John Kim

Managing Director

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  • Industries:

    SaaS, Cloud & Data Software
    Internet & Digital Marketing
    Technology-Enabled Services
    Consumer / eCommerce

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  • Education:

    BS, MS Industrial Engineering, Stanford
    MBA, Harvard Business School

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As Managing Director at H.I.G. Growth Partners, John focuses primarily on Internet, eCommerce, media and technology investments.

He currently serves on the boards of Cuyana, Funambol, Lulus, and Parachute Home and formerly served on the boards of SpotX, SCUF Gaming and Triad Retail Media.

Previously, John was a co-founder, interim CEO and board director of Cooligy, a semiconductor cooling manufacturer started by three Stanford professors, backed by top-tier venture capital firms and acquired by Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR). He also was the COO of a 100+ person eCommerce portal, General Manager of a semiconductor equipment manufacturer and Business Development Director at a product development software company. He began his career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton where he consulted on operations strategy to Fortune 500 companies.

John received an M.S. and B.S. with Phi Beta Kappa honors in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree with distinction from Harvard Business School.