John Kim

Managing Member

Karamaan Group

John Kim is a Founder of the Karamaan Group, a long-term investing firm that takes ownership interests in public and private companies. Prior to founding Karamaan in 2008, John was at MSD Capital since 1998, as a Partner from 2001 to 2008. He managed two portfolios— one focused on credit markets and one on equity markets.

He received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998, and an AB in Economics from Harvard in 1995. He resides in Manhattan with his wife, Kara, and son, Samuel.

The Kims are one of three founding families of Coram Deo: A House of Worship, Prayer and Entrepreneurship, located in Midtown Manhattan. John and Kara are also the lead pastors of The166, a Vineyard Church based out of Coram Deo.


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