Dinner/Speaker Series: David Gertler, WG'98

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
6:30pm— 8:00pm
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Boqueria Dupont
1837 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Kiki Li

Please join us at our dinner/speaker series featuring Board member David Gertler.

From Crypto to Business Networking, stand-up comedy to improv, mathematical modeling (for fun and profit) to entrepreneurship, racquetball to PickleBall, career transitions, creating culture, management, leadership, investing, tech and, of course, Apple, join us as David shares some crazy stories from his career.

This a very limited event with only 12 spots available. 
There will be a waiting list available for any last minute cancellations.

Event Details:

Date:  Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM ET - Please arrive on time
Cost: Non-Refundable Cost: $75 (includes 10% Tax + 20% Gratuity + 4% Administrative Fee and $13.66 Club Discount): Beverages are Not Included.
Hosts: Mckenzie Harper (W'12) and Kiki Li (Penn/M&T'92)


Boqueria Dupont
1837 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Parking: We recommend using Spothero to find parking.

David Gertler is a software executive with over 35 years experience leading and growing cutting-edge technology companies specializing in software, hardware and professional services. David has transformed divisions of Fortune 500 companies, accelerated the growth of smaller tech companies and launched (and shutdown) a highly-acclaimed business networking startup. His background includes working as a crypto-mathematician and systems engineer in the Intel Community, senior executive roles in publicly traded technology companies, Chief Operating Officer of a privately held software company that sold for over $100MM and he serves on a number of boards of both private companies and non-profit organizations.

David earned his first two degrees from Rensselaer (BS in Mathematics and MS in Applied Mathematics), his second Master's from Johns Hopkins in Electrical Engineering and he graduated from the Wharton School, where he earned his MBA with distinction. David has earned many awards, including the Albert Fox Demers Medal from Rensselaer, “Manager of the Year” and “Inspiring Leadership” awards, and the Maryland Comptroller personally presented David with the William Donald Schaefer award in 2014 for inspiring K-12 students to explore careers in the STEM fields.

David lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with his wife. He founded and is the current Chairman of the Rensselaer Alumni Network (RAN); co-founded STEMulatingMinds, a STEM non-profit and he has also performed Stand-Up Comedy and performed in and directed three Improv Comedy Troupes. These days, you’ll find David on the PickleBall courts working on his drop-shots and playing in tournaments.

The Boqueria Experience

The Boqueria Experience is a family style “Travel through the classics and beyond with a selection of seasonal market menu dishes and a taste of our most prized ingredient: 36-month-aged, hand-carved Jamón Ibérico.”

Sample Menu (Subject to Change)

Tabla de Quesos y Embutidos
Manchego, Caña de Cabra, Jamón Serrano, Chorizo Ibérico, served with olives, pan con tomate, and raisin walnut bread

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, Spain’s most prized ingredient:
1oz hand-carved, acorn-fed “Dehesa Cordobesa“ Ibérico ham, aged for 30 months

Patatas Bravas Crispy potatoes, salsa brava, pimentón, garlic alioli
Dátiles con Beicon Dates stuffed with almonds and Valdeón blue cheese, wrapped in bacon
Escalivada Fire roasted eggplant, red pepper, onion, labne yogurt, fresh herbs and olive oil

Croquetas de Setas Creamy croquettes with mushroom 
Gambas al Ajillo Shrimp, garlic, brandy, lobster reduction, and Guindilla pepper in olive oil
ALBÓNDIGAS Beef and pork meatballs, tomato sauce, sheep’s milk cheese, basil
Pollo Rustido Catalan style roasted chicken, lemon, herbs, salsa verde

Paella de Mariscos
Bomba rice, monkfish, sepia, squid, shrimp, clams, mussels, saffron, salsa verde

Churros con Chocolate 
Traditional fried dough dusted with cinnamon sugar served with thick hot chocolate


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Dinner/Speaker Series - David Gertler
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Boqueria Dupont

1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States,
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