PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL EXPERTS PANEL DISCUSSION WITH SENIOR CBS ALUMNI INVESTMENT FUNDS PROFESSIONALS
Please join CBS Alumni on November 18th at 6:30pm for a Zoom discussion on the latest status and trends of the Private Equity & Venture Capital industry.
Our expert panel includes 3 CBS alumni:
- Teresa Farmaki ('05), Partner and Co-founder at Astarte Capital Partners (www.astartecp.com)
- Jon Hoffman ('00), Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations at Rhône Group (www.rhonegroup.com)
- Diego Prada ('06), Senior Operating Principal and COO at Metric Capital Partners (www.metric-capital.com)
After a brief introduction, the panelists will participate in a guided discussion moderated by Jennifer Band ('06) and William Germain ('19), followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Topics for discussion include:
Teresa Farmaki ('05) is a Partner and co-founder of Astarte Capital Partners. She is also a member of the Investment Committee. During her career, Teresa has acquired 17 years of experience in structuring, execution and senior management across the spectrum of Private Equity investments.
Before co-founding Astarte, she was Head of Private Equity for Signia Wealth, a multi-office, where she oversaw the investment strategy and investment selection for fund investments and coinvestments.
Prior to this, Teresa was CIO for Private Equity at Piraeus Group, where she co-led the establishment of the private equity group, launched three private equity and venture capital funds and developed the group’s strategy in the renewable energy space.
Teresa joined Piraeus from UBS Investment Bank in London and New York, where she advised on corporate transactions in the real asset space in the U.S. and Europe. She was part of the team that launched the renewable energy practice of UBS globally.
Teresa holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York and a BSc. In Economics and Finance from the University of Athens, Greece.
Jon Hoffman ('00) is Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations at Rhône Group.
Jon joined the Investor Relations team of Rhône in 2014 and became a Managing Director in 2018. Prior to joining Rhône, Mr. Hoffman was a Partner and Global Head of Distribution for Sixpoint Partners, a boutique investment bank focused on advising and raising capital for private equity funds. Prior to joining Sixpoint Partners, he worked in Investment Banking and Institutional Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.
Jon received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester.
Diego Prada ('06) is Senior Operating Principal and COO at Metric Capital Partners. Diego focuses on the operational improvement of the companies in Metric’s portfolio. Prior to joining Metric, Diego managed the turnaround of and successful exit from the fourth largest European manufacturer of electric motors for white goods. He was also the President of Ana Holding, one of Romania’s largest business conglomerates.
Before that, he was the Head of Operations at the McKinsey Investment Office, the fund that manages McKinsey & Co.’s pension plan and its partners’ contributions. Before that he was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. based in New York.
Diego holds a dual degree MBA (Cum Laude)/Master in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.Sc. in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia.
When & Where
Wednesday, 18 November