Tom Pogacnik & Daniel Officer Recognized as Winners of Emerging Leader Awards From The M&A Advisor

New York, NY (April 19, 2016) – Sperry Mitchell is proud to announce that Tom Pogacnik and Daniel Officer have both been recognized by the M&A Advisor as winners of The 7th Annual Emerging Leader Award. They were chosen for their accomplishments and expertise from a large pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.


We are honored and proud to announce that both Tom Pogacnik and Daniel Officer have been chosen as recipients of  M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leader Award. Tom and Daniel are significant contributors to Sperry Mitchell’s success. They are both gifted dealmakers and important members of our team.” -Paul Sperry


Tom Pogacnik has nearly 20 years of M&A experience and is primarily focused on originating and evaluating potential clients, as well as marketing and executing deals across a variety of industry sectors, including industrial manufacturing, business services, and consumer goods.

Prior to joining Sperry Mitchell, Tom was a Vice President at Johnsen, Fretty & Company, a leading boutique investment banking firm serving the media and communications industry. While at Johnsen Fretty, Tom specialized in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, and valuations, having successfully completed 35 deals.

Tom earned a B.A. from Gettysburg College.


Daniel Officer is primarily focused on marketing and executing deals. Dan has transaction experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, chemicals, distribution, packaging, business services, energy, and consumer products.

Dan was chosen as the Dealmaker of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth in 2015 and Dealmaker of the Year by Finance Monthly in 2014. Dan is an active member of the Investment Banking Committee for the New York Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Previously, he worked for the Corporate Finance team at Greenwich Associates, a global provider of strategic consulting and research services for the financial services industry. Dan is passionate about educational equity and is actively involved with Teach for  America, where he serves on the Young Professionals Committee.

Dan earned a B.A. with honors from Dickinson College.


Below are pictures of Tom and Dan receiving their Emerging Leader Awards at the Gala which was held at The New York Athletic Club on Friday, June 10th of 2016.