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Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament

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

  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.

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

For more information about the Middle Market Open, please contact Lena Clement at (312) 321-1500 or lclement@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, 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
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 deal making 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 Lena Clement at (312) 321-1500 or lclement@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 Lena Clement at (312) 321-1500 or lclement@nkfi.org.

 

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

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
Matt Gilbert, FIDES Capital Partners
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
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
Chair

Joe Arnold, BMO Harris Bank
JC Asensio, CBRE
Michael Bahnick, RSM
Steve Cohen, The Private Bank
Jamie Cote, Madison Hawk Capital
Ryan Deegan, Monroe Credit Advisors
Matt Gilbert, FIDES Capital Partners
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

 


 

2016 Middle Market Open Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

            

 

Mark Schwartz            

 

Silver Sponsors

Lincoln International

Stout Risius Ross

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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