Running a private business is quite different than working in a public entity. What are the plusses and minuses, the problems and opportunities in running your own business vs working in a large public company?

On November 10th, join us for a panel discussion that will delve into these issues as well as lessons learned and mistakes to be avoided. You’ll hear from four business owners who took the plunge and switched from working in public corporations to running their own. Chris FitzGerald WG’91, has been CEO of four private equity portfolio companies, two of which had highly successful exits; the other two not so much. Ed McLaughlin started four companies. Three were successes, but one was a failure. Charbel Tagher WG’76 just celebrated his company’s 30 anniversary, but he did face tough times along the way. Theresa Boyce WG’85 has launched and managed a series of high-growth ventures, with all the attendant challenges. Moderator Rich Bond WG’72 owns a financial recruiting business and has learned how the right people can help private companies thrive. Even in these turbulent economic times, brought on by the pandemic, these panelists have relevant insights to share as they have managed their businesses through current disruption.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET

WCNY Supporting Members - $10 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Other Wharton Alumni & Alumni Guests - $20
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0

Meeting Access Information:
A link, accessible by personal computer, tablet or smartphone, will be emailed to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile.  Please login to update your profile and confirm that the email address listed is correct.

Click here to register.  Please register early as events can and do sell out quickly.
Pre-registration is required.  Registration is subject to availability and will close on Tuesday, November 10 at 8:00am.  

Cancellations must be made at least 48-hours (business day) prior to the event date by sending an email to Gabriela Sanchez. Refunds or credits for future events are not available for any no-shows or late cancellations.