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Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament

Conway Farms Golf Club & Onwentsia Club
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Monday, July 25, 2016

For more than a decade Chicago’s leading middle market dealmakers have gathered for a day of networking, golf, and philanthropic support of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. The tournament has generated more than $4.5 million dollars to advance the lifesaving mission of the NKFI. We hope you will join us in July as we once again bring together Chicago’s Middle Market community for championship level golf, unparalleled giveaways, access to celebrity golfers, and more!

New this year, the MMO is moving to Chicago’s North Shore. The tournament will take place at Conway Farms Golf Club - home of the 2015 BMW Championship - and Onwentsia Club, both in Lake Forest, IL. The MMO NextGen Tournament, an event that attracts the next generation of dealmakers, will be held the same day at Briarwood Country Club in Deerfield, IL. All attendees are invited to Onwentsia Club following golf for cocktails, dinner, networking, awards ceremony and a golf discussion with a celebrity guest.
 

Raffle

Unable to attend the Middle Market Open? Purchase a raffle ticket instead for your chance to win one of four incredible prizes, including a trip for two to San Francisco!

Purchase Raffle Tickets

 

Foursomes are Sold Out!

Join the waiting list, and you will be notified if foursomes become available. Or, consider sponsoring the event and marketing your company to leading middle market dealmakers. Available opportunities include: MMO Lunch Sponsor, Hole-in-One Sponsor, and Hole Sponsors, as well as NextGen Lunch Sponsor, Flag Sponsor, Cart Sponsor, and Hole Sponsors. Contact Meghan Kelleher for details.

 

Photos from the 2015 event.
Photos from the 2014 event.

For more information about the Middle Market Open, please contact Meghan Kelleher at (312) 321-1500 or mkelleher@nkfi.org.

Three Courses
Two Tournaments
One Unparalleled Event…

 

MMO – Conway Farms Golf Club and Onwentsia Club
MMO NextGen – Briarwood Country Club

Locations

The MMO is moving to Chicago’s North Shore! This year’s tournament will take place at Conway Farms Golf Club - home of the 2015 BMW Championship - and Onwentsia Club - home of the 1906 U.S. Open, both in Lake Forest, IL. The MMO NextGen Tournament will be held the same day at Briarwood Country Club in Deerfield, IL. All attendees are invited to Onwentsia Club following golf for cocktails, dinner, networking, awards ceremony and a golf discussion with a celebrity guest.

Conway Farms Golf Club
425 Conway Farms Dr.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Onwentsia Club
300 Green Bay Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Briarwood Country Club
For the 35 and under crowd!
355 Deerfield Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015

 

Event Details

Now in its twelfth year, the Middle Market Open™ will attract more than 350 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 dealmaking community.

The event is once again expected to sell out. Reserve your place early to ensure your spot and course choice! For sponsor information or to reserve your foursome, please contact Meghan Kelleher at (312) 321-1500 or mkelleher@nkfi.org.

Event Highlights

  • Championship level golf at three exclusive private clubs.
  • Fantastic prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place players on each course.
  • Silent auction packages and raffle prizes offer play at some of the most exclusive golf courses in the country.
  • Evening program includes cocktails, dinner, networking and a golf discussion with a celebrity guest.

For more information about the Middle Market Open, please contact Meghan Kelleher at (312) 321-1500 or mkelleher@nkfi.org.

 

    2013 MMO tournament north course winners Adam Rubenstein and Scott 
         Rubenstein enjoy a day on the green in Pebble Beach, California.

Raffle Tickets

Four chances to win!
Raffle tickets are $100 each; only 550 tickets will be sold.

Purchase Raffle Tickets

Grand Prize

Unescorted foursomes at The Olympic Club & TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, CA
($2,000 for travel expenses included)

Second Prize

Escorted threesomes at Milwaukee Golf Club & Onwentsia Club

Third Prize

Escorted threesomes at Medinah #3 & Conway Farms Golf Club

Fourth Prize

Escorted threesomes at Skokie Country Club & Olympia Fields Country Club
 
Winners will be determined in a random drawing to be held July 25, 2016 at the 12th 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 25, 2017 unless otherwise notified. Medinah #3 prize expires October 31, 2016. 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.

2016 Middle Market Open Committee Members

Scott H. Lang, City Capital Advisors
Chair
 
Bradley S. Schmarak, Reed Smith LLP
Chair
 
Allan Allweiss, LBC Credit Partners
Bob Bartell, Duff & Phelps
Barbara Grant Bereskin, Lincoln Avenue Partners
Duncan Bourne, Wynnchurch Capital
Tim Cummins, Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Steve Cohen, The PrivateBank
David Gaito, PNC Business Credit
Matthew Gilbert, Green Door Capital
Lindsay Gray, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Tom 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 Advisors
Saul Rudo, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Andrew Sandquist, CBRE
David Smalstig, FTI Consulting
Brian Soper, BMS
William Spizman, RSM
Jeremy Stillings, Proskauer Rose LLP
Randy Thrall, Thrall Enterprises
Sam Valenzisi, Lincoln International LLC
Andrew Weil, DLA Piper LLP
Dan Wikel, Huron Consulting


 

2016 MMO NextGen Committee Members

Lindsay Gray, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chair

Kyle Griffith, The Private Bank
Chair

Brian Soper, BMS
Chair

Jeremy Stillings, Proskauer Rose LLP
Chair

Joe Arnold, BMO Harris Bank
JC Asensio, CBRE
Michael Bahnick, RSM
Mark Briden, MorrisAnderson
Steve Cohen, The Private Bank
Jamie Cote, Madison Hawk
Ryan Deegan, Monroe Credit Advisors
Matthew Gilbert, Green Door Capital
Briggs Goldberg, CBRE
Steve Lagnese, FTI
Dan Lynch, Huron Consulting Group
Connor Mitchell, FocalPoint Partners
Joe Polancich, Huron Consulting Group
Bryan Rozum, CapX Partners
Aaron Sims, Associated Bank
Jonathan Weinberg, KPMG

 


 

Sponsors


Co-Event Sponsors

           

 

Platinum Sponsors

                      


 

Dinner Sponsor

 

Gold Sponsors

                                    

 

                          



                      


               Mark Schwartz

 

     


Silver Sponsors

Alvarez & Marsal LLC • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP • BDO USA, LLP • Conway MacKenzieDentons US LLP • DLA Piper LLP (US) • Enterprise Fleet Management • Hub International • Jones Day • LBC Credit Partners • Lincoln International LLC • LivingstoneMayer Brown, LLPMerrill Corporation • Moelis & Company • Northern Trust CorporationPerkins Coie • Proskauer Rose LLP • Seyfarth Shaw LLP • Stout Risius Ross • Tiger Group • Vedder Price P.C. • Victory Park CapitalWells Fargo Capital Finance • Willis Towers Watson M&A Group • Wintrust

 

NextGen Cocktail Reception Sponsor

National Real Tax Tracking

 

MMO Hole Sponsor

Madison Capital Funding

 

NextGen Hole Sponsor

Valuation Research Company

 

For information on available sponsorship opportunities, please call (312) 321-1500.

2015 Middle Market Open Committee Members

Scott H. Lang, City Capital Advisors
Chair
 
Bradley S. Schmarak, Reed Smith LLP
Chair
 
Allan Allweiss, LBC Credit Partners
Bob Bartell, Duff & Phelps
Barbara Grant 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 Winners

North Course
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)

South Course
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
Evan Harwood

Raffle
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

 

Photos

Photos from the 2015 Middle Market Open.

Photos from the 2014 Middle Market Open.

 


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