ACE Program Overview
The Access Creating Executives (“ACE”) Program immerses high potential individuals into Access’ platform companies with the goal of creating the next generation of Access-backed executives. ACEs are hired directly by platform companies and work directly with, and learn from, the C-suite of their respective companies. They engage on a variety of efforts, tackling operational, growth, and strategic initiatives. We recognize that our platform companies often start small and need support, and specific skillsets, to scale into market leaders. We believe our ACEs play a pivotal role in advancing our companies through the arc of business building.
To support the continued advancement of our ACEs, Access provides mentorship and tailored training conducted by business professors, business thought leaders, and Access team members. As ACEs advance their leadership and business skills through real world experience as well as in the classroom, they will have the opportunity to join the executive ranks at their company or another Access platform.
The ACE Journey
Access recruits individuals that demonstrate the requisite drive, curiosity, and analytical horsepower to advance our platform companies into industry leaders. These high potential individuals are hired directly by Access platform companies where they are responsible for driving key value creation initiatives. In addition to this hands-on experience in a rapid growth environment, ACEs receive training on pertinent business topics to broaden the breadth of their skillset and knowledge base. Additionally, ACEs will have the opportunity to build relationships across the Access ecosystem while participating in the Access Annual Leadership Summit and the Access Investor Summit. ACEs have the opportunity to elevate into executive-level positions within their company and across the broader Access ecosystem once they consistently demonstrate the necessary competencies, capabilities, and leadership skills.
ACEs receive hands-on experience in a high-paced environment, addressing key company initiatives.
ACEs participate in four training sessions yearly to enhance their knowledge and capabilities. Two in person training sessions are led by prominent business school professors and two virtual sessions are led by the Access Value Creation team
ACEs receive valuable guidance and career mentorship from the Access team and their executive leaders
ACEs are encouraged to build a valuable network across the Access ecosystem, including their counterparts at other Access companies, portfolio company leaders, and the Access team
ACEs pursue one of five tracks:
ACEs participate in four training sessions yearly to enhance their knowledge and capabilities. The Access Value Creation team leads two sessions, and two are led by prominent business school professors
ACE Candidate Highlight
Matt joined the ACE program in November 2021
Prior Experience at Finch, McKinsey & Co., and the United States Navy
ACE Candidate Highlight
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
GEOFF JOINED THE ACE PROGRAM IN SEPTEMBER 2020
PRIOR EXPERIENCE AT LAZARD AND AVASCENT