Annual Dinner 2019: Pre-event Programs & Investment Themed Roundtables

April 4, 2019  |  4:00 - 6:30 pm 
Join us before cocktails and dinner for dynamic, interactive discussions around a host of topics.

 Registration is on the 9th floor




3:00 PM Pre-event Programming 

3:00 PM Driving Gender Diversity in PE & VC 

(Open to All, Men & Women)
Sponsored by Macquarie

  • Janet Cowell, CEO, Girls Who Invest (C'90; WG'95) former Treasurer, State of N. Carolina
  • Leslie Golden, Macquarie (W’89, WG’96) 


  • Karen Griffith Gryga, DreamIt Ventures (WG’93)
  • Jalak Jobanputra, FuturePerfect Ventures (W’94)
  • Zeena Rao, ICV Partners (W’99)
  • Katie Stokel, Abbott Capital (WG’82)

4:00 PM Pre-event Programming 

 Senior Partner Discussion (invitation only) 

  • Bruce Eatroff, Managing Partner, Halyard Capital (WG '89) (Moderator)
  • Kevin Magid, Managing Director and Head of Senior Debt/Mezzanine, Audax Group (WG '89)
  • Kevin Penn, Managing Director – American Securities
    (W '83)
  • Glenn Rieger, Managing Director, NewSpring Capital (WG ‘86)
  • Vipul Tandon, Senior Managing Director, Strategic Capital Investment Partners (formerly Soros Private Equity) (W ‘95)


 Driving Operational Efficiency & Value Creation (open to all) 

  • Kevin Kaiser, Senior Director, Joshua J. Harris Alternative Investments Program and Adjunct Full Professor of Finance, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 

Unlock the full potential of operational improvement as we explore the most influential tools an investor can use in today’s high-multiple market to drive growth and value creation.


5:30 - 6:30 PM Investment Roundtables (open to all) 

 Lessons Learned: When Deals Don't Meet Diligence Dashboards 

  • Matt Portner, Partner, McKinsey & Co.
  • Tom Radford, Principal, Falcon Investments (W'07)
  • Darryl Smith, President of Global Portfolio Operations, Skyview Capital, LLC (WG'96)
  • Cal Wheaton, General Partner, ABS Capital Partners (WG'96)

 Leveraging Data Science to Improve Investment Outcomes 

  • Sajjad Jaffer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Two Six Capital (WG'01) 
  • Ian Picache, Co-Founder and Managing Partner,  Two Six Capital (WG'01)

    Data analytics is becoming an increasingly prominent tool for deal sourcing, due diligence and value creation within the private equity investing landscape. Gain insight and best practices from Two Six Capital's $27 billion of closed private equity transactions that they've advised on plus the deals that did not go forward as result of their findings. Learn how data analytics can improve investment decisions, drive operational improvement and ultimately generate stronger exit multiples and IRRs.


 Sourcing Proprietary Deals & How To Find Them  

  • Mark Solovy, Managing Director, Monroe Capital (L'96)
  • Andrew Budreika, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (L’08)
  • Craig Enenstein, Chief Executive Officer, Corridor Capital, LLC (WG’96)
  • Chris Lawler, Managing Principal, Graham Partners (WG’00)

 Venture Capital - Is the Shine off the Apple? 

  • Michael Aronson, Red & Blue Ventures (W'78) 
  • Nisa Amoils, Managing Director, Republic (L’95)
  • Karen Griffith Gryga, DreamIt Ventures (WG’93)
  • Brendan Harris, Seventy Six Capital and former MLB player (WG'13)
  • Jalak Jobanputra, Founder/Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures (W'94)
  • Slava Rubin, Founder, Indiegogo  and Founder, Humbition (W'00) 
  • Tamara Totah, Partner, Flatiron Venture Partners (W’94)



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