Private Equity & Venture Capital Alumni Symposium & Dinner 


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. 


In 2020, the Annual Alumni Dinner and the Student-led PE & VC Conference will re-unite with the Alumni Dinner on Thursday evening and the Student-led Conference on Friday in the same venue.


                                  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS                             

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

PE & VC Alumni Dinner
Thursday, April 2  |  3:30 - 9:30 pm

3:30 pm   Pre-event Meet Ups
5:00 pm   Investment-themed Roundtables

​- The State of Venture Capital
- Fundraising 2020

- Multinational Investment Opportunities & Perspectives
- The Outlook for Private Credit in PE Dealmaking
- The Evolving Role of the Family Offices
6:00 pm   Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm   Featured Program, Dinner &
After Dinner Drinks  



Given the potential for a recession, pending US election, and volatile geo-political situations across the globe, our featured discussion will delve into how both private equity investors and allocators are assessing, weighing, and planning for greater risk in their portfolios. 

Student-led PE & VC Conference
Friday, April 3  |  8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Featured Alumni Keynotes: 
Brian Sheth (W'97), Co-Founder & President, Vista Equity Partners
Seema Hingorani (WG'96), Founder & Chair, Girls Who Invest and
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management ​

Full conference event details and topics to be announced


Be your class year ambassador!

Email Stephanie McAlaine:

2019 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 (W'86//WG'96)
Mark Solovy, Monroe Capital (L'96)
Stephen DesJardins, Czech Asset Mgmt (W'90/WG'97)
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)
Douglas Roth  Connecticut Innovation (WEMBA'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)
Christopher Collins, Human Ventures (WG'15)
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)


Founding event sponsors




Save with Special bundle!  Member Rates Non-Member Rates
    Grad Year  Dinner Only  Dinner +   Conference  Dinner +   Membership  Dinner + Conf  + Membership
 Early   Pricing   ends   1.31.20   Young Alumni (2016-2019 Grads) $115 $240 $165 $290
  Alumni (2015 and earlier) $165 $340 $215 $390




*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.  Private 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 through March 5th at the New York Athletic Club for $235. 
Call 212.767.7135 or email
 and reference the "Wharton Alumni Dinner" rate. Limited rooms available.

Dress Code:

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

Cancellation Policy:  

Cancellations must be received via email to by 9PM EST on Monday, March 23, 2020 to receive a refund. Substitutions welcome in advance or at the door.


Contact Stephanie McAlaine, or Jennifer Simons,