Karin Kissane

Chair, Investment Committee and Board Member, Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • 4084892616
  • Member Directory
  • United States of America

About Karin Kissane

Karin is a market cycle-tested Investment Management Executive with more than 25 years’ experience across private assets, venture capital, marketable securities, entrepreneurship, and management consulting. As a Board Member, she Chairs the Investment Committee of the Zellerbach Family Foundation. In her most recent role, as GCP’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Karin co-founded and led the Gates Family's private equity program. The program makes LP, secondary and co-investments. Prior to becoming an allocator, Karin led VC investments into software and Internet companies. Karin started her career as a management consultant with Parthenon Consulting. Karin earned a BS from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration where she graduated with Second Year Honors.

Job Role

LP - Non fee-earning

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Private Equity/Buyouts Venture Capital Growth Equity Credit/Private Debt Secondaries Hedge Fund Other (please specify)



Events attending

Women's Private Equity Summit (California)