What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I loved the fast-paced, challenging, team-oriented aspects of being a college athlete, so I sought a career that shared those characteristics and offered the opportunity to work with exceptional people.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
I believe the richer diversity of thinking that comes from bringing together collaborative people with different backgrounds, experiences, and views supports the development of better solutions and improved outcomes.
Tell us about your experience during Covid-19, any lessons?
I think our ability to act quickly and thoughtfully was key and highlighted the value of the infrastructure, team, and relationships we’d established pre-pandemic.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
For 18 months during the GFC, I worked on-site with an oil refinery through a successful bankruptcy restructuring, resulting in full recovery of our investment.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
It’s not about one ‘big win’: It’s consistently showing up, working hard, seeking to improve, and finding solutions that support the goals of all stakeholders.
Kim oversees Twin Brook’s underwriting teams focused on structuring, diligence, negotiation, execution, and monitoring of investments across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Twin Brook in 2016, Kim worked for Chase Capital, a division of JPMorgan Chase, where she originated and underwrote senior and junior cash flow loans to privately-owned and sponsor-owned middle market companies throughout North America. Prior to joining Chase Capital, Kim worked at JPMorgan’s Investment Bank.
Education: B.B.A. in Finance, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
Location: Twin Brook Capital Partners, Chicago, Illinois.