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Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Westin Book Cadillac

Join us for the biggest dealmaking event of the year. ASPIRE features an all-star lineup of entrepreneurs, dealmakers and investors for a day of dynamic discussions and one-on-one networking.


A Look Back

ASPIRE connects hundreds of Detroit-area dealmakers, including middle-market CEOs, top PE and VC firms, major lenders and leading service providers. With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to liquidity events, ASPIRE covers the breadth of the M&A landscape. To experience ASPIRE, take a look at our 2018 Cleveland event.

Host Committee

Brian Demkowicz

Brian Demkowicz

Managing Partner

Huron Capital

Brian is managing partner and co-founder of Huron Capital Partners, a leading operationally focused private equity firm with a history of acquiring, repositioning and growing lower middle-market companies in partnership with strong operating executives. Since 1999, he and his team have established six Huron Capital investment funds totaling nearly $2 billion and invested in more than 150 businesses throughout North America. 

Sherwin Prior

Sherwin Prior

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Blue Victor Capital

Sherwin is co-founder and managing partner of Blue Victor Capital LLC. Previously, he was managing director of GM Ventures LLC, the corporate venture capital arm of General Motors, where he managed over $250 million in assets. In 2017, Sherwin was ranked 14th in the Global Corporate Venturing Rising Stars publication, and in 2018, he was named one of the Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by SAVOY magazine.

Angie Kelly

Angie Kelly

Office Managing Partner, Detroit


Angie is an assurance partner and office managing partner for EY Detroit. She previously was the automotive and transportation assurance leader for EY’s Central Region and led the Entrepreneur Of The Year® program for Michigan and Northwest Ohio. In her 20 years with EY, she has extensive experience serving SEC registered and privately held companies in a variety of industries.

Some of our Sponsors

Chemical Bank
Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Conference Location

1114 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
Tel: 1.313.442.1600