On behalf of the Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Alumni Association we'd like to share the student-led Wharton PE/VC Club newsletter. We are committed to supporting student relations and the engagement of our future members and leaders. See what's happening and get involved where you can! You'll find the complete board list with emails below. 

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The student-led Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital (PE/VC) Club has created an alumni newsletter (click here for the inaugural newsletter from last Fall)! Each newsletter will provide you with the latest news from Huntsman Hall and across the Wharton alumni community.

In this edition you will find:

  • Club Updates
  • Recent Events
  • Upcoming Events
  • An alumni spotlight featuring Providence Equity Partners’ Scott Marimow, Managing Director (Wharton, ‘02)

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The Club has an impressive lineup of upcoming programming including but not limited the annual buyout competition and annual PE/VC conference in NYC.  
The Club is excited for members to attend the London PE/VC trek to be held on Feb 23 & 24. This trek will include visits to Warburg Pincus, Advent, Partners Group and Accel, among others.
2023 Wharton MBA Buyout Case Competition in New York: Friday March 24
The competition will bring together teams from the leading business schools around the world to evaluate and provide an investment recommendation on a proposed private equity transaction. This year’s competition is being sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis and hosted at their NYC office.
2023 Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference in New York: March 31
The conference will have a full day of panels across VC, Growth Equity, Real Assets, Private Credit, International Investing, Healthcare PE, Middle Market Buyout Funds and several other topics and strategies. This is an exciting opportunity to network with current students, fellow Wharton alumni and industry professionals at the New York Athletic Club. For additional information about the conference including the schedule, speakers, and tickets, please feel free to reach out to Arinze Onyenezi (Co-President, PE/VC Conference) via email at onyenezi@wharton.upenn.edu

Interested in being featured in the Club’s regional treks where students have the opportunity to visit your offices and speak to investment professionals? Please reach out to Varun Desai for PE and Mila Sudarikova for VC.

Interested in hiring Wharton students for an internship or full-time position? Please reach out to Courtney Johnson for access to the PE / VC Resume book.

Interested in sponsoring Wharton’s PE / VC Club? Please reach out Chetan Panda and Kate Podzorova.
Questions / comments? please meet our 2022 – 2023 Board members!
The PE/VC Board ensures that Wharton’s students have access to the latest programing and industry connections! Please feel free to reach out to any members of the Board if you would like to connect.

Ashley Knight, Co-President, WG’23 (atk11375@wharton.upenn.edu)
Dan Xiang, Co-President, WG’23 (danxiang@wharton.upenn.edu)
Iynna Halilou, Co-President, WG’23 (iynna@wharton.upenn.edu)
Luis Issa Villarreal, Chief Operating Officer, WG’23 (luisissa@wharton.upenn.edu)
Rainbow Yeung, VP of Operations, WG’24 (ylaan@wharton.upenn.edu)
Darrell Hanks, VP of Operations, WG’24 (hanksd@wharton.upenn.edu)
Sisi Liu, Chief Financial Officer, WG’23 (sisiliu@wharton.upenn.edu)
Andrew Ren, VP of Finance, WG’24 (anren@wharton.upenn.edu)
Sharon Pang, Chief Marketing Officer, WG’23 (psharo@wharton.upenn.edu)
Stephan Kim, VP of Marketing, WG’24 (kimss@wharton.upenn.edu)
Chetan Panda, Head of Strategic Growth, WG’23 (cpanda@wharton.upenn.edu)
Kate Podzorova, Head of Sponsorships, WG’23 (ekpod@wharton.upenn.edu)
Jenny Chen, VP of Strategic Growth, WG’24 (chenlj@wharton.upenn.edu)
Jack Cardwell, Chief Technology Officer, WG’24 (jcards@wharton.upenn.edu)
Matthew Jewett, Head of Alumni Engagement, WG’23 (mjewett@wharton.upenn.edu)
Ashish Erasani, VP of Alumni Engagement, WG’24 (aerasani@wharton.upenn.edu)
Staci Dawidowski, Head of Competitions & Conferences, WG’24 (stacid@wharton.upenn.edu)
Faye Teng, VP of Competitions & Conferences, WG’24 (fteng@wharton.upenn.edu)
Sofia Dominguez, VP of Competitions & Conferences, WG’24 (sofiadr@wharton.upenn.edu)
Arjun Raghuraman, Head of Speakers, WG’23 (arjunrag@wharton.upenn.edu)
Andrew Stewart, VP of Speakers, WG’23 (ajs3hf@wharton.upenn.edu)
Naomi Goez, Head of Environmental Sustainability, WG’23 (ngoez@wharton.upenn.edu)
Megan McHale, VP of Environmental Sustainability, WG’24 (mmchale@wharton.upenn.edu)
Courtney Jacobson, Head of DE&I, WG’23 (cjacob01@wharton.upenn.edu)
Nicolette Groen, VP of DE&I, WG’23 (ngroen@wharton.upenn.edu)
Eric Dober, Head of PE Professional Development, WG’23 (edober@wharton.upenn.edu)
Leland Garrahan, Head of PE Education, WG’23 (lelandg@wharton.upenn.edu)
Vivek Shah, VP of PE Education, WG’23 (viveks@wharton.upenn.edu)
Michael To, Head of International PE, WG’23 (mto214@wharton.upenn.edu)
Lilian Lian, VP of International PE, WG’23 (qylian@wharton.upenn.edu)
Varun Desai, Head of PE Domestic Treks, WG’23 (vdesai@wharton.upenn.edu)
Sarah Mironov, VP of PE Domestic Treks, WG’23 (mironovs@wharton.upenn.edu)
Blake West, Head of Social Engagement, WG’23 (bawest@wharton.upenn.edu)
Brian Willis, VP Social Engagement, WG’23 (willisb@wharton.upenn.edu)
Connor Wasz, VP of Social Engagement, WG’24 (cwasz@wharton.upenn.edu)
Tanvi Aggarwal, VP of Social Engagement, WG’24 (tanviagg@wharton.upenn.edu)
Richard Quirke, Head of VC Professional Development, WG’23 (rquirke@wharton.upenn.edu)
Naomi Chetrit-Band, Head of VC Education, WG’23 (naomircb@wharton.upenn.edu)
Harjas Gulati, VP of VC Education, WG’24 (hgulati@wharton.upenn.edu)
Lambert Zhang, Head of International VC, WG’24 (rzha3575@wharton.upenn.edu)
Mila Sudarikova, Head of VC Domestic Treks, WG’23 (lsudarik@wharton.upenn.edu)
Tolu Oladapo, VP of VC Domestic Treks, WG’23 (toluwase@wharton.upenn.edu)