Investment Professionals

George W. Siguler

Drew Guff

Donald Spencer

Kenneth Burns

Jay Koh

Kevin Kester

James Corl

James Gereghty

Marianna Fassinotti

Ralph Jaeger

Solomon Owayda

Praneet Singh

Cesar Collier

Avinash Amin

Anthony Corriggio

Ally Zhang

Yuebing Lu

Sean Greene

Michael Romanowski

Ross Goodhart

Jonathan Wilson

Jason Mundt

Nestor Weigand

Anthony Cusano

Angela Yang

Randall Beeler

Aviral Jain

Bradley Bennett

Sara Bowdoin

Fernando Arakaki

Sean MacDonald

Christopher Barbier

Hamid Tabib

Ryan Stuckert

Charles Siguler

Langdon Mitchell

Salam Djamalov

Leandro Andrade

Joe Zheng

William Siguler

C.J. Driessen

Michael Sharp

Shaun Khubchandani

James Zumot

Vivian Du

Fernanda Mendes

Thomas McGowan

Clifford Yonce

William Tice

Douglas Loveland

Matthew Brewer

Ryan Mason

Leslie Tanca

Ashley Freger

Kathryn Kantarian

Bridget LaCroix

Molly Bohonnon

Jacqueline Battista

Andrew Leithe

Jessica Mitacek

Sarah Fredlund

Meghan Conaty

Lauren Roche

Lucie Miller

Michael Ruggeri

Michael Calandra

Suzanne Murray

Natalie Geissler

Jun Isoda

Stephen Faughnan

Yuriy Zubatyy

Michael Markman

Beckett Fabbie

Jodee Telfer

Jason Tan

John Ricciardi

Stacey Lusk

Shandell Johnson

Kevin Duah

Yiru Zhu

Keaton McKernan

Ganesh Iyer

Anthony Putnick

John Ging

Brian Bissinger

Patricia Last

Adam Domanico

Carla Vanegas-Cayasso

Olga Kim

Jarrad Krulick

Lindsay Kliegman

Don Litrenta

Shruti Karnawat

Donald Spencer

Terri Ambron Liftin

Sandip Kakar

Alexandre Evans

Marcela Cano

Lindsey Huddle

Rachel Sarnov

Jennifer Yum

Vladimir Andrienko

Evgeniy Gorkov

Roman Simonov

Peter Kochevrin

Dmitry Piskulov

Yuri Mashintsev

Vitaly Spassky

Farit Fazylzyanov

Alexander Lupachev

Leon Zilber

Kevin Kester

Managing Director

Boston Office

Kevin Kester is a Managing Director at Siguler Guff and a member of the Investment Committees for various funds.  Mr. Kester is a senior member of Siguler Guff's investment staff and oversees the Firm's Small Buyout Opportunities Funds, where he has responsibility for designing and implementing fund strategy, screening and selecting investment managers, negotiating terms and conditions, identifying and executing direct investments and co-investments, and monitoring investment portfolios.  He has over 19 years of experience investing and managing institutional portfolios in alternative investments.

Previously, Mr. Kester spent eight years in the investment division of Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (Colorado PERA), a $30 billion public pension fund.  Mr. Kester held various positions at Colorado PERA, including Director of Alternative Investments where he had overall management responsibility for a $4.5 billion global portfolio of private equity, venture capital, distressed debt, mezzanine, energy and timber investments.  In this capacity, Mr. Kester made investments in excess of $2 billion in more than 50 transactions, and also conceived, developed, and implemented the Targeted Opportunities Program ("TOP") to invest in less efficient private equity opportunities in the smaller end of the market.  Prior to his role as Director of Alternatives, Mr. Kester was the Senior Portfolio Manager where he completed over $1 billion of private and public real estate investments. During his tenure at Colorado PERA, Mr. Kester served as a founding member of the Board of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), an industry leading group established to bring greater standards of transparency and integrity to the private equity marketplace.  He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth Boston.

Mr. Kester holds a B.A. in Government from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 
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