Wharton Education Network (WhEN)

Wharton Education Network Past Events

Past Events
WhEN organizes networking events featuring key speakers or panels, happy hours, and an occasional dinner.  Click here to learn more about WhEN. Below is a list of past WhEN events:

The Double-Bottom-Line: Investing & Entrepreneurship in the Education Sector
May 23, 2016
* Martin Ihrig, Associate Professor at Penn GSE and Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School
* Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director, Dreamit
* Rajeev Bajaj, CEO, Kitamba Inc.
* Kofi Kankam, Founder & CEO, Admit.me
* Bharani Rajakumar, Founder & CEO, LearnBop
* Victor Karkar, Co-Founder & CEO, scrible

New Business Models That Are Changing the Higher Education Industry
* Chip Paucek, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, 2tor
* Gene Wade, Founder and CEO, UniversityNow

Mergers & Acquisitions
* Michael Bijaoui, Vice President Business Development McGraw Hill Education.
* Steven Kemler, Managing Partner of Conversion Partners, LLC educational investment group and co-founder and former CEO of Human-i-Tees, Inc.

"Online Education in Higher Education implications and trends for colleges, students, and the market"
* David Moore, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Corinthian Colleges
* Kristin Greene, Senior Consultant, Eduventures
* Kevin Haggard, Vice President, Credit Suisse Global Industrial & Services Group.

International Market Opportunities
* Suzanne Roddis, Manager of EdInvest
* Karan Khemka, Parthenon
* Sergio Abramovich, Managing Director of FUNIBER

Trends and Challenges in Education
* Mr. Andrew E. Kaplan, General Partner in Quad Partners
* Mr. Mark Murtagh, Managing Director at Liberty Partners
* Mr. Omer E. Waddles, Principal and Managing Director at Leeds Equity Partners, LLC

M&A Trends and Challenges in Education
* Adam Nordin, Managing Director, Investment Banking Department at Credit Suisse.
* Ed King, Managing Director,BMO Capital Markets' Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Online K-12, Other Trends and Regulatory Environment
* John Danielson, President and CEO Chartwell Education Group
* Todd Parchman, Partner Parchman, Vaughan & Company

Innovation in Education

* Martin Ihrig, Associate Professor at Penn GSE and Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School

Regulatory environment and perspectives in the Education
* Michael B. Goldstein, Dow Lohnes, PLLC. Co-leader higher education industry practice.
* Terrence Thompson, US Chamber of Commerce, Director, Congressional and Public Affairs.

Wharton Education Network (WhEN): Trends and Challenges in Education
* Todd Gibby, CEO of Intelliworks
* Craig Heldman, CEO of Hobsons
* Lev Kaye, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer at Princeton Review

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