The Leadership Roundtable
“Sustainability for the Global Poor& Our Responsibility”
December 7, 2010
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Kevin Compton is a highly successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist. After a significant career spanning more than fifteen years as a General Partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, he now serves as an affiliated partner of the group. In 2005, Kevin co-founded Radar Partners building a diversified portfolio of investments across a range of asset classes.
Prior to joining KPCB, Kevin was the Vice President and General manager of the Network Systems Team at Businessland (now Siemens). During his tenure, the company’s sales increased from under $70 million to over $1.4 billion. Kevin currently lends his expertise serving on the Board of Directors of both public and private companies.
Kevin’s philanthropic involvement is driven by his deep faith commitment. He and his family attend Saratoga (CA) Federated Church and support various global and urban ministries including Opportunity International and Mercy Ships. Kevin’s involvement with Opportunity led him to use his investment expertise in assisting the organization to launch a Loan Guarantee Fund, which leverages new local currency capital for Opportunity partners. He also serves as Chair of Opportunity International Banking on Africa Campaign which raised over $100 million to date.
Kevin is married to his high school church camp sweetheart Gayla and has two children. Kevin is also an avid sports fan and is co-owner of the NHL San Jose Sharks, AHL Worcester Sharks and Silicon Valley Sport & Entertainment.
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