Kent Chao

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Kent Chao
Research Analyst
Executive Director, Chairman

Kent founded NPI after working in private equity at Thoma Bravo in San Francisco and in M&A and restructuring advisory at Greenhill in New York. His experience with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, as a fundraiser for Room to Read and as a Kiva Editing Program Team Leader have all shaped his views on scalable and transparent business models in nonprofit.


  • BBA, Finance, The University of Texas at Austin
Prior Experience
  • Private Equity Associate, Thoma Bravo (San Francisco)
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Greenhill (New York)
  • Kiva Editing and Translation Program Team Leader

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