Boston, MA, 16 September 2019 - The M&A Advisor has selected Brett Conradt and Jeremy Wall of Stax Inc., the global management consulting firm, as winners in its 2019 Emerging Leaders Awards. Conradt and Wall, who both serve as Managing Directors at Stax Inc. Chicago, have been chosen for their accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders. Renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing, and turnaround professionals, The M&A Advisor created this award program to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders.
“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards—originally known as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’—were created in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the outstanding young professionals who have reached a significant level of success while still under the age of 40. These impressive young professionals have made notable contributions to our industry and to their communities. Truly, the Emerging Leader Awardees we are honoring are the best and the brightest. They are the future of the M&A, finance, and turnaround industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, founder of The M&A Advisor.
Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, September 17, The M&A Advisor will host a black-tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the 2019 Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and to celebrate their achievements. The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Summit—an exclusive event bringing current and past Emerging Leaders Awards winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts.
Brett Conradt is a Managing Director at Stax Inc., regularly advising private equity and corporate clients on organic and inorganic growth initiatives, partnering to build actionable strategies. Conradt joined Stax’s Chicago office in 2006 and has expertise in consumer/retail businesses along with industrial products and services. In his relationships with large-cap and middle market funds as well as corporate clients, he oversees extensive consulting engagements to identify, size, and prioritize international and domestic growth opportunities.
Prior to Stax, Conradt worked at StrategyOne, a subsidiary of Edelman Worldwide, where he developed strategic messaging and positioning programs for clients across multiple end industries. Conradt began his career at Salton, Inc., where he developed, grew, and maintained well-known consumer electronics brands.
Conradt has guest lectured at several universities including the University of Illinois, Texas A&M University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also written numerous thought leadership pieces focused on retail and industrial markets.
Conradt holds an M.B.A. from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Jeremy Wall is a Managing Director at Stax Inc., where he leads the firm’s technology vertical group. Throughout his career at Stax, Wall has advised investors and management teams on growth strategy and M&A. Wall joined Stax’s Chicago office in 2006 and has worked with Fortune 500 companies and many of the world’s largest private equity funds. He also leads engagements for upper market and mid-market firms, as well as portfolio management teams. Wall works across sectors, including technology, healthcare, retail, financial services, and industrials and has a strong affinity for leveraging large quantities of data to provide context on historical performance and build conviction around future growth opportunities.
Prior to Stax, Wall worked in the Innovation group at Nielsen, working with some of the largest CPG firms in the world on data-driven approaches to innovation and new product development. Wall holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
About Stax Inc.
Stax Inc. is a global management consulting firm serving corporate and private equity clients across a broad range of industries including software and technology, healthcare, business services, industrial, consumer and retail, and education. The firm partners with clients to provide data-driven, actionable insights designed to drive growth, enhance profits, increase value, and make better investment decisions.
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