PEGCC Announces Launch Of The Young Professionals Network

WASHINGTON – Today, the Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC) launched The Young Professionals Network (YPN), an initiative created to expand educational and networking opportunities for under-forty private equity professionals.

“This network will connect the next generation of private equity leaders,” said Mike Sommers, President and CEO of the PEGCC. “It is an exciting new offering, and demonstrates the PEGCC’s commitment to expanding the knowledge sharing opportunities within our industry.”

The YPN’s membership is comprised of a select group of “rising stars” identified by senior executives at PEGCC member firms and industry peers. The group will be provided with opportunities to engage with colleagues at other firms and learn from distinguished industry leaders, topical experts, as well as the Council.

Jennifer Colfelt, Vice President of Finance, Operations, and Membership for the PEGCC, formed an advisory committee to guide the development of the YPN. “We worked with a diverse group of young professionals to develop the network’s mission and will continue to use their guidance to test new ideas and offerings,” she said. “Our platform of events and services will serve as a valuable resource as we build this new industry-wide community.”

The YPN Calendar of Events includes educational webinars, happy hours, and luncheons featuring high-level industry and policy speakers. Participants will also receive a monthly newsletter from the Council on relevant industry and policy news.

For more information, including how to join the YPN, visit the PEGCC’s website.

About the Private Equity Growth Capital Council

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC) is an advocacy, communications, member services, research organization, and resource center established to develop, analyze, and distribute information about the private equity and growth capital investment industry and its contributions to the national and global economy. The members of the PEGCC consist of the world’s leading private equity and growth capital firms united by their commitment to growing and strengthening the businesses in which they invest. More information about the PEGCC can be found at