RSM to Host 25th Anniversary PACT Capital Conference 2018

25 years ushers in a new age of deal making, featured at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia with one-day format

PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2018: Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) proudly announces RSM US LLP (“RSM”) as host of the PACT Capital Conference 2018, and welcomes Paul Marvel, market managing partner, PA/Southern NJ offices with RSM, and Robert Fesnak, partner, management consulting leader, PA/NJ as conference co-chairmen.

On September 26, this year’s conference will celebrate and explore 25 years of building connections for companies through a newly condensed one-day format. The PACT Capital Conference 2018 will seek to create a roadmap for the stages of success by gaining a better understanding of how companies connect and collaborate.

As the market managing partner for RSM’s Philadelphia region, Marvel is responsible for business operations in the firm’s Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey offices, which includes approximately 380 people. He has overall responsibility for client relationships, implementing the firm’s strategy, people engagement and growth. Marvel has expertise with diverse clients from closely-held corporations to nationally and internationally traded public corporations in the manufacturing, life science, wholesale distribution and financial institution industries.

Fesnak is a partner, management consulting leader, PA/NJ at RSM US LLP and PACT Board Member.  He has developed an extensive background in audit, accounting, tax, valuation and financial consulting for many public and middle market companies. Fesnak has more than 30 years of experience with a concentration in the manufacturing, technology, life science, service, real estate, health care, private equity and leasing industries.

“For more than two decades, the PACT Capital Conference has been the premier outlet for bringing together investors and entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia region and beyond,” said Marvel. “We are thrilled to host the 25th Anniversary Capital Conference at an exciting new location with a refreshed format that will truly usher in a new age of deal making.”

“As a PACT board member, I have seen the evolution of this conference and the critical role it plays in deal making,” said Fesnak. We have enlisted the feedback of members, attendees and sponsors to streamline the program into a more impactful day and evening that will bring investing opportunities and networking to a new level.”

Each year, the conference brings together investors collectively managing billions of dollars in capital with entrepreneurs and professional advisors. The conference features company presentations, industry-specific panel sessions, prestigious keynote speakers, networking and high-visibility opportunities to sponsors and attendees alike, all of which will complement the main focus: connecting the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and investors.

The 2018 conference will conclude with the fourth installment of the Lion’s Den, in which a few select companies will present to a “Shark Tank-like” panel of distinguished angel investors looking to write a check and power entrepreneurial ventures. Last year’s Lion’s Den resulted in more than $1 million distributed in aggregate.

To celebrate its silver anniversary, PACT Capital Conference 2018 will be held at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, culminating with the much-anticipated gala reception directly following the Lion’s Den. For the latest information, visit our website:, Linkedin, Twitter (@PhilaPACT), and Facebook.


History of the PACT Capital Conference
The PACT Capital Conference has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities. This day-and-a-half event offers both sponsors and attendees access to emerging companies from the Mid-Atlantic region, networking opportunities with the movers and shakers from the community, and educational panels and content sessions. As the oldest and most established venture conference in the Northeast, this conference draws more than 1,000 participants each year. It stands as the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success.


About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
PACT’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.


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