WhartonSoCal Westside Happy Hour Thu Apr 28 6-8pm PDT

Date and Time
Thursday, April 28, 2022
6:00pm— 8:00pm
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Santa Monica Promenade (exact location will be shared after registration)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States
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Wayne Hao

The Wharton Club of Southern California invites member and non-member Wharton Alumni to attend our first 2022 WhartonSoCal Happy Hour on the Westside.  

Venue: Third Street Promenade California Bistro – Wharton Alumni Owned


We are especially excited as the happy hour venue is a Wharton alumni owned, stylish California café/bar/bistro right in the heart of Third Street Promenade, a few minutes’ walk from the beach. We are truly lucky to have such a great venue for our event, please come out, enjoy the scene, and meet fellow WhartonSoCal alumni!

 Premium Shochu Tasting


We will be featuring a shochu tasting delivered by the founder of premium Japanese spirits brand, Nankai Shochu. Nankai’s founder, Paul Nakayama, will be guiding happy hour attendees through the intricacies that set shochu apart from similar spirits such as sake and soju, and why Nankai is among the best.

Did you know that shochu has outsold sake in Japan for over 10 years? Neither did we! Come to the happy hour to learn more.





Due to space restrictions and the shochu tasting, walk-ins will not be accepted for this event.  Please sign-up or be prepared to be disappointed at the door.  Thanks! 

An assortment of appetizers will be served.

Location: Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (location will be shared after registration)  (NO WALK INS, you MUST rsvp here to attend.  Thank you!)

Date and Time: Thu Apr 28 6pm-8pm PT

Pricing: Members $10; Non-members/Guests $25

Co-hosts: Wayne Hao and Alissa Finerman

Parking:  https://www.santamonica.gov/places/parking-lots

There is parking at the Santa Monica Mall across the street from the location. 


About the hosts:

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Wayne Hao WG11

Wayne Hao is a Wharton MBA WG11 with a venture capital and investment banking skillset combined with a focus on new opportunity development; 20+ years of global experience in finance, business development, and entrepreneurship.



Alissa Finerman WG98

Alissa Finerman is an Executive Coach, Gallup Certified Strengths® Coach, facilitator, VC/Angel Investor and author of the book, "Living in Your Top 1%."​ She works with teams, executives, managers, entrepreneurs and VC firms to help them develop leaders. Alissa holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her coach training from New York University, Results Coaching and Gallup Strengths Coaching Program.

Alissa's business background includes ten years in finance at Credit Suisse, a top-tier global investment bank; IPC, a former Goldman Sachs portfolio company serving the financial industry; Guggenheim Capital, a boutique investment management firm and five years in commercial real estate.

Alissa was an All-American tennis player at the University of California, Berkeley and competed on the Women's Professional Tennis Tour (ranked #202 in Doubles). She has been ranked No. 1 in the USTA National Women's Doubles in various age groups.

Alissa's specialties include:
- Leadership Development for managers and leaders
- Executive 1:1 Coaching, Gallup Certified Strengths® Coach
- Team building seminars
- Empowering women
- Managing conflict and growing self-awareness/EQ
- 360 assessments for managers/leaders
- Passionate about developing talent and helping managers engage their team
- Working with professional athletes and sports teams to improve performance and mindset
- Assessments used: Clifton Strengths Assessment and DiSC

To learn more please visit www.AlissaFinerman.com


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Non-Members - Westside Happy Hour Apr 28 6-8pm PDT
This ticket is for non-paid Members and Non-Members of WhartonSoCal.
Members - Westside Happy Hour Apr 28 6-8pm PDT
This ticket is for paid members of WhartonSoCal ONLY.
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Santa Monica Promenade (exact location will be shared after registration)

Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking