The Private Equity Association of Chicago (PEAC) is the premier professional organization for pre-MBA private equity professionals in Chicago. PEAC is affiliated with the Private Equity Association, a growing national organization that includes chapters in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The desired outcome of our organization is to foster an environment where young private equity professionals can learn from each other’s experiences, share industry knowledge and discuss career matters through social, educational and civic service oriented events.
The Private Equity Association of Chicago is a non-profit organization that has traditionally been funded mainly via generous corporate sponsorships. PEAC greatly appreciates their continued support and therefore seeks to deliver commensurate value in educational, social and civic service opportunities to our members.
John Brownschidle (President)Baird Capital
Chelsea Celistan (Vice President)Vistria Group
Thomas AultAdams Street Partners
Brian BaiFrontenac Company
Tyler BlihaMadison Dearborn
William ChanMadison Dearborn
Kyle DawsonWind Point Partners
Brendan GreenBenford Capital
Kim KawatraSilver Oak Services Partners
Kenneth KluckmanFrontenac Company
Ellis KrienikWind Point Partners
Matthew MatosianArbor Investments
Chris OberhausBaird Capital
Michael PraljakWater Street
Eileen SullivanRoundtable Healthcare
The Private Equity Association of Chicago’s founding objectives are to provide opportunities for social networking with industry peers, host educational forums and workshops for professional development, and connect private equity professionals with non-profit and community service groups in the Chicago area.
If you are interested in attending or finding out more about the PEAC and our events please contact our Communications Chair, Tyler Bliha (tbliha@MDCP.com). Membership in PEAC is open to any member of the Chicago investment community. PEAC’s programs and events are tailored towards pre-MBA professionals working in principal investing roles at private capital firms, including private equity, mezzanine, and BDC investing.
Private Equity Symposium – Sponsored by Donnelley Financial Solutions
When: Thursday, January 18th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Virgin Hotel – 25th Floor 203 N Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60601
Who: Investment banking analysts planning to go through the PE recruitment process and incoming 2018 private equity associates
Why: To provide a forum for analysts to network with current private equity associates and learn more about the interview process and role within a PE firm
Format: Panel discussion, hosted by Donnelley, comprised of associates from several private equity firms discussing the associate experience, interview process, transition from banking, and any other questions from the audience
Other: Open bar (beer, wine, soda, water) and hors d’oeuvres will be served
To RSVP please email:
Brian Bai – firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Matosian - email@example.com
PEAC Analyst Recruiting Forum – Sponsored by Intralinks
When: Thursday, February 1st from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: The University Club (Michigan Room) 76 East Monroe StreetChicago, IL 60603
Who: Private equity associates and investment banking analysts currently interested in going through the PE recruitment process
Why: To provide a forum for prospective Associate candidates to network with representatives from PEAC’s member firms
Format: “Open House” style booths for each participating private equity firms that investment banking analysts can approach to learn more about the recruiting process, culture and associate life at each individual firm
Other: Drinks and light food will be provided