You Are Invited to a
Commerce Signals Executive Dinner

Commerce Signals is thrilled to have you to join us for an unforgettable evening featuring General David Petraeus, speaking on “Leadership in the Face of Adversity” drawing on his many years of experience in the most challenging and dangerous of military theaters. We will also be treated to the exquisite cuisine of Executive Chef Joe Viggorito at his West Village neighborhood jewel, L’Artusi Supper Club. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Pauli or Jason Rossello.

Gen. David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)

L’Artusi Supper Club
105 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014
(between Bleeker St & Hudson St)

The evening begins at 5:00pm with Gen. Petraeus joining us for a reception, immediately followed by his presentation at 6:00pm sharp.

  • 5:00pm Reception and Hors d’Oeuvres
  • 6:00pm Presentation and Antipasti
  • 6:45pm Q&A
  • 7:00pm Dinner and Desert

A highly decorated general, one of the most prominent combat commanders in American history, Gen. Petraeus will speak on: 

Leadership in the Face of Adversity

Gen. Petraeus dedicated his life to public service, ultimately leading the military campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the greater Middle East, and then serving as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. As one of the most effective military leaders in recent U.S. history, Gen. Petraeus led US and Coalition Forces in the most significant global challenges of the post-9/11 period and is regarded as one of the “great battle captains of American history.”

In this conversation, he draws on his 38-1/2 years of public service experience and his subsequent 7 years in the private sector to share his strategic insights and perspective on leading in the face of adversity and guiding organizational change to help you address the most pressing challenges facing your organization. For seasoned C-suite executives, Gen. Petraeus will provide you with leadership ideas, intellectual construct, and techniques necessary to make tough decisions in the face of adversity and be a resilient, effective strategic leader.


One of the most effective military leaders in recent U.S. history, Gen. David H. Petraeus—a highly decorated four-star general, whose distinguished military career spanned over 37 years and culminated in six straight commands (five of which were in combat)—addresses the most significant global challenges facing us today, including ongoing international security issues, macroeconomic trends and the tasks of strategic leadership in the 21st century.

Petraeus is now a Partner at KKR (a global private equity firm), and currently serves as chairman of the KKR Global Institute, the Kissinger Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs, and the co-author, with British historian, of Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine, a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, which you will all receive a signed copy of at the dinner. Read more about Gen. Petraeus here.

Joe Viggorito
Executive Chef

L’Artusi Supper Club

Joe enrolled at The French Culinary Institute and formally began his culinary career in New York City. Since then, Joe’s held roles in several of New York City’s most cherished restaurants including Morandi, Lupa, the well-loved but short-lived Carmine Club Café, and The Eddy in the East Village. He’s also spent time in several of the Epicurean Group’s kitchens, first as the sous chef of dell’anima, and later as the executive sous chef of L’Artusi under his friend and mentor Gabe Thompson. In September 2016, when he left his role at Via Carota to become the Executive Chef of L’Artusi, it was a happy homecoming. Read more about Joe here.