of the Executive Briefing, quarterly c-suite educational seminars, the 101 Executive Bootcamp, a catalyst for rising stars within an organization, the C-Levels on Tees series, a leadership development program designed for executive women around golf. He is also president of the CPA/Law Society.

Rathje holds a BA in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting degree and a minor in entrepreneurship through the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About ACG 101
ACG 101 is a not for profit organization serving communities on the 101 Tech Corridor from Los Angeles through Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. It is one of 56 chapters around the world that form the international ACG organization, which focuses on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG 101 holds monthly networking and educational breakfasts on the first Wednesdays of most months, as well as an annual “Stars of the 101 Awards” gala honoring business leaders in the region.

Members of the ACG 101 Board of Directors now include:

Ryan Bristol, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank (Board Chairman)
Jeff Tillman, Business Development Director, Crowe Horwath LLP
Scott Galer, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles
Jim Chevalier, Tax Partner, Moss Adams
Bret G. Anderson, Partner, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP
Carol E. Bartholemy, VP Finance / CFO, Seek Thermal
Charles Best, Vice President, Procurement and Facilities.
Jayme Brooks, CFO and CAO, Capstone Turbine Corporation
David Bonrouhi, Managing Director, Calabasas Capital, LLC
Elsa R. Burton. Group Head, SVP, Bank Leumi USA
L. Nicole Carnation, M&A Capital, LLC
Melissa Fulmer. Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking
Mark Levinson. Corp-M&A / Securities, Thompson Coburn
Andrea Light, Vice President, Robert Half Management Resources
John Lockhart, EVP & CMO, People Media Worldwide, Inc.
Adam McArthur, Managing Director, CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC
David Martin, Vice President, Union Bank
Anthony Peña, Vice President, Wells Fargo Commercial
Robert Purcell, CFO & EVP Finance, iPayment, Inc.
Lars Rathje, Producer, Lockton
Todd Larson, Managing Director, Singer Lewak

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