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. Since then he has engrained himself in impact spending his time on climate mitigation (EV Life), sustainable agriculture (Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT & Local Farms Fund), social justice (Capital Good Fund) and youth development (Beat The Streets). Additionally, with Trellis Capital L3C Kevin provides consulting services at the intersection of finance and impact for a variety of social enterprises.
EV Life is a fintech startup that helps consumers find and finance electric vehicles incentives in seconds, originating unique EV loans (secured auto loans) that reduce monthly payments and makes the cost of ownership EVs competitive with gas. EV Life’s mission is to facilitate the transition to electrification starting with electric vehicles. Visit www.evlife.co for more information.
Kevin is a Board Member and Treasurer of Envest Microfinance, a for-profit impact fund that provides capital to internationally based micro-finance institutions. Envest fills the role of a bank by connecting investors to MFIs lenders across the globe. Visit https://envestmicrofinance.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. In Providence, RI, he coached Nathan Bishop Middle School, a 6-8 public school, through Beat The Streets Providence.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Egolf is an impact investing and finance professional that believes capital, when used appropriately, can be a force for good. This personal belief fits well with Kevin’s role as the Head of Finance at EV Life, a fintech start-up that is on mission to finance the transition to an all-electric household, starting with electric vehicles. Kevin is developing the EV Climate Loan Platform that uses the EV Life’s proprietary technology to incorporate post-purchase electric vehicle financial incentives into automobile loans and, in turn, lowering an EV owner's loan payment by up to $200 per month.
Prior to his work at EV Life, Kevin held several senior impact focused positions. Most recently, he led the capital markets efforts at Capital Good Fund, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution focused on fighting poverty with equitable financial services. He has also been very active in the sustainable agriculture space. Kevin developed the first organic farmland real estate investment trust. He brought Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, PBC from six investments when he joined in 2012 to over 60 when he left in 2019 and increased the investor base six-fold during the same period. Kevin co-founded, managed and successfully closed Local Farms Fund, a micro-fund that provided sustainable farmers land access in the NY Foodshed.
Additionally, Kevin takes on side projects, assisting social enterprises with impact and financial services, as a consultant through Trellis Capital L3C. Trellis Capital was specifically created to help impact focused businesses achieve financial success and sustainability.
Before entering 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 has coached and continues to promote the sport of wrestling. Most recently, he coached Nathan Bishop Middle School, a 6-8 public school in Providence, Rhode Island. Kevin lives outside of Providence with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Aurora.
Outside of finance, impact, 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.
Please connect with Kevin if you would like to learn about his endeavors, are in need of a financial analyst consultant or share a common interest.