2023 IVCA Scholar Program Launches

June 28, 2023

IVCA welcomed it’s 2023 class of IVCA Scholars with a 3-day onboarding session June 20-23.  The goal of the sessions was for the Scholars to get to know each other and to learn the basics of our industry.  We were fortunate that many of our IVCA members and IVCA Scholar Alums now working in the industry were willing to provide insights into our business model and teach some of our “lingo” to this year’s class. 

We’ve encouraged the Scholars to spend the summer expanding their networks so don’t be surprised to hear from some of them to learn more about your firm.  Our hope is that the Scholars will establish their careers in Chicago so please let us know if you are hiring – we have many IVCA Scholar alumni who are experienced and looking for a position on the Buy Side.

Private Equity Investing Jose Liberti, Kellogg School of Management
Basics of Funds Michael Gray, David Presser & Rob Christie, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg
Pension Fund Investing Dipesh Mehta, Illinois State Board of Investments
IVCA Scholar AlumCass Ziebel, ParkerGale
Overview of Venture Investing Ira Weiss, Hyde Park Venture Partners & ChicagoBooth
Fund of Funds Investing Kevin Butts, Megan Cunningham, Kelsey McHugh & Bridget Schweihs, 50 South
Investing in Early Stage Companies Grant Page & Taryn Wilkins, Cooley
Family Office Investment Overview Kyle Foley, Sawdust Investment Management
IVCA Scholar AlumHanna Kunin, Cresset Partners
Cooley – Cap Table Paulina Zurakov & Emma Frerichs, Cooley
Careers in Fund of Funds, Secondaries & Credit Funds Brandon Shirk, Adams Street Partners
IVCA Scholar AlumAndrea Peterson, RW Baird

2023 IVCA Scholar Class

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