The Fink Private Equity Roundtable brings together professionals from top private equity shops and MBA students for an evening of lively discussion and networking. Guests will hear from our panel about the state of private equity today, including emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities.
Mark J. Garmaise
Professor, Robert D. Beyer ’83 Term Chair in Management
Matthew Garff, Managing Director, heads the Los Angeles office for Sun Capital. He has nearly 20 years of experience analyzing and executing leveraged buyouts in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Sun Capital in 2001, Mr. Garff worked for The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC, as well as with KSL Fairways (KKR affiliate at the time), specializing in acquiring golf courses. Mr. Garff received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago.
R. Neil Malik
Founder and Chief Executive Officer K1 Investment Management
R. Neil Malik is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of K1 Investment Management. He is responsible for managing the firm's strategy, governance and investment activities.
Previously Mr. Malik founded the growth equity practice at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors where he focused on growth equity and buyout investments. Mr. Malik also previously worked in the private equity groups of Brentwood Associates and Olympus Partners where he focused investments on lower middle market companies. Mr. Malik started his career in the mergers and acquisitions group of J.P. Morgan Securities. Mr. Malik is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA, and of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a BS in Finance from the Wharton School and a BAS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the school of Engineering and Applied Sciences, magna cum laude.
Mr. Malik is actively involved in the professional development of K1's team and the management teams of K1's portfolio companies. Since 2000, he has overseen over 120 completed transactions and serves on the boards of numerous K1 companies.
Mr. Malik serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southern California, is an alumnus and board member for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) and a member of Young Presidents Organization.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Jeffry Brown ('81)
2018 and 2017 Panel Moderator