Episode 33: Suzanne Yoon

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and commitment to gender parity, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We are honored to present this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined, “The Power of Diversity in Private Equity” with Suzanne Yoon, Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners.

Named by the The Wall Street Journal as a “top female deal maker shaping private equity’s present & future,” and to Mergers and Acquisitions’ 2021 Top 25 “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.” Suzanne is a formidable trailblazer. Recognized as an influential dealmaker, she is also a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion and one of the few women early in her career to break into the Private Equity world!

Tune in as Suzanne shares her entrepreneurial story, from her humble beginnings as the daughter of South Korean immigrants, to coming to the United States at a very early age. She attributes her success to the influence of her parents and many male mentors along the way, as she learned “to be her own person, especially in a traditionally male-dominated world.”

In 2017 Suzanne Yoon launched her Chicago-based private equity firm, Kinzie Capital Partners, one of the few female-founded and minority-owned firms. Kinzie Capital provides a comprehensive approach and strategic guidance mindset to portfolio companies in the manufactured products, consumer, and business services industries, with an expertise focused on financial, operational and technology improvements to middle market companies. Prior to founding Kinzie Capital Partners, Suzanne had 20 years’ experience in financial services, investing in and advising middle market companies.

It is our privilege we present to you this episode of Leadership Reimagined “The Power of Diversity in Private Equity” with Suzanne Yoon!

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