Suzanne Yoon

Suzanne Yoon

Kinzie Capital Partners

Suzanne Yoon is a recognized private equity investment executive with nearly 25 years of experience investing in and advising middle market companies. Throughout her career she has led, sourced and closed over $3B of middle market deals and advised on global restructurings totaling over $10B in asset value.

Suzanne currently serves as Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. She launched Kinzie in 2017 as part of her long-standing vision to advance the use of technology, data analytics and innovation to help companies unlock value. In 2020, Kinzie was recognized by Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN) as the North American Female Founded Firm of the Year. Prior to Kinzie, Suzanne held executive positions with Versa Capital Management, CIT Group and LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO.

As an active member of the business and civic communities and a champion for diversity initiatives, she serves on several private company and philanthropic boards including as Board Chair of National Philanthropic Trust, a $25B donor advised fund, HFS Chicago Scholars and Chicago Public Library Foundation as well as on the Steering Committees for PEWIN and Women’s Association of Venture & Equity. Suzanne has earned extensive professional accolades from many organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Mergers & Acquisitions and Chicago United.

A Chicago native, Suzanne lives in the city with her husband and three children. She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Iowa and is an Executive Scholar of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Soren Aandahl
Soren Aandahl Glaucus Research Group
William Ackman Pershing Square Capital
John-Armitage
John Armitage Egerton
Vivien Azer
Vivien Azer Cowen and Company
Dmitry Balyasny
Dmitry Balyasny Balyasny Asset Management LP
Kyle Bass
Kyle Bass Hayman Capital Management, LP
Steve Berg
Steve Berg Lytical Ventures
Rupal J. Bhansali Ariel Investments
Neil G Bluhm
Neil G. Bluhm Rush Street Gaming, JMB Realty, Walton Street Capital
Frank-Brosens
Frank Brosens Taconic Capital Advisors LP
William Browder
William Browder Hermitage Capital Management
John-Burbank
John Burbank Passport Capital
Debra A. Cafaro
Debra A. Cafaro Ventas, Inc.
John A. Canning Jr.
John A. Canning Jr. Madison Dearborn Partners
Kelly Cardwell
Kelly Cardwell Central Square Management LLC
James-Chanos
James S. Chanos Kynikos Associates LP
Nehal Chopra
Nehal Chopra Tiger Ratan
Leon Cooperman
Leon Cooperman Omega Advisors
Maria Jelescu Dreyfus
Maria Jelescu Dreyfus Ardinall Investment Management
Richard H. Driehaus
Richard H. Driehaus Driehaus Capital Management LLC
Arnie_Duncan
Arne Duncan Emerson Collective
David Einhorn
David Einhorn Greenlight Capital
Steve Eisman
Steve Eisman Emrys Partners
Michael Elrad GEM Realty Capital
brian-feltzin
Brian J. Feltzin Sheffield Asset Management LLC
James E. Flynn
James E. Flynn Deerfield Management
Contance_Freedman
Constance Freedman Moderne Ventures
Joshua Friedman
Joshua S. Friedman Canyon Partners, LLC
Ed-Garden
Ed Garden Trian Partners
James-Grant
James Grant Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
Jon Gray
Jonathan Gray Blackstone
Andy-Greenberg
Andy Greenberg Saker Management LP
Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin Citadel Investment Group, LLC
Jeffrey E. Gundlach
Jeffrey E. Gundlach DoubleLine Capital LP
Matt-Halbower
Matt Halbower Pentwater Capital Management
Andy Hall
Andy Hall Astenbeck Capital Management LLC
Mason Hawkins
Mason Hawkins Southeastern Asset Management
william-heard
William Heard Heard Capital LLC
David-Heller
David Heller Cloud Gate Capital
David Herro
David Herro Harris Associates
Bruce Heyman Uncharted LLC
Mark Hoplamazian
Mark S. Hoplamazian Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Tim Hurd
Tim Hurd BlueSpruce Investments
Jean Hynes
Jean M. Hynes Wellington Management
Rajiv-Jain
Rajiv Jain GQG Partners
Jay Kahn Light Street
arthur-kaz
Arthur Kaz Greenbriar Asset Management LP
John L. Keeley Jr. Keeley Asset Management Corp.
Brad Keywell Uptake Technologies
Mark Kingdon
Mark Kingdon Kingdon Capital Mangement, LLC
Alex Klabin
Alex Klabin Senator Investment Group LP
Mathew-Klody
Mathew Klody MCN Capital Management LLC
Jonathan Kolatch
Jonathan Kolatch Redwood Capital
Steve Kuhn
Steve Kuhn Pine River Capital Management
Mark-Lampert
Mark Lampert BVF Partners L.P.
Marc Lasry Avenue Capital Group
Lau-Vivian
Vivian Lau One Tusk Investment Partners
Jimmy-Levin
Jimmy Levin Sculptor Capital
Ari Levy
Ari Levy Lakeview Investment Group
James Litinsky
James Litinsky JHL Capital Group
Alec_Litowitz
Alec Litowitz Magnetar Capital
Jonathan Litt
Jonathan Litt Land and Buildings Investment Management
John-Lykouretzos
John Lykouretzos Hoplite Capital Management, L.P.
Peter-Lynch
Peter S. Lynch The Lynch Foundation
Steve Mandel
Steve Mandel Lone Pine Capital LLC
Mick McGuire
Mick McGuire Marcato Capital Management
Amos-Meron
Amos Meron Empyrean Capital Partners
Michael Milken The Milken Institute
Amir Mokari
Amir Mokari Emerson Point Capital
Dan Morehead
Dan Morehead Pantera Capital
Edward Mule
Edward A. Mulé Silver Point Capital
Daniel-O'Keefe
Daniel O’Keefe Artisan Partners
Philip-Ordway
Philip C. Ordway Anabatic Investment Partners
Rebecca-Pacholder
Rebecca Pacholder Snowcat Capital Management LP
Hank Paulson Paulson Institute
Nelson Peltz
Nelson Peltz Trian Fund Management LP
Richard Perry Perry Partners
Jon Pollock
Jonathan Pollock Elliott Management Corporation
Nancy Prial
Nancy Prial Essex Investment Management
Josh Resnick
Josh Resnick Jericho Capital
David Richter
David S. Richter GCM Grosvenor
Rick-Rieder
Rick Rieder BlackRock
Larry Robbins
Larry Robbins Glenview Capital Management
John W. Rogers Jr.
John W. Rogers Jr. Ariel Investments
Steven Romick
Steven Romick First Pacific Advisors LLC
Barry Rosenstein JANA Partners
Randall Rowe
Randall Rowe Green Courte Partners, LLC
Scott Rupp BITKRAFT Esports Ventures
Thomas A. Russo Gardner Russo & Gardner
Michael-Sacks
Michael Sacks GCM Grosvenor
N. David Samra
N. David Samra Artisan Partners
Ricky Sandler
Ricky Sandler Eminence Capital, LP
Jeremy Schiffman
Jeremy Schiffman Palestra Capital
Doug Silverman
Doug Silverman Senator Investment Group LP
Seth-Singerman
Seth Singerman Singerman Real Estate, LLC
Dinakar Singh
Dinakar Singh TPG-Axon Capital Management
Chris Smith
Chris Smith Artisan Partners
Bart-Stephens
Bart Stephens Blockchain Capital
Barry Sternlicht
Barry Sternlicht Starwood Capital Group
Ron Suber Prosper