Meet Our Advisory Board

Senior Alumni in the Finance Industry

The KFN Advisory Board is led by ‘67 alumnus Jerry Kenney, a BlackRock executive and former Merrill Lynch Vice Chairman, along other prominent Northwestern and/or Kellogg senior alumni in finance related positions.

 

andersen-photo-new-95G. Chris Andersen ('62)

Founder
G. C. Andersen Partners
 
 

 

bergstein-photoSeth Bergstein ('92)

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
 

 

berner-small-photoRobert L. Berner ('86)

Managing Partner
Bespoke Capital Partners
 

 

blowers-small-photo_6910David C. Blowers ('89)

President, National Services - Wealth Management
Northern Trust
 
 
 

bohnsack-pic-smallWilliam Bohnsack ('91)

President & Sr. Partner
Oak Hill Advisors
 


bowe-bioAnthony C. Bowe ('83)

Former Co-head
Credit Suisse Private Fund Group

 


brockelman-website-pic--1-Curtis F. Brockelman, Jr. ('96)

Managing Partner
Harvest Volatility Management



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James F. Burgoyne ('82)

Managing Director
GE Energy Financial Services
 


byrne--5-2018Richard Byrne ('85)

President
Benefit Street Partners


 
 
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Kevin Charlton ('95)

Co-Chairman
NewHold Enterprises



 

cherki-small-pic-1Pierre Cherki ('97)

Managing Director
Deutsche Asset Management
 
 
 

davis-image-for-webRobert Davis ('89)

Managing Director
Littlejohn

 

eck-photoMichael Eck ('87)

Independent Sr Advisor
M Klein and Company
 


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Elizabeth (Liz) M. Forget ('93)

EVP Head of Global Relationship Management
MetLife
 

 
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T. Bondurant French ('76)

CEO
Adams Street Partners
 
 
 

frideman-picPhilip Friedman ('80)

Senior Advisor
Perella Weinberg Partners



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Daniel Gamba ('97)

CFA, Managing Director
BlackRock


 
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Peter Gonye ('82)

CEO
Spencer Stuart


 

gross-small-pic--2-Michael Gross ('87)

CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Solar Capital
 
 
 
 
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Michael Haddad ('87)

Deputy CIO, Public & Tradable Markets
NYC Bureau of Asset Management

 
 
 
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Eric Hanson ('79)

Co-head & Sr. Managing Director 
Macquarie Capital
 
 
 
 

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Sunil Hirani ('94)

Co-founder & CEO
trueEX



hodges-small-picDebbie Hodges ('95)

Managing Director & Partner
MidOcean Partners
 


 
 
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Marten Hoekstra ('94)

Advisor - Private Equity
 
 
 
 


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David Jahns ('93)

Managing Director
Galen Partners





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Brett Jefferson ('96)

Founder & President
Hildene Capital Management


 

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Alexandra Jung ('99)

Head of European Investments & Partner
Oak Hill Advisors




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Edward Keller ('91)

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
 
 
 
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Jerome P. Kenney ('67)

Managing Director, Sr. Advisor
BlackRock
 
 
 
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Mark Klein ('87)

CEO
GSV Capital



 
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Harry Kraemer, Jr. ('79)

Executive Partner
Madison Dearborn Partners
 
 
 
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Steven M. Lefkowitz ('87)

Managing Partner
Sagewind Capital


 

lori-photoMathew J. Lori ('93)

Managing Director
New Mountain Capital

 

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Richard Mandel ('87)

Founder
Ramsfield Hospitality Finance


 
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Jon Mattson ('95)

Managing Partner
Trilantic North America
 



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Peter McKown ('85)

Partner & Sr. Advisor
Prince Street Capital Management

 

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Keith Palzer ('88 JD)

Director
Navigant Consulting, Inc.

 


robin-small-picHenry Robin ('88)

CFA
 
 


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Mark Rossi ('80)

Sr Managing Director

Cornerstone Equity Investors


 
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Douglas W. Rotatori ('87)

Managing Principal
Odyssey Investment Partners
 
 
 
 
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Scott A. Shay ('80)

Chairman of the Board
Signature Bank
 
 
 
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David Sherwood ('87)

Senior Advisor
Century Equity Partners
 
 

simmons-picJames H. Simmons, III ('96)

Partner
Ares Management



 
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Scott Sleyster ('87)

Sr VP & Chief Investment Officer
Prudential
 


smith-photoMichael L. Smith ('97)

Partner
Ares Management
 
 
 
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Adam Sokoloff ('88)

Managing Director
The Carlyle Group

 
 
 
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Bruce Spohler ('86)

Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Solar Capital
 
 
 
 
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Nathan Troutman ('86)

Investment Executive
Privatus Partners
 
 
 
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Stephen N. Wertheimer ('85)

Founding Partner
W Capital Partners