James F. O’Brien, Jr
Mr. O’Brien founded and has been the managing member of Promethean (including affiliates and predecessors) since 1994.
Mr. O’Brien graduated Bates College in 1991 with a B.A. in Economics and a secondary concentration in Russian Language. Mr. O’Brien served as a Trustee from 2006-16. During such time Mr. O’Brien worked as a member the Investment Committee and Budget & Finance Committee, among others.
Prior to founding Promethean, Mr. O’Brien served as a Managing Director and Head of Strategic Planning at Fletcher Asset Management, LLC following serving as a financial analyst within the Paper and Forest Products Group at Salomon Brothers.
E. Kurt Kim
Mr. Kim has served Promethean (including affiliates and predecessors) in various capacities since 1997. Since 2004 and 2006 respectively, Mr. Kim has served as Partner and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to his tenure as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Kim served successively as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Before assuming such executive roles, Mr. Kim served as an Investment Manager and was responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiation, and execution of investment opportunities across a diverse range of industries utilizing a broad array of investment structures.
Mr. Kim also founded PrivateRaise.com LLC (www. PrivateRaise.com) in 2000, an award-winning on-line research service focused on providing comprehensive market intelligence and analysis pertaining to equity and debt (equity-linked) private placements executed by public companies.
Prior to joining Promethean in 1997, Mr. Kim served as Management Consultant for the strategic consulting arms of both Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management Consulting) and Towers Watson & Co. (formerly Towers Perrin) in New York where he focused on the financial sector.
Mr. Kim received his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Economics and Government in 1991.