Carolinas Chapter

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Our primary goals are to help members improve their level of knowledge, give them access to the tools to help them better market and deliver their services, and provide them with a network of knowledgeable professionals with whom they can share information and resources.

An AM&AA chapter is a local resource for networking, education, marketing, developing professional opportunities, and thought leadership. Members are able to make face to face connections with each other, potential members and other alliance opportunities.

Chapter Committee Members

George Bachmann


The Bachmann Advisory Group, LLC

Provide privately held companies with business valuation services, merger/acquistion strategies, buy/sell side representation, strategic planning, exit/succession planning, and debt/equity placement.

Sally Caver

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

  I practice in the areas of corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporationformation and governance, and general contract matters.

Jiby Manuel


Lead Project Manager TIAA  Jiby Manuel is a seasoned business and technology leader experienced in managing business critical enterprise wide initiatives for over 18 years.

Erich Schmid

Erich Schmid


Business Intermediary Services, Ltd

Mr. Schmid is President of Business Intermediary Services, Ltd., a full service M&A advisory firm serving privately-held, lower middle market companies in the U.S. and Brazil. Mr. Schmid has both a B.S. in Industrial Management and M.S.

Darlene Leonard


Smith Leonard, PLLC

I am a CPA with 25+ years of experience serving both private and publicly held compaines. Industries served include - manufacturing, distribution, construction, transportation, and retail.

Chris Weidenhammer

Chris Weidenhammer

Tillery Capital

Chris is the managing partner and co-founder of Tillery Capital. During his 20 years as an investor, he has led and/or played a significant role in more than 30 acquisitions, across a wide range of industries, with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $1.3 billion.

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