Leadership Team

Nick Araco AchieveNext

Nick Araco, Jr. is the Chairman and CEO of AchieveNext.

He is considered the voice of the “middle market” CFO and one of the industry’s most prominent business, career and life ‘Connectors.’ Named one of the Philadelphia region’s ’40 Under 40,’ Nick has spent over 15 years cultivating and educating his ever-growing professional network. Before launching AchieveNext and The CFO Alliance, Nick served in a leadership role for a national firm helping companies work through issues and connecting them to other finance executives. Prior to that, Nick established and led a human capital firm. Nick began his career as a practicing attorney.

Nick has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Finance, from Loyola College in Maryland. He earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law and lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three children.

Todd White

Todd White is the Managing Director of AchieveNext.

Todd brings his entrepreneurial spirit to AchieveNext as an experienced and efficient finance and operational leader. Having spent 20 years in venture capital and private-equity organizations, Todd has raised more than $300 million in private debt and equity financings, directed numerous merger, acquisition and joint venture activities, and initiated and directed the strategy and business development plans for international business activities while also managing key strategic relationships.

Todd’s operational responsibilities include strategic insight, comprehensive financial analysis and comprehensive operational implementation to drive extensive and sustainable growth across the enterprise.

Todd has a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics from the University of Richmond and now lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and 3 children.

Greg Wood

Greg Wood is the Managing Director of AchieveNext.

Greg has led organizations through transformation processes, critical business issues, and their implications for human capital during his 15 plus years of experience in human resources, operations, technology tools, communications, and team management.

Greg is a results-driven leader with global experience in developing and managing the strategic direction of various functions for multiple business categories – from start-up to large scale, managing full-cycle projects with a watchful eye on top and bottom line performance.

He previously served as Practice Leader for a national firm’s business and strategy division. Greg provided strategic and operational leadership for the firm’s business consulting solutions offerings, focused on maximizing ROI for each client’s people, processes, and technologies. Greg has a dual BA from Cornell University in Business and Biology and now currently lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three children.

Joel Lindenberg

Joel Lindenberg is the Director of M&A and Strategic Capital Services of AchieveNext.

Joel Lindenberg is a dynamic executive and entrepreneur with extensive capital markets experience.

An expert at articulating value to financial and strategic investors Mr. Lindenberg drives economic and intellectual capital to innovative companies and organizations. Having operated and sold businesses as an entreprnuer Mr. Lindenberg creates significant value in both operational and transactional capacities. Technically adept in all aspects of capital formation and investment analysis, Joel specializes in technology and clean energy transactions.

Specialties: Strategic Consulting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Planning, Innovation, Capital Raising, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Business Development, Corporate Development.