Access Creating Executives (“ACE”) Program

ACE Program

Access Creating Executives (“ACE”) Program participants or ACE’s are emerging high potential executives who work within Access portfolio companies. These high potential individuals play an integral role in the portfolio company’s growth and undertake critical functions within their organization.

As future leaders, ACE’s work directly with c-suite executives on key portfolio company initiatives that are instrumental to supporting growth and value creation. ACE’s support key operational functions, including, but not limited to, Finance, M&A, Strategy, and Operations.

Executives are expected to improve, execute, and document best practices within the key roles, developing a meaningful operational skillset. In addition to receiving training from knowledge experts within the Access ecosystem, ACE’s will be mentored by portfolio company executives and by senior leaders of the Access team.

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Development Program Overview:

Throughout this time, Executives will maintain meaningful dialogue with, attend, and participate in Access activities, training sessions, and summits with other executives or “ACEs” across the Access portfolio.

Executives will be expected to work with Access to build skillsets, report out to other ACEs, develop playbooks, and train other executives where appropriate.

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Responsibilities

Work directly with C-Suite executives to execute upon mission critical initiatives

Join as a junior executive within the portfolio company reporting directly to a C-Level executive

Given responsibility to run a critical function within a portfolio company (M&A, FP&A, Strategy, Marketing, etc.)

Improve upon and expand best practices

Document all best practices utilized at the company in the form of Access Playbooks

Work directly with Access to leverage best practices across other portfolio companies

Attend quarterly conferences in Baltimore with other ACEs

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Characteristics

Fast learner with a desire to move with urgency, accountability, and intent

Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to approach all communications with a sensitive and empathetic approach

Ability to synthesize and convey complex business and marketing concepts effectively

Strategic planner with the ability to plan and execute upon a defined task or strategy

Innovative and creative thinker with the ability to derive best practices with demonstrated ability to express complex ideas in a clear and concise manner

Proven track record of success collaborating in a fast-paced, results-driven team environment

Demonstrated leadership skills with an ability to drive change

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Requirements

Candidate must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Willingness and ability to work out of the portfolio company offices

Graduation from a top-tier MBA program or equivalent experience with top tier firm

Have a total of 8 – 10 years of experience from a top-tier investment bank or consulting firm

Prospective Program Path
The ACE Program is designed to develop C-Level Executives along Finance & Strategy paths.

The career path to the C-Suite for an ACE would typically involve a position early in the candidate’s career at a top-tier investment bank or consulting firm that would provide an intensive training experience and exposure to the C-Suite of client firms.

The candidate would also have completed an MBA or have MBA-equivalent work experience prior to joining the ACE Program.

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