KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. With offices in over 20 cities across 16 countries and 4 continents, KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life, and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.
As a firm we manage investments across multiple asset classes and as individuals we are encouraged to think creatively to solve problems, explore opportunities, take on new responsibilities and challenges, put our clients first and contribute to our communities. We often measure success over years, not quarters. We value integrity in all that we do, whether it’s presenting numbers accurately or being open and honest with a portfolio company executive. People want to do business with those they like and trust. It’s a mantra instilled in all of us from the top down.
At KKR, we believe that diverse teams increase performance and produce better results. Teams consisting of employees with varied backgrounds and perspectives will help strengthen our Firm and our investment decisions. Therefore, in an effort to enhance the diversity of our organization, we are particularly focused on recruiting talent that will bring different experiences, capabilities, skills and viewpoints to our organization.
KKR 2022 Summer Associate Program – KKR Capstone
New York and Menlo Park
KKR is seeking current 1st-year MBA students (graduation date: Spring 2023) for our 2022 Summer Associate Program and to be an active part of a team-oriented environment. The internship is 10-weeks in length and will take place in our New York, Menlo Park or San Francisco office depending on the role. Following the conclusion of the internship, 2023 full-time offers may be extended to exceptional performers.
KKR Capstone is recruiting for Summer Associates in New York and Menlo Park. KKR Capstone provides a unique opportunity for high-performing candidates to drive real operating change and value generation in a private equity environment. KKR Capstone Associates are expected to take ownership of key priorities & initiatives at the portfolio company, are held accountable for individual results and are typically the primary agents of change within the organization. Our team members can rise within KKR Capstone, transition into opportunities within the broader KKR firm (e.g. investing roles), or take senior operating roles inside or outside the KKR portfolio. Roughly 3/4 of Capstone team members that have moved into company operating positions since 2011 are in C-level or President roles.
On a day-to-day basis, KKR Capstone executives interact with a broad range of company personnel including the Board, C-suite and line-level operators. The majority of KKR Capstone team members have previous experience in management consulting. While the executives heavily leverage the skills and experience gained in consulting, they spend the bulk of their time identifying, rapidly prototyping, and executing operational improvement initiatives (i.e. less time spent on PowerPoint and more time dealing with general management challenges).
KKR Capstone provides a unique opportunity for high-performing candidates to drive real operating change and value generation in a private equity environment, gaining valuable experience as general managers. KKR Capstone executives are expected to take ownership of key priorities and initiatives at the portfolio company, are held accountable for individual results, and are typically the primary agents of change within the organization. Team members can rise within KKR Capstone, transition into opportunities within the broader KKR firm, or take senior operating roles inside or outside the KKR portfolio. Due to the hands-on operating experience KKR Capstone executives gain, ~70% of alums who have left the team in the past decade are now C-suite execs, and more than 1/3 are CEOs.
Primary Qualifications and Skills
- Current 1st year MBA student with anticipated graduation date of Spring 2023
- Candidates must embody KKR’s core values, in particular: unquestioned integrity, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to teamwork and excellence.
- Ideal candidates will have a genuine enthusiasm and curiosity for investing, a strong understanding of fundamental business analysis, and an outstanding academic record.
- Prior consulting experience is preferred
To learn more about KKR Capstone from our team, alumni, and portfolio leaders, please see the video here: https://youtu.be/3RvpA7yWlzs