The Kingfish Team

We're founders, investors and entrepreneurs. Meet the team.

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Jonathan Goldenstein, Co-founder, Kingfish Group

"We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals."

Graeme Clements

Sam Davies

Sandeep Deshpande

Ryan Donnelly

Christian Dubiel

Jean-Baptiste Elgin-Cossart

Jonathan Goldenstein

Leena Karia

Paridhi Kuiya

Casey Lindbeck

Kevin Macdonald

Alexandra Packard

Seth Peyla

Amrita Maneckshaw

Siobhan Maio

Ekta Malik

Beena Menon

Parul Nakhate

Yogeeta Pawar

Sulakshana Pundle

Melanie San Pedro

Rutha Veena Shashank

Anvesha Upadhyay

Aditie Singh

Bryan Tom

Onkar Valsangkar

Varsha Ramesh

Aditya Vartak

Amruta Yadav

Our Values

Integrity.

Determine what's right and stand up for it, even when it's not easy to do so.

Fidelity.

Help others become successful. Supporting one another is at the core of how we build successful teams and lasting partnerships.

Confidence.

Attitude is contagious. Improvement is always possible – this mindset is what helps us continue to grow great businesses.

Initiative.

Do more, talk less. It's better to risk failing than not to try at all.

Creativity.

We are open-minded and driven by intellectual curiosity. Our desire to re-examine and re-invent is the cornerstone of innovation.

Clarity.

Rational, objective discussion and clear communication mitigates groupthink and leads to better decision outcomes.

Kingfish Philosophy

Our philosophy is to find the best people and give them the freedom to learn, innovate and outperform.

We are structured to ensure that each individual contributes substantively to firm strategy and goals. Authority is decentralized and performance is rewarded based on achievement.

Job Listings
Investment Research Associate

Pune, India

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Pune, India

Investment Research Associate

Summary

You will be joining a tight-knit team, with a new approach to private equity investing. We are a private investment firm working alongside top financial and operating partners to pursue high-impact investments. Our culture values: innovation, collaboration and the entrepreneurial drive to make things happen. You will be expected to contribute from day one.

Candidate Profile

- Master’s degree with 1 to 2 years of work experience in secondary or primary research
- Understanding of the private equity investing process
- Strong communication skills to work collaboratively with a global team
- Presence and communication skills to engage on a peer basis with senior executives and investment professionals
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Required Skills: MS Excel, MS PowerPoint – mandatory.

Responsibilities

- Assist in the due diligence of investment opportunities by identifying industry executives who can serve as advisors to the firm and inform us on our investment decisions
- Identify key trends and investment opportunities in a variety of industries, present findings to the team
- Research and assemble competitive landscapes, customer profiles etc.
- Lead team-wide initiatives that improve our research processes

About Kingfish

Kingfish is a different kind of private equity firm, building companies in close partnership with top industry executives. We have pioneered a new approach to direct private equity investing that places us at the intersection of people, ideas and capital. We work in partnership with targeted executives and a limited set of high-performing PE sponsors to identify, invest in and grow great businesses. At the core of our efforts are deep, systematic relationships with proven operating executives. We have built a proprietary platform that enables us to cultivate relationships with top executives in a systematic, large-scale and highly targeted manner.

Our Culture

Our philosophy is to find the best people and give them the freedom to learn, innovate and outperform. In that spirit, we are structured to ensure that each individual contributes substantively to firm strategy and goals, and there is extensive feedback on performance. Authority is decentralized and performance is rewarded based on achievement of goals. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.

Kingfish is a unique place that demands extraordinary tenacity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and strong communications skills. If this describes you and the environment you thrive in, email us: recruiting@kingfishgroup.com.

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Analyst / Associate

San Francisco, USA

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San Francisco, USA

Analyst / Associate

Summary

You will be joining a tight-knit team, with a new approach to private equity investing. We are company-builders working alongside top financial and operating partners to pursue high-impact investments.
Our culture values: innovation, collaboration and the entrepreneurial drive to make things happen. As a new team member you will be expected to contribute from day one, working comfortably alongside senior deal makers as well as CEOs and operators to drive private equity investment initiatives.

Candidate Profile

- B.A with 1 to 3 years of work experience which may include private equity, investment banking, management/strategy consulting, M&A advisory etc.
- Situational fluency in the private equity investing process and strong quantitative skills
- Presence and communication skills to engage on a peer basis with senior executives and investment professionals
- Independent thinking with the confidence to embrace unfamiliar concepts and champion a vision
- Fluency in constructing complex LBO models – a plus

Responsibilities

- Interact on a daily basis with CEOs and operators, seeking creative ways to involve them in our investment initiatives
- Pro-actively identify and analyze investment opportunities
- Work closely with our PE firm partners, advancing our joint priorities on acquisitions and portfolio value creation
- Participate as a member of the team in setting our firm goals and strategy

About Kingfish

Kingfish is a different kind of private equity firm, building companies in close partnership with top industry executives. We have pioneered a new approach to direct private equity investing that places us at the intersection of people, ideas and capital. We work in partnership with targeted executives and a limited set of high-performing PE sponsors to identify, invest in and grow great businesses. At the core of our efforts are deep, systematic relationships with proven operating executives. We have built a proprietary platform that enables us to cultivate relationships with top executives in a systematic, large-scale and highly targeted manner.

Our Culture

Our philosophy is to find the best people and give them the freedom to learn, innovate and outperform. In that spirit, we are structured to ensure that each individual contributes substantively to firm strategy and goals, and there is extensive feedback on performance. Authority is decentralized and performance is rewarded based on achievement of goals. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.

Kingfish is a unique place that demands extraordinary tenacity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and strong communications skills. If this describes you and the environment you thrive in, email us: recruiting@kingfishgroup.com.

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