José Miguel Guzmán

Director

José Miguel Guzmán is currently devoting time to consulting on projects in the field of private equity where he helps investors perform company due diligence on investment opportunities across industries and the globe. He is also taking the opportunity to give time for a variety of volunteer pursuits in effect to give back, such as Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO) where he mentors individuals interested in the alternative investments industry, The Toigo Foundation, the Queens Economic Development Center where he is currently mentoring a small business in the UES, and Management Leadership for Tomorrow, organizations focused on providing professional and career development to underrepresented and underprivileged groups.

José served as an Investment Officer within the Bureau of Asset Management at the NYC Comptroller’s Office and helped oversee the investment activity of the Private Equity portfolio within the $195 billion NYC Retirement System. Prior to joining the NYC Comptroller’s Office, he worked at Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., where he helped perform financial and operational due-diligence on investments and assisted portfolio companies with strategic initiatives.

Previously, José was an Equity Research Associate in the Biotechnology sector at Credit Suisse. In this position, he identified attractive investment opportunities in which excess returns could be generated by taking advantage of mispriced assets. Prior to his role in the Equity Research Department, José served as an Associate in the Interest Rates Valuation Group at Morgan Stanley, where he assessed the firm’s valuation risk and identified areas for profit maximization throughout the United States.

José graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management Information Systems. In addition, he earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

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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

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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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