Daily News: April 24, 2015

MB Business Capital SVP Receives Meritorious Service Award

MB Business Capital announced that the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) awarded Michael Wolf, senior vice president, the prestigious 2015 Meritorious Service Award. The 2015 award recipients were recognized last week at InterGrowth 2015 in Orlando, FL. The Meritorious Service Award is given to ACG members who have provided distinguished volunteer service and leadership.

“Mike has served for almost 20 years, working tirelessly to develop and enhance the ACG member experience,” said Michael Sharkey, president of MB Business Capital. “I am extremely proud that Mike was recognized as an exceptional leader. He has gone above and beyond for the Minnesota ACG and we feel very fortunate to have him on our team.”

Wolf is a senior vice president of business development for MB Business Capital in Minneapolis, MN and has worked in asset based lending for nearly 30 years. He joined ACG Minnesota in 1996 when their monthly meetings garnered 25 to 30 people. Mike joined the board in 1998and he is thrilled to see over 400 members today.

Wolf has held nearly every position at ACG Minnesota membership, awards, programming, and Chapter President in 2008. Even after Wolf stepped down from the presidency, he stayed deeply involved in the chapter and remained on the board through 2014. In his last few years of board service, he was instrumental in developing the new “Bold Awards,” which highlight “bold” business moves made by local Minnesota businesses such as an acquisition, product development, spin off, growth or new teams. Wolf chaired the Bold Awards in their second year. Despite officially leaving the board, Wolf continues to help build ACG through his tenth year of serving on the capital connection committee and his third year on the Bold Awards committee.

Wolf also served on the Minnesota Turnaround Management Association board for six years culminating in his presidency, and was a founder of the Minnesota chapter of the Commercial Finance Association and has served as its president since its founding three years ago. Because of his involvement in other groups, Wolf has encouraged joint events between the groups to increase awareness of ACG among the other industry professionals, many of whom have joined ACG.