Private Equity

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    The Darden Private Equity Club (DPEC) cultivates a network of students and alumni professionals with interests across a range of private equity investment strategies and fund sizes. DPEC facilitates career training, recruitment support, and networking opportunities for students interested in learning about and recruiting for private equity at Darden or later in their careers.

    Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

    External DPEC Website


    The Darden Private Equity Club hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year, such as workshops, speaker series, job treks, a case competition, our annual conference, and much more.

    Leadership Team

    We welcome prospective students to reach out to members of our leadership team to learn more about the Darden Private Equity Club.

    • President: Trent Hegseth
    • Executive VP: Clarke Ryan
    • VP of Finance: Robert Potts 
    • VP of Communications: Christian Pratt
    • VP of Events: Fernando Pereira  
    • VP of Careers: Connor Wood
    • VP of Education: Vin Paruchuri
    • VP of Alumni Relations: Zachary Elkaim
    • VP of International: Clovis Durate

    Contact Us

    Current Sponsors

    Thank you to all of our company sponsors who support our mission and make all of our events possible.


    Lexington Partners


    Piedmont Fund Services
    Private Advisors
    Rotunda Capital Partners
    Darden School of Business