The 24TH Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

at the New York Athletic Club, Mahattan, NY

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018



Over the past two decades, Wharton students and alumni have built a leading forum for Private Equity and Venture Capital professionals to share ideas and discuss the future of the industries. The Conference is one of the most recognized student-run events of its kind, and among the largest professional conferences for Private Equity and Venture Capital worldwide.

This year, the conversation will take place through the lens of Separating from the Herd. The Private Equity and Venture Capital industries have become increasingly crowded. Ample capital and ever-more funds compete for opportunities in a low-return environment. How does a firm overcome the trend towards converging returns and separate itself from the herd?

2018 Keynote Speakers Include:
Scott Kleinman corner
Scott Kleinman
Apollo Global Management
Co-President, Lead Partner for Private Equity
David Pakman corner
David Pakman
2018 Panels Include:

Venture Capital

  • Gary Deutsch – CFO, LiveIntent
  • Yujin Chung – Partner, SignalFire
  • Joanne Chen – Partner, Foundation Capital

Kirkland & Ellis Distressed and Special Situations

  • Amy Rice – Senior Vice President, Oaktree Capital Management

Middle Market Private Equity

  • Spyro G. Alexopoulos – Managing Director, Golub Capital
  • David Tayeh – Head of Corporate Investment - North America, Investcorp

Large Cap Private Equity

Limited Partners Perspective

International Private Equity

Event Information

The dress code:

Gentlemen – Jacket and tie required.

Ladies – Permitted attire refers to business suits, tailored pant or skirt ensembles, and dresses.


Event schedule:

8:30am – 9:15am Breakfast
9:15am – 10:30am Opening Remarks & Keynote 1
10:45am – 11:45am Breakout Panel Sessions
12:00pm – 1:30pm Seated Lunch & Keynote 2
1:45pm – 2:45pm Breakout Panel Sessions
3:00pm – 3:30pm Coffee Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Keynote 3 & Closing Remarks
5:00pm – 6:00pm Cocktail Hour






Thank you to our incredible sponsors

Bobby Rosenbleeth corner
Bobby Rosenbleeth
Erica Gluck corner
Erica Gluck
Kate Salzman corner
Kate Salzman
Patrick Elyas corner
Patrick Elyas
Conference Team
Alexandra McLaughlin corner
Alexandra McLaughlin
Conference Member
Blair Melocik corner
Blair Melocik
Conference Member
Blake Boardman corner
Blake Boardman
Conference Member
Chong Ni corner
Chong Ni
Conference Member
Elizabeth Qian corner
Elizabeth Qian
Conference Member
Geoffrey Lim corner
Geoffrey Lim
Conference Member
JJ Caffey corner
JJ Caffey
Conference Member
John Pennington corner
John Pennington
Conference Member
Justin Karfo corner
Justin Karfo
Conference Member
Katie Miller corner
Katie Miller
Conference Member
Kyle McGinnis corner
Kyle McGinnis
Conference Member
Leigha Field corner
Leigha Field
Conference Member
Matt Circle corner
Matt Circle
Conference Member
Matt Potter corner
Matt Potter
Conference Member
Max Francois Poncet corner
Max Francois Poncet
Conference Member
Milo Tong corner
Milo Tong
Conference Member
Negin Navab corner
Negin Navab
Conference Member
Ramy Matar corner
Ramy Matar
Conference Member
Rohit Gupta corner
Rohit Gupta
Conference Member
Rooshy Roy corner
Rooshy Roy
Conference Member
Sabah Shaikh corner
Sabah Shaikh
Conference Member
Samantha Stowers corner
Samantha Stowers
Conference Member
Steven Kozhimala corner
Steven Kozhimala
Conference Member
William Guo corner
William Guo
Conference Member
Yi-Jie Wang corner
Yi-Jie Wang
Conference Member