Impact Investment Manager
Blending his private equity investing background and expertise with his desire to improve the world, Kevin entered the impact investing space in late 2012. Following his love of healthy food and sustainable agriculture, Kevin now devotes a significant portion of his time towards creating and enhancing farmland impact investing opportunities through Iroquois Valley Farms and Local Farms Fund. Additionally, with Trellis Capital L3C Kevin provides consulting services at the intersection of finance and impact.
Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, PBC is an organic farmland real estate investment trust supporting sustainable agriculture and the mid-size family farmer. Iroquois Valley is funded by a growing number of private investors that want to invest with values. Visit www.iroquoisvalley.com for more information.
Kevin is a Co-Founder and Manager (through Trellis Capital) of Local Farms Fund. Local Farms Fund is a high-impact, socially responsible farmland access venture focused on supporting early stage farmers in the NY Foodshed. One of Local Farms Fund’s goals is to democratize private local investing opportunities. Visit www.localfarmsfund.com for more information.
Leveraging his financial background, Kevin provides financial analysis and market research consulting for small businesses on an independent basis through Trellis Capital L3C. Kevin focuses on clients that have a social and envirnomental mission. Visit www.trelliscapitall3c.com for information or contact Kevin using the form below.
Kevin has been actively coaching both middle school and high school wrestling since 2013. While in NYC he coached at the Hunter College Campus Schools, helping multiple students achieve all city honors. Currently he coaches Nathan Bishop Middle School, a 6-8 public school in Providence, RI, through Beat The Streets Providence.
He always showed a tremendous dedication and work ethic for any project he approached. For someone so laid back about life he worked tremendously hard and always managed to produce solid results from his quietly driven approach to life. -- J.O.
His ability to build highly complex financial models stems not only from his intellect and mastery of finance and accounting concepts but also from his ability to digest facts, draw conclusions and, most importantly, identify additional questions, analyses and resources needed to most effectively reach the most relevant conclusions for a client...As good as his technical skills are, his judgment is even better. -- J.J. & K.B.
Kevin has a rare mix of practical skills, raw intellectual power, and generosity of spirit. His gravitas and approachability combine to elevate those around him. Colleagues and clients immediately recognize the quality he brings to the table. -- M.A.
Please connect with Kevin if you would like to learn about sustainable farmland investing (Iroquois Valley Farms and Local Farms Fund), are in need of a financial analyst consultant or share a common interest.
Kevin Egolf is an impact investing professional focusing his efforts on socially responsible farmland investing. His passion for sustainable agriculture and extensive finance background naturally led him into the growing impact investing field and towards agriculture. Through Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, PBC, a leader in triple bottom line impact farmland investing, and Local Farms Fund, an early stage farmer land access venture in the NY Foodshed, Kevin helps investors achieve financial returns while providing social and environmental benefits alongside the investment gains. As the Chief Financial Officer at Iroquois Valley, Kevin was integral in growing the company from six farmland investments when he joined to over 60 and increasng the investors six-fold of (as of December 2018). As a Co-Founder and Manager of Local Farms Fund, Kevin is bringing the Iroquois Valley investment model on a small scale to local early stage farmers. Local Farms Fund is opening the doors of private investments to all investors, including non-accredited, following the principles of Slow Money.
In addition to sustainable farmland, Kevin assists social enterprises and other mission-oriented businesses with impact and financial services through Trellis Capital L3C. Trellis Capital was specifically created to help impact focused businesses acheive financial success and financial sustainability.
Prior to his work in the impact space, Kevin spent several years in investment banking and private equity developing extensive experience in corporate valuation, transaction management and fundraising. He started his career at Bank of America, in the Consumer and Retail Investment Banking division as the go-to analyst for restaurant transactions, advising on several high profile deals including the buyout of Outback and sale of Applebee’s. After Bank of America, Kevin spent four years with Castle Harlan, a middle market private equity firm in New York. During his tenure, Kevin raised $700 million of debt financing and $300 million in co-equity investments across multiple investments as well as completed the first restaurant IPO in over four years at the time.
Kevin is a graduate of Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Computer Science. At Wesleyan University, he was Academic All-American, All-New England, 4-time varsity letter recipient and senior captain in the sport of wrestling. He continues to promote and teach the sport of wrestling as a wrestling coach, currently as coach of Nathan Bishop Middle School a 6-8 public school in Providence, Rhode Island. Kevin lives in Providence with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Aurora.
Outside of finance, impact, sustainable farmland investing and wrestling, Kevin is an avid proponent of regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. He mainly follows a routine of running, lifting weights, ultimate frisbee and (ungraceful) yoga, but also bikes, hikes, paddles, SCUBAs or does any outdoor activity when available. Additionally, Kevin loves to travel and has been to all seven continents. While at home, Kevin can often be found in the kitchen pretending to be a chef, cooking local, seasonal and sustainably sourced meals.