The 26TH Annual Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

New York Athletic Club, Manhattan, NY


Conference Overview

Following the incredible success private equity managers have experienced delivering market-beating returns, building leading companies, and attracting fundraising from investors, the bar has been set higher than ever and firms must continue to innovate to stay ahead of the pack. After a decade-long bull market, how will investment professionals up their game to create value in the next decade?

This year’s conference is intended to bring together leading minds in the private equity and venture capital industries to discuss how to capitalize on opportunities as we move forward into this increasingly competitive and complex landscape.

2020 Keynote Speakers
Seema Hingorani corner
Seema Hingorani
Founder | Girls Who Invest
Managing Director | Morgan Stanley
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Brian N. Sheth
Co-Founder & President
Vista Equity
Mike Milken corner
Mike Milken
The Milken Institute
2020 Panels
Wharton 2020 PE VC conference has leading partners from private equity and venture capital participating in this year’s conference, as well as  renowned academics. We are currently finalizing our speakers and moderators for each of our panels.

Large Cap Buyouts

  • Nazim Zilkha – Partner, Dechert (moderator)
  • Carl Press – Principal, Thoma Bravo
  • David Roberts – Principal, Advent International
  • Elisabeth Dong – Principal, Bain Capital
  • Eric Friedman – Principal, Warburg Pincus
  • Sachin Bavishi – Principal, The Blackstone Group

Middle Market Buyouts

Growth and Venture Capital



  • Robert Blaustein – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis (moderator)
  • David Chiang – Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Investments, $30 Billion Family Office
  • Derek Dietrich – Co-Founder & Partner, Quantum GBL
  • Joanne Douvas – Principal, GreenOak Real Estate
  • Steve Lessar – Managing Director, Co-Head Private Equity Secondaries/Vintage Funds, Goldman Sachs
  • Thomas Scriven – Managing Director, Penn Office of Investments


Special Situations and Distressed

LP and Fundraising

Private Credit

  • Hadley Harris – Eniac Ventures, Founding General Partner (moderator)
  • Adam Rothenberg – Co-Founder and Partner, BoxGroup
  • Gary Deutsch – CFO, LiveIntent
  • Patrick Chung – Founding Partner, xFund
  • SC Moatti – Managing Partner, Mighty Capital
Event Information

New York Athletic Club in New York City
180 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019

Dress code:
Gentlemen – Jacket and tie required.
Ladies – Permitted attire refers to business suits, tailored pant or skirt ensembles, and dresses.

Marie Santora
Reservations Agent
Tel: 212-767-7121
Email: MarieS@nyac.org

Claudia Annarumma
Group Sales Manager
Tel: 212-767-7133
Email: ClaudiaA@nyac.org

MBA Conference Team
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Andrew Eckert
Gary Chalik corner
Gary Chalik
Justin Anderson corner
Justin Anderson
Ravali Parsa corner
Ravali Parsa
Conference Team
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Adam Libertini
Private Credit
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Caitlin Lohrenz
Cassie Ryding corner
Cassie Ryding
Chelsea Zhang corner
Chelsea Zhang
Clarisse Feng corner
Clarisse Feng
Special Situations & Distressed
Daniel McKinnon corner
Daniel McKinnon
Special Situations & Distressed
Dylan Hoffman corner
Dylan Hoffman
Growth Equity / Venture Capital
Eryn Ashlei Bailey corner
Eryn Ashlei Bailey
Limited Partner & Fundraising
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George Simmons
Georges Tchokoua corner
Georges Tchokoua
Gritt Trakulhoon corner
Gritt Trakulhoon
Heidi Dong corner
Heidi Dong
Middle Market Buyout
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Henry Anderson
Jessica Stokes corner
Jessica Stokes
John Gordon corner
John Gordon
Karlos Bledsoe corner
Karlos Bledsoe
Kevin Weinstein corner
Kevin Weinstein
Large Cap Buyout
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Meghan Hsu
Private Credit
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Morgan McKee
Middle Market Buyout
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Rahul Sharma
Rima Reddy corner
Rima Reddy
Limited Partner & Fundraising
Sam Rosen corner
Sam Rosen
Growth Equity / Venture Capital
Samuel Tang corner
Samuel Tang
Large Cap Buyout
Sylvie Shi corner
Sylvie Shi
Zach Agins corner
Zach Agins
Thank You To Our Sponsors!





If you are interested in conference sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Ravali Parsa at ravparsa@wharton.upenn.edu

Important News

Given the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the latest guidance from the University of Pennsylvania administration, we have decided to postpone the 2020 PE/VC Conference originally scheduled for April 3rd. We are currently working on logistics for the postponed event but we will be issuing full refunds for all tickets within the next week.