12.07.23 – 2023 Gilrane Economic Symposium

2023 Gilrane Economic Symposium & FishFund Venture Presentations

Psi Upsilon Foundation invites you to our annual Symposium bringing together industry leaders together for an evening of moderated discussion around what 2024 might bring.
About the history of the Gilrane Economic Symposium.

Thursday, December 7, 2023.
6 PM – 9PM.
Program begins at 6:45

Indian Harbor Yacht Club
East Room
710 Steamboat Road in Greenwich, CT 06830

$85 per person
$50 per person (Recent Grads 2020-2023)

Dress is business attire

Hors d’oeuvre – Menu and details to come

This meeting will not be recorded to encourage candor.


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Keynote & Moderator

Andy Serwer
Kappa ’81 (Bowdoin)

Andy Serwer is Editor at Large at Barron’s, covering a wide range of topics. Prior to Barron’s, he led Yahoo Finance’s editorial team for nearly eight years. He spent 29 years with Fortune Magazine, rising to the position of managing editor, and was the business news anchor of CNN’s American Morning from 2000-2006. Serwer is the 2020 winner of the Elliott V. Bell Award for financial journalism which honors journalists who have made a significant contribution to the field.

He’s interviewed high-profile business leaders and influencers including Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Warren Buffett, Meg Whitman, Sheryl Sandberg, Michael Dell, Dick Parsons, Valerie Jarrett, Steve Ballmer, Gary Vaynerchuk, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Alba, Haim Saban, Roger Ferguson, Jamie Dimon, Ambassador Samantha Power, Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

For eight years he was the managing editor of Fortune—the longest service of any editor since the 1980s—and worked at Time Inc for 29 years. As Managing editor of FORTUNE Serwer was responsible for overseeing FORTUNE magazine and FORTUNE.com, as well as FORTUNE digital media and FORTUNE’s conferences. Serwer has been a regular guest on MSNBC’S Morning Joe and CNBC’s Squawk Box and many other TV and radio programs. From 2001 to 2006 he served as the business anchor for CNN’s American Morning. He reported all business news on the network in the morning, and reported live on air all manner of developing stories, and worked daily with anchors Paula Zahn, Soledad O’Brien, Miles O’Brien, Bill Hemmer, Anderson Cooper and many others to produce CNN’s morning business news. Serwer also co-anchored and helped produce “Minding Your Business,” a weekend TV news program with Jack Cafferty. From 1997 through 2006, Serwer wrote the groundbreaking business news blog, “Streetlife,” one of the first daily digital newsletters covering the world of finance and business. Iconoclastic, irreverent and widely read, “Streetlife” influenced an entire generation of digital journalists. Serwer joined FORTUNE in 1985 as an intern from Columbia Journalism School and went on to cover and edit Wall Street, Washington, investing, information technology and entertainment for the magazine. In 2000, TJFR Business News Reporter named him Business Journalist of the Year. In a Talk of the Town piece about him, The New Yorker called Serwer “perhaps the nation’s top multimedia talent, successfully juggling the roles of serious journalist, astute commentator and occasional court jester.” Among his many accomplishments, Serwer oversaw the relaunch and redesign of FORTUNE’s magazine and website and led a major expansion of its conference division. Under Serwer’s leadership, FORTUNE won numerous Loeb, Deadline Club and SABEW awards, among others. He holds degrees from Bowdoin College, BA 1981, Emory University, MBA 1984, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, MS 1985. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bowdoin College. He is an Emory University Goizueta School of Business Presidential Fellow. Serwer received Emory University Goizueta School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award 2014. Serwer is the proud father of two daughters; Katie and Emily. He is a resident of New York City and Georgetown, Maine, is a seasoned world traveler and enjoys swimming, running, and all things outdoors.

Andy Serwer
Kappa ’81 (Bowdoin)

Andy Serwer at Yahoo on Oct 10, 2018 in New York. Photos by Gino DePinto, Oath

Rich Dell'Aquila
Psi ’97 (Hamilton University)

Managing Partner of PE Firm Brookside Equity

Mr. Dell'Aquila is a Managing Director at Brookside Equity Partners. He focuses on all aspects of the investment activities of Brookside Equity Partners. Mr. Dell'Aquila commenced his professional relationship with The Brookside Group through the review and sponsorship of certain private equity co-investment opportunities. Prior to joining Brookside Equity Partners, he was a Managing Director at Parallel Investment Partners, a middle market private equity firm in Dallas, TX, where he was involved in sourcing, evaluating, structuring, managing and exiting several private equity investments. Before joining Parallel, Mr. Dell'Aquila was a Principal at Southfield Capital Advisors, a Greenwich, CT-based lower-middle market private equity firm, where he helped execute the firm’s investment strategy.


Prior to joining Southfield, Mr. Dell'Aquila was a Research Analyst and member of the investment team at Sasco Capital, a $3.5 billion special situations public equity fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dell'Aquila was the Director of Finance & Corporate Development for Pangea, Ltd, a private equity-funded telecommunications company. Mr. Dell'Aquila started his career as a Financial Analyst in the leveraged finance group at Bear, Stearns. Mr. Dell'Aquila graduated from Hamilton College where he received a B.A. in Economics. He also studied at Oxford University.

Louis T. Hanover,
Omega '87 (University of Chicago)

Marathon Asset Management - Chief Investment Officer

2023 FishFund Venture Presentations TBA

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Thank you to our generous sponsors helping defray the event costs.

Special thanks to Patrick Gilrane  for granting us access to the club under his membership

Indian Harbor Yacht Club

710 Steamboat Rd, Greenwich, CT 06830

Getting Here


1800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870



Self-parking is available.

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