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

Tanushka Gandhi

Shilpika Ganeriwala

Joe Germain

Jonathan Goldenstein

Hope Grauel

Emily Grundman

Casey Lindbeck

Kevin Macdonald

Siobhan Maio

Chris Martin

Ali Moody

J.T. Mauk

Rohan Mehta

Anshul Modi

Alexandra Packard

Karim Sameh

Neel Shah

Akanksha Sonna

Tara Simonson

Erika Steeves

Harshit Tahiliani

Andy VandenBerg

Shagun Agarwal

Shruti Aghor

Ryna Allana

Daman Bhandari

Disha Burman

Shruti Chakrabarty

Avanti Chitnis

Revati Dahiwadkar

Yash Duseja

Vinayak Ghosh

Akansha Jaiswal

Siddharth Jaswal

Leena Karia

Zainab Khan

Osheen Kaul

Sawani Khurjekar

Mridul Khanna

Mansi Lokhande

Amrita Maneckshaw

Prachi Mehta

Beena Menon

Alka Mishra

Melanie San Pedro

Unnati Mishra

Ananya Musib

Jyothika Nair

Sanjay Narayanan

Nikita Phadke

Shweta Puri

Varsha Ramesh

Ishaan Saokar

Devyani Sharma

Rutha Veena Shashank

Hindavi Shetye

Aditie Singh

Aditya Singh

Akshat Sonthalia

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
Associate

San Francisco, USA

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San Francisco, USA

Associate

Summary

Our Associates work closely with our private equity firm partners, operating as an extension of their deal teams to evaluate investment opportunities and advance portfolio company initiatives. Specifically, Associates are responsible for

● Building relationships with industry executives and align them to support the team throughout the investment process
● Synthesizing information and translate into key insights that support investment decision making
● Managing projects to deliver high impact insights and relationships that provide an advantage to the team
● Leading company-wide initiatives that improve how we do our work and make us a stronger team.

Candidate Profile

● B.A or B.S with 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience.
● Relationship Building: High EQ with advanced written/ verbal communication skills, executive presence and an ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
● Intellectual Curiosity & Creativity: thoughtful in asking questions and pursuing answers, excited to learn
● Structured Thinking & Analytical: breaks down complex problems and solve them in creative ways
● Communication & Information Synthesis: effectively identifies key insights and present insights
● Project Management: ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with tight timelines
● Proactive & Collaborative: team player that takes initiative to improve the team and the firm

Responsibilities

● Build relationships with industry executives and align them to support the team throughout the investment process
○ Guide our research team as they identify industry executives and other primary information relevant for a particular investment opportunity
○ Lead calls with industry executives, serving as the primary point of contact and ambassador for the firm

● Synthesize information and translate into key insights that support investment decision making
○ Analyze industries, markets and competitive landscapes to better understand investment opportunities
○ Perform primary diligence as needed alongside executive advisors throughout the deal process
○ Identify key insights from information and recommendations gathered from conversations with industry executives and research

● Manage projects to deliver high impact insights and relationships, providing an advantage to the team
○ Manage project plans and deal timelines, working closely with senior leaders at our private equity partners to ensure our work is focused on the highest priorities and maximum impact
○ Create and deliver high quality presentations and memoranda for our Partners as well as Kingfish leadership (e.g. primary diligence deliverables, executive spec documentation, and Kingfish Investment Committee discussions)

● Lead company-wide initiatives that improve how we do our work and make us a stronger team.

About Kingfish

Kingfish is a different kind of private equity firm. We have pioneered a new approach to private equity investing that places us at the intersection of people, ideas and capital. At the core of our efforts are deep, systematic relationships with proven operating executives. Our firm comprises two core business segments; our private equity investment business and an advisory business that supports a limited set of high-performing PE sponsors as they identify, invest in and grow businesses. 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 goals, and there is extensive feedback on performance. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.

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Associate

Pune, India

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Pune, India

Associate

Summary

Our Associates work closely with our private equity firm partners, operating as an extension of their deal teams to evaluate investment opportunities and advance portfolio company initiatives. Specifically, Associates are responsible for

● Building relationships with industry executives and align them to support the team throughout the investment process
● Synthesizing information and translate into key insights that support investment decision making
● Managing projects to deliver high impact insights and relationships that provide an advantage to the team
● Leading company-wide initiatives that improve how we do our work and make us a stronger team.

Candidate Profile

● B.A or B.S with 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience.
● Relationship Building: High EQ with advanced written/ verbal communication skills, executive presence and an ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
● Intellectual Curiosity & Creativity: thoughtful in asking questions and pursuing answers, excited to learn
● Structured Thinking & Analytical: breaks down complex problems and solve them in creative ways
● Communication & Information Synthesis: effectively identifies key insights and present insights
● Project Management: ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with tight timelines
● Proactive & Collaborative: team player that takes initiative to improve the team and the firm

Responsibilities

● Build relationships with industry executives and align them to support the team throughout the investment process
○ Guide our research team as they identify industry executives and other primary information relevant for a particular investment opportunity
○ Lead calls with industry executives, serving as the primary point of contact and ambassador for the firm

● Synthesize information and translate into key insights that support investment decision making
○ Analyze industries, markets and competitive landscapes to better understand investment opportunities
○ Perform primary diligence as needed alongside executive advisors throughout the deal process
○ Identify key insights from information and recommendations gathered from conversations with industry executives and research

● Manage projects to deliver high impact insights and relationships, providing an advantage to the team
○ Manage project plans and deal timelines, working closely with senior leaders at our private equity partners to ensure our work is focused on the highest priorities and maximum impact
○ Create and deliver high quality presentations and memoranda for our Partners as well as Kingfish leadership (e.g. primary diligence deliverables, executive spec documentation, and Kingfish Investment Committee discussions)

● Lead company-wide initiatives that improve how we do our work and make us a stronger team.

About Kingfish

Kingfish is a different kind of private equity firm. We have pioneered a new approach to private equity investing that places us at the intersection of people, ideas and capital. At the core of our efforts are deep, systematic relationships with proven operating executives. Our firm comprises two core business segments; our private equity investment business and an advisory business that supports a limited set of high-performing PE sponsors as they identify, invest in and grow businesses. 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 goals, and there is extensive feedback on performance. We pride ourselves on assembling high-performing teams to pursue inspiring goals.

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