Bob Achettu is the CEO of Accelerated Growth Advisors (AGA). AGA partners with the founders, boards, and investors of entrepreneurial organizations to help them build scale. The firm’s clients have been featured in the Inc. 500, Crain’s 40 Under 40, Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal (among many others). Personal and professional development are at the heart of AGA’s culture, and as such Bob and his team have created curriculum both for internal use (Analyst Training Program) and for clients (Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate). Like the Chicago Field Studies Program, AGA’s programs focus on melding technical and experiential learning to impart knowledge. Bob is a frequent guest speaker on the topics of capital raising, strategy, and business culture. He currently serves on the boards of three for-profit and one not-for-profit organizations.
Prior to AGA, Bob was Director of Portfolio Strategy & Operations for a Chicago based private equity firm where he was responsible for acquisition integration and portfolio company performance. In addition, he was a Senior Advisor within the strategy consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he teamed with leadership at Fortune 500 companies in the areas of mergers/acquisitions, process optimization, and organizational redesign. Bob holds an undergraduate degree from DePaul University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.