Stewart KimManaging Partner & Founder PGP Capital Advisors, LLC
As the Managing Partner and Founder of PGP Capital Advisors, Mr. Kim has developed the strategy of PGP and led the firm since its inception. Mr. Kim has broad, senior-level experience in the financial services industry including asset management as CEO of a $70 million joint venture with Sangyong Securities of Korea, investment banking with Merrill Lynch and venture capital as Managing Partner of PGP/Hunter Partners.
While at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Kim was involved with a wide variety of high yield financings, restructurings, divestitures and acquisitions. Significant transactions in which Mr. Kim played an active role include the $2.4 billion RJR Nabisco Holdings restructuring and the sale of Blockbuster Entertainment to Viacom for $8.9 billion. He also had M&A industry responsibilities for the gaming and paper/forest sectors. In addition, as a Vice President in the 70-employee Mergers & Acquisitions group, Mr. Kim had formal group-wide management responsibilities for performance reviews, project assignments, and recruiting.
Mr. Kim was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2005 to serve as a Commissioner on the City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Commission. Mr. Kim also serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations, including the Weingart Center Association and The Korea Society. Mr. Kim earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics at Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.