ACG 101 Corridor Chapter will present the first annual Tom Hopkins Award For Excellence in M&A to Dr. John Paglia, director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, ACG 101 Chapter President Jim Queen announced today. The award will be presented at the ACG 101 Holiday Reception December 1 (register here) at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village.
“Dr. Paglia’s ongoing study of the capital markets, and his perceptive analysis of how changes in these markets affect companies of all sizes, make him an eminently worthy first recipient of the Tom Hopkins Award,” said Mr. Queen, president of Teller Springs Consulting.
Mr. Queen noted that the award recognizes “special achievement in, or contribution to, corporate growth in the 101 Corridor business community.” The research led by Dr. Paglia, said Mr. Queen, “has made a tremendous contribution to the ability of companies in our area to make key strategic decisions about their near-term and long-range growth plans.”
The award was established by ACG 101 Corridor Chapter to honor C. Thomas Hopkins, a Partner in the Santa Barbara and Century City offices of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group.
“Tom Hopkins was the driving force behind the founding of the ACG 101 Corridor Chapter eight years ago, and served as the Chapter President for its first five years,” Mr. Queen said. “This award is fitting recognition for his dedication and perseverance. The foundation of success that he established has enabled our Chapter to become a major force in the area’s business life, and to flourish in the past several years as one of the fastest-growing of ACG’s 53 chapters worldwide.”
John K. Paglia, Ph.D., MBA, CPA, CFA, is Associate Professor of Finance at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management, and is Director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project.
Dr. Paglia’s work on the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project – the first simultaneous, comprehensive, and on-going investigation of all major segments of the private capital market – has been accessed by more than 20,000 business executives and organizations in more than 60 countries. The Graziadio School of Business this year presented him with its “George Award,” given to the faculty member who best draws upon resources of the business community to make a difference in the classroom.
His research has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, USA Today, and The New York Times, has been published in a number of journals, and has been presented at domestic and international conferences. Dr. Paglia holds a Ph.D. in finance, an MBA, a B.S. in finance, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
About ACG 101 Corridor Chapter
The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the premier organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. The ACG 101 Corridor Chapter serves corporate executives and professionals in the West San Fernando Valley, Ventura County and Santa Barbara areas.
ACG 101 holds monthly meetings featuring topical, practical information presented by leading CEOs and industry experts. In June it hosts a day-long Corporate Governance Conference, aimed at helping private and public companies build effective boards of advisors and directors, and providing best-practices advice for the individuals who serve on those boards.
Members of ACG are CEOs, CFOs and COOs of middle market or growing corporations, as well as members of the professional services companies that serve these corporations, such as private equity firms, investment bankers, lenders, attorneys and accountants. ACG has nearly 12,000 members representing 5,000 companies in 53 chapters throughout North America, Europe and in Mexico.