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2017-2018 Co-Chairs

Charlie Griffin - charlie.griffin@chicagobooth.edu
Charlie is one of the two PEG co-chairs with primary responsibility for Programming and Career Services. Prior to Booth, Charlie was an associate at Ridgemont Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm in Charlotte, where he focused on investments in industrials and healthcare. Prior to Ridgemont, Charlie was an investment banking analyst with Harris Williams' Diversified Industrials Group.  Charlie graduated from Washington and Lee University with a BS in Business Administration and American History. As part of the Booth Private Equity Lab, Charlie is currently interning with Pfingsten Partners.

Rory Kenny - rkenny1@chicagobooth.edu
Rory is a PEG co-chair and has primary responsibility for the San Francisco Private Equity Trek. Prior to Booth, Rory was an associate at Shore Capital, a middle-market healthcare-focused private equity firm in Chicago. Prior to Shore, Rory was an investment banking analyst with J.P Morgan. Rory graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Spanish and a minor in Finance.

Mike MacKay - mmackay@chicagobooth.edu
Mike is a PEG co-chair with primary responsibility for Communications. Prior to business school, Mike was a Senior Associate at Pritzker Group Private Capital, a middle-market private equity firm in Chicago, where he focused on investments across the business services and manufactured products sectors. Prior to Pritzker Group, Mike was an investment banking analyst with Barclays Industrials Group in New York. Mike graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BBA in Finance and Accounting. As part of Booth's Private Equity Lab, Mike interned with McNally Capital.

Luis Eduardo Moretti Ronco - luis.ronco@chicagobooth.edu
Luis is a PEG co-chair with primary responsibility for the East Coast Private Equity Trek. Prior to Booth, he was an Associate at Apax Partners' Brazil office, where he focused on investments in Business Services and Consumer/Retail. He has also worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in J.P. Morgan, covering Latin American M&A, ECM and DCM transactions, initially from São Paulo, Brazil and later from New York, and in Corporate Development at Kroton Educacional, a post-secondary education company in Brazil. Luis holds a BSc in Business Administration from FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Amit Swaroop - aswaroop@chicagobooth.edu
Amit is one of the two PEG co-chairs with the primary responsibility for Programming and Career Services. Prior to Booth, Amit was part of the investment team at Industrial Growth Partners ("IGP"), a middle-market private equity firm focused on the manufacturing sector, based in San Francisco. Prior to IGP, Amit was an investment banker at Barclays in their Chicago office, focused on industrials, financial sponsors, and education and business services. Amit graduated from Northwestern University with majors in Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, Economics and a certificate from the Kellogg School of Management in Financial Economics. As part of Booth's private equity lab, Amit interned with Sterling Partners.

Maureen Wilkie- mwilkie@chicagobooth.edu
Maureen is one of two PEG co-chairs with primary responsibility for the Private Equity Conference. Maureen has worked for HCP & Company, a lower middle-market private equity firm in Chicago focused on growth and buyout investments in the consumer sector. Her prior finance experience includes working in investment banking as an analyst at Citi and at Citadel. Additionally, prior to business school, she gained industry knowledge through positions in corporate retail and at consumer start-ups and also founded and ran her own consumer business. Maureen graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Economics.

Taylor Wood - taylor.wood@chicagobooth.edu
Taylor is one of the two PEG co-chairs with primary responsibility for the conference. Prior to Booth, Taylor was an Associate at Trinity Hunt Partners, a middle-market private equity firm in Dallas, where he focused on healthcare services, business services, non-cyclical consumer products and industrial growth sectors. Prior to Trinity Hunt, Taylor was an investment banking analyst with Deutsche Bank Securities in their Global Natural Resources Group in Houston. Taylor graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BE in Biomedical Engineering.

 

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