|Thomas E. Kirch|
Mr. Kirch, Founding Partner, has over 39 years of experience in the financial services industry as a senior executive and policy maker. Since the founding of KV Partners LLC in 1991, Mr. Kirch has focused on advisory work for financial institutions and governmental entities, both domestically and internationally. In addition, he has worked on merchant banking and venture capital projects with an emphasis on media, communications and financial services.
From 1979 to 1990, Mr. Kirch held various management positions with The First Boston Corporation ("First Boston"), a major financial services firm. He was a member of the Executive Committee, Senior Managing Director, responsible for Global Fixed Income and Chairman of the Capital Commitment Committee of the Credit Suisse First Boston Group. In these capacities, Mr. Kirch was responsible for sales and trading of taxable fixed income and derivative products; sales, trading, and capital market underwriting of government, corporate, foreign, mortgage and municipal bonds; derivative products, including interest rate and currency swaps; proprietary trading; public mortgage and asset finance; and risk measurement group and risk management systems for fixed income and derivative products.
Mr. Kirch has also held various other positions in the securities industry including the First Vice President of the Taxable Fixed Income Department and Vice President of corporate Bond Trading for Loeb, Rhoades, Hornblower; Vice President of Corporate Bond Trading for Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., Vice President of Investment Management for Columbus Circle Investors, and Senior Trust Investment Officer for the Bank of Delaware.