C-Level forum to scale companies:  Venture Capital, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Alliances


TAG’s Corporate Development Society provides a dedicated forum and series of programs where corporate & tech leaders and investors discuss current insights and best-practices to:

  • Improve company financial perfomance
  • Reach a greater level of organizational efficiency
  • Create opportunities to increase company value and market competitiveness

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  • Enterprise & Startup Executives responsible for: Corporate Development, Strategy & Planning, Partnerships & Alliances and Legal & Regulatory.
  • F1000 executives focused on strategies to structure strategic tech company partnerships
  • Investors – Private Equity, Growth and Venture Funding
  • Professional services firms: Attorneys, Business Brokers, Investment Bankers, M&A Advisors, and Management Consultants


TAG Corporate Development was created by senior Industry leaders from IBM Corp. and Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, one of the leading technology law firms in the country.

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Featured C-Level speakers: ParkMobile; NCR; Chairman IBM Global Acquisitions Committee (NYSE: IBM); CEO AT&T Intellectual Property (NYSE: T); CEO SecureWorks (NASDAQ: SCWX); CEO Paymetric (NYSE: VNTV); CEO Kabbage (SoftBank); CFO EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK); COO The Weather Company (NYSE: IBM); CSO Assurant (NYSE: AIZ); President Sprint (NYSE: S); President Aflac Ventures (NYSE: AFL); MD Intel Capital (NASDAQ: INTC); MD Hewlett Packard Ventures (NYSE: HPQ); MD UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund (NYSE: UPS); Georgia Secretary of State (Georgia); CEO Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC); President Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA).

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Corporate Development Society Board

Ann McDonald
Society Chair

Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Steve Keaveney
Society Vice Chair

Clarity Capital Advisors

Christy Rushing
Society Secretary

Jabian Consulting

Greg Gossett
Society Finance Lead


Scott May
Society Marketing Lead

JM Search

Tim Christie
Society Sponsorship Co-Lead

CorpDev Consulting

Tim Sweeney
Society Sponsorship Co-Lead

Dun & Bradstreet

Jim Forbes
Society Programs Lead and Society Past Chair

Vizzia Technologies

Marc Borrelli
Past Chair

Kaizen Solutions LLC

Leigh Ann Groome


Morgan Walsh Phillips

Cox Enterprises

Rob Schwarzmann

Cherry Bekaert

Peter Stewart


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Comcast announced that Julia Ayers has joined the Central Division Government Affairs team as Vice President of State Government Affairs for Georgia and South Carolina. In her role, Julia will advance Comcast’s legislative efforts, expand partnerships with elected leaders and government officials and enhance advocacy efforts to support the business.

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ATDC Congratulates 15 Portfolio Companies Selected for Venture Atlanta 2022

Four ATDC companies will present as Early-Stage Venture attendees and one will present as a Growth-Stage Venture.

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21 MMM Clients Chosen for Venture Atlanta

Twenty-one clients of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP’s Corporate Technology Group have been accepted for Venture Atlanta – one of the nation’s most prestigious venture capital conferences.

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