LaBranche to step down as ACG’s president and CEO

Gary LaBranche is leaving his post as president and CEO of Association for Corporate Growth, an organization for middle-market M&A deal-makers and business leaders. His resignation becomes effective March 17.

John O’Loughlin will step in as acting CEO in the interim.

LaBranche joined ACG in 2008 when the economy was gripped by a recession. During his tenure, ACG expanded chapters, membership, launched a magazine Middle Market Growth and a European conference. LaBranche also oversaw ACG educating policymakers on private capital investments in the mid-market, which included the formation of the congressional caucus on middle market growth and ACG’s private equity regulatory task force.

In late March, LaBranche will become president and CEO of the Alexandria, Virginia-based National Investor Relations Institute.

Founded in 1954, ACG has 58 chapters all over the world. Its worldwide network comprises 90,000 mid-market professionals, which include 14,500 members that serve as investors, lenders, owners, executives and advisers to growing middle-market companies.

Photo: Gary LaBranche. Courtesy of the Association for Corporate Growth