ACG Cup Northwest is pleased to announce the semi-final and finals competition that will be held on February 22, 2019, in Portland, Oregon. This will be the third year of the competition between MBA, undergraduate and graduate finance majors from business schools in Oregon and Washington. Umpqua Bank, the major sponsor for the ACG Cup Northwest competition, will be awarding $14,000 to the top four finalist teams.

As in the two previous years, each team receives the same case study – reflecting real world problems faced by companies seeking to grow, sell or address other critical issues regarding finance strategies.  The competition was established to help promote the understanding of corporate strategic growth and expertise by MBA and finance majors. Student participants gain real world business and finance experience, learn how to present to a stellar group of judges from investment banking, legal, accounting and corporate leaders as well as the opportunity to meet and form relationships with members of the financial community.

Please review our website to further understand how the competition is organized and to register.

An Internal Perspective of Nike’s Strategic and Financial Models for Driving Sustainable, Profitable Growth

Our luncheon keynote speaker is Chris George, currently CFO of the Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, Inc. He has held multiple finance and strategy roles in his 10 years at Nike, including CFO of Western Europe and co-head of the Global Strategic Planning group. Prior to Nike, he spent over a decade in Silicon Valley in business development and general management roles at eToys, eBay, and PayPal. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Stanford, and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.



1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205


February 22nd, 2019

Semi-Final Competition begins at 10:00 AM

Final Competition begins at 2:00 PM

Luncheon for all participants, sponsors and guests at 12:00 PM

Award Ceremony at 4:00 PM

Watch the video below to see the 2018
ACG Cup Northwest Finals Highlight Reel!


2019 Participating Universities

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

ACG Cup NW 2019 Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Hear directly from ACG Cup participants across the country.

"My participation in the Minneapolis ACG Cup competition provided a real world challenge for utilizing the knowledge I had gained through my graduate education along with much greater insights into investment banking. The test cases are created every year based on business scenarios that actual dealmakers encounter and offer a unique business experience. Networking with other students along with business leaders in the community, exercising team building skills, and polishing presentations outweigh any financial award the competition provides. I would highly recommend participation in this unique and beneficial opportunity. I am pleased to now be involved with the committee expanding the ACG Cup opportunity in to the Pacific Northwest."

Olivia Pieschel
Associate at Chartwell Financial Advisory, Inc. and ACG Cup Northwest Committee Member

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