O. Kit Lokey is the chairman emeritus of the board of directors and a founder of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Inc. In addition to being chairman, Lokey was Houlihan Lokey’s CEO and president until 2002. His activities within the firm currently involve business development and strategic initiatives, including geographic expansion, acquisitions and strategic partners. He sits on a number of corporate and charitable boards, with the latter including the largest independent theatre group in the city of Los Angeles.
Lokey holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering and earned his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.