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Subgroups & Communities of Practice: Private Equity

 Welcome to the Private Equity Subgroup


The Private Equity Subgroup is for those members of Beacon who wish to focus their careers on Private Equity (PE) or PE portfolio companies. Membership in the sub-group is for those who already understand private equity, or are willing to invest the time to become knowledgeable in and helpful to both the other members of the group and the private equity community in general. Members are expected to develop contacts and to assist in bringing these contacts to the group as guests/speakers.

Andy Vecchione



The Private Equity Subgroup is for members with two objectives:

  • Connections to PE firms, senior operating executives and important service providers to PE firms, such as investment bankers, lenders, accountants & finance professionals, lawyers, recruiters, etc.
  • Significant learning regarding how PE firms work. How they target, execute and finance deals, plus what kind of executive opportunities exist to work for PE firms as a deal finder, due diligence provider, portfolio company executive, or firm partner.

Bob Zecca

Vice Chair 


If you are qualified and wish to join our subgroup, please let Maureen Waddington or one of our co-chairs know, stating briefly your individual interests. To join, you must be a registered member of Beacon and able to attend our monthly meetings. Meetings are either breakfast or lunch, in Center City Philadelphia or Malvern, PA. Guest speakers include private equity principals, investment and commercial bankers, other professionals who support the P/E industry and portfolio company operating executives, some of whom are fellow subgroup members.

Meeting Format:

  • Networking with participants before and after the presentation.
  • Guest speaker presentation.
  • Question and answer session.
(Note: The Private equity subgroup meets monthly from September – May annually.)
Recently Updated Profiles
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Upcoming Events
Private Equity - How Blockchain can disrupt the Private Equity World...w/Bill Evans
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Private Equity...Annual Economic Forecast w/Paul Sloate
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Andrew J. Vecchione
Bob Zecca