John is the founder of Kind Capital, an impact investing platform and investment firm to drive scalable sustainable impact profitably. He was formerly the Managing Director and Founder of Lumina Impact Ventures, the $50 million impact investing arm of the Lumina Foundation. Previously, John was the Program & Portfolio Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, managing an over $110 million MRI and PRI investments portfolio. The portfolio spanned across funds and direct investments and making grants to further the field of impact investing. John started his career as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch in various roles including M&A advisory, credit risk analysis, equity research, capital structure optimization and corporate finance in both debt and equity products. He has extensive for-profit and nonprofit board experience including Cell-Ed, Upswing, BrightHive, Credly, Global Communities, Vitas Group and AAPIP.
John is a Kauffman Fellow; he earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and Executive Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management. Born in Cambodia, John immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. He and his parents are survivors of the Khmer Rouge concentration camp and were sponsored to the U.S. by the Catholic Sisters of St. Francis in La Crosse, Wisconsin.