Kinzie is a diverse and collaborative team that strives to blend unique and informed perspectives to build broader, more comprehensive investment themes. Integrity is fundamental to how we perform our work and treat colleagues inside and outside the firm. We are disciplined, results-oriented investors who make the bold, creative and thoughtful decisions that powerfully impact individuals, companies and communities.

Senior Advisors

The Kinzie Formula

Accelerated value creation is a function of capital and operational improvement compounded by technology

Operating Executives

Gabe Vehovsky | Innovation Leader at Amazon Web Services

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  • Former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Kellogg School of Management
  • Former VP of Learning Innovation at Pearson
  • Founder, Board Member, and Former CEO at
  • Former EVP of Strategy & Emerging Businesses at Discovery Communications
  • MBA from Georgia State University

Steven McArthur | Managing Partner at Cavehill Capital LLC

  • Experienced executive, board member, value creator and leader
  • Former President & Chief Executive at Zoosk, Inc.
  • Former Chairman & CEO at
  • Former Executive Vice President at HP
  • MBA from Harvard Business School

Tim Anderson | President at Empire Cooler Service, LLC

  • Experienced c-suite executive, operating executive and private company consultant
  • Board Member & Audit Committee Chairman at Aero Design Labs LLC
  • Board Member at Angel Equipment LLC
  • Former CFO & COO at Rytec Corporation
  • MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Advisory Board

Norman Bobins | Chief Executive at Norman Bobins Consulting LLC

  • Vice Chairman of CIBC US Region and Non-Executive Chairman of Transco, Inc.
  • Former Non-Executive Chairman of The PrivateBank and former CEO of LaSalle Bank
  • Board member of AAR Corp, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.,  Navy Pier, Inc., and Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • Trustee of WTTW Communications, The Field Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Linda Myers | Independent Director at Gibraltar Industries

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  • Retired Partner at Kirkland & Ellis and an original member of its Debt Finance Practice Group
  • Board Member of Chicago Shakespeare Board of Directors, Gibraltar Industries Board of Directors, Lyric Opera of Chicago, National Philanthropic Trust Board of Directors and St. Ignatius College Prep
  • Member of Economic Club of Chicago and Chicago Finance Exchange
  • Named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 US including 2018 induction into Hall of Fame in Finance and Commercial Lending
  • Other recognition: 2018 Crain’s Chicago Business “Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business”; IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2020 and 2018; 2020 Lawdragon’s list of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America”;  2020 St. Ignatius College Prep 39th Annual Law Society Award for Excellence in the Field of Law

Chris McGowan | Managing Partner at CJM Ventures

  • 23 years of experience in venture capital, growth equity and buyouts in the industrial, consumer and energy and power sectors
  • Currently serves as Adjunct Professor at University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Former Managing Director and Co-Head of Madison Dearborn Partners’ basic industries practice
  • Chairman of Advisory Committee for Hyde Park Venture Partners Fund I
  • Board member and Portfolio Advisory Board Member of Hyde Park Angels
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board for Valley Growth Ventures

Marc Simon | CEO & Director at Halo Branded Solutions

  • 22 years in private law practice with a focus on business planning and mergers and acquisitions, and 5 years as a leading executive in the call center industry
  • Led Halo through five PE control transactions and from time to time serves on boards of PE-owned portfolio companies
  • Board member of Promotional Products Association International from 2010 through 2014, Chairman of the Board in 2013
  • Named 2006 “Person of the Year”, 2013 “Most Influential Person”, and consistently ranked among top executives by industry leading publication, The Counselor

Rebecca Balyasny | Investor & Advisor

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  • Builder of private market strategies within the Balyasny Family Office
  • Board member of State Bags
  • Founding member of Atlas Fellows, a scholarship and internship placement program for first generation college students pursuing finance careers
  • Former Founder of virtual fitness company, Bande
  • Founder & Former President of Lionel Advisors, a consulting firm advising PE and VC firms on marketing strategies
  • Former Director at Prudential Capital Group, led fundraising for the entire platform of private investments

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