ACG Silicon Valley Names Michele Macpherson to Board of Directors

DISCERN COO brings extensive experience building tech companies and nonprofits

San Jose, CA – June 21, 2017 – ACG Silicon Valley, a chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, today announced that Michele Macpherson, COO of DISCERN, has been named to its board of directors. As the Valley’s premier business organization, ACG Silicon Valley is dedicated to bringing together a group of leaders assembled by invitation only and providing a unique experience with like-minded senior executives.

Macpherson currently serves as COO of DISCERN. She also serves on the advisory board of Pinpoint Predictive. Previously, she was General Manager of NCR’s Entertainment Division (acquired by Coinstar) where she led acquisition strategies. She has extensive experience advising venture-backed technology companies on growth strategy, and has held board positions at nonprofit organizations including the Girls’ Middle School in Palo Alto. Macpherson holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Stanford.

“We’re thrilled Michele is joining the board. Her incredible success building and advising innovative companies and organizations is invaluable,” said Sally Pera, CEO of ACG Silicon Valley. “She shares our values and vision for creating meaningful connections among senior executives to drive business and career growth.”

“ACG brings together some of the most successful leaders and brightest minds in Silicon Valley,” said Macpherson. “When C-level and senior level executives from different sectors and with different skillsets come together, innovative thinking and dialogue emerges. It expands our knowledge, insights and creativity in an extraordinary way. I couldn’t be more excited to join the board.”

ACG Silicon Valley is dedicated to providing business professionals with direct and referral access to key business leaders, transformational thought leadership, and practical experience for career growth and business development.

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Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 59 chapters and over 14,500 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals.


ACG Silicon Valley (ACGSV) is a community with a purpose dedicated to providing CEOs and senior executives with direct and referral access to respected business leaders, transformational thought leadership, and practical experiences for career growth and business development. The 33 year old chapter and its proven model today sources from a continuously growing community of over 3,000 for nearly 40 events per year. 83% are Corporate Executives and Senior Management, 10% are Venture Capital, Investment Banking and Private Equity, and 7% are Advisors.