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."

Teresa Boland

Agneesh Bhadury

Florence Chen

Graeme Clements

Shruti Chakrabarty

Avanti Chitnis

Sandeep Deshpande

Tanushka Gandhi

Christian Dubiel

Preeti Hooda

Akansha Jaiswal

Jean-Baptiste Elgin-Cossart

Dipali Karanjkar

Paul Franke

Joseph A. Germain

Jonathan Goldenstein

Leena Karia

Sabrina Greenway

Emily Grundman

Saloni Katesaria

Zainab Khan

Casey Lindbeck

Rishikesh Kulkarni

Deeksha Malik

Kevin Macdonald

Arunima Malik

Siobhan Maio

J.T. Mauk

Amrita Maneckshaw

Conner Murphy

Rahul Mathur

Alexandra Packard

Beena Menon

Seth Peyla

Anshul Modi

Sulakshana Pundle

Melanie San Pedro

Shweta Puri

Varsha Ramesh

Tara Simonson

Tyler Sparks

Sai Revanuru

Rutha Veena Shashank

Aditie Singh

Akanksha Sonna

Parul Srivastava

Harshit Tahiliani

Onkar Valsangkar

Aditya Vartak

Andy VandenBerg

Charlotte Vaz

Divya Verma

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
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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Operations Associate

Pune, India

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Pune, India

Operations Associate

Summary

Candidate Profile

• Masters or Bachelors degree, preferably with 6 months+ work experience in research, news or database management.
• Strong communication skills to work collaboratively with a global team.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.
• Required Skills: MS Excel, MS Word, typing speed 40+ WPM.
• Candidate must be independent, have a strong sense of responsibility and demonstrate ownership of their work.

Responsibilities

• Support the India and US team by conducting research, analyzing data and creating client ready deliverables.
• Monitor and analyze news across a range of industries to support internal teams, (Sales, Deal sourcing etc) and create leads for potential opportunities.
• Increase operational efficiencies by crafting and analyzing reports using internal data.
• Upload advisor and deal related information into our database.
• Support and contribute towards team-wide operations.

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 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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