About Us

The Booth Private Equity Group is one of the largest and most active professional groups at Booth.

The Private Equity Group works in conjunction with the school and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship to provide students with the opportunity to test classroom ideas, gain practical knowledge about the PE industry, and experience investing firsthand. Private Equity programming at Booth includes the Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge, Booth PE Conference, The Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge, and PEVC Lab.

The PE Group at Chicago Booth is very active within the student community, providing career development, networking opportunities, conferences on current topics in the industry, group activities, industry-leading speakers, industry-focused trips, and many other resources for our members.

Alec Hutcherson

Co-Chair  |  Communications

Alec is a PEG co-chair primarily responsible for the Chicago Trek and communications. Prior to Booth, Alec was an associate at CIC Partners, a middle-market private equity firm that invests in the food, restaurant, and industrial industries. Prior to CIC, Alec was an investment banking analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Alec graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A in finance and accounting.

Anisha Khosla

Co-Chair  | Private Equity Conference

Anisha is one of the two PEG co-chairs responsible for organizing the annual Booth Private Equity Conference. Prior to Booth, Anisha spent 4 years with EY in New York as a Consultant, where she was a Manager in the Data & Analytics practice focused on clients in Financial Services. Anisha completed several internships over her first year at Booth, including with The Vistria Group through the PE Lab and a summer internship with BPOC. Anisha graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Yong Cho

Co-Chair  |  Private Equity Conference

Yong serves as one of the two PEG co-chairs primarily responsible for organizing the Private Equity Conference. Before joining Booth, Yong worked as an associate at Rubicon Technology Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in enterprise software investing. Prior to that, Yong worked as an analyst in the technology investment banking group at J.P. Morgan. Yong graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics-economics.

Christine Shtepani

Co-Chair  |  Programming & Career Services

Christine is one of two PEG co-chairs with primary responsibility for Programming and Career Services. Prior to Booth, Christine worked at The Sterling Group, a middle-market private equity firm focused on investing in the industrials sector. Prior to Sterling, Christine started her career at J.P. Morgan within their leveraged finance group. Christine graduated from Texas A&M University with B.S. in Economics and M.A. in International Economics.

Nick Deering

Co-Chair | Programming & Career Services

Nick is one of two PEG co-chairs with primary responsibility for Programming and Career Services. Prior to Booth, Nick worked within the Sales and Trading division of Wells Fargo Securities in New York City. His roles included Delta One Sales Associate, Prime Brokerage Sales Associate, and Capital Introduction Analyst. Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a B.S in Business Administration. Nick interned at High Street Capital as part of the Booth Private Equity lab and completed a summer internship with Advantage Capital in their New York office.

Rosie Gonzalez

Co-Chair  |  SF Trek

Rosie is a PEG co-chair primarily responsible for the San Francisco Trek. Rosie is from the Chicago area and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied accountancy. Prior to graduate school, Rosie worked as a Senior Portfolio Accountant at LaSalle Investment Management, a real estate private equity firm, within the Investor Accounting and Finance Group. Before working at LaSalle, Rosie worked at Pearlmark Real Estate as Senior Associate in the high-yield debt group.

Drew Kelly

Co-Chair  |  NYC Trek

Drew is a PEG co-chair and responsible for leading the NYC private equity trek. Prior to Booth, Drew worked at Crestview Partners, an upper middle market private equity firm, in both investing and operating roles as well as an investment banking analyst in the M&A group at Morgan Stanley. He received a BA in economics from Colby College. Drew interned with Clerisy, a consumer growth equity fund, in summer 2023.

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