Betsy Williamson Announced as Winner of the 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Award

Chicago, IL – July 17, 2018

The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the Emerging Leaders Awards on Tuesday, June 26th. The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this event to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders.

Betsy Williamson has been chosen for her accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2018 US award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

On Friday, September 14th, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Summit – an exclusive event pairing current and past Emerging Leaders winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts.

To view the complete list of this year's Emerging Leaders Award Winners CLICK HERE.

“Betsy is an integral member of the Frontenac investment team and a valuable colleague to those lucky enough to work with her,” said Paul Carbery, Managing Partner at Frontenac. “Betsy personifies Frontenac's core values through the professionalism, dedication and integrity that she brings to her work each day.”

Betsy is a Principal at Frontenac, where she focuses on investments in the food, consumer and business services sectors. She is responsible for all investment functions, including sourcing, diligence, deal execution and portfolio management. Betsy serves as a Director at Schlotterbeck & Foss and Spice Chain Corporation. She was formerly a former Director at Mercer Foods, LLC.

Prior to Frontenac, Betsy was an Associate at Thomas H. Lee Partners, where she focused on financial and business services investments. She began her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers. Betsy received an MBA from Harvard Business School. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a major in economics.

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