Debbie McKeon

Partner and Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships

Debbie contributes her expertise, experience and learnings from decades in nonprofit and philanthropy leadership and small business and nonprofit development to Kind Capital’s mission achievement. Debbie’s deep commitment to equity, cross-sector partnerships and activating catalytic capital has resulted in a track record of successful equity-centered initiatives, innovative philanthropic strategies, impact investing field-building, and systems-level change. Debbie nurtures Kind Capital’s strategic partnerships and the conditions to co-develop scalable, sustainable impact with equity-centered, systematic, integrated solutions across multiple stakeholders: community, public, private and philanthropy that leverage the full spectrum of impact investing tools. Debbie was CEO of San Diego Grantmakers, of Philanthropy California; COO of the Council of Michigan Foundations; founding Executive Director of NorthSky Nonprofit Network; founding board member and Managing Director of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas (20 countries of the Americas); and founder and small business owner of McKeon & Associates, Inc.(M&A) that provided executive management and consulting services on six continents, and building international public-private partnerships. Debbie received a Bachelor of Music, Central MI University; League of American Orchestras Management Fellowship; Small Business Counselor Certification Grand Valley State University; and certifications in governance, strategic restructuring, community philanthropy, fundraising, & healing circle facilitation.

Mission-Driven Executive Team

Diverse in experience, united in mission. The Kind Capital team brings 100+ years of combined experience across industries and leadership roles, authentically mission-driven to leverage our skills to catalyze positive sustainable impact while driving financial returns for our partners & investors. We have experience working with early stage companies through large Fortune 500 conglomerates across the full spectrum of asset classes, including structuring program-related investments (PRI), mission-related investments (MRI), social impact bonds (SIB) and income share agreements (ISA).

John Duong

Founder & CEO

Dr Jason Buchanan

Venture Partner and SWOT Team

Debbie McKeon

Partner and Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships

Kimberly M. James

Director, Head of Metrics & Evaluation

Thomas Hornbeck

CTO and Venture Partner

Lori M. Ruffin

VP of Entrepreneur Services

Grace M. Kataoka

Partner, Impact and ESG Investing Research and Advisory

Ash Sharma

Director, Sustainable Investments and Corporate Responsibility

Jenna Fuentes

Community Engagement Manager

Advisory Council

Andre Bennin

Jennifer Oertel

Melanie Audette

Joe Fuller

Rich Krygiel

Thomas Terdjman

Ted Mitchell

Sonal Shah

Karen Tay

Meredith Finn

Senior Workers of Talent (SWOT)

Joy Profet

Superpower: COO & Comms

Ray Wilburn

Superpower: Finance & Compliance

Keith Aikens

Superpower: Comms, Racial Equity

Marissa Lowman

Superpower: Product & Innovation

Isaac Segal

Superpower: EdTech, Entrepreneurship, Management

Lucia Weathers

Superpower: Strategic Comms

Maria Del Toro

Superpower: Philanthropic Fundraising, Strategy, & Management

Jocelyn Sargent

Superpower: Philanthropy, Racial Equity/EDI, Leadership
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