Thank you to everyone who came out to the 11th Annual Middle Market Open, and
congratulations to all of the 2015 Middle Market Open Winners!
1st Place – Ted Koenig & Shoshana Vernick (Katten Muchin Rosenman foursome)
2nd Place – Adam Strauss & Joe Polaneczky (Merit Capital Partners foursome)
3rd Place – Amit Mehta & Michael Jordan (Paul Hastings foursome)
1st Place – Michael Vahey & Timothy Ruby (Capital One Bank foursome)
2nd Place – Michael Olson & Lou Pagano (DLA Piper foursome)
3rd Place – Art Fogel & David Williams (Northern Trust foursome)
Beat the Pro
Grand Prize (Pebble Beach/Spyglass Hill) – Aaron Diefenthaler
Package 1 (Milwaukee Golf Club/Erin Hills Golf Course) – Ryan Anthony
Package 2 (Medinah #3 & Conway Farms) – Bob Bartell
Package 3 (Skokie Country Club & Olympia Fields Country Club) – Paul Diederich
To see photos from this year's event, please check back soon.
Please join us on Monday, July 27, 2015 for the 11th Annual Middle Market Open at Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields, Illinois.
Now in its eleventh year, the Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, July 27 at Olympia Fields Country Club, home of the 2003 U.S. Open and this year's U.S. Amateur Championship.
The Middle Market Open Golf Tournament will attract more than 200 players from leading private equity firms, family offices, senior and junior capital providers, attorneys, accountants, consultants, wealth managers, turnaround firms, real estate brokers and business owners and managers from the greater Chicago area and beyond.
This is the only amateur golf tournament designed exclusively by and for the Chicago area middle market deal making community.
9:00 am ∙ Check-In & Breakfast
11:30 am ∙ Shotgun Start
12:00 pm ∙ Grill Lunch at the Halfway Houses
Cocktails, hors d’oeuvre buffet, silent auction, raffle drawing and awards ceremony to follow golf.
First Place Each player in the top twosome from the North Course and the South Course may select one of the two following fantastic prizes:
1. Each winning player and a guest will enjoy a round of golf on each of the three famed Pebble Beach courses—the Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Links at Spanish Bay, and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. You and your guest will enjoy deluxe accommodations in an ocean view room at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Package includes a $1,000 gift card toward travel expenses.
2. Two days of instruction at the Butch Harmon School of Golf with Butch Harmon and his staff professionals, including computerized video analysis, personalized student handbook with swing photos and action items, one nine-hole playing lesson at Rio Secco with staff professionals. Winners will also enjoy a three night stay at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, transportation between Caesars Palace and Butch Harmon School of Golf and a $1,000 gift card for travel expenses.
The names of the winners’ sponsoring firms will also be engraved on the Middle Market Open™ Cup.
Second Place - $1,500 Nike Golf Shopping Spree
Third Place - $500 Nike Golf Shopping Spree
*Players must have verifiable indexes to win Tournament Prizes. Prizes are nontransferable.
2013 MMO tournament north course winners Adam Rubenstein and Scott
Rubenstein enjoy a day on the green in Pebble Beach, California.
Four chances to win!
Raffle tickets are $100 each; only 500 tickets will be sold.
Winners will be determined in a random drawing to be held July 27, 2015 at the 11th Annual Middle Market Open. Winners need not be present to win and will be notified. Participation in the MMO is voluntary and is not a requirement to win. Participants must be 18 years or older. Winners will coordinate with sponsor for non-holiday play. Players are subject to the Club’s rules of attire, date & times. Valid until July 27, 2016 unless otherwise notified. Medinah #3 prize expires October 31, 2015. With regard to prizes, certain terms, conditions and restrictions may apply. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois assumes no liability of any nature for any property loss or damage, personal injury or death occurring in connection with any prize. No substitutions, exchanges, or cash redemptions can be made. Prizes are non-transferable and any taxes or consumer-related charges are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. No portion of the cost of this raffle ticket is tax deductible.
2015 Middle Market Open Committee Members
Scott H. Lang, City Capital Advisors
Bradley Schmarak, Reed Smith
Allan Allweiss, LBC Credit Partners
Bob Bartell, Duff & Phelps
Barbara Bereskin, Lincoln Avenue Partners
Duncan Bourne, Wynnchurch Capital
Steve Cohen, The PrivateBank
Timothy Cummins, Stout Risius Ross
David Gaito, PNC
Matthew Gilbert, FIDES Capital Partners
Thomas Hill, Alvarez & Marsal
Fran Jurkovic, Mesirow Financial
Chris Killackey, Prairie Capital
Amit Mehta, Paul Hastings
Mike Milani, Baker Tilly
Henry Munez, BMO Harris Bank
Chad Peterson, Victory Park Capital
Paul Possinger, Proskauer Rose
Saul Rudo, Katten Muchin Rosenman
Andrew Sandquist, CBRE
David Smalstig, FTI Consulting
William Spizman, McGladrey
Curt Tatham, Lincoln International
Randy Thrall, Thrall Enterprises
Andrew Weil, DLA Piper
Daniel Wikel, Huron Business Advisory
2015 Middle Market Open sponsors
Alvarez & Marsal • Baker Tilly • BKD CPA's & Advisors • Capital One Bank • CBRE • Dentons US LLP • DLA Piper • Enterprise Fleet Managment
Epiq Systems, Inc. • Houlihan Lokey • Jones Day • The Jordan Company • LBC Credit Partners • Lincoln International • Merit Capital Partners
Moelis & Company • Northern Trust • Proskauer Rose • Reed Smith • Resilience Capital Partners • Mark Schwartz • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Shook Hardy & Bacon • Stout Risius Ross • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP • Vedder Price P.C. • Victory Park Capital • Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Hole in One Sponsors
Middle Market Open Attendees & Sponsors, 2010 - 2014
Private Equity Firms
Private Equity Fund of Funds
Public & Private Companies
Banking, Mezzanine, Debt/Equity Capital
Banking, Mezzanine, Debt/Equity Capital & Equipment Financing (cont.)
Accounting & Tax Advisory Firms
Management, Interim and Turnaround
Executive Search Firms
Funds Placement/Advisory Firms
Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
Broadstone Net Lease
Chody Real Estate
Jones Lang LaSalle
Newmark Knight Frank
Walton Street Capital
W P Carey
Francis L. Dean & Associates
HUB International Midwest Ltd
Willis Group Holdings
Balyasny Asset Management
New This Year - Middle Market Open Next Gen Tournament
We are excited to announce the addition of the Middle Market Open Next Gen Tournament. The MMO Next Gen Tournament will take place simultaneously with the MMO, and participants will enjoy lunch and a round of golf at Ravisloe Country Club. Following their round, they will join MMO participants at Olympia Fields Country Club for the evening program.
Entry fees for the MMO Next Gen Tournament are included in each of the MMO golf sponsorship levels, and proceeds will benefit the Future Founders Foundation. Additional individual entries or foursomes may be purchased.
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