XPX Fairfield - Growth Strategies: Dealing with Disruption, Distraction and Division

Event Information

Date & Time

Fri, Dec 20th, 2019
7:30am - 9:30am (EST)


The Shore and Country Club, 220 Gregory Boulevard, Norwalk, CT


XPX Registration Closed


CT and Tri-State Members $0.00
First Time Guest $0.00
Non-members Early Bird (through 12/17) $75.00
Non-members Regular Fee $90.00
Other XPX Chapter Members Early Bird (through 12/17) $55.00
Other XPX Chapter Members Regular Fee $75.00
Walk-in Fee $100.00

A key to enhancing the value of a company at exit is to first create strategies for growth. But the road to achieve this objective is not a smooth one. We’ll take a look at some common growth challenges that confront many businesses and discuss with our audience how they are experienced and addressed. Our panel consists of three diverse experts: a private equity CEO; a Principal, Practice Leader – Strategy & Business Transformation for a leading accounting/advisory firm; and a former Fortune 500 business executive who’s running a business strategy consulting practice. This panel promises an interactive discussion that will explore cases studies collected from their experiences, and the important lessons learned.

Our Speakers:

Chuck Dubois, CEO Acceleteq

Chuck Dubois is CEO of Acceleteq, a PE-backed investment company focused on acquiring and building businesses in life-sciences and industrial technologies and

Dubois Consulting, LLC, which provides strategic support to small businesses, including sales and marketing, growth, and exit strategies

Prior experience includes CEO of Environmental & Analysis Sector and Executive Board Member at global life-saving technology conglomerate Halma plc; President of Diba Industries – a manufacturer of fluid-handling components used in Life Science and Scientific Instrumentation; and Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Perma Pure, a manufacturer of highly selective separations technologies used in Medical, Scientific, Environmental, and Fuel Cell applications.

Stephen E. Ronan, Principal of Citrin Cooperman

Steve Ronan is a principal and the leader of Citrin Cooperman’s Strategy & Business Transformation Practice. He is an experience professional in the theory and execution of improving business value. Steve has partnered with a range of companies, from Fortune 100 to middle-market, to develop and implement strategies that improve profitability, create scalable businesses, and strengthen customer relationships. His projects have created over $100M in value through top-line growth and bottom-line savings. Steve’s experience includes strategic planning, process improvement, and organizational transformation. Previously, Steve owned a boutique consulting firm and was a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting.

Fred Ventresca, CEO of Value Creation Partners, LLC

Fred Ventresca is CEO of Value Creation Partners, a strategy and growth consulting firm for businesses preparing for, or undergoing, a significant transformation. Expertise areas are strategy, culture, function, performance and growth. Clients range from mid-sized firms to Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries, including: manufacturing, services, construction, software and renewable energy.

Previously, Fred held Senior Leadership positions in Corporate Development, Business Development and Strategic Management with four iconic Fortune 1000 firms – General Electric, Con Edison, Schneider Electric and Osram.

He is recognized for innovative commercial excellence strategy that was adopted nationally while part of GE’s largest sales organization.