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 the majority of his time on 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.
Capital Good Fund is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution that provides life-changing small dollar consumer loans to individuals with no- and poor-credit as an alternative to the predatory financial services industry. Good Fund is funded by a variety of impact investors. Visit www.capitalgoodfund.org 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.
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 professional and a believer that capital, when used appropriately, can be a force for good. This personal belief fits well with Kevin’s role as the Vice President of Investor Relations at Capital Good Fund, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution. Kevin helps keep the capital flowing into the loan fund so that Capital Good Fund can continue its mission of creating pathways out of poverty through equitable financial services. Prior to Capital Good Fund, 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.
In addition to his work with Capital Good Fund, Kevin is Co-Founder and Manager of Local Farms Fund, a micro-fund that provides sustainable farmers land access in the NY Foodshed, and assists social enterprises with impact and financial services through Trellis Capital L3C. Trellis Capital was specifically created to help impact focused businesses achieve financial success and 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, 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 Capital Good Fund, Local Farms Fund or Trellis Capital L3C, are in need of a financial analyst consultant or share a common interest.