Wharton Alumni Angels Announces New COO and CFO


Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Wharton Alumni Angels today announced that effective August 1, 2022 Ellen Chang and Irene Zhang will be appointed to the offices of Chief Operating Officer and of Treasurer, respectively, for Wharton Alumni Angels



Wharton Alumni Angels today announced Ellen Chang as Chief Operating Officer for Wharton Alumni Angels, effective August 1, 2022. Ms. Chang has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Wharton Alumni Angels since May 2019. She was also a founding member of the Wharton Alumni Network in Southern California. Ms. Chang is a seasoned strategy and operating executive who loves figuring out challenging new markets. Throughout her career, she has been essential in guiding cross-functional collaborative undertakings.
Irene Zhang will assume the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer role for Wharton Alumni Angels on August 1, 2022, replacing Ellen Chang in those roles. Ms. Zhang has supported Wharton Alumni Angels in financial audits and tax preparation oversight for the past two years. She is an accomplished tax executive and trusted advisor to the C-suite with experience in leading global tax functions and designing strategies. Ms. Zhang currently serves as the worldwide head of tax of a prestigious publicly traded investment bank in NYC. 


“Ellen and Irene have been indispensable to Wharton Alumni Angels,” says John Braze, President of Wharton Alumni Angels. “Under their leadership, our organization has become much stronger and financial processes more rigorous. We are excited that they are both taking on these new roles.”


About Wharton Alumni Angels: Founded in 2016, Wharton Alumni Angels is an active angel investment group composed of University of Pennsylvania alumni and non-Penn alumni who have joined our community. Our members are entrepreneurs, senior business executives, and institutional investors with a global reach. With over 500 members, we are located on every continent and invest in start-ups worldwide.