Kevin Kleinschmidt is a private investor and partner at Gabriel Investments, and is currently involved with over a dozen early stage ventures. Kevin is also a director at Careerminds and AlignAlytics, as well as a board or CEO advisor for several other businesses. Previously, he was co-founder and president, then CEO, of West Philadelphia-based Energy Plus, an energy marketing company that grew to over $350 million in annual revenue in 5 years and was acquired by NRG Energy in 2011. Prior to this, Kevin served as managing director of both partnership marketing and strategic planning and financing for Juniper Bank, a venture-backed start up, and then Barclays Bank (which purchased Juniper in 2005). At Juniper, Kevin led financing efforts which secured over $250 million in venture backing, and helped grow the partnership business to over $3 billion in annual transaction volume through strategic alliances with US Airways, Apple, and Barnes & Noble among many others.
Kevin began his career in New York, in finance and investment banking at JP Morgan and then Morgan Stanley. Kevin serves as a trustee, board, or advisory board member at several local nonprofit arts and education organizations, including WXPN, Fringe Arts, The Mann Center, The Lantern Theater, Working Film Establishment, KIPP, Philadelphia Classical School, and Liberti Center City. Kevin has an undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary, and a MBA in finance and accounting from NYU.