The Wilton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its “Eggs & the Economy” breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. at Marly’s Bar and Bistro (205 Town Green). During the annual economic forecast looking at how the business and financial landscape is shaping up for the coming year, globally, nationally and locally, the Chamber will feature Peter Denious, Wilton resident and the new president and C.E.O of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, as the guest speaker.
CERC is a nonprofit corporation focused on economic development in Connecticut and provides research-based data, planning and implementation strategies to foster business formation, recruitment and growth.
For the previous 17 years, Denious worked for FLAG Capital Management and its
successor, Aberdeen Standard Investments, based in Stamford, CT. He was a
member of the senior leadership team responsible for growing the FLAG private equity platform to over $6.5B in AUM from approximately $1B when he joined in 2001. During his tenure, Denious oversaw the venture capital fund investment program and became deeply involved with FLAG’s push into international markets, particularly Europe and Asia. He was a member of both the Investment and Management Committees and was ultimately responsible for a $2B investment portfolio. Before FLAG, he worked for J.H. Whitney & Co. a direct private investment firm based in Stamford, CT. He started his private equity career following business school at BancBoston Capital based in Boston, MA. Prior to graduate school, he worked for Prudential Securities and Chemical Bank in investment and commercial banking.
Denious is a graduate of Trinity College and received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he is a board member of the Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital. He is also a member of Social Venture Partners Connecticut, a not for profit focused on closing the opportunity gap in Connecticut by supporting innovative organizations and initiatives in education and workforce development.
Cost for the Chamber’s Economic Forecast Breakfast is $40 for Chamber members and $45 for future members; reservations are requested. To RSVP, or for more information, call the Chamber at 203.762.0567.