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Sean Holt

Managing Director & Co-Head of Impact Activities

Sean has over 20 years of merchant banking experience and has devoted his entire career to realizing financial returns that align with social, environment and cultural outcomes for companies, investors and related stakeholders. His work spans leadership and advisory roles with some of world’s most innovative private sector enterprises, investment firms, non-profits and government agencies.

Prior to joining Kirchner Group, Sean co-founded Grand Basin Capital, which works to enhance and increase investment in regenerative farms, fisheries, forests and Aboriginal communities across Canada. Sean also serves as the founding Executive Director of the Impact Angel Alliance, a non-profit collective of financial and strategic investors seeking to co-invest in high potential impact ventures across North America. Sean also previously co-founded Purpose Capital, an impact investment advisory firm that mobilizes all forms of capital to accelerate social progress globally.

Sean has been directly involved in $10 billion in mergers, acquisitions, financings and restructuring transactions, as well as $100 million in direct venture investments. He began his career in investment banking with Goldman Sachs in New York and private equity investing with Emerging Markets Partnership in Washington DC, where he supported $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments across Asia and Africa, before he left EMP to launch a series of successful technology, financial advisory and investment companies.

Sean serves as an advisor, board director to impact ventures, investment firms and non-profits, including the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Sean graduated with distinction in economics from Cornell University as a Tradition Fellow, and earned his MBA from Oxford University as a Skoll Scholar.