January 24, 2023

Clearsight’s Philo Tran Discusses DEI with ACG, AnswerLab and Shamrock Capital

Clearsight Advisors advised AnswerLab, a leading independent UX research firm, on a search to find an investment partner to propel AnswerLab’s growth. AnswerLab Founder and CEO Amy Buckner Chowdhry valued a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and finding these values in a potential investor was central to the deal process. Shamrock Capital emerged as a great fit for AnswerLab’s next chapter, and completed a strategic investment in September 2022.

In partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) Middle Market Growth Magazine, Clearsight’s Philo Tran, AnswerLab’s Amy Buckner Chowdhry and Laura Held of Shamrock discuss the role DEI played in this new partnership and its future implications on middle-market M&A. Watch the video here.

Meet the Deal Team

Philo Tran

Managing Director, Clearsight Advisors
Washington, DC



Gretchen Frary Seay

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clearsight Advisors
Dallas, TX



Emily White

Vice President, Clearsight Advisors
Washington, DC