2024 Annual Alumni Forum & Dinner 

Registration is open! Wharton and UPenn alumni who are private equity, venture capital, and other private alternative investors or allocators are invited to attend this marquee event.


Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Alumni Association (WPEVCAA) is excited to invite our global community to join us at the Annual Alumni Forum & Dinner this Spring in New York.  

This must-attend event attracts 175+ WPEVC alumni to re-connect and re-engage around the common bond of the Wharton/UPenn education and the alternative investment industry. 

New in 2024! To enhance networking and engagement, attendees will enjoy a reception-style dinner featuring a 2-hour open bar, food stations & hors d'oeuvres, and meet-up areas to connect with peers easily. 

Brian Finn, W'82
Reflections on a 40-Year Journey: Lessons Learned & New Ventures    

brian-finnJoin us for a powerful keynote with Brian Finn, who brings over four decades of experience and an illustrious career in the financial services industry, including 26 years at Credit Suisse. Currently, Brian is Chairman of Star Mountain Capital, a lower middle market credit investment firm, and Chairman of Siddhi Capital, a growth equity firm focused on emerging food & beverage. 
With Brian's expansive background, he'll share highlights and anecdotes from his long and successful career at Credit Suisse, unpack the challenges and changes in the alternative investment industry including the exploding private credit arena, and offer fascinating insights on the new and exciting discoveries and investment potential in next-generation food technology. 

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Martin Angert
Susquehanna Growth Equity
Phin Barnes
The General Partnership
Jessica Brennan
Kohlberg & Company
Suzi Kwon Cohen
Mousse Partners
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Ben Cukier
Centana Growth Partners
Benji Guilford 
Albert Hu
Neuberger Berman
Jalak Jobanputra
FuturePerfect Ventures 
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Anjali Jolly
ACON Investments
Brooke H. Jones
Bryn Mawr College
Vikas Keswani
HPS Investment Partners
Michael Kopelman
Armory Square Ventures
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Julia Mord 
Tulane Investment Management 
Novisi Nirschl
Simon Oak
Lexington Partners
Mark Solovy 
Monroe Capital
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Katie Stitch
W Capital Partners
Meena Thever 
ACON Investments
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Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time: 2:45 PM Registration opens; 3:15 PM - 8:30 PM Program & Reception
Location:  New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019 
Open to Wharton/UPenn alumni who satisfy the membership eligibility below.

Thank you to our Forum & Dinner Sponsors!  







Thank you to our Annual Corporate Sponsors! 




Learn about sponsorship opportunities.
Email Jen Simons, jsimons@wpevc.org


Membership Eligibility: 
Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Alumni Association is open to private equity, venture capital, or other private alternative investors or allocators AND who have graduated from The Wharton School or the University of Pennsylvania.  

Investment professionals include those who are investing equity capital in venture-stage companies, growth equity, buyouts, real estate, take-privates, or secondaries from a dedicated firm, family office, institutional limited partners, or professionals who manage third-party fund-of-funds targeting the private equity and venture capital space.  Mezzanine debt /private debt and angel investors who invest actively in private companies may also qualify. 

Cancellation Policy: 
Cancellations must be received via email to jsimons@wpevc.org by 9:00 PM ET Friday, April 12, 2024, to receive a refund, less a $10 processing fee. Substitutions are welcome in advance or on-site but guests must meet the membership eligibility outlined above.

Room Block 
A limited room block is available at the New York Athletic Club at a rate of $315++ per night. Please call the reservations line at 212-767-7135 or email reservations@nyac.org and refer to the Wharton PE & VC Alumni Forum & Dinner. Rooms should be booked by March 27th or based on availability. 

Dress Code: 
A jacket and collared shirt are required for men, and a jacket and tie are preferred. Women should dress with equal formality.  

Questions with registration or log-in: 
Contact Jennifer Simons, jsimons@wpevc.org 

Alumni Volunteers    


Alina DiMeglio, WG'14, Apollo Global Management
Bruce Eatroff, WG'89, Star Mountain Capital
Leslie Golden, DigitalBridge, W’89, WG’96

Karen Griffith Gryga, WG'93, Biomeme, Inc.
Benji Guilford, WG'21, Blackstone
William Guo, WG19, BTG Pactual
Albert Hu, WG'18, Neuberger Berman
Michael Kopelman, C'97, WG'05, Armory Square Ventures
John McCarty, W'99, Star Mountain Capital
Lisa Myers, W'89, Clerisy
Anna Nekoranec, WG'91, Align Private Capital
Tom Radford, W'07
Mark  Solovy, L'96, Monroe Capital LLC
Meena Thever, WG'08, ACON Investments


Bruce Eatroff, WG'89, Star Mountain Capital 
Tom Courtney, WG'90, The Courtney Group 
Anna Maria Nekoranec, WG'91, Align Private Capital 
Karen Griffith Gryga, WG'93, Biomeme 
Craig Enenstein, WG'95, Corridor Capital 
Rob Driscoll, WG'95, Driscoll Holdings 
Mark Solovy, L'96, Monroe Capital 
John  McCarty, W '99, Star Mountain Capital 
Dean Miller, WG'99, PCOM Innovation Fund 
Bruce Schulman, WG'99, NGP Energy Technology Partners 
Craig Reed, WG'00, MultipFormance Capital 
Brett Topche, W'03, Red & Blue Ventures 
Dave McCoy, WG'04, RCP Advisors
Michelle Haigh Osorio, WG'05, KawiSafi Ventures 

Thomas Radford, W'07 
Alejandro Lopez Delgado, WG'07, CDPQ (Paris) 
Tal Slobodkin, WG'08, StageOne Ventures 
Jose Guzman, WG'11, 361Firm 
Jenny Friedman, W'12, Four Acres Venture Capital 
Wendy Xu, WG'12, Alt Advisory 
Matthew  Barbas, WG'12, Long Arc Capital 
Alina  DiMeglio, WG'14, Apollo Global Management 
Vivek Jain, WG'14, H.I.G. Capital 
Hannah Ross, CL'16, Beehouse LLC
Jenny Zhang, W'16, Two Sigma Impact 
Albert Hu, WG'18, Neuberger Berman 
Yilun Li, WG'18, Neuberger Berman 
Willy Guo, WG'19, BTG Pactual 
Eduardo de Haro, WG'20, Antler
Jordan Hill, WG'22, Warwick Investment Group 
Sydney Bub, WG'23, Crestview Partners 
Ashley Knight, WG'23, Ara Partners 
Iynna  Halilou, WG'23, Defiance Capital 

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