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M&A Advisor Recognizes RSM's Eli Kemmerer and Marc Logan with Emerging Leaders Award

Jan 28, 2021

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M&A Advisor Recognizes RSM's Eli Kemmerer and Marc Logan with Emerging Leaders Award

CHIGACO – (January 28, 2021) – The M&A Advisor recently announced the winners of its 11th annual Emerging Leaders Awards, which included Eli Kemmerer and Marc Logan, both partners with RSM US LLP (RSM) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.

Renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, The M&A Advisor created the Emerging Leaders program to honor leaders in the industry, and to promote mentorship and professional development of talented young professionals. The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards – originally known as the ’40 Under 40 Awards’ – were created in 2010 to recognize and celebrate achievements of outstanding professionals who have reached significant levels of success while still under the age of 40.

“We as an organization have always exemplified ourselves and these awards as an oasis of hope and celebration,” said Roger Aguinabldo, founder of The M&A Advisor. “And in 2020, even at the height of the lockdowns and tremendous economic turmoil, these impressive young professionals made notable contributions to our industry and to their communities. Truly, the Emerging Leader Award recipients are the best and the brightest. They are the future of the M&A, finance and turnaround industry.”

“We are so proud of Marc and Eli, and thrilled that they’ve received this prestigious recognition,” said Michael Grossman, national Transaction Advisory Services leader with RSM US LLP. “The M&A, finance and turnaround profession is fast-paced and dynamic, and it takes a special type of person to succeed in the field while also maintaining a commitment to stewardship, which is one of our firm’s core values. Being recognized so early in their careers for their accomplishments with such a prestigious recognition is a testament to Marc’s and Eli’s commitment and potential. The entire RSM team is looking forward to their continued career progression and success.”

The 2020 M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award winners were chosen from a pool of prominent nominees identified for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. Evaluation of the nominees and selection of the winners was completed by an independent judging panel made up of prominent members and experts in the M&A, finance and turnaround community.

“Based on their exemplary achievements to date, especially during these challenging times for everyone, we believe these 2020 Emerging Award winners will continue to have a significant and positive effect on the advancement of our industry going forward,” added Aguinaldo. “With the support of the business, philanthropic and academic communities, we have created a connected leadership community that will empower these successful young professionals to continue to improve and impact their own and others’ life experiences throughout their careers.”  

Kemmerer and Logan, along with other winners of this year’s Emerging Leaders awards, were officially celebrated for their accomplishments during a recent virtual event hosted by The M&A Advisor.

For a complete list of this year’s winners, visit The M&A Advisor website.

The M&A Advisor
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