Spencer Kelly is a Senior Associate at Kinzie Capital Partners, where he is responsible for evaluating and executing investments. He also supports deal origination, portfolio company management and fundraising.
While attending business school, Spencer helped Kinzie complete several acquisitions. He has over five years of diverse experience across credit investing, corporate finance and accounting. Previously, Spencer served as a Senior Credit Analyst at Magnetar Capital where he covered business services and consumer sectors. He also held roles in corporate development, treasury and accounting at CNA Insurance.
Spencer graduated from Illinois State University with an M.P.A. (Master of Professional Accountancy) as well as a B.S. in Accountancy. He received his M.B.A. with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategic Management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Spencer is a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA charter holder. Spencer is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago, where he serves on the Professional Development Advisory Group. He also serves as an advisor to Illinois State University’s Finance, Insurance & Law Department and volunteers as a mentor at HFS Chicago Scholars, an organization that serves economically disadvantaged Chicago high school students.
Spencer is an avid snowboarder and soccer fan. He enjoys playing Irish folk music with family, exercising and traveling.