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."

Agneesh Bhadury

Teresa Boland

Emile Bjerkholt

Vinay Borar

Graeme Clements

Christian Dubiel

Jean-Baptiste Elgin-Cossart

Paul Franke

Tanushka Gandhi

Sabrina Greenway

Shilpika Ganeriwala

Joe Germain

Jonathan Goldenstein

Hope Grauel

Emily Grundman

Casey Lindbeck

Kevin Macdonald

Siobhan Maio

Chris Martin

Rahul Mathur

J.T. Mauk

Rohan Mehta

Anshul Modi

Alexandra Packard

Karim Sameh

Akanksha Sonna

Tara Simonson

Tyler Sparks

Erika Steeves

Harshit Tahiliani

Andy VandenBerg

Shagun Agarwal

Shruti Aghor

Ryna Allana

Sweta Bajpai

Disha Burman

Shruti Chakrabarty

Avanti Chitnis

Revati Dahiwadkar

Yash Duseja

Vinayak Ghosh

Thejus Humayun

Akansha Jaiswal

Siddharth Jaswal

Khushnuma Kachwalla

Leena Karia

Zainab Khan

Osheen Kaul

Sawani Khurjekar

Rishikesh Kulkarni

Mansi Lokhande

Deeksha Malik

Amrita Maneckshaw

Prachi Mehta

Beena Menon

Melanie San Pedro

Susmita Mondal

Ananya Musib

Sanjay Narayanan

Shiel Parsani

Nikita Phadke

Shweta Puri

Varsha Ramesh

Ishaan Saokar

Devyani Sharma

Rutha Veena Shashank

Hindavi Shetye

Aditie Singh

Aditya Singh

Parul Srivastava

Mehak Sudan

Kabir Tajne

Onkar Valsangkar

Aditya Vartak

Charlotte Vaz

Amruta Yadav

Shruti Zende

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
Sr. Associate / Principal – Talent & Recruiting

San Francisco, USA

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San Francisco, USA

Sr. Associate / Principal – Talent & Recruiting

Summary

Candidate Profile

• B.A or B.S. with 3+ years of work experience, which includes significant experience in recruiting for C-level positions.
• Excellent judgment with a proven ability to identify, vet and close candidates
• High EQ team player with strong communication skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
• Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn about new industries and business models
• Creative, resourceful and process oriented, adept at developing and implementing best practice
• Fluency in the private equity investing process – a plus, but not required

Responsibilities

• Recruit C-level executives for board of director and top management positions for our and our co-investment
partner’s portfolio companies
• Recruit investment and other professionals for positions within the firm
• Manage and guide our internal research team to identify the right candidates
• Develop the firm’s approach, systems and best practice to identifying and recruiting talent
• Participate as a member of the team in building our culture and setting our firm goals and strategy

About Kingfish

Kingfish Group is a different kind of private equity firm, building companies in close partnership with top industry executives. We have pioneered an 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.

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 there is extensive feedback on performance. Authority is decentralized, and performance is rewarded based on achievement of goals. Kingfish is a unique place that demands extraordinary tenacity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and communications skills. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.


If this role describes you and the type of environment in which you thrive, e-mail us at recruiting@kingfishgroup.com.

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Associate/Senior Associate

San Francisco, USA

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San Francisco, USA

Associate/Senior Associate

Summary

Candidate Profile

• B.A or B.S. with 1 to 5 years of work experience, which may, but does not have to, include management consulting, private equity, investment banking, corporate
strategy/development, or similar experience
• High EQ team player with strong communication skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
• Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn about new industries and business models
• Analytical capabilities to break down complex problems and solve them in creative ways
• Fluency in the private equity investing process and/or complex LBO model construction – a plus, but not required

Responsibilities

• Interact on a daily basis with CEOs and operators, seeking creative ways to involve them in our investment initiatives
• Proactively 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 building our culture and setting our firm goals and strategy

About Kingfish

Kingfish Group is a different kind of private equity firm, building companies in close partnership with top industry executives. We have pioneered an 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.

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 substantially to firm strategy, and there is extensive feedback on performance. Authority is decentralized, and performance is rewarded based on achievement of goals.
Kingfish is a unique place that demands extraordinary tenacity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and communications skills. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.

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Investment Research Associate

Pune, India

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Pune, India

Investment Research Associate

Summary

Candidate Profile

- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 0.5 to 2 years of work experience in secondary or primary research
- Fluency in written and spoken English as well as strong communication skills to work collaboratively with a global team
- Strong analytical and creative thinking ability
- Basic understanding of the private equity investing process
- Required Skills: MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

Responsibilities

- Conduct secondary research to identify industry executives and consultants who can assist in due diligence by serving as advisors, operating partners and board members
- Identify key market trends on specific deals
- Create client ready deliverables and deal overviews
- Build competitive landscapes and identify opportunities in specific sectors
- Contribute towards team-wide initiatives: deal sourcing, sales and hiring
- Actively participate in skill -building, process improvements and knowledge sharing sessions within and across teams

About Kingfish

Kingfish Group is a different kind of private equity firm, building companies in close partnership with top industry executives. We have pioneered an 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.

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 substantially to firm strategy, and there is extensive feedback on performance. Authority is decentralized, and performance is rewarded based on achievement of goals.
Kingfish is a unique place that demands extraordinary tenacity, confidence, intellectual curiosity, and communications skills. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.

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Associate/Senior Associate

Pune, India

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Pune, India

Associate/Senior Associate

Summary

Candidate Profile

• Bachelor or Master’s Degree with 1-5 years of work experience which may include strategy/management consulting, private equity, investment banking, corporate development, enterprise strategy, etc.
• Analytical thinker with the ability to break down complex problems and solve in creative ways
• Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn about new industries and business models
• High-EQ team player with strong communication skills and ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels
• Situational fluency in the private equity investing process
• 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.

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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