12.08.22 – 2022 Gilrane Economic Symposium

2022 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 2023 might bring.
About the history of the Gilrane Economic Symposium.

Thursday, December 8, 2022.
Doors open at 6 PM Est.
Presentation from 6:45-8:45 PM Est.

The Stanwich Club
888 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06831

$80 per person
$50 per person (Recent Grads 2019-2022)

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 the Editor in Chief for Yahoo Finance, where he oversees all editorial content for Yahoo Finance – from breaking news to in-depth stories to original video programming. Yahoo Finance is the number one financial news site, reaching more than 100 million unique users each month.

Serwer is one of the world’s leading business journalists, and is the 2020 recipient of the Elliott V. Bell Award, which honors journalists who have made a significant contribution to the field of financial journalism.Since the start of his tenure at Yahoo Finance in early 2015, 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. Andy also oversees Yahoo Finance’s annual All Markets Summit and hosts Yahoo Finance premier series

“Influencers with Andy Serwer”.

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

John Thaler
Omega ’97 (University of Chicago)
An experienced banking and technology executive with demonstrable experience who founded Hampton Road Capital Management, a global equity investment firm based in Greenwich, CT which launched in 2007. The firm invests both long and short in equities in the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) and Travel, Leisure & Gaming sectors. Thaler is a Tiger grand-cub following his prior portfolio management role at Shumway Capital Partners, where he worked for five years investing in Telecom, Media & Technology companies. He also previously worked at private equity firm Spectrum Equity Investors and in the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

David Morse
Psi '83 (Hamilton)
Global Co-Head of Equity Co-Investment Neuberger Berman


2022 FishFund Venture Presentations

Presentation 1

Clean Origins
Presentation by Jeb Beckwith, Psi '83 (Hamilton), Addison Morse, Psi '16, Sam Palomaki, Psi '20,

Clean Origin is the world’s largest digitally native purveyor of conflict free, lab grown diamond engagement rings and related fashion jewelry. 💍 Our D2C platform was founded in 2017 to be the premier place to find the highest quality jewelry that differs from mined only in its origin and its price.


While the idea of lab-grown diamonds may be relatively new, our founders have generations of experience and expertise within the jewelry industry. That means every Clean Origin purchase is backed by decades of knowledge and helpful insight that will benefit both the customer and the diamond recipient. Ethically sourced, environmentally friendly diamonds may be our product, but our business is making sure that the couples purchasing and receiving this new sign of love and devotion are 100% satisfied. No matter how small the detail or how many questions you might have, we’ll be there every step of the way to help you throughout this important decision.

Jeb Beckwith, Psi '83
Addison Morse, Psi '16
Sam Palomaki, Psi '20

Thursday, December 8, 2022.
Doors open at 6 PM Est.
Networking from 6pm

Presentation from 6:45-8:45 PM Est.
Dress is business attire

Hors d'oeuvre - Menu and details to come

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

Special thanks to Jack Withiam, () for granting us access to the club under his membership

Stanwich Club

888 North St,
Greenwich, Connecticut (CT) 06831,

Getting Here


1800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870


Self-parking is available.