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


Over the past 5 years, Georgia startup companies have raised $9.9 Billion in Venture Capital across 1,741 transactions. Notable that Georgia had the highest number of “mega deals” in the Southeast. Learn More


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

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


  • 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: 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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Innovation Through the Lens of Investors

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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

Chad Bobcombe

Change Healthcare

Marc Borrelli
Past Chair

Kaizen Solutions LLC

Ned Hill
Past Chair

Signature Bank

Morgan Walsh Phillips

Cox Enterprises

Rob Schwarzmann

Cherry Bekaert

Peter Stewart


Courtney Stough

Wargo French

Tony Yannucci

Croft & Bender

Recent Corporate Development News

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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Celebrating 15 Years of Connecting Founders and Funders, Venture Atlanta Moves FORWARD With Its 2022 Lineup of Most Innovative Tech Companies

Southeast’s leading VC conference announces 85 presenting/showcase companies and 90+ event sponsors.

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Ann McDonald Selected Chair of TAG Corporate Development Society

Morris, Manning & Martin’s Ann McDonald now chairs TAG’s Corporate Development Society. McDonald is the Director of Business Development in MMM’s Corporate Technology Group.

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