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Kinzie expands team with two new hires

Chicago-based Kinzie Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has named Michael Sullivan as an associate and Katie Li as a senior analyst of finance and operations. Previously, Sullivan worked at CNA Insurance where he was vice president of finance while Li worked at Baird & Warner where she managed residential mortgage portfolios and financial reporting compliance.


Chicago, IL, September 12, 2017 – Chicago-based private equity firm, Kinzie Capital Partners LLC (Kinzie), is proud to announce the addition of two key team members. Kinzie welcomes Michael Sullivan as an Associate and Katie Li as a Senior Analyst of Finance and Operations.

Mr. Sullivan will be actively involved in identifying, evaluating and executing Kinzie’s investment opportunities and managing Kinzie’s portfolio investments. Mr. Sullivan comes to Kinzie with over a decade of experience in investment management, corporate finance, treasury and management consulting. Prior to joining Kinzie, Mr. Sullivan led his own consulting practice focused on operational process improvements and served as a Vice President of Finance at CNA Insurance. In addition, he spent time at Northern Trust, JP Morgan Chase & Co and Accenture. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and is currently completing his Master of Business Administration at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Sullivan is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago.

As a Senior Analyst of Finance and Operations, Ms. Li is responsible for the firm’s finance and operations and provides support across Kinzie’s investment analysis and fund administration functions. Prior to joining Kinzie, Ms. Li was a member of the accounting and finance group at Baird & Warner, where she managed residential mortgage portfolios and financial reporting compliance. Ms. Li is a Certified Public Accountant holding a Bachelor of Science in in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University and a Master of Science in Accounting from Loyola University.

“Katie and Michael align well with the mission of Kinzie in that they each bring more than just high-caliber talent,” remarked Kinzie founder and Managing Partner Suzanne Yoon. “They each offer disciplined tenacity, mental acuity and a passion to serve the needs of the team. Having previously worked with both Katie and Michael, we are grateful for their full-time placements with Kinzie.”

Kinzie Capital Partners LLC
Kinzie is a Chicago-based independent private equity firm which invests in lower middle market companies amidst transition in the consumer, manufacturing and business services industries. Kinzie utilizes in-house management and technology consulting experts to work alongside management team to create immediate value to its portfolio companies. Learn more about Kinzie at