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

Scott May
Society Board Chair

JM Search

Christy Rushing
Society Board Vice-Chair

Ann McDonald
Immediate Past Society Board Chair

Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Sarah Broberg
Society Marketing Chair

Carabiner Communications

Tim Christie
Society Sponsorship Lead

CorpDev Consulting

Greg Gossett
Society Finance Lead


Marcelo Bernal


Marc Borrelli
Past Chair

Kaizen Solutions LLC

Leigh Ann Groome


Noel Hardin

Cox Enterprises

Amit Jain


Joe Nau


Evan Ottaviano

Bennett Thrasher

Alan Quigley

Aflac Ventures

Rob Schwarzmann

Cherry Bekaert

Peter Stewart


Charles Troutman

North Highland

Morgan Walsh Phillips

Cox Enterprises

Recent Corporate Development News

Atlanta City Council Recognizes Vendorship, Inc. CEO Dr. Nazeera Dawood as Champion for Diversity and Inclusion During Women’s History Month

Atlanta City Council recognized Dr. Nazeera Dawood, founder and CEO of Vendorship, Inc., for her outstanding contribution and service to the Greater Atlanta community in honor of Women’s History Month. A ceremony was held on March 7 to celebrate and proclaim that March 7 is Dr. Nazeera Dawood Day. A reception afterwards was held at Atlanta City Hall.

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View the full article at https://hypepotamus.com/community/resources/meet-the-startup-winners-from-invest-connect-a-pitch-competition-for-diverse-founders/

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TAG Announces Vertice AI as Winner of 2023 Innovation Challenge

Fintech startup leveraging AI received $25,000 cash prize at Fintech South

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