Past Events


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

February 17, 2015

This discussion on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Chicago business sector featured panelists Rick Desai (B'04), Co-Founder and CEO of Dashfire; Jim O'Connor (C'89, L'94), Global Head of Venture Capital at William Blair & Co; Sally Pofcher (B'89), CEO, Paper Source; and Pat Ryan (C'90), founder of INCISENT Labs. Held at start-up incubator 1871, this event was moderated by Jeff Reid, founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, and featured an introduction by Elaine Romanelli, Senior Associate Dean of the McDonough School of Business.

Hoya Networking Month Finance Panel

June 17, 2014

This panel was aimed at younger alumni looking to learn about the finance world in Chicago and featured panelists Tim Stallkamp (B'98), Managing Director, Conway MacKenzie; Geoff Mikelsons (B'04), Investment Professional, Victory Park Capital; Jim O’Connor (C'89, L'94), Senior Investment Professional, MVC Capital; Matthew McKee (C'03), Global Investment Specialist, JP Morgan Chase. It was moderated by Liz Connelly (F'87), Region Head, JP Morgan Chase.

Contemporary Economic Policy and Its Implications for Business

January 15, 2013

This panel discussion featured Roger Hochschild (C’86), President & COO, Discover Financial Services, and Damien Dwin (B’97), Co-Founder, Brightwood Capital Advisors; and was moderated by David Donovan (F'72), Co-CEO Chase Capital Corporation

Bulls and Bears: Market Trends and Perspectives
John Carroll Weekend – Chicago

April 27, 2012

This panel discussion featured Anne Dias Griffin (F'92), founder and managing partner, Aragon Global Management, Kevin McGuire (F'96), managing director and head of Midwest institutional equities, Goldman Sachs and Steven Cortes (C'94), founder, Veracruz and contributor, CNBC. This breakfast event was moderated by Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance and Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

A Conversation with David Booth and David Thomas

March 6, 2012

A conversation with David Booth, co-founder and co-CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, namesake, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and Dr. David Thomas, Dean, McDonough School of Business .

Launch of the Chicago Business Alliance at Chase Tower

October 17, 2011

Panel discussion on the state of the world economy with Michael Barry, Georgetown University Chief Investment Officer, Bill Doyle (C'72), CEO, PotashCorp, David Donovan (F'72), co-CEO, Chase Capital Corporation and Dan Hennessy (Parent '07, '11, '13), founder and partner, CHS Capital.