Register now for the Greater Cleveland Middle Market Forum on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm at Corporate College East4400 Richmond RdCleveland, OH 44128. This year's Middle-Market Forum will feature a presentation from the National Center for Middle-Market, a keynote presentation and a variety of panel discussions featuring Middle-Market business leaders.


Registration and Breakfast 7:30-8:00 a.m.
National Center for the Middle-Market Presentation 8:00-8:20 a.m.
Keynote Presentation 8:25-9:25 a.m.
Networking Break 9:25-10:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
General Session Panel and Lunch 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

$129.00 for GCP Members
$399.00 for Nonmembers


Robert J. Jackson Jr. Commissioner, U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Robert J. Jackson Jr. is the Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). At the Forum, he will deliver his first major address since taking office. He will set forth his ideas about what the SEC and others can and should do to make capital markets work better for the country and the economy as a whole. Commissioner Jackson was appointed by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was sworn in on January 11, 2018.  Commissioner Jackson comes to the SEC from NYU School of Law,  where he was a professor of law.

Breakout Sessions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the most significant update to the U.S. tax code since 1986. This tax overhaul stands to lower taxes on businesses and individuals and to create higher wages, more jobs, and spur economic growth. Join our experts as they dissect the tax code and help you understand the impacts to your business.


David Tavolier

Gregory Skoda 
Skoda Minotti

The battle for talent is a real challenge for Northeast Ohio Middle-Market companies.   To attract and retain highly skilled employees, businesses need to focus on the competitive advantages and benefits that contribute to an individual’s overall perception of the ideal job.  Our panel of business leaders will share their experience building a strong talent pipeline and retention strategy by focusing on culture, workplace benefits, recognition and rewards, employee engagement, and more.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch will launch this session by sharing the results of their Workplace Benefits Report being released early April 2018.  For a peek at the content included in the research, click here to view the 2017 report.


Kai Walker
BoA Merrill Lynch
Susan Austin
Chief HR Officer 
Connie Clore
Chief Strategy
Gaberiel Bruno
Chief HR Officer
Lincoln Electric

Tech Driving Business
In today’s business environment, investing in digital innovation as part of your overall business strategy is imperative.  Leaders must be laser focused on identifying how technology can create new value for the business and understanding how those innovations can work across the business, from product/service development to marketing, operations, sales and distribution.  Learn from companies who are excelling at using technology as a key strategy in growing their businesses.

Accenture will lay the foundation for this breakout by presenting their Technology Vision 2018 Report.  Click here to access the report and to learn more about the technology trends shaping the future of business.



Chip Bell
Managing Director 


Keith Silvestri 
Key Bank


Sonja O'Malley
Sr. Director
Cleveland Clinic   


Youngjin Yoo



Luncheon Panel Discussion

The Business of Beer:

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association reports that Ohio ranks #4 in the U.S. in craft beer production with a $2.67 billion economic impact and 15,000+ jobs supported by the industry.  In Northeast Ohio, we have seen significant growth in the number of breweries opening and the expansion of experienced breweries across the region and into other states.  Join us for a panel discussion with the leaders who are driving the industry as they discuss collaboration, strategic vision, and what’s next.


Bill Boor
Great Lakes Brewing Co 
Tanisha Robinson    
Justin Carson
Platform Beer Co.      
Mary MacDonald
Executive Director
Ohio Craft Beer Association

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