Thought Leader of the Year Nomination Form

Honoring Middle Market Leaders
Seeing a lack of recognition for leaders in this overlooked sector, The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (The Alliance), the leading professional association for the middle market, launched the Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the middle market through the publication of works that promote research and higher standards of excellence.

Founded in 2009, this premier award recognizes those in the Private Middle Market Financial community who create and advocate new ideas that add value to the marketplace. Furthermore these contributions add to the body of knowledge serving as a solid foundation for The Alliance’s education and credentialing programs. To date, eleven leading professionals have earned the prestigious Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award.

Who Can Enter?

Consider nominating yourself or an individual; executives, clients, advisors, or partners who are Middle Market Thought Leaders in the M&A profession are ideal candidates. These publications must have been released and/or published within the period August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.

Submission Criteria

Nominations can include:

  • Research studies (website links or PDF)
  • White papers (website links or PDF)
  • Articles (PDF or hard copy)
  • E-communications (website links or PDF)
  • Books (hard copy of book, minimum one chapter, links to book)

Nomination Entry Form

To make your submission, fill out the entry form below in its entirety.  When complete, press the Submit button at the bottom of the page. You will receive an electronic copy of your submission.  Submissions close on December 8, 2018.

Please note that all questions are required.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Hoke at

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