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Growth in the Middle Market

11.28.17 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location:
GCP Offices, 1240 Huron Rd. East, Cleveland Oh 44115

Leveraging Middle Market Opportunity, Growth and Success

Stewart Kohl, Co-CEO at The Riverside Company, and his team look closely at small and mid-sized companies every single day.  They have been very successful in finding the right companies, helping them get to the next level of growth and selling them again for gains for their investors and their founders.  

GCP CEO Joe Roman will facilitate a conversation with Stewart about the principles and practices underlying the success of The Riverside Company’s global growth and its more than 480 investments since 1988.  Stewart will also share ideas about how middle market companies can approach their own strategies for growth to increase their long-term value and provide a perspective on the resources and opportunities for the Middle Market as an asset to the growth and success of Northeast Ohio.

Agenda:
7:30 to 8 a.m. - Registration and Networking
8 to 9 a.m. - Program

About our speaker

Stewart A. Kohl is co-chief executive officer of The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm founded to invest in premier companies at the smaller end of the middle market.

Mr. Kohl joined Riverside in 1993. Prior to that, he was a vice president of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd., the private equity arm of Citibank. Under the guidance of Mr. Kohl and Co-CEO Béla Szigethy, Riverside has grown to manage more than $5.5 billion in assets. The firm employs more than 200 people in offices across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to his work with Riverside, Mr. Kohl is engaged in several civic activities including Oberlin College Board of Trustees (Honorary); co-chair, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Board of Trustees; Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees and co-chair of the Cleveland Clinic Capital Campaign. Mr. Kohl is also the founder of VeloSano, a charity cycling event that has raised more than $8 million for cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute since 2014.

He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College (1977) and resides with his wife, Donna, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where they enjoy spending time with their daughter and six grandchildren.

Registration and more information

Click the button below to register. If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at events@gcpartnership.com or 216.592.2390.


Map and Directions:
Greater Cleveland Partnership Offices

1240 Huron Road East
Cleveland, OH 44115

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Vice President of Citicorp Venture Capital; COO of the National Cooperative Business Association in Washington D.C.

Education

BA, Economics and Government – Oberlin College

Languages

Native in English

Personal

Stewart and his wife, Donna, enjoy spending time with their daughter and six grandchildren. They are active supporters of various community organizations.


Stewart serves as an Honorary Trustee of Oberlin College and Co-Chair of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Clinic and Co-Chairs its Capital Campaign. He was inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in 2009. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Building for Hope Capital Campaign of the Center for Families and Children


After spending 15 years as a “Heavy Hitter” participant in the Pan-Mass Challenge bicycle fundraiser, Stewart and his wife Donna became founding donors of VeloSano, which is a charity bike ride dedicated to eradicating cancer by supporting research at the Cleveland Clinic. Stewart is also the Event Chair of VeloSano.
The inaugural ride was in 2014.

Vice President of Citicorp Venture Capital; COO of the National Cooperative Business Association in Washington D.C.

Education

BA, Economics and Government – Oberlin College

Languages

Native in English

Personal

Stewart and his wife, Donna, enjoy spending time with their daughter and six grandchildren. They are active supporters of various community organizations.


Stewart serves as an Honorary Trustee of Oberlin College and Co-Chair of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Clinic and Co-Chairs its Capital Campaign. He was inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in 2009. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Building for Hope Capital Campaign of the Center for Families and Children


After spending 15 years as a “Heavy Hitter” participant in the Pan-Mass Challenge bicycle fundraiser, Stewart and his wife Donna became founding donors of VeloSano, which is a charity bike ride dedicated to eradicating cancer by supporting research at the Cleveland Clinic. Stewart is also the Event Chair of VeloSano.
The inaugural ride was in 2014.

Stewart and his wife, Donna, enjoy spending time with their daughter and six grandchildren. They are active supporters of various community organizations.


Stewart serves as an Honorary Trustee of Oberlin College and Co-Chair of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Clinic and Co-Chairs its Capital Campaign. He was inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in 2009. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Building for Hope Capital Campaign of the Center for Families and Children