Private Equity & Venture Capital Alumni Symposium & Dinner 

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The Wharton PE & VC Alumni Symposium & Dinner is open exclusively to GPs and LPs in private equity and venture capital, and promises to be a lively and engaging afternoon of content flowing into an evening of continued knowledge and networking. 

Schedule of Symposium & Dinner Events

New York Athletic Club  
180 Central Park South, New York, NY

Thursday, April 4, 2019

3:00pm Women's Meet Up:  Peer Discussion


Pre-event Programming
  Senior PE & VC Partner, Closed Door Discussion
  The Discipline of the Value Creation Mindset - Prof Kevin Kaiser
5:30pm Investment Themed Roundtables (x5)

Build new connections with alumni focused on specific themes or areas of investment.

  • Alternative Deal Structures in Today's Market
  • Lessons Learned: When Deals Don't Meet Up to Diligence Dash Boards
  • Leveraging Data Science to Improve PE Investment Outcome
  • Navigating the Tariff Ecosystem
  • The State of Venture Capital - Is the Shine off the Apple?
6:30pm Cocktails - Reconnect with Classmates       
7:30pm Dinner & fireside Chat 

Rick Slocum (W'80, WG'85)
CIO, Harvard Management Company

9:00pm Drinks & Continued Networking


Be your class year ambassador!

Email Stephanie McAlaine:


Class Year Ambassadors


Bruce Eatroff, Halyard Capital (WG'89)
Karen Griffith Gryga, DreamIt Ventures (WG'93)
Vivek Jain, H.I.G. Capital (WG'14)
Abel Osorio, Turnspire Capital Partners (WG '12)
Jennifer Signori, Neuberger Berman (WG'13)
Mark Tyson, LBC Small Cap (W'06)
Meena Thever, Bridge Investment Group (WG'08)
70s & 80s
Michael Aronson, Red & Blue Ventures (W'78)
Glenn Rieger, NewSpring Capital (WG'86)
Kirk Griswold, Argosy Private Equity (WG'88)
Bruce Eatroff, Halyard Capital (WG'89)

Tom Courtney, The Courtney Group Inc. (WG'90)
Karen Griffith Gryga, DreamIt Ventures (WG'93)
Rob Driscoll, Driscoll Holdings (WG'95)
Craig Enenstein, Corridor Capital (WG'95)
Nancy Yee, Alinda Capital Partners (WG'95)
Jalak Jobanputra, FuturePerfect Ventures (W'94)
Leslie Golden, Macquarie (WG '96/W'89)
Mark Solovy, Monroe Capital (L'96)
Rene Benedetto, Trivergence (WG'98)
Ben Terk, Active Owners Fund (WG'98)
Dean Miller, PCOM Innovation Fund (WG'99)
Bruce Schulman, NGP Energy Tech. (WG'99)

Marc Lederman, NewSpring Capital (WG'00)
Spencer Hoffman, Lovell Minnick (WG'01)
Brett Topche, Red & Blue Ventures (W'03)
Dave McCoy, RCP Advisors (WG'04)
Mark Tyson, LBC Small Cap (W'06)
Thomas Radford, Falcon Investment Advisors (W'07)

Adrian Ironside, Guardian Capital (WG'08)
Meena Thever, Bridge Investment Partners (WG'08)
Bordon Lai, Quilvest (WG'09)

Simon OK, Lexington Partners (WG'10)
Jonathan Ben-Horin (WG'11)
Jose Guzman, New York City Pension Fund (WG'11)

Abel Osorio, Turnsprire Capital Partners (WG'12)
Jennifer Friedman, SuperNova Ventures (W'12)
Jordan Brock, Onex Credit (WG'13)
Katie Roberts, Arlon Group (WG'13)
Jennifer Signori, Neuberger Berman (WG'13)
Vivek Jain, H.I.G. Capital (WG'14)
Henry Elefter, Metalmark Capital (WG'14)
Noelle Musco, BC Partners (WG'16)
Jonathan Sockol, Stone Court Capital (WG'16)
Allison Fiore, Tailwind Capital (WG'17)
Chris Calder, EPIC Ventures (WEMBA'17)
Carina Chan, WayPoint Capital Partners (WG'18)
Jeffrey Panarey, RAF Industries (WEMBA'18)


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 Member Rates Non-Member Rates
    Grad Year  Dinner Only  Dinner +   Membership
    Young Alumni (2015-18 Grads) $145 $195
  Alumni (2014 and earlier) $195 $245

Membership Eligibility
WPEVC is open to PE and VC investment professionals investing third party capital from committed funds AND who are graduates of Wharton or UPenn. P​rivate equity professionals include those investing venture, growth, mezzanine, buyouts, private debt, or secondaries from a dedicated fund or institutional limited partners of funds and professionals who manage third party fund-of-funds targeting the private equity space. Funds must be closed at the time your application is submitted.


Hotel Accommodations:
A room block is available at the New York Athletic Club for $235 thru March 6th at a rate of $235. Call 212.767.7135 or email and ask for the "Wharton Dinner block".  Limited rooms available.

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

Cancellations for the Annual Dinner must be received via email to by 9 PM EST on Monday, March 25, 2019 in order to receive a refund. Substitutions are welcome in advance or at the door.

Questions, contact: 
Stephanie McAlaine, or Jennifer Simons,