ECE Student Seminar

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    • Monday November 2, 2020
      12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
  • Location: Online
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Mary Ann Weitnauer

Professor and Senior Associate Chair


Summary Sentence: Careers in Private Equity and Venture Capital

Full Summary: Careers in Private Equity and Venture Capital - Michael DeRosa, Commonwealth Equity.

Date: November 2, 2020
Time: 12:30pm-1:20pm
Remote BlueJeans delivery: (recommend joining at least 5 mins early, to take care of any technical problems)
Meeting ID: 284 521 515
Participant Passcode: 2916

Speaker: Michael DeRosa
Speaker’s Title: Managing Director
Speaker’s Affiliation: Commonwealth Equity
Speaker’s Work Address: 565 E Swedesford Road, Suite 207, Wayne, PA 19087

Seminar Title: Careers in Private Equity and Venture Capital

Abstract of Talk: Mr. DeRosa will describe his path from an engineering major at Georgia Tech into the private equity and venture capital industry and will further detail the differences between private equity and venture capital and the pros and cons of careers in those fields.

Biographical Sketch of the Speaker: Michael DeRosa

• 21 years of private and growth equity investing

• Served on 18 boards including TPI Composites (Nasdaq: TPIC), Agility Fuel Systems, Ecore, Aspex, Detechtion, International Fiber Corp, Energex, Axonn, Arbinet (Nasdaq:ARBX)

• General Partner, Element Partners; Managing Director, Activate Capital; Partner, Cordova Ventures; Principal, EnerTech Capital; Senior Associate, Safeguard International Fund

• Over last 10+ years at Element Partners II led $154.5m of Private Equity investments: Current Value $420.0 million (2.7x)

• BS Electrical Engineering/Certificate in Economics, Georgia Tech (first in class); MBA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Palmer Scholar)

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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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