SDR Ventures is proud to announce that Ben Rudman, Director, is the second member of our team to become an Emerging Leaders Award Winner. He joins SDR’s President and Managing Director, Travis Conway, who won the same award last year. The M&A Advisor highlights winners annually that it believes will continue to have a significant effect on the advancement of the investment banking industry.

Emerging Leaders Award 2017 - Ben RudmanThe M&A Advisor, known globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals and firms, created this award to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders.

The 2017 Award Winners have been chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community.

Ben’s leadership in the Food & Beverage and Health & Wellness industries helped him to be chosen for the award. Ben advised California-based greenhouse lettuce-producer Hollandia Produce on its recent exit. He has robust knowledge of consumer products value drivers and trends, which has been built from direct dialogue and experience working with business owners and investors. He also contributes thought leadership to consumer-focused publications including Beverage World (now Beverage Industry) and Food Dive and has been quoted on

About the Awards

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2017 US award winners join a global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

On Tuesday, September 19, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

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To view the complete list of this year’s Emerging Leaders Award Winners, please click here.